INQToday: House eyes bigger wage hike of up to P350 a day

INQToday: House eyes bigger wage hike of up to P350 a day

/ 01:12 PM February 26, 2024

Here’s a quick roundup of today’s top stories:

House eyes bigger wage hike of up to P350 a day

The House of Representatives is considering a daily minimum wage increase for all private sector workers higher than the P100 proposed by the Senate, including a bill seeking a P350 hike.


In a statement on Sunday, House Majority Leader Manuel Jose Dalipe pointed out that the chamber’s members arrived at a consensus that the Senate-approved P100 wage adjustment “might not sufficiently meet the needs of the workers,” as they acknowledged that minimum wage earners continue to grapple with the effects of inflation and reduced purchasing power.


PCG: China jamming tracking signal of PH ships in WPS

The Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) on Sunday accused its Chinese counterpart of jamming the signal of the tracking system of Philippine ships at certain times during recent operations in the West Philippine Sea (WPS), briefly preventing these vessels from broadcasting their positions at sea.

PCG spokesperson for the West Philippine Sea Commodore Jay Tarriela said they observed during the rotational deployments this month by PCG and Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR) ships at Bajo de Masinloc (Scarborough Shoal) that “there were instances” that the vessels could not transmit their automatic identification signals (AIS).

Gilas demolishes Chinese Taipei to go 2-0 in Fiba Asia Cup qualifiers

Gilas Pilipinas played with relentless pace all of Sunday night, picking apart visiting Chinese Taipei for a 106-53 victory in the Fiba Asia Cup Qualifiers.

Justin Brownlee annexed a second brilliant performance, this time tallying 26 points and 13 rebounds at a PhilSports Arena in Pasig City that was filled to the rafters.

Mariel Padilla apologizes to Senate, says she got vitamin C drip, not gluta

Actress Mariel Rodriguez-Padilla apologized to the Senate for receiving an intravenous treatment while inside the office of her husband, Senator Robinhood Padilla, as she clarified that what she had was a Vitamin C drip and not glutathione.

In a statement coursed through her husband’s office, Padilla said sorry to other senators and the staff of the upper chamber, claiming it was not her intention to “undermine the integrity and dignity of the Senate.”

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