Photo: Facebook Page of Sen. Franklin Drilon
In an interview over dzBB radio, Senate President Franklin Drilon said that he is encouraging the Department of Budget and Management (DBM) to study the possibility of increasing the salaries of government workers.
“I urge Budget Secretary Butch Abad to start looking into proposals for salary increases for government workers so that it can be tackled and included in the budget preparations for next year,” Drilon said.
He added that Congress aims to pass measures seeking to increase the salaries and benefits of state workers.
“We have enough time that’s what I am saying. There is still three months for the DBM to decide on this,” he said.
Drilon also noted that it has been two years since Congress passed the Salary Standardization Law 3.
The Senate’s legislative measures, he said, would aim at providing economic relief to state and private workers, advancing public health and strengthening the country’s anti-graft court.
With report from the Philippine Star