P-Noy goes to PAGASA office to appease employees who’ve been complaining about not getting their benefits

InterAksyon.com reports that on Tuesday, August 14, President Benigno Aquino III-accompanied by Department of Budget and Management Secretary Florencio "Butch" Abad-"went to the forecasting center of the Philippine Atmospheric Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (Pagasa) in Quezon City after the state weather bureau’s employees complained about the benefits that they failed to receive from the government."

InterAksyon.com reports that on Tuesday, August 14, President Benigno Aquino III-accompanied by Department of Budget and Management Secretary Florencio "Butch" Abad-"went to the forecasting center of the Philippine Atmospheric Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (Pagasa) in Quezon City after the state weather bureau’s employees complained about the benefits that they failed to receive from the government."

 

The report noted: "Wearing black arm bands and carrying streamers with the words ’President Noy, SOS,’ the employees asked help from Aquino after delivering Tuesday’s weather bulletin. A Pagasa employee told a radio station on Friday that weathermen had stopped receiving their benefits (hazard pay, longevity pay, subsistence allowance, and others) starting February this year.

 

The report further added that another PAGASA employee clarified that "Aquino, during his meeting with the weathermen, did not assure them that the benefits would be immediatelty reinstated." The report quoted the unnamed female employee, who said, "Sabi maghintay-hinatay pa (He told us to wait some more)."

 

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