Proposed P135 wage hike in NCR still under review

The proposed P135 increase was the rate for Metro Manila, computed using government data, “for the nominal minimum wage of P466 to become real wage,” TUCP said. The Trade Union Congress of the Philippines (TUCP) said it would demand for a P135 across-the-board wage increase to augment the present daily minimum wage of P466.  

CHR: PMA Cadet Cudia “not guilty” of lying

MANILA, Philippines — The Commission on Human Rights (CHR) has found cadet Jeff Aldrin Cudia not guilty of the offense he was charged with, and recommended to President Aquino that he be issued a diploma as a graduate of the Philippine Military Academy. After its investigation, the CHR also recommended the filing of administrative, civil and criminal  charges, particularly perjury, against the 13 members of the PMA’s honor committee who had earlier decided to remove […]

Enhanced Defense Cooperation Agreement between the Philippines and United States of America: What We Should Know

United States President Barack Obama has already concluded his two-day state visit to the Philippines.  One of the highlights of his visit is the signing of the Enhanced Defense Cooperation Agreement (EDCA). The 10-year agreement allows the US military access to the country’s military bases for the next decade. This agreement was met with protests as militant groups declared it unconstitutional.  They claimed that the agreement was fast-tracked so that it will be signed before […]