Senate OKs bill on gov't workers' salary hike on final reading


Posted at Dec 16 2019 09:30 PM

MANILA - The Senate approved on third and final reading the bill pushing for salary increases for government workers.

This, after receiving President Rodrigo Duterte's letter asking senators to certify Senate Bill 1219, which seeks to increase the wages of civilian government employees, as urgent.

The proposed measure seeks to increase salaries of government employees in 4 tranches starting January next year.

If the bill is signed into law, salaries of government employees can increase by at least 20 percent by 2023. - report from Sherrie Ann Torres, ABS-CBN News