Villanueva 'optimistic' Duterte will sign Security of Tenure bill


Posted at Jul 22 2019 05:07 PM

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MANILA – Senator Joel Villaunueva said Monday he was “optimistic” President Rodrigo Duterte would sign a measure seeking to end contractualization.

Discussions were made with stakeholders to identify which practices are legal and illegal under the measure, said Villanueva, the principal author of the Security of Tenure bill, before Duterte’s fourth State of the Nation Address.

“I’m very optimistic that the President would sign this landmark legislation which he promised during his presidential campaign,” Villanueva told ANC.

“I think it’s about time we end endo, the evils of contractualization in the country and by signing this measure we are positively saying that we will be able to address the problem of evils of contractualization,” he added.

Some business groups earlier urged Duterte to veto the measure as it could lead to job losses.