Palace addresses rising unemployment with EO

Malacañang is preparing an executive order to institutionalize efforts that will address the rising incidence of unemployment due to the pandemic.

Secretary to the Cabinet Karlo Nograles said the government wanted to ensure that Filipinos who lost their jobs last year would be able to recover this year.

Nograles said the government is urging Filipinos to venture into entrepreneurship as it continues to support existing and emerging businesses.

“An executive order is being readied to institutionalize the NERS Task Force in order to oversee all these efforts,” Nograles said, referring to the 2021-2022 National Employment Recovery Strategy.

Due to the pandemic, Nograles said unemployment peaked in April at 17.6 percent or equivalent to 7.2 million of the population.

To fast track development among enterprises, he added the administration is working on improving the internet inter-connectivity in the country.

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