The Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) on Tuesday, July 4 reaffirmed the commitment of President Rodrigo Duterte to provide support and services to the Filipino labor force, especially for migrant workers.
DAVAO CITY — President Rodrigo Duterte led the observance of the Labor Day here on Monday, May 1, underscoring his pro-worker stance and reiterating his commitment to advance workers’ interests. Before speaking with the members of the labor sector, the President had a dialogue with trade union leaders and workers at the People’s Park.
The latest Social Weather Stations (SWS) survey showing adult joblessness at 22.9% in March 2017, which is 2.2% below the 25.1% last December 2016, is an affirmation of the significant strides of the Duterte administration in sustaining the country’s robust economic growth and making it inclusive.
The commitment of President Rodrigo Roa Duterte against contractualization has taken shape with more than 40,000 workers regularized since July last year, the Palace announced on Thursday, April 20.
The government aims to end the labor contractualization and the highly controversial end-of-contract or endo scheme by the end of 2017 based on President Rodrigo Duterte’s instruction, Labor Secretary Silvestre Bello III said.