President Rodrigo Duterte vetoed the highly controversial Security of Tenure or “Anti-Endo Act” on 26 July 2019.
In a letter addressed to the House Speaker, the President cited the need to allow business to engage in contracting practices that will increase their efficiency and productivity, as long as these are within the confines of existing regulations and are not detrimental to the well-being of the workers.
In light of this development, ECOP will continue to abide by the rules and regulations covering legitimate job contracting, as embodied in the Labor Code of the Philippines, DOLE Department Order No. 174-17, and the Executive Order No. 51.
Furthermore, ECOP reaffirms its commitment to foster a culture of compliance, not only to general labor standards, but also to overall responsible and ethical business conduct among its members and constituents in the business community.
A copy of the President’s letter to the House Speaker could be accessed below: