Senator Nancy Binay is calling for a total ban on Chinese construction workers. “Ang panawagan ay total ban sa pagpasok ng mga Chinese laborer at construction workers,” she said in a statement.
“Kawawa naman tayo. Yung mga trabaho na dapat para sa mga kababayan natin eh napupunta lang sa ibang lahi,” she added.
She noted that it is the duty of the government to protect Filipino workers and provide job security for them “but sadly, we’re opening our labor market to non-Filipinos.”
She added that one of the goals of Build, Build, Build is to provide jobs for Filipinos.
“The promise would not be fulfilled if preferential treatment were showed to foreign workers because of conditionalities inserted in official development assistance loans,” she said.