5 months Employers urged to prioritize hiring of Pinoy workers MB
By Vanne Elaine Terrazola Amid the surge of alien workers in the country, Senator Joel Villanueva on Friday called anew on employers to prioritize Filipinos over foreign nationals. Senator Joel Villanueva (CZAR DANCEL / MANILA BULLETIN) Villanueva, chairman of the Senate Committee on Labor, Employment and Human Resources Development, reiterated his call for the amendment of the Presidential Decree No. 442, or the Labor Code of the Philippines, to ensure that majority of the employers’ collective workforce are Filipinos. The senator in 2017 filed Senate Bill 1508, or the proposed “Act Mandating the Requisite Proportion of Filipino Laborers to Foreign ... more