Watchdog warns PNoy about ‘speculative’ jobs

THE Migrante-Middle East yesterday warned President Benigno “PNoy” Aquino III to be check the “speculative, non-real jobs” promised by foreign businessmen whom the chief executive met during his first business trip to the United States.

President Aquino earlier said he has negotiated with California-based companies to invest in the country resulting in the creation of around 10,000 jobs.

The President also said that Hewlett-Packard, one of the largest manufacturer of computers and computer devices, has told him in a letter that it will expand its operations in the Philippines.

“Mr. Aquino is already counting eggs that haven’t yet hatched,” John Leonard Monterona, Migrante-ME regional coordinator said in his email message.

He said the jobs are still to be created and it’s not yet there.

“Mr. President, please, don’t give your kababayans false hopes,” Monterona said, as he expressed concern that the jobs the multinational and transnational companies promised are permanent.

“It’s in our long business history that most of the TNCs and MNCs that had had their business operations back there in the Philippines never created permanent and high-paying jobs,” he said. “Most… offer contractual jobs.”  CBCPNews

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