[Statement] Madugo’t mapula, basta NutriAsia -Y4HRD

Madugo’t mapula, basta NutriAsia

Youth for Human Rights and Democracy (Y4HRD) stands with the contractual workers of NutriAsia who were violently dispersed during a picket held in Marilao, Bulacan last week.

NutriAsia has continuously failed to provide its workers with equitable salaries, additional overtime fees and benefits, protective gears and clothing, as well as safe working environments. In addition, despite the order of the Department of Labor and Employment to regularize 914 workers, the company regularized the employment of only 100 workers. Scheduled on the same day of the picket was a negotiation between the workers union and NutriAsia, however, the latter failed to send its representatives.

The protest was a call for NutriAsia to put an end to all the injustices being experienced by its contractual workers. Instead of having their voices heard, the workers, as well as the students who joined the mobilization, faced harassment and intimidation from the Philippine National Police. Moreover, the unarmed workers were violently dispersed by the police forces while some were arrested and brought to the police station.

Y4HRD is one with the workers’ fight for social justice. Furthermore, Y4HRD condemns all discrimination and violence committed by NutriAsia and the Philippine government. Y4HRD believes that all workers must be free from any form of abuse and more importantly, be entitled of security of tenure.


The Y4HRD is a youth organization committed to promote human rights in the Philippines primarily through human rights education.


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