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Statement on the On-going Rohingya Crisis

The Sentro ng mga Nagkakaisa at Progresibong Manggagawa (SENTRO) joins the peoples of Southeast Asia in mourning and expressing outrage against the virtual genocide of the Rohingya peoples of Myanmar. We also express grave resentment on two things: 1) the inhumane responses conducted by the Myanmar government under the direction of State Counsellor Aung San… Read more »

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The Bitter Truth About Sugar Tax!

“Tax on sugar sweetened beverages is both anti-worker and anti-poor. It is also the wrong solution to our health problems,” declared Alfredo Marañon, national president of the Federation and Cooperation of Cola, Beverage and Allied Industries (FCCU), during a picket in front of the Senate this morning. “Worst, it could do more harm than good… Read more »

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Conclusions of the Global Campaign on the UNHRC 2nd Session of OEIGWG

Conclusions of the Global Campaign on the UNHRC 2nd Session of the “Open-ended intergovernmental working group on transnational corporations and other business enterprises with respect to human rights” (OEIGWG) concluding on 28th October 2016 Geneva, 28 October 2016 In the context of the Second Session of the Open Ended Inter-Governmental Working Group (OEIGWG) at the… Read more »

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Aquino’s Sona report: Conveniently selected; eluding realities

GOODBYE P-Noy. Enjoy your retirement from the presidency. But how about the workers and the vast majority of citizens you will leave behind who remain excluded from the much vaunted economic growth that your administration has supposedly achieved after almost six years in power? How about the proposed bills for various social programs – especially… Read more »

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Solidarity Message to Kilus Magniniyog

Mga kasama naming magbubukid at aktibista sa Kilus Magniniyog: Ang pamunuan at kasapian ng Sentro ng mga Nagkakaisa at Progresibong Manggagawa (Sentro) – isang pambansang sentrong unyon ng mga manggagawa sa pribado, publiko, impormal at migranteng sektor, na inilunsad noong isang taon lang – ay mahigpit na kumakapit-bisig sa mga magsasaka’t manggagawa sa niyugan, sa… Read more »

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PNoy’s Economics is Not Working for the Working People!

Malacañang can downplay or sneer at the recent SWS survey showing that the country’s unemployment has worsened, but the government can never elude a simple fact – its economics is not working for the working class! The SWS survey merely proved what the trade unions and civil society have been saying all along… the spectacular… Read more »