Press Release
November 8, 2019

Sen. Joel Villanueva's statement on the GDP growth

The growth of our economy in the third quarter of this year, buoyed by industries such as construction and financial intermediation among other factors, is a welcome development as it also leads to the creation of jobs for Filipinos. We note that with billions of infrastructure projects in the pipeline, the construction sector will need more workers--skilled workers.

We encourage our tech-voc sector to continue its aggressive push for students to be trained and certified to support the rise of the construction industry. Jobs are right on the horizon for TESDA certified workers in the next three to five years.

Our Tulong Trabaho law likewise seeks to cover the demand for skilled workers. We will see to it that this law, which funds trainings for in-demand jobs, will be operationalized in 2020.

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