The Duterte Promises #8

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Workers line up to check openings during a job fair. Jonathan Cellona, ABS-CBN News

Labor Secretary Silvestre Bello has vowed to end the practice of labor-only contracting or "endo," which means end of contract, by next year. This is aligned with a key campaign promise of President Duterte, who has sworn to protect and uphold the rights of Filipino workers.

  • Encourage micro, small, medium enterprises
  • Add jobs/livelihood component to CCT Program
  • Create growth centers nationwide to generate jobs in the countryside
  • Phase out contractual labor

Read: Duterte labor chief warns companies against contractualization
Read: President Rodrigo Duterte’s campaign promises #11 

  • Abolish unnecessary permits, procedures for OFW’s

Read: Duterte to create department for OFWs 

  • Stop/prohibit deployment of OFW’s in war-torn, dangerous/hazardous areas
  • Reform income tax brackets, increase allowable deductions

Read: Duterte wants tax reform, 'Davao model' for economy 
Read: President Rodrigo Duterte’s campaign promises #16 

  • Adopt gross income taxation
  • Set higher coverage targets for SSS, GSIS, Philhealth, Pag-ibig
  • Revitalize basic industries like steel to create raw materials for job-generating downstream industries

Read: Fears about a Duterte presidency 

  • Prioritize agriculture, processing of agri-products to provide job/livelihood opportunities, increase farm incomes in the countryside
  • Pursue peace in the countryside to encourage investment
  • Prioritize infrastructure gaps 

Read: Duterte wants faster infra push, eyes Dureza in Cabinet
Read: 'Golden age' of infrastructure under Duterte: budget chief 

 



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