Dead on arrival
I WILL oppose its passage. If the House passes it, consider it DOA (dead on arrival) in the Senate. Hindi ito makatarungan. Hindi makatwiran.
(Senate Minority Leader Franklin Drilon)
WITH DUE respect to those who are proposing it. For me, I don’t agree with it because we are trying to end contractualization. With that proposal, you are expanding the period of contractualization, you are lengthening it.
My assessment to my employees, one or two months of working… you would already know. You would know whether they should stay. If they should be regularized or not.
(Senate President Vicente Sotto III)
APPLICANTS GO through a battery of tests and a series of interviews to determine their fitness to the job. The six-month probationary period is the window of opportunity for employers to vet if the skills of the applicant meets their requirement.
It is likewise the responsibility of the employers to check the progress of their employees to make sure they meet their companies’ standards.
(Senator Joel Villanueva, Senate labor committee chair)
Security of tenure
DELAYING A worker’s assurance of permanent employment is no longer in keeping with the administration’s policy on security of tenure.
(Labor Secretary Silvestre Bello III)
You don’t need an assurance. If that is the policy of the President, then you don’t even need an assurance from him. It means he will veto whatever law that goes against his pronounced policy.
(Presidential spokesperson Salvador Panelo)