The minimum daily wage in the Philippines is set at PhP491 in Metro Manila, while workers in other regions receive daily wages as low as PhP243. However, a family of six needs at least PhP1088 daily in order to live decently.
It is high time to change this profit-oriented political and socio-economic system into one that is people-centered, pro-environment and sustainable.
These numbers represent the lives of Filipinos who work day in and day out to make ends meet.
Secretary Lopez’s seemingly brash move has long been awaited
We, as environmental advocates, together with our grassroots partners, scientists and professionals support the confirmation of appointment of DENR Secretary Gina Lopez on March 01, 2017, for the people and the environment.