01 May 2017

From Presidential Spokesperson Ernie Abella – On adult joblessness at 22.9%
The latest Social Weather Stations (SWS) survey showing adult joblessness at 22.9% in March 2017, which is 2.2% below the 25.1% last December 2016, is an affirmation of the significant strides of the Duterte administration in sustaining the country’s robust economic growth and making it inclusive.

The government increased investments in infrastructure will usher in the Golden Age of Infrastructure through our Build-Build-Build campaign which is expected to employ millions of Filipinos in the next five years and spur economic activities by stimulating countryside development.

The new roads, bridges and railways would make the flow of commodities and services cost and time efficient thereby expanding the domestic economy.