Otso Diretso senatorial candidate Mar Roxas is proposing the suspension of granting automatic visas to Chinese nationals arriving in the country to protect local jobs.
“Automatic visas granted to Chinese should be suspended because they are taking over our job,” Roxas said as quoted by Manila Bulletin.
“Filipinos are having a hard time looking for jobs. It’s hard for us to create enough jobs for everybody and then from out of the blue, they invade our meager job market,” he added.
“What special skills do they have when it comes to construction, on carpentry or masonry? We need to find out how many of them are working here. Where are they working? Are they paying taxes like Filipino workers do,” he said.