A labor representative to the Regional Tripartite Wages and Productivity Board yesterday urged the Department of Labor and Employment Region 6 to immediately resolve the wage hike petition in Western Visayas.
Wennie Sancho said if DOLE fails to resolve the petition for the salary increase in the region, labor groups will be forced to protest against the agency.
Sancho said the petition should be resolved within this month because the salaries in other regions have already been increased.
Group opposing eyed
palm oil plantation
Members of Defend Patrimony, an ecumenical group in Negros, is opposing the entry of an American based firm planning to put up a palm oil tree plantation in Brgy. Carabalan, Himamaylan City, Negros Occidental.
Fr. Lemuel Canja, the vice chairman of the group, at a press conference at the Negros Press Club in Bacolod City, said the palm oil tree plantation would affect local farmers of the province as it did in Mindanao and Palawan.
During the initial stages, the firm will introduce two schemes to the farmers to convince them to have their lands converted to palm oil tree plantations, Canja said.
More brownouts slated
The National Grid Corporation of the Philippines will shutdown certain transmission facilities from 10 a.m. to noon Tuesday, a press release from
The firm will conduct maintenance at its Sipalay substation, which will affect portions of the Negros Occidental Electric Cooperative franchise area, the press release said.
Normal operations will immediately resume after work completion, it also said.