Pa and son press ‘Endo’

A FEW days after it was vetoed by President Rodrigo Duterte, a new ENDO bill was filed in the House of Representatives.

Deputy Speaker and CIBAC Party-List Rep. Eddie Villanueva introduced  House Bill 3367 or ‘End Endo’ bill that seeks to end labor contractualization or “endo”,

The Senate counterpart bill was filed and sponsored by his son, Senator Joel Villanueva.

“Pursuant to the Constitution, serving the greatest interest and general welfare of our people is our priority and we will continue to fight for the protection of the laborers,” the older Villanueva said.

The HB 3367 seeks to protect laborers from labor-only contracting. It also simplifies the classification of workers to only two categories: regular and probationary.

Contrary to how others perceive it, the bill is neither anti-employers nor anti-contractualization, as it merely “aims to ensure that all parties involved in labor contracts are duly protected by law.”

“The battle for decades of the working class to be freed from economic injustice was delayed but we will not stop until social justice is served and the rights of the people are honored,” Rep. Villanueva added.

Duterte on Friday vetoed the Security of Tenure Bill, saying it “unduly broadens the scope and definition of prohibited labor-only contracting.”