APL-Youth celebrates International Youth Day; calls for the Filipino youth’s support for regular jobs

Nice Coronacion of Alliance of Progressive Labor-Youth, along with other APL-Youth leaders and members condemned contractual employment among the youth sector in the Philippines in a talk show at the SMX Convention Center in Pasay City on August 12, 2011.

The show was part of a larger whole-day program called KA-JAM or Kabataan (Youth) Jobs and Alternatives to Migration in celebration of this year’s United Nations’ International Youth Day (IYD). The event was graced by President Benigno Simeon Aquino III and several foreign dignitaries from countries like Spain. UN and ILO representatives were also present in the said activity, which was organized by the MDG Fund Joint Programme on Alternatives to Migration: Decent Work for Filipino Youth in cooperation with the National Youth Commission under the Office of the President of the Philippines.

Coronacion pointed out that given other choices, the youth would not prefer to go abroad for employment or undergo low-quality and precarious jobs. The passage of Security of Tenure Bill has also been supported publicly by the APL’s youth wing, as reflected in its IYD Statement.


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