Duterte ‘open’ to 4-day workweek during holidays

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    PRESIDENT Duterte on Saturday said he is “open” to the idea of a four-day workweek next month but said he would have to consult his Cabinet, particularly Labor Secretary Silvestre Bello III, before making a decision.

    “I am open to, I have not yet decided really,” the President said in an interview with media at the “presentation” or baptism of his great-grandson Rodrigo “Tres” Duterte III in Davao City. “I have to discuss it with the Cabinet. I have to discuss it with Bello and the rest.”

    House minority leader Bienvenido Abante proposed the four-day workweek next month during the holiday rush, in both public and private sectors, to ease traffic flow. – Jocelyn Montemayor