Koko Pimentel wants ‘regular’ employment status for barangay workers

Sherrie Ann Torres, ABS-CBN News

Posted at Jan 23 2019 05:44 PM

MANILA—Barangay workers should be given "regular" employment status since they are the "front-liners of the government," Senator Koko Pimentel said Wednesday. 

“There is a clamor, front-liners ng government ang ating barangay officials,” he told reporters.

At present, barangay workers only receive "allowances" culled from the internal revenue allotment of the local government unit they are serving.

Pimentel, however, acknowledged that his proposal would need a huge funding if salaries were granted to barangay officials as these would cover 42,000 villages in the country.