Refer to: Atty Macalintal
12 April 2005
plight of gov’t workers
SUBSIDY GETS BOOST FROM KABAYAN
With the continuing uncertainties brought about by the increase in
prices of oil and basic commodities, Vice-President Noli ‘Kabayan’ De
Castro expressed his full support for the proposal to provide
government employees with transportation allowance to cushion the
effect of the shrinking purchasing power of the public servant’s
In expressing support for the proposal, the Vice President made it
clear that he does not wish to preempt the eventual decision of the
body tasked to undertake studies for the viability of the subsidy.
Sa gitna ng mga hiling sa dagag na sahod ng mga kawani ng pamahalaan at
kakulangan sa pondo para dito, ang paglalaan ng transport allowance ay
magandang umpisa upang maibsan ang paghihirap ng ating mga naglilingkod
Along this line, Vice President De Castro also called on the private
sector to also study the feasibility of providing a similar transport
subsidy to assist their employees who would not be given corresponding
salary increases at this time. He also echoed the earlier statement of
President Arroyo that tax incentives may be given to companies that
would provide transport subsidy to their employees.
The Vice President believes that private companies should show their
concern for the plight of their employees and avoid being labeled
insensitive to the difficulties everybody currently experiencing.
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