• ‘Endo’ reduced in 6 months – Abella


    MALACAÑANG on Tuesday said the practice of “endo” or contractualization of employees in various firms will be “reduced” in six months.

    In a press briefing, Presidential spokesman Ernesto Abella disclosed the outcome of the previous Cabinet meeting, including plans lined up by the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE).

    “The DOLE has committed to reduce ENDO, contractualization, within six months, a considerable amount,” said the Palace official. He did not elaborate.

    Likewise, Abella said the Department of Trade and Industry has also committed to cut red tape in business processes.

    “DTI has also committed to reduce the number of days to register a business to three days or ideally one day. And as directed by the President, all agencies are to stop red tape in their agencies and to stop people from queuing up and ideally to do away (with) appointments in order to be able to come back for your requirements,” he added.

    Last month, Labor Secretary Silvestre Bello 3rd vowed to discontinue the practice of contractualization of employees whose services are essential in business operations.

    Bello earlier said that he was considering requiring all business owners to regularize 80 percent of their employees within three to six months.

    He explained that it would be impossible to regularize all employees after six months as required by the Labor Code because some jobs are seasonal in nature.

    He proposed a verification system to determine if the employee is receiving the rightful remuneration for a particular function.


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