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Taduran: Media workers lean on politicians because of small wages

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ACT-CIS Rep. Niña Taduran aims to stop the culture of media workers beholdened to politicians to make ends meet.

In her interview with ‘Patrolya Probinsya’ in Abante Radyo Tabloidista, Taduran explained the gist of House Bill No. 2476 or the Media Workers’ Welfare Act to guarantee standardized wages and regularization of media workers.

Taduran said that the said bill will help to professionalize the industry, especially within the local media.

“Kasi karamihan ng kasamahan natin sa local (media), nagiging beholden sa governor, mayor,” said Taduran.

She explained that this became a norm for local media because some only received allowances from their respective media companies.

“Kasi nga wala silang main income, paano sila magsu-survive?”

With the passing of HB No. 2476 by the House committee on labor and employment, Taduran expects that the said culture in the media industry would be halted.

“So mae-erase na ‘yon, kasi mapo-professionalize na natin, kasi siyempre kung tumatanggap ka na ng minimum wage, regular ka sa kompanya, hindi ka na kakabahan na anytime pwede ka tanggalin.”

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