SONA hindi fashion show
Angie dela Cruz (Pilipino Star Ngayon) - July 23, 2015 - 10:00am

MANILA, Philippines - Iginiit ng workers group na Trade Union Congress of the Philippines-Nagkaisa (TUCP-Nagkaisa) sa mga senador, kongresista at kanilang mga asawa na gawing simple at mura ang halaga ng damit na kanilang susuutin sa hu­ling SONA ni Pangulong Aquino sa Lunes, Hulyo 27 sa Batasan Complex sa QC.

“First of all, the SONA is not a fashion show. Second, working people feel it is illogical and unethical for our lawmakers to parade in the halls of congress wearing costly, extravagant clothes during the SONA when millions of their constituent Filipinos are languishing in hunger and poverty,” sabi ni Gerard Seno, executive vice president ng Associated Labor Unions (ALU).

Anya, ang mga mam­babatas ay kailangang manguna sa pagkakaroon ng payak at simpleng pamumuhay upang maging modelo ng mamamayan sa bawat komunidad.

“The focus of the SONA is the state of well-being of tax-paying Filipino people not the expensive clothes our solons are wearing. The essence of the gathering is not to showcase their brand new and top of the line SUVs. The center of the SONA is the people, the ordinary working people who will listen to the report of the president and validate his direction for the incoming year,” dagdag ni TUCP-Nagkaisa spokesperson Alan Tanjusay.

Sinabi nito na dapat ay aabutin lamang ng P481 ang gastos sa snacks at dinner sa SONA ng mga mambabatas sa araw na ito, ang halaga ng may pinaka mataas na daily minimum wage sa Metro Manila.

 

ACIRC ALAN TANJUSAY ANYA ASSOCIATED LABOR UNIONS BATASAN COMPLEX GERARD SENO HULYO METRO MANILA NAGKAISA PANGULONG AQUINO TRADE UNION CONGRESS OF THE PHILIPPINES-NAGKAISA
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