The morale of the Filipino working force is at its lowest after President Rodrigo Duterte vetoed the proposed End of Contractualization bill.
In an interview with DZRH, Alan Tunjusay, spokesman of the Trade Union Congress of the Philippines, said that the a lot of Filipinos are disappointed because they were hoping that in the last three years, they were hoping that President Duterte will make true to his promise of ending ENDO.
Tanjusay added that the President is just like the usual politician who can’t keep their promises.
When he was still campaigning, the President vowed to end ENDO as soon as he assumes his post in government.
Meanwhile, members of the Senate expressed their disappointment over the President’s move to veto the Security of Tenure bill.
According to Senate President Vicente Sotto III, the Senate will have to file another anti-ENDO bill and make it a priority.
Even Senate Minority leader Franklin Drilon said that they worked hard on the said bill after it was ratified as urgent by the President, but now they are “back to square one.”
Senator Joel Villanueva, chairman of the Senate Labor Committee said that he is saddened with the junking of the anti-ENDO bill because the Filipino working force has long been waiting for it.
Villanueva added that they made sure that the proposed bill will have a balance effect on both the workers and their employers.
Amid his disappointment, Villanueva said that he will continue to push for the said bill.
Senate Majority leader Miguel Zubiri on the other hand is perplexed on why the President certified the said bill as urgent just so he can veto it in the end?