Poe would end ‘endo’


IRIGA City, Camarines Sur: Partido Galing at Puso presidential candidate Grace Poe promised Friday to put an end to the so-called endo, an unfair labor practice by some employers that denies security of tenure guaranteed by the Constitution.

Speaking to her supporters here, Poe said that if elected, she will not only create more jobs for the Filipinos but will also put a stop to endo, a colloquial term for “end of contract” or when the six-month contract of an employee ends.

This contractual policy being practiced by some employers, particularly mall owners, enables them to circumvent labor laws and deny workers from attaining regular employment and security of tenure.

As for her promise of making quality education more affordable and accessible, Poe said she will support the extension of the University of the Philippines (UP) system to Bicol because there are many bright minds in the province.

Since she started in public service, the senator said she has been surrounded by bright minds from Bicol. Four of the six vice presidential candidates are from the region. Even her running mate, Sen. Francis Escudero, is from Bicol, particularly in Sorsogon province.

The University of the Philippines is the country’s premier state university and ranks among the best in Asia. The UP system has 15 campuses all over the country with over 50,000 students.

If Poe wins, her “Gobyernong may Puso” (Government With Heart) would allocate 20 percent of the national budget for priority social services, which include education.

Under a Poe presidency, indigent students would no longer pay tuition in all state universities and colleges (SUCs). Should they wish to pursue college education in a private institution, the government will give them vouchers or grants under the “study now, pay later” scheme.

Poe said this is part of her commitment to fully implement the Unified Student Financial Assistance System for Tertiary Education (UniFAST) law, which seeks to harmonize all publicly funded national government programs for scholarships, grants and student loans. This ensures that all Filipino students are given equitable access to quality education. JEFFERSON ANTIPORDA



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  1. Othello Gomez on

    How can you end that when in fact your supporter would not allow regularization? So malulusaw na naman yang pangako mo? Paano na kami na naghihintay niyan. Grace Poe you cannot do things when your have a fund giver who is against that kind of labor law.

  2. Not at all seeking a job is full of safety and security. Politicians always buying propaganda issues as to believe the promises getting through. Action is more than words.

  3. Pierre Noel Raspeguy on

    What Llamanzares wants to accomplish (while laudable) has been the labor slogan during election year by past presidents — puro pangako lang ito …. To end the cycle of 6 months contractual employees, a President needs the cooperation of Congress (House and Senate) to change the provisions of the Labor Code. Nagawa ba noong nakaraang mga Presidente ? Kung makapagsalita itong si Poe, akala niya isang branch of Government lang , OK na. Talagang hilaw pa ito on how Government works — Hinog na Hinog nga lang siya sa pagsambit ng mga huwad na pangako.

  4. Eto ang isa sa mga inaantay ko kay Grace Poe, magiging maganda kung tatanggalin na ang contractual sa bansa, mas marami na ang pamilya na magkakaroon ng mas maayos na buhay dahil magkakaroon na sila ng tuloy tuloy na trabaho na makakatulong ng malaki sa kanila. Sana tlaga ay si Grace Poe na ang manalo na presidente dahil ang mga plataporma niya ang kailangan ng bansa!

  5. Girlie Bebbeb on

    It’s look like Grace Poe’s experienced here in the US will come into play when she gets elected.

  6. Oo nga tama naman si Sen Poe dapat wala ng endo sa mga companies dahil hirap maghanap ng panibagong trabaho ang mga PIlipino lalo na sa bansa natin. Dapat talaga may trabaho ang mga tao para hindi na maghirap ang mga kababayan natin. Go Sen Grace Poe!

  7. Hindi original. Narinig ko na ito sa kabila. Basta lang may masabi?

    Halatang di sincere.