[Press Release] Labor group blames regressive policies for rising unemployment -CTUHR

Labor group blames regressive policies for rising unemployment “The trend in rising unemployment is clear proof of the government’s regressive economic and labor policies.” This is what Arman Hernando, Center for Trade Union and Human Rights coordinator for documentation said in reaction to the latest Labor Force Survey (LFS) that revealed an increase in unemployment…

[Press Release] Labor group hits gov’t, management response to child labor in Agusan palm oil plantation -CTUHR

Labor group hits gov’t, management response to child labor in Agusan palm oil plantation Center for Trade Union and Human Rights slammed the Department of Labor and Employment and Filipinas Palm Oil Plantation Inc.(FPPI) response to child labor issue in the said company saying that the Anti-Child Labor Program developed by the Technical Working Group…

[Statement] On the killing of Davao City transport leader -CTUHR

On the killing of Davao City transport leader The Center for Trade Union and Human Rights strongly condemns the killing of Davao City transport leader Antonio Petalcorin, President of Network of Transport Organization-Davao (NETO-NCTU-APL). This is another blow to the working sector and a clear indication that human rights situation in the country has not…

[Statement] The Maverick of the proletarians by Erwin R. Puhawan

“The Maverick of the proletarians” by Erwin Puhawan February 6 marks the 12th year death anniversary of Filemon “Ka Popoy” Lagman. Feared by the abusive capitalist class but admired by the working class. As  a former  student  leader turned revolutionary , the  works  of  Ka Popoy  inspired  many  revolutionaries  to take the  challenge and  take …

[In the news] P-Noy defends human rights record -PhilStar.com

P-Noy defends human rights record By Ana Marie Pamintuan, The Philippine Star October 24, 2012 AUCKLAND – President Aquino yesterday defended the human rights record of his administration, saying state forces also have rights that must be respected and upheld. “I keep saying that human rights is for everybody,” Aquino told Radio New Zealand in…