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What is the socio-economic profile of the majority of parents of College of Industrial

Technology students in SLSU?

1. Are your parents employed?

_____Yes _____No
If yes, who among them has a job?
_____Father _____Both

2. What is the employment status of your parent(s)?

Mother Father

_____ _____ Full-time

_____ _____ Contractual
_____ _____ Seasonal
Others (Pls. specify)
Mother: ___________ Father: ___________

3. What is the occupation of your parents?

Pls. specify.
Mother: ___________ Father: ___________

4. What is the educational background of your parents?

Mother Father

_____ _____ Elementary undergraduate

_____ _____ Elementary
_____ _____ High school undergraduate
_____ _____ High school
_____ _____ College undergraduate
_____ _____ College
_____ _____ Vocational

5. How old are your parents?

Pls. specify.
Mother _______ Father________
6. How many years have your parents been employed?
Pls. specify.
Mother: ___________ Father: ___________

7. How much is your family income per month?

____ 2,000-3,000 ____ 10,000-15,000
____ 3,000-4,000 ____ 15,000-20,000
____ 4,000-5,000 ____ 20,000-above
____ 5,000-7,000
____ 7,000-10,000

8. Aside from salary income, do your parents have other source of income?
_____Yes _____No
If yes, please specify. ____________________

9. What is the religion of your parents?

_____ Roman Catholic ______ Born Again Christian
_____ Iglesia ni Cristo Others: _________________
_____ Seventh-day Adventist
_____ Islam

10. What is the status of your family in terms of housing?

____ living in your own house
____ rents a house
____ living in your relative’s house

11. Where do your parents spend most of their income?

_____ food _____house rent
_____ debt _____bills (Electric, water, telephone, etc.)
_____loans Others: ____________________

12. Do your parents give you monthly allowance?

If yes, how much do you receive from them?
Pls. specify :________________
Luis Jorge Estrellado

Labor groups hopeful on wage hike this year


Labor groups are hopeful on the outcome of the petitions under review being conducted by
the Regional Tripartite Wages and Productivity Boards (RTWPBs) for a possible wage hike
this year.

However, the National Wages and Productivity Commission (NWPC) yesterday said
regional wage boards are still studying all petitions filed by the labor groups and its
decision will be known by July to August.

NWPC executive director Esther Guirao said she is not ruling out early wage hike as it can
surely be granted after a year of salary adjustment not to preempt the ongoing assessment
about the wage issue.

"The same process has been going. The decision for salary increases depends on the rest of
the wage boards. They are continuously assessing the situation," Guirao told the Manila

According to Guirao, labor groups will appear in a public hearing before the RTWPBs
scheduled on June 14, Thursday to discuss whether or not a wage increase is necessary.

Guirao said regional wage boards are looking into the factors that could have triggered the
possibility of granting immediate wage adjustments such as tuition fee increase and recent
oil price hike.

She added wage hike may likewise not be granted with the country’s strong economy and
continuing appreciation of the peso, which now stands P47 to a dollar.

Labor groups and employers had already attended consultations about the petitions on the
wage hike last May 21 and 31 respectively. Its deliberation will continue until the first
week of July.

Five petitions for a wage hike were filed by the Trade Union Congress of the Philippines
(TUCP) in the National Capital Region (NCR), Regions 4, 7,11 and 12. The petitions for
salary increase range from P75 to P93.

A wage hike is necessary to the industry because it serves the satisfaction among
the employees, especially those who are not full-time employees. The only problem in
having a wage hike is that most companies will get bankrupt or even shutting down the
company itself. Massive lay-off of employees will also be a negative effect if a wage hike
will be implemented today, even though the country’s economy is starting to have a life
again. Industrial psychologist for this matter will recommend a company or the
government to have a wage increase but not as big as 125 because companies cannot
shoulder this very sudden increase in salary of workers.
RP unemployment rate dips
By Michelle Remo
Last updated 09:15pm (Mla time) 09/14/2007

MANILA, Philippines -- The country’s unemployment rate slightly improved to 7.8

percent in July from 8.1 percent in the same month last year, the result of what officials
said was a robustly growing economy.

According to the National Statistics Office (NSO), the 7.8 percent unemployment rate
was based on the 2.9 million jobless Filipinos who belonged to the country's labor force
of 36.2 million Filipinos.

The latest unemployment figure, however, was higher than the 7.4 percent recorded in the
last Labor Force Participation Survey in April.

The unemployed, based on official definition, include all jobless persons at least 15 years
old and are currently available for work and seeking work. The unemployed also include
jobless persons who are not seeking work either due to illness, expectation of being
rehired by past employer, bad weather, or belief there was no available job at the time of
the survey.

With the unemployment rate at 7.8 percent, employment rate therefore stood at 92.2
percent. The employment rate translated to 33.3 million Filipinos employed.

In the report on its Labor Force Participation Survey for July, the NSO said that almost
half of the total employed persons (or 49.9 percent to be exact) were accounted for by
jobs made available by the services sector, which includes the business process
outsourcing sub-sector.

Around one-third (or 34.5 percent) of the employed Filipinos were in the agriculture
sector, while the remaining 15.6 percent were in the industry sector, which includes

The NSO also said that of the 33.3 million employed Filipinos, more than half (or 53.1
percent) were wage and salary workers. The rest were either self-employed or serving as
unpaid workers for a family business.

In terms of work hours rendered, the NSO said, 66.1 percent of the employed Filipinos
were working full-time, while 33.2 percent were working part-time. Full-time employees
are tose working for at least 40 hours a week, while part-time workers are those who put
in less hours.

The NSO also reported that the underemployment rate stood at 22 percent in July, an
improvement from the 23.4 percent recorded in the same month last year.

According to NSO's definition, the underemployed are those who desire additional hours
of work.
Unemployment has been a big problem among Filipinos for the recent
years. The lack of opportunity to have a decent work here is diminishing that is why
many of our fellow countrymen are risking their lives and money just to be employed
abroad. One of the common problems that most Filipinos see, including me, is that
people especially college students are taking up courses in universities and colleges
that the job description of their course is not applicable to the jobs that are available
in our country.