Terible. The long wait is over. Word has it that the proposed wage hike for government workers will not push through after all. This, coming from no less than DBM Assistant Secretary Guerrero’s announcement yesterday (march 31, 2009) at the funds release deliberation. Should this be her own way of celebrating April Fool’s day, thank her for a cute sense of humor. Otherwise, it will be another disappointment especially for the public school teachers who’ve been taking it up to the streets for a long time now.
What went up in smoke was the 10% wage increase proposal from Malacañang that would hopefully compensate government employees from the high cost of living. The simple reason: NO BUDGET. Expect some fast speculations on this matter from the concerned sectors, like global recession at our doorstep, or maybe..election is in the air, you know. HAPPY APRIL FOOLS