MANILA, (PNA) — The government is striving to create highly remunerative jobs that will showcase the talents and ingenuity of the Filipino workforce, a Palace official said on Monday.
“Patuloy na sinisikap ng pamahalaan na lumikha ng maraming trabaho, at hindi lamang trabaho kundi ‘yung tinatawag ng DOLE (Department of Labor and Employment) na disenteng trabaho. Ang pakay dito ay makapaglikha ng mga hanap-buhay na mas mataas ang sweldo, mahusay at mainam ang mga kondisyon ng pagtatrabaho, at maitatanghal ang husay at talino ng mga manggagawang Pilipino,” said Presidential Communications Operations Office (PCOO) Secretary Herminio Coloma Jr.
Coloma was commenting on a recent Social Weather Stations (SWS) survey that showed a slight increase in unemployment from 25.7 percent or 11.5 million adults in the first quarter of the year to 25.9 percent or 11.8 million adults in the second quarter.
The survey was conducted from June 27 to 30, using face-to-face interviews of 1,200 adults nationwide — 300 each from Metro Manila, and areas of Luzon, Visayas and Mindanao.
Coloma noted that poverty reduction and empowerment of the poor and vulnerable through employment are part of the Philippine Development Plan (PDP), which is the roadmap of the Aquino administration.
“Gusto nga po natin ay lumikha ng maraming trabaho para sa kapakanan ng ating mga mamamayan dahil isa itong mahalagang susi sa pagbabawas ng kahirapan at sa paglikha ng oportunidad para sa mga mamamayang Pilipino,” he said.