P100 daily wage hike bill gets nod from Senate
P100 daily wage hike bill gets nod from Senate
P100 daily wage hike bill gets nod from Senate
by Daylight Abas20 February 2024
Photo courtesy: Official Gazette

The proposed P100 daily wage hike bill for private sector laborers has been nodded by the Senate on its third and final reading, making it a step closer to being enacted as a law.

In this proposed measure, none of the senators voted in opposition, as senators Imee Marcos, Lito Lapid, Cynthia Villar, and Mark Villar were absent during the voting, which made them unable to cast their vote.

As such, Senate Bill No. 2534 received 20 affirmative votes during the plenary session held on Monday.

Earlier, Senate President Juan Miguel Zubiri mentioned that once the proposed Senate bill gets approved and signed into law, it could be the first time to implement the legislated pay increase since 1989.


According to Senator Chiz Escudero, this measure took 26 years to get approval in Congress, saying that SB No. 2534 is the very first bill he filed since becoming a legislator in 1998.

He prayed that the House of Representatives would give the measure a chance to be debated and voted on if necessary.

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