[Event] Workers Ride to Rise as One Motorcade -BMP

Sa Hunyo 12 Araw ng Kalayaan sama-sama tayong kumilos para ipagtanggol ang Kalayaan at Demokrasya! Labanan ang Awtoritaryanismo ng Rehimeng Duterte na nais protektahan ang tubo ng mga kapitalista kaysa sa Kapakanan, Kabuhayan, at Kaligtasan ng Masang Manggagawa! Isigaw at ikalat ang ating mga panagawan: Ibasura ang Terror Bill! Ipatupad ang Mass Testing! Ituloy ang…

[Action Alert] Two members of the labor organization, BMP, arrested by the PNP after staging a Labor Day protest action allegedly for violation of the ECQ rules

Action Alert May 1, 2020 (Philippines) Two members of the labor organization, Bukluran ng Manggagawang Pilipino (BMP), arrested by the Philippine National Police (PNP) after staging a Labor Day protest action allegedly for violation of the Enhanced Community Quarantine (ECQ) rule against social gathering and Republic Act 11332 or the Law on Reporting of Communicable…

[Statement] Kalusugan, kabuhayan, kapakanan, at kapangyarihan sa masang manggagawa -BMP

BMP STATEMENT MAYO 1, 2020 (Mababasa rin dito: bit.ly/mayouno2020) Kalusugan, kabuhayan, kapakanan, at kapangyarihan sa masang manggagawa Sa Araw ng Paggawa ngayong taon – sa gitna ng pananalasa sa maraming bansa ng sakit na COVID19 at sa malawakang kagutuman ng milyon-milyong Pilipinong hindi makapaghanap-buhay dahil sa kwarantina, tahasan nating idinedeklara na: Makakamit lamang ng masang…

[Statement] BMP condemns arrest of QC protestors

The Bukluran ng Manggagawang Pilipino condemns the arrest and dispersal of urban poor residents of Sitio San Roque, who were holding a noise barrage near their community along EDSA this morning. The residents were seeking for food and assistance from the government. In this time of crisis, food and state assistance are just and legitimate…

[Statement] Emergency powers for COVID19: The same politics of plunder and patronage but dressed in surgical masks and protective equipment -BMP/SANLAKAS/PLM

(Today, March 23, we are expecting Congress to hold a special session and grant emergency powers to Duterte as requested by Malacañang.) The supermajority in both Houses will ensure that the president will have his way, not out of deep concern for a people who face uncertainty due to the COVID19 pandemic but from a…

[Press Release] Workers slam DTI and DOLE measures on Metro lockdown -BMP

Militant labor group Bukluran ng Manggagawang Pilipino (BMP) criticized the prescriptions provided by both the Trade and Labor departments for workers during the month-long period Metro Manila will remain on lockdown which the group claimed were inconsiderate, grossly anti-poor and arithmetically improbable. DTI Secretary Ramon Lopez stipulated in a press conference Friday that the more…

[Press Release] BMP rejects PrimeWater, proposes a consumer-owned Metro Manila Water Cooperative

Villar also an oligarch, Duterte told to not repeat FVR’s boo-boo BMP rejects PrimeWater, proposes a consumer-owned Metro Manila Water Cooperative Metro Manila – Labor group Bukluran ng Manggagawang Pilipino (BMP) reminded President Rodrigo Duterte on Friday that his ally, former Senate President and 2nd richest Filipino Manny Villar, is also an “oligarch”, saying that…

[Press Release] Workers commence Martial Law protests against intensifying state violence and repression -BMP

Workers initiated the series of protests today commemorating the anniversary of the declaration of martial law at the DOLE, denouncing intensified repression and violence by both capitalists and the government. Led by the socialist political center, Bukluran ng Manggagawang Pilipino (BMP), workers from Cosmic Enterprises Inc., Zagu Foods, Megacem, Pacific Plaza Towers, and Bestank raised…

[Statement] Peke ang SOT Bill ng administrasyon -BMP

Ngayong halos lahat ng labor group ay mayroon nang kritisismo laban sa pekeng Security of Tenure (SOT) Bill, na hindi naman nagbibigay ng seguridad sa trabaho sa mga manggagawa, laluna sa mga nakaempleyo sa tinaguriang trabahong “non-core”. Panahong nang likhain ang pinakamalawak na pagkakaisa ng manggagawa para ipaglaban ang repormang totoong pupuksa sa salot na…

[Press Release] Labor Day 2019: Common slate and platform by unified workers movement is a victory in itself, says labor groups -BMP

Labor senatoriables held a press conference at the foot of Mendiola Bridge early morning today to commemorate International Labor Day. The candidates, who have coalesced under the LABOR WIN alliance, said that the said venue was chosen not only as a message to Malacanang to persuade House and the Senate to prohibit contractualization, enact a…

[Press Release] PNP, DepEd must divulge objective behind profiling of teachers, Comelec probe sought -BMP

PNP, DepEd must divulge objective behind profiling of teachers, Comelec probe sought A labor leader expressed grave alarm following the recent disclosure of a memorandum issued by the national directorate for intelligence of the national police for its regional counterparts to conduct a profiling on the members of the teachers’ group Alliance of Concerned Teachers.…

[Statement] Duterte, just like his predecessors, has only used the SONA to promote himself, preserve the status quo and advance the interests of the economic elite -BMP

The Bukluran ng Manggagawang Pilipino (BMP) explained that Philippine society is divided into ‘two nations’. On one hand, a nation of rent-seeking property-owners and another nation of paupers who are forced to sell their labor-power and have always been at the losing end of state policies. “Year in, year out the toiling masses have yearned…

[Statement] Sa alok ng “kompromiso” sa isyu ng kontraktwalisasyon: Duterte, bistado ka na – BMP

Sa alok ng “kompromiso” sa isyu ng kontraktwalisasyon: Duterte, bistado ka na – BMP ”Nahuli sa bibig ang isda! Tila nabahag ang buntot ng sigang si Duterte”, ganito ang naging pahayag ng Bukluran ng Manggagawang Pilipino (BMP) matapos nitong itulak ang pakikipagkumpromiso sa pagresolba sa isyu ng kontraktuwalisasyon na kanyang pinangako nung siya’y nangangampanya. Matatandaang…

[From the web] Workers’ group slam Duterte’s defense of police brutality, holds President accountable -BMP

Workers’ group slam Duterte’s defense of police brutality, holds President accountable Socialist workers’ group Bukluran ng Manggagawang Pilipino today lambasted President Rodrigo Duterte’s response to the violent dispersal of protests in front of the US embassy this week, calling it “an act of violence against the people.” “Instead of saying the only thing that must…

[Press Release] Junk contractualization to avert another Kentex- BMP

Junk contractualization to avert another Kentex- BMP A LABOR group called for the immediate junking of Department Order 18-A (DO 18-A) of the labor department after the country suffered its worst industrial tragedy which claimed the lives of seventy-two workers in a fire that razed the Kentex Manufacturing Corporation factory in Valenzuela City last Wednesday.…

[Press Release] Talking Peace but Waging War Aquino betrayed the peace process, killed BBL, militants say -BMP

Talking Peace but Waging War Aquino betrayed the peace process, killed BBL, militants say A MILITANT labor group accused President Noynoy Aquino of abandoning the peace process between the government and the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF). The group further claimed that Aquino likewise killed whatever chances the Bangsamoro Basic Law (BBL) had to be…