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× House panel OKs gov’t workers’ pay hike by 2020; urgent passage sought

MANILA, Philippines --- The House appropriations committee swiftly approved on Monday the consolidated bill increasing the salary of government employees by 2020.

The panel will seek the certification as urgent of House Bill No. 5712 from the Office of the President, its chair and Davao 3rd District Rep. Isidro Ungab said in an interview. Both the House and Senate aim to tackle their respective…