Will Congress finally pass the law for the most numerous?
A legislative proposal pending in Congress is the “Magna Carta of Workers in the Informal Economy” or MACWIE. This is not new. This was first filed in the 13th Congress by a number of legislators, refiled in the 14th, 15th and 16th Congresses. Will the 17th Congress be different?
In the Senate, the Labor Committee of Sen. Emmanuel Joel J. Villanueva is already preparing to formally announce its sponsorship of the MACWIE. The Senate version of the MACWIE has already gone through a rigorous review and deliberation by a technical working group. The House Committee on Labor conducted a hearing in August on the various MACWIE bills filed by Reps. Emeline Aglipay-Villar, Bellaflor Angara-Castillo, Lemuel Fortun, Harry Roque, Alfred Vargas, and Karlo and Jericho Nograles. However, it still has to convene a TWG to discuss principally the latest versions of the bill, including the one filed by Rep. Raymond Mendoza, filed on the day of the hearing itself and endorsed by the informal worker organizations.
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