MANILA, July 12, 2013— At least two Catholic bishops thumbed down a proposed four-day workweek to decongest roads in Metro Manila.
Jaro Archbishop Angel Lagdameo said the more that he would oppose the proposal if it means “no work, no pay.”
‘I would not favor it. Many need to work everyday to earn a living for their families,” Lagdameo said.
Sorsogon Bishop Arturo Bastes said implementing such policy is bad for the Philippine economy.
“It does not solve the traffic problem. The productivity of the nation will be lessened instead,” he said.
Lawyer Romulo Macalintal earlier proposed a four-day workweek to ease the traffic congestion in Metro Manila.
Malacañang also rejected the idea because it might affect the country’s employment and economic growth. (CBCPNews)