In response to a survey released by DOLE and Jobstreet.com, Presidential bet Senator Miriam Defensor-Santiago promised to bring inclusive development, especially in the countryside, if she wins in May.
The Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) and online marketplace Jobstreet.com surveyed over 31, 000 respondents, according to a report from
Among other findings, they discovered that nearly most respondents preferred to work in their hometown than elsewhere.
Philippine Daily Inquirer reported that the survey was taken in the fourth quarter of 2015, with respondents either currently living in the country or abroad.
Santiago said in a press statement, as reported by GMA News Online: “I commit that the Philippine economy will grow faster than ever before, and that it will be truly inclusive. We will make sure that real incomes of workers all over the country will increase over time."
The senator also promised to allot 5 percent of her administration's total resources to public infrastructure so as to create more job opportunities for Filipinos.
Santiago said in a separate GMA News Online report: "“In order to provide employment, we have to have additional jobs, in order to have good jobs, we have to have good businesses. In order to have good businesses we have to have capital. How can we attract the capitalists if we don’t have good infrastructure at laganap ang corruption?”
Among other things, she said she plans to build a modernized international airport, railway and transit systems that connect different urban communities, as well as one major infrastructure project for each province.
Photo accessed from Miriam's official website.