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No excuses! Lacson tells Diokno give salary hike to state workers now

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Senator Panfilo Lacson has called on Budget Secretary Benjamin Diokno to implement the salary increase for the government workforce despite having a reenacted budget this year.

Lacson said there was sufficient funds in the 2018 national budget to give the higher salary for the state workers.

“Mr DBM Secretary, implement the salary increase now. It is not unconstitutional. It has basis in law and there is Php 99.446 B under the MPBF (Miscellaneous Personnel Benefits Fund) in the 2018 budget. Pointing to a re-enacted budget won’t fly,” he tweeted.