Bad news for government workers. The government is not likely to grant any salary increases this year. That’s one reason to frown on by homemakers who depend on their husband’s fixed income. If only government agencies besides TESDA, would create technical programs to help fixed income earners learn additional know-how for potential job opportunities. In times like this, families cannot just depend on “dole outs”. There should be a permanent source of income for working household members. It can be a skill in creating worship furniture or basic carpentry or welding job. If you have other source of livelihood, the impact of such news (no salary hike) will not affect you immensely as you have something to fall back on.