The progressive labor center Kilusang Mayo Uno (KMU) believes that the continued practice of labor contractualization as well as the country’s lack of basic industries are the real causes of the high unemployment in the Philippines.
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After a year seeking for justice for the nine farmers in Sagay, Negros Occidental who were shot and even burned, justice remain elusive not only to the victims and their families but also to the poor and landless farmers.
Former lawmaker Ariel “Ka Ayik” Casilao of Anakpawis Partylist condemned as “anti-worker, anti-probinsyano and anti-Filipino” the House bill extending probationary employment of Filipino workers to two years.
Ariel “Ayik” Casilao, Anakpawis Party-list National Vice-President and Former House Representative urged the people to oppose the Charter Change (ChaCha) saying that ChaCha is anti-Filipino and detrimental to the interests of the Filipino people.
Karapatan Secretary General Cristina Palabay urged the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) member-states to support the move of the Iceland government on the promotion and protection of human rights in the Philippines during the council’s 41st session.
Progressive groups lambasted National Security Adviser Hermogenes Esperon Jr.’s for saying that they are lying to the public.
The Alliance of Concerned Teachers (ACT) dared Secretary Leonor Briones to a debate about the salary increase. ACT said that teachers are ‘fed up’ with the education chief’s ‘distortion of facts, malicious innuendo and endless alibis to dissuade the clamour for substantial pay hike for teachers.’
Karapatan deplores pattern of killings, arrests of civilians recently ‘abducted’ by military or police in Mindanao.
The human rights group Karapatan Southern Mindanao slams the Army’s 71st Infantry Battalion for parading an abducted human rights worker as a tax collector for the New People’s Army.
MANGGAGAWA Party-list slammed on Wednesday the decision of the Commission on Elections (Comelec) en banc to disqualify them to join the 2019 midterm polls, saying such decision insults the Filipino workers.