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Duterte also approved a 1.5 percent contribution rate hike in May 2017 and a monthly salary increase to 20,000 from 16,000.
Finance Secretary Carlos Dominguez III, Budget Secretary Benjamin Diokno, and Socioeconomic Planning Secretary Ernesto Pernia – submitted a position paper to the President opposing the hike as it would bankrupt the fund.
"It was the formidable finance wizarding team of Dominguez, Diokno and Pernia against the immovable pro-people trio of Mariano, Taguiwalo and Maza in the battle for the SSS pension increase during last monday's cabinet meeting. In the end, the president sided with the pro-people faction and rejected the pleas of his top bean-counters," he said.
"You may hate Duterte with all your might, but you will never be able to credibly question where his heart lies," he added.
SOURCE: Jojo Robles
Journalist: Hate Duterte with all your might, but you can't question where his heart is Reviewed by FNPH Correspondent on Wednesday, January 11, 2017 Rating: