We must not promise what we ought not, lest we be called on to perform what we cannot. -- Abraham Lincoln

Friday, June 4, 2010

PROMISE: Create jobs at home, reject overseas employment as a development strategy

Aquino made an ambitious promise in his campaign platform that if elected, he would "create jobs at home so that working abroad will be out of choice, not necessity".

While acknowledging the economic benefits of having millions of hard-currency earners abroad, Aquino said the exodus caused social problems such as separated families and abuses against workers.

He rejected the promotion of overseas employment as a development strategy and promised to look for "sustainable alternatives" for jobseekers.

STATUS: Pending

1 comment:

  1. OFW's had helped the economy and they will continue helping our country!!


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