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Ethel Booba pushes for equal minimum wage nationwide

/ 11:15 AM October 23, 2018

Ethel Booba on Monday spoke up about a labor group’s petition for a P334 wage increase in Metro Manila.

The comedienne said the minimum wage should be equal across the country as everyone is affected when prices in the market increase.

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“Dapat wala ng provincial rate, lahat ng minimum wage pantay pantay sa buong Pilipinas dahil kapag taas presyo lahat naman apektado,” Ethel said, quoting CNN Philippines’ tweet on the matter.

Associated Labor Unions-Trade Union Congress of the Philippines (ALU-TUCP) spokesperson Alan Tanjusay said Sunday they have petitioned for a P334 increase due to the rising inflation rate.

Many netizens have agreed with the comedienne.

“Agree. And it will decongest metro manila kasi hindi na hahangarin ng mga nasa province magpunta dito like me dahil mas mataas ang sahod,” a certain @itsginoh said.

“I so agree! Laki ng discrimination sa mga taga probinsya eh parepareho naman Pilipino na nakakaranas ng inflation.. Mas mataas pa nga sa probinsya kesa NCR..” netizen @ICastillano said on Ethel’s tweet.

The minimum wage in Metro Manila is currently at P512 for every eight hours of work. The rates in the provinces are lower.  /muf

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