Not just one but two employees of two construction firms swarmed on broadcast journalist Raffy Tulfo’s radio program to complain about their working condition.
According to the employees of construction companies GDB Construction and RCGI Construction Company, they are not getting their salary on time and they have no benefits for their job. Worse,
they also get their salaries cut whether someone gets injured or they get to work for half a day only.
For the workers in GDB Construction, they only earn P450 to P500 a day. Gerwin Regis, one of the employees in the mentioned company, said their salaries are sometimes lacking from what they were supposed to have and their foreman even cut some of it.
Meanwhile, workers of the RCGI Construction Company get P350 per day, according to Carmilo Vingua. They also share the same situation with the employees of GDB Construction with their salary and working condition.
Mario Mebato, foreman of the GDB Construction, told Raffy that he was just following his boss’ orders on salary deduction. Raffy then told him that as the foreman, he should have fight for the rights of his employees, in which he responded that he was doing that and the boss just said that they will do it.
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Moreover, Mebato said that if they are going to file complaint against them, they should file against MegaWide Corporation since they own them. He also said that it was MegaWide that lacks in giving money for providing salary.
However, one of the researchers of the show found out that MegaWide Corporation is actually paying all of their companies in whole. This prompted Raffy to talk to the company for some clarification.
He also called Usec. Joel Maglungsod of the Department of the Labor and Employment. He told Raffy that the complainants should come to his office for filing the case.
Raffy then promised the employees that he will accompany them to DOLE to file a complaint. With this complaint, Raffy said that it will trigger a visitation authority to check if the company is giving them a safe working environment.
Netizens thanked Raffy for helping these poor employees.
“Pano nmn mkakaahon ang mga gaya nitong nagsisikap sa buhay kung pati kakarampot na sahod e kakaltasan pa.. Ang kakapal ng mukha!!! Shout out kay sir raffy.. Ang gwapo nyo po idol.. Ikaw pinaka favorite ko sa inyong mgkakabro.. More power and God bless u more po. (sic)” Anna Arcilla said.
“Ang dami kaseng sangay ng gobyerno na di inaasikaso kanilang trabaho. Minsan kahit magreklamo ka wala silang aksyon.. Kung Hindi pa imemedia .. Di pa tutulong.
Kawawa talaga mga Mahihirap na Pilipino. Thanks po idol Raffy.. Napakalaking tulong po ng programa nyo. God bless po sa yo at sa family mo. (sic)” Florida Gahol said.
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