Monthly bill on typical, larger wages for media staff will get Home committee acceptance

MARIA RESSA, Govt Editor and CEO of Philippine information internet site Rappler, speaks to the media beside former Rappler reporter Reynaldo Santos Jr. (L) and law firm Ted Te (R), soon after remaining discovered guilty of cyber-libel, in Manila Metropolis Hall, June 15. — REUTERS

A COMMITTEE report on the proposal seeking to give a minimum regular payment and more insurance policy rewards for media industry staff was authorized Friday by the Household of Associates committee on labor and employment.

Dwelling Bill No. 2476 or the Media Workers’ Welfare Act guarantees safety of tenure for media workers and mandates a P40,000 month to month wage for area reporters who have labored for at the very least three yrs. Their month-to-month minimum wage would little by little maximize up to ₱60,000, the monthly bill said.

Columnists and writers shall be paid at least ₱25,000 to ₱45,000, depending on their working experience.

Several media personnel, in the meantime, shall be paid at minimum ₱20,000 to ₱60,000, dependent on encounter.

Under the invoice, all media staff who are assigned to include perilous and hazardous functions or cases shall be supplied an further ₱500 day-to-day shell out.

“They will be offered with bullet proof vests and helmets and health care quality individual protecting tools during dangerous coverages,” ACT-CIS Social gathering-checklist Rep. Nina O. Taduran claimed in a statement Friday.

The bill also calls for personal sector employers to give a P200,000 loss of life reward for media workers who died in the line of obligation up to P200,000 disability added benefits for a worker who was wounded in the line of obligation and reimbursement of up to P100,000 professional medical expenditures incurred in the line of obligation.

The proposed law also makes the Commission on Push Liberty and Media Security less than the Presidential Communications Functions Business office, which would be dependable for location up a databases of all media staff, perform coaching and seminars, and crafting and lobbying for media guidelines.

Senate President Vicente C. Sotto III has filed a counterpart monthly bill. — Kyle Aristophere T. Atienza

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