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Byline: Gerard S. dela Pena
THE ARROYO government is scrounging for non-wage benefits to present to the country's workers on May 1, telling representatives of labor groups who gathered in Malacanang yesterday that much of these wage alternatives had already been given.
Labor Secretary Marianito D. Roque told reporters in a briefing yesterday that the government would announce P40 million worth of livelihood assistance during Labor Day ceremonies this Saturday.
The amount, he added, is about a fifth of the government's P200- million budget for livelihood programs this year.
"We have to think of [other] non-wage benefits that we can give. Naibigay …