Human trafficking victims like Mary Jane Veloso, who is still on death row in Indonesia, should not be blamed for their condition, said an international group.
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“We had no choice but to fight back since the company was making us work like carabaos.”
The execution of Filipina human trafficking victim Mary Jane Veloso has been delayed by the Indonesian government.
A local chapter of a journalist group said it is outraged over the termination of around 200 employees of a television network a little over a week before the commemoration of the International Labor Day.
Rank-and-file employees of the city government will start to receive a maximum of P20,000 as part of their collective negotiation agreement (CNA) this week, said a city official.
A regional chapter of a national labor allince will lead a four kilometer run in the city for their campaign on setting P16,000 as the monthly national minimum wage in the country.
The support of an international funding organization for the maintenance and preventive drug of those infected with the Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) in the Philippines will end in June, said a City Health official.
A church who has been active in helping in the release of government soldiers captured by communist guerrillas said it is harassed by the military for giving sanctuary to children of the Higaonon tribe.
Farmers living in the area in the University of the Philippines Mindanao compound where the city and UP is set to build an P8-billion sports complex said they cannot give-up their lots as it remains to be their only source of livelihood.
Lumad leaders in Mindanao gather here starting Tuesday for a conference as their communities are “under intensified attack by environmental plunder, militarization and human rights violations.”