Marcos endorsed by big labor blocs

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Vice presidential candidate Sen. Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. on Sunday got the endorsement of two big labor groups, namely the Philippine Trade Group Workers Organization (PTGWO) and the Federation of Free Workers (FFW).

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Marcos, since Day 1 of the campaign period, has been saying that if ever he will be successful in the May 9 elections, he will ask the new President to give him a Cabinet portfolio as Labor secretary.

The Ilocano lawmaker in the Senate had filed a bill for the establishment of a Jobs Creation Council to provide more job opportunities and better working conditions.

He is actively campaigning against contractualization, aside from urging immediate increase of the daily minimum wage.

PTGWO has over a hundred affiliated labor unions and reputedly the largest labor federation under the umbrella of the Trade Union Congress of the Philippines (TUCP).

Also on Sunday, PTGWO secretary general Hernan Nicdao and national president Arnel Polendo raised the hands of Marcos at the group’s general assembly held at Rajah Sulaiman in Ermita, Manila.

“Once appointed [Labor] secretary, I will put an end to contractualization, which you also call 5-5-5,” Marcos said.

In another labor assembly at the Lyceum of the Philippines in Intramuros, Manila, leaders of the Federation of Free Workers Philippines, which boasts of over 200,000 members, also endorsed Marcos’ candidacy.

“He is fighting for job security of all workers,” said FFF national president Sonny Matula.

Marcos is batting for policies that will encourage better partnership between the private sector and the government as a means to encourage and generate more jobs.

JAIME R. PILAPIL

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  1. Antonio Droneski on

    Imelda Marcos net worth: Imelda Marcos is a Filipino politician and ambassador who had a peak net worth of $5 billion dollars. Imelda Marcos was born Imelda Remedios Visitacion Trinidad Romualdez in Manila, Philippines in July 1929. She is the widow of former Philippine President Ferdinand Marcos and makes up half of their conjugal dictatorship. She is well known for her collection of over a thousand pairs of shoes. She started off as a singer and model before meeting her husband. She held positions in the government that let her travel around the world accumulating real estate and artwork. She served as Ambassador Plenipotentiary and Extraordinary, Minister of Human Settlements, Governor of Metropolitan Manila, Mambabatas Pambansa from Region IV-A, and was a Member of the Philippine House of Representatives. President Marcos was accused of assassinating Benigno Aquino, Jr., which led to the People Power Revolution that forced the couple out of office and into exile in Hawaii. They were later given amnesty and returned to the Philippines. Her collection of shoes is now featured partially in the National Museum of the Philippines. Imelda Marcos has been the subject of the 2003 documentary Imelda, as well as multiple songs.

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    Imelda Marcos Net Worth

    $5 billion of net worth in a poor country like Philippines. Have the Filipino voters forgotten about the People’s Power that ousted Marcos Sr.? Stpid Filipino voters!!!

  2. Minti Calso on

    Contractualization is a shame promoted by corrupt politicians together with OLIGARCHS cohorts to line up their pockets and secret bank accounts with immoral money from the shoulders of the poor people.

    I hope those running for office in support of ending the practice of contractualization will win and win big including BongBong Marcos.

  3. Cholo Vista on

    Goodluck and we support you BBM. I hope the Oligarchs would cooperate with BBM.