29 March 2019
The government should implement a Filipino-first policy in the hiring of workers in the private sector, according to election lawyer and Otso Diretso senatorial candidate Romulo Macalintal.
“Inagaw na nga nila ang ating mga teritoryo, huwag naman nating hayaang agawin pa nila pati trabaho na para sa mga Pilipino,” said Macalintal.
The election lawyer’s statement stemmed from a television report that Chinese nationals have been found working in a construction site as laborers.
“Dapat siguruhin ng gobyerno na una ang Pilipino sa pagkuha ng mga manggagawa sa pribadong sektor,” Macalintal pointed out, adding that the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) should spearhead the issuance of work permits to foreigner, rather than the Bureau of Immigration (BI).