BREAKING: Senate approves proposed measure that seeks to end ‘endo’

Neil Arwin Mercado

May 22, 2019 05:27pm

MANILA, Philippines — The Senate on Wednesday approved on third and final reading a proposed measure that seeks to end labor contractualization in the country.

With 15 affirmative votes, the chamber approved Senate Bill No. 1826 also known as “Security of Tenure Bill.”

“We longed for this day to come, especially our workers who have suffered because of the evils of endo, a practice which corrupts the dignity of labor,” said Senator Joel Villanueva, principal author and sponsor of Senate Bill No. 1826, popularly known as the End Endo bill.

“We want to give all workers peace of mind when it comes to their employment status, that no worker can be dismissed without just or authorized cause, and due process,” he added. (Editor: Katherine G. Adraneda)