"Contractualization" in PH can NEVER be abolished; "Endo" will stay

In 400 days, employment of contractual government workers will be transferred to manpower agencies. Government workers, mostly from the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD), lamented this as they went to the Department of Budget and Management (DBM) on Monday, November 27, to call for their regularization. The protest stems from Joint Circular 1 issued by the DBM, the Commission on Audit (COA), and the Civil Service Commission (CSC), ordering government agencies to review their structure and identify the appropriate manpower they need. This assures that job order (JO) and contract of service (COS) workers will be priorities for filling up vacant plantilla positions. But what the workers fear is the provision that allows the renewal of their employment only until December 31 next year. By 2019, they will be hired through private agencies – a notorious practice in the private sector. (Contractual gov't workers oppose hiring through manning agencies; Patty Pasion @pattypasion Published 5:00 PM, November 27, 2017 Updated 5:00 PM, November 27, 2017) The Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) has admitted it failed to end contractualization within President Rodrigo Duterte's first year in office, pointing out the lack of manpower to do so. "We've failed to regularize the contractuals as much as we wanted to," Labor Secretary Silvestre Bello III said in a Malacañang press briefing on Tuesday. He was supposed to discuss his department's achievements, but he said, "first let me tell you about what we failed to do." (DOLE admits failure to end contractualization By Eimor P. Santos, CNN Philippines Updated 08:32 AM PHT Wed, July 5, 2017)

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