[From the web] Workers, Labor Rights Advocates Look Back at 2018, Slam Duterte Admin for Rampant Labor Rights Violations -CTUHR

Workers, Labor Rights Advocates Look Back at 2018, Slam Duterte Admin for Rampant Labor Rights Violations On January 31, 2019, more than 200 workers, Church people and students gathered at the Iglesia Filipina Independiente National Cathedral to tackle the situation of workers’ and human rights in the country. The activity is hosted and organized by…

[Statement] Tuloy ang laban ni Andres Bonifacio -TDC

Tuloy ang laban ni Andres Bonifacio “Itong Katagalugan na pinamamahalaan noong unang panahon ng ating tunay na mga kababayan, noong hindi pa tumutuntong sa mga lupaing ito ang mga Kastila, ay nabubuhay sa lubos na kasaganaan, at kaginhawaaan. Kasundo niya ang mga kapitbayan at lalung-lalo na ang mga taga-Hapon. Sila’y kabilihan at kapalitan ng mga…

[Press Release] Labor rights NGO hits Duterte over surging cases of trump-up charges vs activists, human rights defenders

On the first month of Sta. Cruz 5’s illegal arrest and detention, Labor rights NGO hits Duterte over surging cases of trump-up charges vs activists, human rights defenders Labor rights organization Center for Trade Union and Human Rights (CTUHR) calls for their immediate release and the junking of trumped-up charges filed against Sta Cruz 5:…

[From the web] Labor Rights Group Condemns Brutal Dispersal of Banana Plantation Workers’ Strike; Demands Accountability of Sumifru and Its Cohorts in Duterte Government -CTUHR

Labor Rights Group Condemns Brutal Dispersal of Banana Plantation Workers’ Strike; Demands Accountability of Sumifru and Its Cohorts in Duterte Government Labor rights group, Center for Trade Union and Human Rights (CTUHR) strongly denounces the violent dispersal of the workers’ strike at Sumifru Philippines Corporation in Compostela Valley. On October 11, 2018, 11th day of…

[Statement] On the dismissal of Usec. Joel Maglunsod -CTUHR

On the dismissal of Usec. Joel Maglunsod An Affront to Struggling Workers; State Forces Cue for Intensified Worker’s Rights Violations The Center for Trade Union and Human Rights (CTUHR) is dismayed, but not surprised over the sudden removal of Joel Maglunsod from the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE). Duterte’s ascription of the workers strikes…

[Statement] On AFP & Malacanang’s Statement Implicating Trade Unions in “Red October”: Ridiculous, Irresponsible and Sinister -CTUHR

On AFP & Malacanang’s Statement Implicating Trade Unions in “Red October”: Ridiculous, Irresponsible and Sinister The Center for Trade Union and Human Right (CTUHR) slammed the statements made by AFP Chief Galvez and AFP Chief of Staff for Operations Brig. Gen. Antonio Parlade with Ms. Tina Monzon-Palma on September 21,2018, alleging that the issue of…

[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…

[Tula] Nutri-Asia -ni Rene Boy E. Abiva

Nutri-Asia ni Rene Boy E. Abiva Panay ang pang-eenganyo ng mga imahe sa ‘sang dambuhalang billboard sa kahabaan ng Edsa at North Luzon Expressway bitbit nila ang paulit-ulit mong islogan mula 1996 hanggang ngayon: “ masarap, masaya ang lutuin kung hahaluan ng Datu Puti, Silver Swan, UFC, Mang Tomas, PAPA, Golden Fiesta at Locally.” Habang…

[Statement] Workers fight dictatorship, defend human rights! -PAHRA

Workers fight dictatorship, defend human rights! Workers fight dictatorship, defend human rights! The Philippine Alliance of Human Rights Advocates (PAHRA) is one with the working class in commemorating Labor Day. We add our voices in solidarity with the toiling masses specifically in demanding for the end of contractualization in the country and the respect, protection…

[Statement] DUTERTE: Kaaway ng Manggagawa’t Kabataang Pilipino -SPARK

DUTERTE: Kaaway ng Manggagawa’t Kabataang Pilipino Bubuhos ang libo-libong masa sa lansangan, isisigaw ang mga panawagang naghahangad ng pagbabago. Kasabay ng mga talumpati ng mga lider ng iba’t ibang grupo maririnig ang ingay ng mga sasakyang bumubusina. Ang mga kalsada na kadalasang larawan ng trapik ay magmimistulang naglalagablab na damdaming palaban ng masang patuloy na…

[Statement] On 2nd Labor Day of President Duterte, Regime not only miserably failed on Ending ‘Endo’, but intensified workers’ rights violations – CTUHR

On 2nd Labor Day of President Duterte, Regime not only miserably failed on Ending ‘Endo’, but intensified workers’ rights violations – CTUHR As the Duterte administration marks its 2nd Labor Day in power, it is no longer facing the hopeful workers and trade unions that trusted him, but a seething dismay of betrayed people. The regime…

[Press Release] On Labor Day, all roads lead to Mendiola, Frustrated workers to march together on Labor Day -NAGKAISA/KMU

On Labor Day, all roads lead to Mendiola, Frustrated workers to march together on Labor Day The growing frustration, disappointment and dissatisfaction of workers over President Rodrigo Duterte’s failure to fulfill a promise have only bonded workers. Unable to secure an Executive Order over the past year that would have re-established direct hiring as the…

[From the web] On Duterte’s passing the responsibility to Congress to end contractualization: Like throwing a person in a shark-infested sea -CTUHR

On Duterte’s passing the responsibility to Congress to end contractualization: Like throwing a person in a shark-infested sea Labour rights organization, Center for Trade Union and Human Rights (CTUHR) slammed Pres Duterte’s turn around on end to contractualization, saying that Malacanang’s move smashes the tiniest hope for decent work that workers in this country were…

[Press Release] On Duterte’s passing the responsibility to Congress to end contractualization: Like throwing a person in a shark-infested sea -CTUHR

On Duterte’s passing the responsibility to Congress to end contractualization: Like throwing a person in a shark-infested sea Labour rights organization, Center for Trade Union and Human Rights (CTUHR) slammed Pres Duterte’s turn around on end to contractualization, saying that Malacanang’s move smashes the tiniest hope for decent work that workers in this country were…