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WHAT WENT BEFORE: Duterte promise to end contractualization

/ 07:18 AM February 09, 2018

MARCH ON MALACAÑANG Leaders of various labor groups staged a rally on Chino Roces Bridge, formerly Mendiola, on Wednesday to press President Duterte to end contractualization. They
later had a “boodle” fight with him.—GRIG C. MONTEGRANDE

During the third and last debate among presidential candidates in  April 2016, then Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte promised to end contractualization.

“The moment I assume the presidency, contractualization will stop . . . The problem is after six months, companies will not pay employees their bonuses and even their 13th month pay,” he said in Pangasinan province.

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A month since assuming office, Mr. Duterte reiterated his statement, warning that he will train his guns literally on business owners practicing “endo.”

“You know why? I can utter things like that. I am [the] President. I have immunity. I can summon you. I will shoot you [and order] ‘Bring him to the funeral parlor. You’re making me angry,’” he said then.

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“I cannot inspect every business across the Philippines,” he added. “If we have no power to close down [the business], I will go there and shoot [the owner]. Then it’s over. The business is now closed down.”

“[But] that’s just hyperbole,” the President said. —INQUIRER RESEARCH

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