GIBO: gov’t should aid unemployed back to workforce, create livelihood

April 28, 2022

Former Secretary of National Defense and senatorial candidate Gilbert (GIBO) Teodoro will push for programs that will create more jobs for Filipinos in the next administration’s national budget.

Gibo Teodoro said there is a number of Filipinos who lost their jobs and livelihood during the pandemic and recent calamities that have not yet reintegrated into the workforce.

According to the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA), the unemployment rate in the country has remained at 6.4 percent in January and February this year, which means more than three million Filipinos do not have jobs.

“We have to allocate budget in the next General Appropriations Act (GAA) for programs that will help in redeploying those who lost their jobs during the Covid-19 pandemic and recent typhoons that hit the country,” the former Tarlac congressman and 1989 bar top notcher said.

“There are programs like TUPAD (Tulong Panghanapbuhay sa Ating Disadvantaged / Displaced Workers) program of the Department of Labor and Employment and the zero-interest CARES (COVID-19 Assistance to Restart Enterprises) loan of the Department of Trade and Industry,” Gibo Teodoro said. “We need to continue to support to help our countrymen get back their jobs and livelihood.”

Gibo Teodoro said he will advocate for government programs that will help in generating jobs and livelihood opportunities for Filipinos.

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