President Rodrigo Duterte during a speech on Saturday shared his belief in Filipino workers as “important catalysts” for the revival of the country’s economy which reeled from the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic.
His remarks are delivered through a video message the job summit on Labor Day.
“I also hope that this event will inspire stronger cooperation among stakeholders so that we may provide our labor force of all opportunities for their improved welfare and development,” he said.
To commemorate the annual Labor Day, the country’s trade and labor departments, along with the Technical Education and Skills Development Authority, conducted the Task Group on Economic Recovery – National Employment Recovery Strategy Job Summit.
The job summit serves as a venue for high-level consultation and discussion with employer groups, the labor sector, government representatives, and other key stakeholders to address the challenges on employment amid the pandemic.
Duterte said he hoped that the summit would inspire the workforce to strive harder in a bid to reboot the country’s economy.
“May this summit be instrumental in making our workers as important catalysts for the revival of our economy,” he said.