By the end of 2020, the Build Build Build Program of the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) is expected to generate a total of 6.57 million jobs.
DPWH Secretary Mark A. Villar said that the continuous yearly increase in infrastructure budget has led to the massive employment generation across the country.
“We are glad to announce that in 2016, 911,034 jobs were generated and this number ballooned to 1,196,555 jobs in 2017; 1,714,905 in 2018; and 1,226,023 in 2019,” said Secretary Villar.
“This year, although we have slowed down a little bit due to the COVID-19 pandemic, an estimated 1,525,342 of jobs will be generated from the 2020 budget,” added Secretary Villar.
According to Secretary Villar, construction workers employed under the BBB program were paid based on the minimum wage for each region.
“This massive BBB program of President Rodrigo Roa Duterte is aimed to not only build roads, bridges, and other public infrastructure to spur economic development but also to provide local livelihood to the Filipino people,” said Secretary Villar. DPWH