One of the main culprits of poverty in the country is the lack of jobs. Well, there are thousands of available jobs but the opportunity is presented only to those who are qualified. In that context, the Philippine government gave the assurance to everyone that they are committing to have better and more jobs through the foreign investments that our countries can and already have made.
This announcement was made the Malacañang Palace last Wednesday, the 8th of May year 2019 by Salvador Panelo, the Presidential Spokesperson.
Panelo, in addition to that, also issued the statement which observed a downhill in the rate of our country being jobless. Through the Social Weather Stations’ data (SWS), we are suffering a queer percentage of joblessness since the first quarter of the year.
To action this, the government is concocting more and more investments from foreign companies in order to provide appropriate jobs for Filipinos in the country.
How is the Philippines jobless?
According to Panelo, the percentage of adults not having a job is at 19.7 percent only in March 2019. This was a few points down last December 2018 which showed a 21.1 percent joblessness. As per him, this is quite a drastic decline given the fact that our country, among others, is still developing.
The Palace welcomes the latest Social Weather Stations (SWS) survey showing a continuous drop in adult joblessness at 19.7% in March 2019, from its 21.1% in December 2018 and 22% in September 2018. The same polling firm indicates that the labor force grew to an estimated 47.6 million Filipinos.”
Panelo himself pitched Republic Act (R.A.) Number 11261 or more commonly known as the First Time Jobseekers Assistance Act which was duly signed by President Rodrigo Duterte.
This provision looks to enlarge the ability of first time job seekers to government services and in the end, for them to be able to land a job.
The Palace Official added that this is the President’s way of showing that he cares about the labor power of the country. More so, they are continuously creating more and better jobs for Filipino people.
These, among others, show how the President considers labor as one of the engines that will propel further the country’s growth and development. We remain committed in creating jobs by attracting more foreign investments and promoting good governance as we look forward to welcoming more Filipinos in the workforce.”
So, based on this news, it cannot be denied that our country is striving to produce more jobs for Filipino adults. In fact, they are looking to stabilize and revert the joblessness level at its minimum in order for the poverty line to gradually fall; they also aim to empower the labor force of the country and to show everyone that working in the country can be the same as working overseas.
How would this benefit Filipinos?
In this same context, a few months ago, former Senate President Juan Ponce Enrile made a vow to put emphasis on fighting poverty and joblessness by creating more and more jobs which will be propelled by investments, both locally and internationally.
The slight downside of this would be of local businessmen. Local businesses have the thinking that they wouldn’t be capable of competing with foreign corporations and businesses if they scatter in our country.
However, Enrile said that local businessmen don’t need protection because they should have concocted and found out ways on how they can strive in the market; they have matured enough.
They can compete with other capitalists from other countries. What we need to day is to create jobs for the jobless people to expand the economy.”
In your opinion? Would foreign investments be just right to be able to sustain the joblessness that our country has? Based on surveys done by the SWS, the rate of corporations who offer jobs are gradually dropping.
Hopefully, this move is sufficient to provide jobs and opportunities to Filipinos with ease even if foreign investments would be the thing that would be providing jobs for our countrymen.