Robredo starts online platform to help jobless Filipinos

Vice President Leni Robredo’s office on Thursday launched an online platform to help Filipinos who lost their jobs due to the coronavirus pandemic.

(Photo via Raymund Antonio)

Dubbed as “bayanihanapbuhay,” Robredo said in a Facebook post that this platform would be a means to assist those who need jobs and it is free of charge.

“We have been receiving a lot of SOS messages of people looking for work. When we were doing our shuttle services, we had passengers who were doing door-to-door job applications,” she noted.

With this, Robredo said she hoped they would have an “easier time finding work opportunities.”

“As of now, we already have 2,796 job postings,” the lady official cited.

Many businesses had to stop operating since March resulting to job losses when the government declared a lockdown to stem the spread of the deadly disease.

As of July, a recent Social Weather Stations (SWS) survey showed 45.5 percent of Filipino adults—or 27.3 million people—were out of jobs.

Robredo’s office partnered with Sikap.PH
for its latest initiative to help Filipino workers displaced by the COVID-19 crisis.

Its partner companies are EMS Services Philippines, Inc. (ESPI), D.M. Consunji, Inc., Lots'a Pizza, Concentrix, Empire East Land Holdings, AECOM Philippines, GET Philippines, McBride Corporation, Omni Petroleum Corp, Solarwinds Software Asia PTE LTD - Philippines Branch.

“In the coming days, we hope to post more job openings as we continue to invite more partners to join our bayanihan efforts,” Robredo said.