In the News (Philippines): Urgency of agrarian reform, wage increase measures stressed

MANILA, Philippines – President Benigno S. Aquino III has been urged to certify as urgent the pending measures on agrarian reform and the P125-across-the-board wage increase to ease the plight of farmers and workers who have been reeling from the rising prices of basic commodities, utility services, fuel and fare hikes.

Anakpawis Rep. Rafael Mariano, principal author of the House Bills 374 and 375, called on the President to show his government’s sincerity in helping out the people by endorsing the two measures.

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