EO on labor coming?
President Rodrigo Duterte may sign an executive order (EO) on labor contractualization on or before May 1, Labor Day, Malacañang said on Monday, April 16.
Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque Jr. said the President remains committed to fulfilling his campaign promise to come up with an EO “that will side with the labor forces.”
Roque said Duterte was “restive,” as he made a vow to put an end to any unlawful form of contractualization under his watch.
“I know that the President is rather restive about this EO. He has mentioned to me that it is a campaign promise that he wants to deliver to the people very soon,” the presidential spokesperson said in a press conference.
“The President wants it as soon as possible. We all know that Labor Day is May 1 so I would think that it will come out on or before May 1,” he added.
Roque’s latest remark dispelled reports that Duterte would sign the EO on contractualization on April 16. /