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Pacquiao lauded for pushing wage hike
In The Press Posted on June 15th, 2011.
Written by : Jester Manalastas
He was slammed for not supporting the Reproductive Health measure, but boxing champ and Sarangani Rep. Manny Pacquiao was lauded for supporting the proposal for a P125 across the board wage hike for private workers.
Gabriela Rep. Emmy de Jesus welcomed Pacquiao’s move to push for the approval of the legislated wage hike.
“Pacquiao is definitely a heavyweight hall-of-famer for throwing punches of support behind the P125 bill,” she said.
“I am extremely pleased that Rep. Pacquiao stood himself proud in front of the hundreds of thousands of Filipino workers oppressed by unjust wages when he threw his support behind HB 375.”
Pacquiao signed as co-author of the bill after appearing with members of the Kilusang Mayo Uno Tuesday.
The solon said he is supporting the bill because he understands the predicament of low wage earners. De Jesus said it is for Congress to approve the bill since a substantial salary hike would give economic relief to workers.