[Factory Town]Valenzuela factory worker seeks help after receiving salary in centavo coins

  

  Courtesy of Valenzuela City Government’s Official Facebook Page

  MANILA – A worker in a Valenzuela City factory has sought the help of the city’s mayor after receiving his salary in centavo coins.

  In a Facebook post Monday afternoon, the Valenzuela City Government said the employee got his 2-days worth of salary amounting to P1,056 in 5 and 10 centavo coins.

  Gatchalian had a meeting with the worker and representative of the company, which the city government identified as Next Green Factory. Owners of the company who are currently out of town will be called in another meeting.

  ”Mayor Rex reiterates that industry workers should be treated accordingly and not be demoralized,” the city government said.

  In a separate statement, Gatchalian said he would face the company owner on Wednesday, adding that a company representative “won’t cut it for me.”

  ”I’ll see to it that we get to the bottom of this ‘cruel and unusual’ labor practice and deal with it accordingly,” he wrote on Facebook.

  According to a circular issued by the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas in 2006, coins in denomination of P1 to P5 can be accepted as payment in amounts not exceeding P1,000.

  The circular added that 1 centavo, 5 centavos, 10 centavos and 25 centavos can be used as payment in amounts not exceeding P100.

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