Odiongan Vice Mayor Diven Dimaala laments that the dwindling value of the minimum wage due to inflation
Odiongan Vice Mayor Diven Dimaala lamented that the P355 minimum wage in the province will hardly get people anything because of the high inflation rate in the country.
Inflation is now at 8.7 percent.
In a Facebook post, Dimaala noted that a kilo of onions is now even more expensive than a kilo of meat.
He wondered how the poor will survive. He wants to know if they could still afford to buy essentials like rice, soap, and coffee, and pay for their bills.
What to do now?
“Wala ng halaga ang minimum wage na P355 sa probinsya sa sobrang taas ng inflation rate na 8.7% sa ating bansa.
Ang 1kilo ng sibuyas ay mas mahal pa sa 1kilo ng pang ulam na karne.
Paano na ang mahihirap na kababayan natin, mabili pa ng bigas, sabon, kape, baon ng mga bata pamasahe,bayad pa sa tubig at kuryente.
Ilam pa,” Dimaala posted.