Tags: Anakpawis

By RONALYN V. OLEA Bulatlat.com MANILA – Citing recent studies that show that seven out of ten companies implement combinations of flexible work arrangements, Anakpawis filed a bill seeking to protect the security of tenure of workers. Anakpawis Rep. Rafael Mariano recently filed House Bill 5110 or An Act Strengthening the Workers�� Security of Tenure,…

PRESS RELEASE 15 August 2011 MANILA — “Faced with workers’ continuing clamor for a significant wage hike, the Department of Trade and Industry is resorting to the age-old tactic of blackmailing workers with threats of massive layoffs.” This was the statement of labor center Kilusang Mayo Uno as it picketed the Department of Trade and…

By RONALYN V. OLEA Bulatlat.com MANILA – A few days before President Benigno S. Aquino III delivers his State of the Nation Address (Sona), three more victims add to the growing list of political killings. Roque Laputan, 59, a member of Anakpawis partylist, Davao del Sur, was murdered by unidentified men, July 10. Laputan, was…

By INA ALLECO R. SILVERIO
“The thieves who raided the nation’s coffers cannot be allowed to escape punishment. President Aquino should take a cue from actions such as this filing of criminal charges against Gutierrez and put meat into his words that he is an enemy of the corrupt.” – lawyers’ group

By INA ALLECO R. SILVERIO
Because there seems to be no end to the increases in the prices of oil products, people’s organizations are calling for a nationally-coordinated strike on March 31 saying that oil companies are lying when it cites world crude prices in justifying increases in local pump prices.

By INA ALLECO R. SILVERIO
“The armed conflict is deeply rooted in extreme poverty and social injustice suffered by the Filipino people and should be addressed by concrete measures A just and lasting peace cannot be achieved through abstract and empty peace rhetoric.” –Anakpawis Rep. Rafael Mariano

By MAUREEN A. HERMITANIO
The 10 who fell to their death at Lucio Tan’s construction site were contractual workers. Subcontracting and labor-only contracting are a common practice in the construction industry, where workers are thoroughly exploited.

Related Story: Work Safety Group Urges Probe of Lucio Tan Firm for Death of 10 Workers

By JANESS ANN J. ELLAO
“No matter how much the Aquino government spends on the CCT, reducing poverty in the country still boils down to adequate social services and jobs creation, and more importantly, a ‘national development strategy’.” – Kadamay

Sidebar: Akbayan Reps, 19 Others Flip-Flop, Sign Resolution Supporting CCT Program