The Regional Tripartite Wages and Productivity Board has already approved the wage increase of “kasambahay” or house helpers in Western Visayas, General Alliance of Workers Association secretary-general Wennie Sancho, who sits in the RTWPB, said yesterday.
Sancho also said they approved the increase Nov. 6 during their RTWPB meeting in Iloilo and it has already been endorsed to the National Wages and Productivity Board.
However, the details on how much the increase is will only be released if the NWPB approves it, Sancho said.
Shrimp congress in
Agriculture Secretary Emmanuel Piñol and Senator Cynthia Villar will be the guests at the 11th National Shrimp Congress at the SMX Convention Center in Bacolod City that kicks off Thursday.
The three-day congress,with the theme, “Sustainable Shrimp Industry: Unified Direction Towards Production and Growth”, is sponsored by Phil Shrimp and the Negros Prawn Producers Coop., Raoul Flores,NNPC vice chair, said.
About 800 delegates, stakeholders of the shrimp industry representing the shrimp farmers, hatchery operators, feedmillers, supplements suppliers, buyers/exporters, researchers, and the academe will gather to exchange experiences and know-how at the congress, Flores said.
Palace asked to probe
P232-M Ceneco deal
The Power Watch Negros Advocates Inc. submitted a complaint to the Office of the President about the P232 million power supply contract of the Central Negros Electric Cooperative from Kepco Salcon Power Corporation last week.
In an interview yesterday, PNWA secretary-general Wennie Sancho said they submitted the complaint to the President's office for an in-depth investigation on the alleged unutilized and excessive power supply contract that will be paid by Ceneco consumers.
The P232 million, tagged as “unnominated contract quantities”, will cause a 0.6 to 0.8-centavo per kilowatt hour increase and the payment will be staggered for 50 months, the complaint stated.