Department of Trade and Industry Iloilo Director Wilhelm Malones said that President Benigno Aquino III’s announcement on the early release of the government employees’ salary increase under the Salary Standardization Law 3 is a welcome development.
Malones said that it is so on time considering that next month the children of the government workers will be returning to school and that they would need money for their enrolment and other school needs.
He cautioned though other government workers to prioritize their spending or manage their funds well since the release will be made earlier.
Another government employee, Rene Cortum of the Department of Tourism (DOT) Regional Office 6 based here in Iloilo city also hailed the release of the salary increase reportedly by June 1. “It’s just on time for the opening of school,” Cortum, who has children being sent to school, said.
“It’s real good news,” Cortum added.
Meanwhile, Community Affairs Officer 4 Marilou Sumbing said that she is also hopeful that the Iloilo provincial government could immediately implement their fourth tranche salary increase considering that the previous one had been delayed.