Ang Bayan
April 21, 2019

Protests

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Filipino migrants protest in US. In Washington DC, the Malaya movement led a die-in protest in the US Senate led at least 300 individuals in condemning the Duterte regime’s killing campaign and demand a stop to the provision of US military aid to the reactionary government of the Philip­pines.

The Duterte regime received $184.5 million in military aid in 2018 and is expecting to receive an additional $108 million this year.

Sumifru workers’ victory. Workers under the NAMASUFA-NAFLU-KMU won their labor case for the reinstatement of more than 665 workers who were illegally terminated by the management of Sumifru Philippines in Compostela, Compostella Valley. However, the management did not recognize and implement the labor order issued by the National Labor Relations Commission on March 25 to reinstate the workers. On April 12, the workers protested in front of the headquarters of Sumifru to demand its compliance with the said order.

Nexperia workers’ protest. Workers of Procter & Gamble and members of WALR-Nexperia-LIGA protested in front of the Light Industry and Science Park Gate 1 in Calamba City, Laguna on April 2 to demand the compliance of Nexperia with the order issued by the Department of Labor and Employment for the regularization of its 182 workers, as previously agreed upon by LIGA and the management.

Drivers’ protest. PISTON spear­headed a picket protest of jeepney drivers and operators in Cubao last April 8 to condemn the continuous surge in the price of oil and other commodities.

AB (2019-04-21): Protests