Santiago to investigate City of Dreams

By , on August 31, 2015

"Iron Lady of Asia" Sen. Miriam Defensor Santiago (Photo courtesy of @SenMiriam on Twitter)
“Iron Lady of Asia” Sen. Miriam Defensor Santiago (Photo courtesy of @SenMiriam on Twitter)

MANILA — Senator Miriam Defensor-Santiago wants to investigate a report indicating the possible suspension of some 100 workers of City Dreams Manila.

The said suspension, according to the report, is amid the profit loses owing to the slowdown of the influx of clients.

Santiago said that the suspension might set a “precedent for other employers and business owners to suspend workers when convenient, with utter disregard for these workers’ rights.”

In the resolution, Santiago said that it is the protection of employees’ rights is the responsibility of the government.

She added that the Department of Labor and Employment and other concerned agencies “must strengthen existing legislation to prevent unwarranted suspension of workers.”

“The losses were allegedly due to gaming tax and license fees; inventories consumed; employee benefit expenses; depreciation and amortization; other expenses; payments to the Philippine parties; interest expenses; other finance fees; and amortization of deferred financing costs,” the resolution said.

“It is the duty of the government to protect workers from abusive practices of their employers,” she said in the resolution.