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House version of Bayanihan 3 endorsed to Senate

/ 04:46 AM August 18, 2021

MANILA, Philippines — A tripartite advisory body to the Department of Labor and Employment has endorsed to the Senate the House of Representatives’ version of the P405-billion Bayanihan 3 pandemic recovery plan.

Labor coalition group Nagkaisa said that on Tuesday, representatives of the government, workers and employers at the National Tripartite Industrial Peace Council (NTIPC) meeting agreed that economic and employment recovery “remains a challenge.”

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The council then endorsed to the Senate for speedy deliberation and approval House Bill No. 9411, or the Bayanihan to Arise as One Act, which allocates P405 billion for government interventions to address the COVID-19 pandemic’s socio-economic impact and accelerate the country’s recovery.

The NTIPC serves as the main forum in the labor department for consultation among organized labor, employer and government in the formulation and implementation of labor and employment policies.

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Around 40 representatives from workers and employers groups at the meeting, among them the Associated Labor Union-TUCP, Federation of Free Workers, National Confederation of Unions in Sugar Workers in the Philippines, Philippine Transport and General Workers-TUCP, Sentro ng Nagkakaisa at Progresibong Manggagawa, Employers Confederation of the Philippines, Management Association of the Philippines, Filipino-Chinese Chamber of Commerce and Industries, and the Philippine Chamber of Commerce and Industries.

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