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AmCham says anti-endo bill unconstitutional

The American Chamber of Commerce of the Philippines wants President Rodrigo Duterte to veto a bill that would make contractual employment arrangements illegal in the country.

The American Chamber of Commerce of the Philippines wants President Rodrigo Duterte to veto a bill that would make contractual employment arrangements illegal in the country.

Ernie Cecilia, chairman of the AmCham committee on human capital and resources, said in an ANC interview that this measure forwarded by Congress to Malacañang was extemely problematic. He even called the proposed law “superfluous” and “unconstitutional.”

The anti-endo (end of contract) law is among Duterte’s promises during his State of the Nation Address in 2018.

“The passage of this bill could have debilitating and unintended consequences to the Philippine economy and to the workers which the bill aims to protect,” Cecilia said.

He added that AmCham was now in touch with Malacañang’s legal department to point out the supposed glaring problems in the bill.

Will AmCham succeed?

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