EO on la­bor com­ing?

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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. /

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