Hindi na dapat ipagdiwang ng rehimeng Duterte ang Araw ng Kalayaan. Wala itong karapatang mag-alay ng bulaklak sa paanan ng estatuwa ni Rizal na siyang laging seremonya ng mga pamahalaan tuwing ika-12 ng Hunyo. Higit pang naging hungkag ang selebrasyong ito sa ilalim ni Duterte, na sa katotohanan ay matagal nang ritwal na lamang na… Read more »

Filipino workers among the most at risk anywhere in the world – SENTRO

Despite assurances of protection from local and national laws, including international agreements, Filipino workers are living the most perilous time in their own country and in almost all other countries they are working as overseas Filipino workers (OFWs), labor group Sentro ng mga Nagkakaisa at Progresibong Manggagawa (Sentro) said over the weekend. In its annual… Read more »

Mr. Duterte, your misogynistic behavior endangers our women OFWs – SENTRO

Mr. Duterte, your misogynistic behavior endangers our women OFWs – SENTRO Instead of manipulating women overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) to show his ‘care’ to them, the president should work to improve the protection of OFWs in various destinations overseas and institute workable programs for the returning OFWs. “For one, Mr. Duterte can expand bilateral agreements… Read more »

Southern Luzon network of civil society groups launch Manlaban Ka

A Southern Luzon-wide network of civil society organizations working for the promotion and protection of human rights was launched in Cavite. Some 300 representatives of basic sectors from labor, urban poor, farmers, fisher folks, women, youth, transport workers, church and anti mining advocates, gathered Wednesday at the historic Casa Hacienda popularly known as the Tejeros… Read more »

SENTRO Solidarity Statement for the Release of Han Sang-gyun

The Sentro ng mga Nagkakaisa at Progresibong Manggagawa (SENTRO) send its heartfelt congratulations to Brother Han Sang-gyun, former President of the Korean Confederation of Trade Unions (KCTU), for his release from prison last May 21. Together with KCTU we stand proud and happy regarding this positive development—a clear moral and political victory for the solidarity… Read more »

Workers demand investigation of abusive practices in Burger Machine

A workers’ group is asking the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) to investigate a fast food company allegedly forcing its employees to work in a shift continuously which sometimes extend up to several days. “The DOLE should immediately inspect Burger Machine for forcing their employees to work non-stop for several days until a replacement is… Read more »


Matapos tanggalin ng Korte Suprema si Maria Lourdes Sereno bilang Chief Justice sa botong 8-6, naging malinaw na hindi Saligang Batas ang sinusunod ng Kataas-taasang Hukuman kundi kagustuhan ng iilang nasa kapangyarihan. Nakikita namin sa Kalipunan ng Kilusang Masa, isang koalisyon ng mga kilusang manggagawa, magsasaka, kababaihan, maralitang lungsod, kabataan-estudyante, maka-kalikasang aktibista, na ngayon higit kailanman,… Read more »

Sentro’s statement on the Abolition of the PCGG

The move to abolish the Philippine Commission on Good Government (PCGG) is another dastardly act! Rather than give closure to a bloody and human rights violations-laden period of the country’s political life, this action is actually rubbing salt to the wounds of thousands of victims of the Marcos dictatorship. Many of these victims are workers,… Read more »

Sentro’s statement on issues of domestic workers in Kuwait

Sentro ng mga Nagkakaisa at Progresibong Manggagawa (SENTRO) shares the jubilation of hundreds of thousands of overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) for the recent positive development in the diplomatic row between the Kuwaiti and the Philippine governments. As part of the resolution, the Kuwaiti government announced last 9 May 2018 that the concerns of all migrant… Read more »

Press Statement on EO 54

PRESS STATEMENT Sentro ng mga Nagkakaisa at Progresibong Manggagawa 12 May 2018 Any increase in the benefits for workers would always be welcome. We agree that increases in benefits for workers with permanent disabilities should somewhat be aligned with the increase granted to pensioners without permanent disabilities. We are concerned about the sustainability of the… Read more »

  • Labor hesitant about Palace Meeting sans knowledge of final EO version

    “We are not sure if we will go to the meeting with the President as we don’t know which version of the Executive Order (EO) Labor Secretary Silvestre Bello III is once again peddling,” Nagkaisa Labor Coalition said in a hastily called press conference following reports of a much delayed meeting with President Rodrigo Duterte… Read more »

  • Workers to Duterte: fulfill your promise, get rid of endo!

    President Duterte should immediately fulfill his campaign promise to end the prevalent practice of contractualization, more popularly known as “endo,” the Sentro ng mga Nagkakaisa at Progresibong Manggagawa (SENTRO) said on Tuesday as they staged their annual “the Passion of Christ the Worker” in observance of the Lenten season, which reenacts the many “crosses” of… Read more »

  • Delete Anti-Labor Phrase in the BBL

    The Sentro ng mga Nagkakaisa at Progresibong Manggagawa (SENTRO) is appealing to the Senators for the removal of the phrase “in accordance with the law to be passed by the Bangsamoro parliament” in the BBL, referring to the fundamental rights of the workers. The offending phrase is in section 10 on labor rights under Senate… Read more »

  • Women’s Groups Decry Violence as Women’s Month Opens

    On the second day of women’s month, women leaders expressed their opposition to the policies of President Rodrigo Duterte, including Charter Change, which they say aggravate violence against women. “The killings on account of President Rodrigo Duterte’s anti-drug campaign continue and will likely increase if his term is extended when the Charter is changed,” stated… Read more »

  • DTI should impose its weight against rising inflation, not on labor

    The Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) should impose its weight against rising inflation rather than keeping the labor price low under the policy of contractualization. The DTI has always been on the side of business, thus, when Secretary Ramon Lopez stated that contractualization “is not unfair to workers” he was essentially parroting the line… Read more »

  • Time is up: The buck stops now with the President on the issue of endo

    PRESS STATEMENT NAGKAISA! Labor Coalition 28 February 2018 Contractualization was a top billing issue during the 2016 presidential election. And it was the President who made a campaign promise that the moment he becomes the Chief Executive, contractualization will stop. The trade union movement responded with enthusiasm and accorded the President the courtesy and latitude… Read more »