By BENJIE OLIVEROS Bulatlat perspective Despite the Aquino government’s claims to the contrary, there are a lot of things that are terribly wrong now. And the government doesn’t seem to have a comprehensive, integrated plan to address these. What we hear are excuses, justifications, and calls for the people to be patient; what we see…
Workers file complaint vs MMDA chair Tolentino over CNA incentive, abuses
Employees of the Metro Manila Development Authority filed a complaint before the Office of the Ombudsman against their administrator Francis Tolentino, who, they said, has continued to refuse to give them their incentive bonus and for the human rights violations he committed against union leaders and its members.
Aquino’s favorite whipping boys in 2012, government employees
By JANESS ANN J. ELLAO Bulatlat.com MANILA – During President Benigno “Noynoy” C. Aquino III’s 2012 State of the Nation Address, he announced, as good news, the Performance-based Incentive system for government employees. However, this bit of good news drove government employees to march out of their offices and call for its scrapping by late…
MMDA workers block EDSA, press for distribution of CNA incentive
By JANESS ANN J. ELLAO Bulatlat.com MANILA – Employees of the Metro Manila Development Authority walked out from their office to call on the agency to pay their Collective Negotiation Agreement (CNA) incentive. “I am very happy that a lot went out of our office today to protest and pressure MMDA to give our benefit,”…
MMDA workers fight for incentive, hit planned ‘realignment’ of savings
By JANESS ANN J. ELLAO
The MMDA has millions of deposits in various banks, composed of ‘savings’ it kept a secret, and which, by law, should have funded the employees’ benefits and incentives.
MMDA Streetsweepers fight for benefits, higher wages
By INA ALLECO R. SILVERIO
“We are like slaves! We are not being treated with respect and by ignoring our demands for a CNA the MMDA administration is stripping us of our dignity.” MMDA streetsweepers
Plan to Cancel Franchises Disadvantageous to Small Companies – Alliance of Bus Operators
By MARYA SALAMAT
Bus operators asked why the government cannot rid the roads of “colorum” buses, why it allowed the number of vehicles to bloat beyond the roads’ capacity, why it targets public utility buses instead of the more numerous private vehicles.
Poor Are Worst Hit by Ondoy; Inept Leadership Makes Them Suffer Even More
By CARLOS H. CONDE
A disaster-prone country like the Philippines should by now be a nation of experts on calamities and how to deal with them. But, as Ondoy has shown, Filipinos are almost always caught unawares. And often, the high cost of these calamities are caused not so much by lack of knowledge or resources as by poor governance.