Aquino to witness signing of agreement augmenting salaries of workers in judiciary

April 6, 2011 12:37 am 

MANILA, April 5 — President Benigno S. Aquino III will witness on Wednesday the signing of a Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) between the Department of Budget and Management (DBM) and the judges associations that will allow the executive branch to augment the salaries of workers in the judiciary.

In a press briefing at Malacanang on Tuesday, Presidential Communications Development and Strategic Planning Office Secretary Ramon Carandang said that the details of the agreement will be announced by Budget Secretary Florencio “Butch” Abad also on the day of its signing.

“The details of the MOA will be announced by Secretary Abad tomorrow, but it is something meant to fix the discrepancy between salaried workers in the judiciary and other areas of the bureaucracy…,” Carandang said.

“Medyo lumalamang po kasi ngayon ang sweldo ng mga ibang empleyado sa burukrasya, sa executive doon sa judiciary”, he added.

Carandang said that the MOA was made after conducting consultations with the judges associations during an assembly last March 18 to discuss the details of the agreement where 90 percent of them gave their approval.

The MOA is part of the efforts of the government to help and reform the judiciary. (PNA)

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