MANILA—If elected to the presidency during the May 9 elections, PDP-Laban standard-bearer Rodrigo Duterte has vowed to end contractualization in the country.
He made this pledge during the third and last leg of the Presidential Debates at the Phinma University of Pangasinan in Dagupan City on Sunday.
“It will (contractualization) stop immediately,” he stressed.
Duterte said he will do this by requesting the Senate President and the House of Representatives Speaker to come out with bills prohibiting contractualization immediately.
“I will call the Senate President and the House Speaker and tell them I need this bill within the first week of my administration,” he added.
Duterte also called contractualization a waste of the Technical Education and Skills Development Authority’s efforts in creating a world-class work force as its graduates are not given the chance to show their skills and gain more experience.
“It is an injustice to the Filipino people,” he said.