Nagkaisa! condemns violence against workers across the country

Nagkaisa! Labor Coalition is deeply concerned over the spate of violence that befell workers in separate incidents across the country. “We condemn in the strongest terms possible, the attempted murder of a trade union leader in Cebu City and the violent dispersal of striking workers of food giant NutriAsia and their supporters, in Marilao, Bulacan,”… Read more »

Kalipunan condemns the issuance of arrest warrants against former lawmakers

Kalipunan ng mga Kilusang Masa (KALIPUNAN) —a coalition of labor, urban poor, peasant, women, human rights and environmental defenders’ organizations—condemns the issuance of arrest warrants for murder charges against former lawmakers Satur Ocampo, Teddy Casino, Liza Maza (current secretary of the National Anti-Poverty Commission), and Rafael Mariano (former agrarian reform secretary of President Duterte). The… Read more »

ENDO to survive beyond Duterte’s Administration sans Security of Tenure Law – SENTRO

Endo or labor only contracting will survive well beyond the administration of President Rodrigo Duterte unless the Security of Tenure (SOT) is certified as urgent, a labor group said on Tuesday, citing wrong data the president used during the State of the Nation Address (SONA). During SONA, Mr. Duterte claimed that his campaign against endo… Read more »

SENTRO Statement for SONA 2018

This year’s State of the Nation Address (SONA) is the third under the Duterte administration. While the chief executive will no doubt use this opportunity to present the supposed achievements and the future promises of the national government before a national audience, We, the Sentro ng mga Nagkakaisa at Progresibong Manggagawa assert, that behind the… Read more »

Labor group expects “good” SONA

Nagkaisa Labor Coalition, the largest coalition of worker’s organization in the country expects a “good” SONA from President Duterte. “It should be a SONA that would squarely address economic woes and political issues besetting the country today”, said Nagkaisa spokesperson Ka Rene Magtubo. Nagkaisa expects the President’s SONA should contain the following: – Addressing the… Read more »

United Labor SONA : The Real State of Labor under Duterte Exposed

A few days before President Rodrigo Duterte’s third State of the Nation Address (SONA), the labor sector once again showcased working class unity. The country’s major labor centers under the Nagkaisa! Labor Coalition and Kilusang Mayo Uno (KMU) presented the real state of Filipino workers to media under the two years of President Duterte. “No… Read more »

Workers urge gov’t to certify tenure bill as urgent

The workers belonging to Sentro ng mga Progresibo at Nagkakaisang Manggagawa (Sentro) are urging President Rodrigo Duterte to certify the Security of Tenure Bill as urgent, as the Executive Order 51 failed to address contractualization. The House of Representatives has already passed HB House Bill 6908, or “An Act Strengthening the Security of Tenure of… Read more »

Charter Change: Changing the rules to allow dictatorship

Opening the 1987 Constitution to amendments via a Constituent Assembly (ConAss) will only enable the few to forward their own interests, allow the President and other incumbents to stay in power beyond their terms, or establish a transitional or permanent dictator along the way. On July 9, 2018, a draft federal constitution was submitted by… Read more »

Response From Migrant Worker Communities  and Migrant Rights’ Civil Society Organizations With Regards To Ongoing Raids on Undocumented Migrants in Malaysia

In response to the ongoing enforcement operations on undocumented migrant workers by the Immigration Department of Malaysia and as per press release (31 May 2018) by the Home Affairs Minister of Malaysia, YB Tan Sri Muhyiddin Haji Mohd Yassin, of the new Pakatan Harapan government, we the migrant community and CSOs concerned about migrants’ rights… Read more »

Statement on the Conduct of “Oplan Galugad” and the Murder of Genesis Argoncillo

The Alliance of Progressive Labor-Youth (APL-Youth, an affiliate of Sentro ng mga Nagkakaisa at Progresibong Manggagawa) condemns, in the strongest possible terms, the continued conduct of Oplan Galugad, which resulted in the death of Genesis “Tisoy” Argoncillo, as well as the unjust incarceration of many others. Clearly, this current drive to “discipline” “vagrants” or “tambays”… Read more »

  • On SONA 2013: Enough of Broken Promises! End Poverty and Inequality! Stop Extra Judicial Killings Now!

    Enough of Broken Promises! End Poverty and Inequality! Stop Extra Judicial Killings Now! Today, at least a thousand workers belonging to APL and SENTRO will join the NAGKAISA mobilization along Commonwealth Avenue. This is where social movements and civil society groups will converge to express their dismay over the President Aquino’s failure to live up… Read more »


    SENTRO Statement for SONA 2013 Three years ago, President Aquino promised to substantially reduce poverty, create quality and secure jobs, and end the reign of impunity, among others. He promised “inclusive growth”. Workers have had enough of these broken promises. This was aired by the Sentro ng mga Nagkakaisa at Progresibong Manggagawa (SENTRO) as it… Read more »

  • Masarap Maging Pinoy sa Panahong Ito Kung Di Ka Gutom!

    APL-SENTRO Critiques PNOY’S SONA: PNoy, in his 4th SONA said, “talagang napakasarap maging Pilipino sa panahong ito.” Leaders of the labor movement say: NOT if you are a minimum wage earner who hardly make ends meet while his bosses are raking in windfall profits! NOT if you are a migrant worker who was forced to search for… Read more »


    By Daniel L. Edralin Philippine Workers’ Delegate to the 102nd Session of the ILC, Geneva, Switzerland Chairperson of the Alliance of Progressive Labor (APL) Co-Convenor of NAGKAISA! 14 June 2013 Peace and justice to all. This year’s theme: “Building a Future with Decent Work,” APPROXIMATES our hopes as workers. It is a hope that refuses… Read more »

  • ‘Good Job’ means a Regular Job with Good Pay

        25,000 WORKERS MARCH TO MENDIOLA ON LABOR DAY; SENATORIABLES VOW TO FIGHT FOR SECURITY OF TENURE Chiding President Aquino’s pronouncement that Labor Day should be celebratory with both labor and capitalists greeting each other for “doing a good job” for the past year, workers renewed the call for government to create “not just… Read more »

  • Kristong Maralita Carries the Cross of Informal Settlers

    On the occasion of the Lenten season, informal settlers belonging to the Katipunan ng Maralitang Obrero (KAMAO) staged a re-enactment of Jesus Christ’s passion on the cross in Mendiola to dramatize the plight of more than 25,000 informal settlers in Metro Manila who live in so-called danger zones. “The informal settlers are facing a bleak… Read more »