Hontiveros vows to pass law vs endo if Duterte doesn’t

Senator Risa Hontiveros said that because President Rodrigo Duterte has expressed that he might not issue an Executive Order on contractualization, she might do it herself by urging her colleagues to pass the proposed Security of Tenure bill pending in the Senate.
Sen. Risa Hontiveros / Photo from Manila Bulletin

After much hemming and hawing, the President decided not to issue an EO against labor contractualization. President Duterte effectively threw in the towel in the fight against endo and abandoned the Filipino working class,” Hontiveros said.

Hontiveros said that Duterte had surrendered in the campaign against labor contractualization after the news was released that he will not sign an EO and leave it to the congress.

With the President abandoning the Filipino workers, the Senate must pick up the fight against labor contractualization,” she said.

The opposition lawmaker said Duterte practically thrown the towel and surrendered in the campaign against labor contractualization after an official announcement was made by Labor Sec. Silvestre Bello III will no longer sign an EO and will just leave the matter to Congress.

This was a surprise to Hontiveros, because the end of contractualization was a promise Duterte made during his campaign.

Hindi nakakapagtaka ang pagsuko ng Presidente sa isyung ito. After all, this is the same President who waved the white flag in surrendering our sovereignty and territory to the Chinese, and who admitted that he cannot control the drug problem. Now, President Duterte capitulated to the lobby of those opposed to the creation and protection of regular jobs,” Hontiveros stressed.

Hontiveros files Senate bill No. 217 or the Security of Tenure Bill in order to stop sub-contracting of Filipino workers.

It’s time to end ‘endo.’ It is time for a strong policy that will protect our workers from labor contractualization and other schemes that continue to deprive them of their full benefits,” she said.


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Source: Politiko
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