- Earlier, President Rodrigo Duterte vetoed the Security of Tenure Bill
- Hontiveros aired her disappointment over the decision of the President
- She insisted that Duterte was not on the side of the workers unlike what he promised
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Opposition Senator Risa Hontiveros criticized President Rodrigo Duterte for his decision to veto the Security of Tenure Bill, which seeks to end contractualization in the country.
KAMI learned that for Hontiveros, the President is not pro-workers like what he promised during the 2016 campaign.
In an interview with Dobol B sa News TV on Sunday, Hontiveros expressed her disappointment over the vetoed “Anti-Endo” bill.
"Itong pag-veto ni President ay naging usapin ng saan talaga pumapanig ang puso niya. Akala nung mga manggagawa simula nung siya ay nangampanya na tatanggalin daw niya yung endo and contractualization, magbibigay daan siya sa security of tenure,” Hontiveros said, as reported by the GMA News Online (author Erwin Colcol).
"Ito ngang batas na ito dapat na hindi kasinglakas na gusto ng manggagawa ay itinuring pa ni Presidente na masyado daw pumapanig sa kanila at anti-management daw at kalaunan ay vineto niya pa. Sobrang contrast sa commitment niya sa manggagawa," she added.
Hontiveros also questioned Duterte over certifying the bill as urgent just to veto it at the end.
“Nakakapagtaka kasi noong una, certified urgent pa ito ni Pang. Rodrigo Duterte, wala kaming klarong signal kung ano ang ayaw ni Pang. Duterte sa Security of Tenure Bill,” she said.
“Sa ginawang ito ni Presidente na vineto ang isang hindi na 100% na malakas na batas, pinapakita niya na hindi talaga siya para sa manggagawa,” Hontiveros continued.
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In a previous report by KAMI, President Rodrigo Duterte vetoed the Security of Tenure Bill. He explained that he wanted to balance both the interests of the management and the workers.
However, some senators were disappointed with the decision of the President.
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