The sub-committee on Labor Standards of the House Committee on Labor and Employment has approved House Bill 375 (P125 across-the-board legislated wage increase for workers in the private sector) during the public hearing on HB 375 held today, January 18, at the Strawberry Valley Hotel, La Trinidad Benguet.
Anakpawis Rep. Rafael Mariano, Kabataan Partylist Rep. Raymond Palatino, Rep. Ronald Cosalan and Committee Chair Emil Ong attended the hearing.
The sub-committee on Labor Standards chaired by Rep. Ronald Cosalan will present the bill for approval by the mother committee and consideration for the plenary during the last week of session. HB 375 was filed by Anakpawis Rep. Mariano on July 1, 2010. The P125 wage hike bill has been pending in the Lower House since 2001.