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Volume 3 Issue 10 September 2009
Kris type
WAGES Food allowance too little and statutory
minimum pay the only way to go, say migrants
pumapel na
First Lady?
All-out ang suporta
ni Kris Aquino, sa
kandidatura ng kanyang
kuya Noynoy pagka-
Natural, sa pagpasok
ni Kris sa pulitika,
marami ang natutuwa
sa kanya at marami rin
ang naiinis. Matuluyan
mang mag-asawa si regroup
Noynoy o hindi bago
mag-eleksyon, may
mga nagsususpetsang
papapelan ni Kris ang
maging First Lady
sakaling manalo si
after pay
May mga
nagsasabing hindi nila
matatanggap si Kris
bilang First Lady kaya’t
hindi nila iboboto si
Noynoy. Wala raw bahid
ang pangalan ni Noynoy
maliban sa showbiz
na showbiz na si
Kris. Abangan and
Jose Marcelo in Hong Kong they come up with the decision at
walang explanation besides the stock
REPORT PAGE 26 The freeze on maids’ salaries this answers,” said United Filipinos in
year all the more highlights the need Hong Kong chairperson Dolores Bal-
for foreign domestic helpers to be ladares.
included in the statutory minimum Balladares said foreign helpers
wage being crafted by the Legislative will never get a fair shake until they
WORLD Britain jails
Council. are included in a statutory minimum
This was the contention of mi- wage law covering all low-income
Filipino loan shark
grant groups which have decried the workers which the Hong Kong gov-
A case involving a Filipino loan
Labour Department’s decision to keep ernment hopes to put in place by next
shark highlights a worsening debt
the minimum wage for live-in helpers year.
problem in Britain and sparks calls
at $3,580 after three successive years “Iyon kasi, lahat ng review will
for tighter regulation of the money-
of incremental increases. be done openly, pati na ang debate sa
lending industry. PAGE 14
Migrants have turned their guns Legco. So lahat ng decisions transpar-
on the review process used annually ent,” she said.
A Philippine Air Force diver plucks to safety a woman who
by the Labour Department to deter- However, Balladares concedes
drifted for more than 30 hours in choppy seas after the sinking
mine the minimum wage, their anger they face an uphill fight to be includ-
of Superferry 9 off Zamboanga del Norte province recently. Nine
unappeased by a rise in the helpers’ ed in the statutory minimum wage
people died and only one of the nearly 1,000 people who were on
food allowance from $300 to $740. bill after an executive committee that
board the stricken vessel is missing. Lita Casumlum, 39, said it “Hindi kasi transparent ang re-
was a miracle that she survived her ordeal. view process. Hindi namin alam how
Robin huli ang kiliti ni Cristine
Mikey-Rufa Mae pinapausok Dingdong nasapawan si Richard
Nakikiliti si Cristine Pumalag si Rufa Mae Sapaw si Richard
Reyes sa mga papuri Quinto sa katoto Gutierrez kay
FEATURE Pinay’s at pag-asikasong dahil sa twitter nito Dingdong Dantes sa
test of faith
ibinibigay ni
Robin Padilla
As her departure nears, Radika
tungkol sa kanila
ni Mikey Arroyo
pagiging political
Canlas has mixed feelings about
going to work in a Muslim country.
But she says she’s willing to learn its
Pulitika parang sine at palaging may Part 2 Ang Miron Page 17 More news on
ways and traditions. PAGE 18
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