Friday, February 24, 2012
WHAT 2M JOBS IS PNOY TALKING ABOUT?
As expected, President Aquino has disputed the higher unemployment figures reported in a survey by the Social Weather Stations (SWS) which said that 9.7 million Filipinos have been jobless in the last three months.
Among others, Pnoy claimed that from October 2010 to October 2011, two million jobs were generated by his administration.
But he didn’t cite even one company or industry which took in new workers and how many. He didn’t name even one newly-hired individual by any company anywhere in the country.
Pnoy said the unemployment rate even went down by.4 percent, from 7.4 to 7 percent.
But again, he couldn’t cite anything SPECIFIC to prove it.
Presidential spokesman Edwin Lacierda echoed Pnoy’s claim of a reduction in the jobless rate.
But the only proof he could cite was the expectedly self-serving Labor Force Survey conducted quarterly by the National Statistics Office (NSO) and its supposedl 54,000 respondents.
Lacierda did not identify even one of the supposed 54,000 respondents or where did they all come from. He had no detailed explanation on how did the Pnoy government manage to reduce he ranks of the jobless.
Lacierda said the government had implemented short-term and long-term programs to address both unemployment and underemployment.
But he couldn’t cite even one of these supposed programs, where it is being carried out and for whom.
On top of all these, boys and girls, don’t forget two things:
An earlier SWS survey which said the incidence of hunger went up, and which Malacanang miserably failed to belie.
Complaints and observations by the business sector itself that the economy is on a slowdown, if not in a state of paralysis, which Malacanang also failed to disprove.
Even a high school kid will have the common sense to realize that these two conditions would not have happened if more people had truly found jobs.
Except for a leather goods (if I’m correct) manufacturing plant in Tarlac and a facility by a big foreign shipping firm, there has been NOTHING WHATSOEVER which could justify the two million new jobs being alleged by Pnoy.
No successive openings or inaugurations of new plants or companies, no reported mass recruitment of workers by any company, no massive spending for infrastructure projects by the government, no nothing.
Anybody correct me if I’m wrong.
So unless Pnoy or Lacierda can present SPECIFIC DETAILS, don’t let them FOOL YOU guys that the jobless rate had in fact fallen, and not increased.
It only means they’re LYING through their teeth, and making IDIOTS or SUCKERS out of us.
And we’ll be on the losing end, not them! 30