By Liezelle Soriano
MANILA — The Department of Budget and Management (DBM) rejected the call to raise the minimum wage of government employees to P33,000.
The DBM said that government employees are also scheduled to receive the last tranche of the implementation of Republic Act No. 11466 or Salary Standardization Law V.
“Hence, government employees concerned will have another salary adjustment by next year,” the DBM said.
The DBM added that there is a need to pass a law to raise the salaries of government employees.
“We would also like to note further that the increase in salary for government workers is carried out thru a legislative measure. Once House Bills or Senate Bills are filed, the DBM is providing comments/inputs/recommendations on the same,” DBM added.
Earlier, members of the Confederation for Unity, Recognition and Advancement of Government Employees (COURAGE) and Kawani Laban sa Kontraktwalisaison (KALAKON) rallied in front of the DBM to demand the P33,000 minimum salary and security for government employees.