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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 »

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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 »

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DO30 in Breach of DU30’s Campaign Promise, Workers’ Reiterate Call to End all Forms of Contractualization

President Duterte made these pledge before the Filipino people when he was campaigning for the Presidency: “The moment I assume the Presidency, contractualization will stop. They have to stop it.” “What I will do is call the Speaker and the Senate President after their elections and everybody, may constitution na doon, internal, then I will… Read more »

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Sentro welcomes pres’l bets raising the ‘endo’ issue, dares them to present concrete steps to curb contractualization

AFTER being ignored as a pressing problem for so long, the “endo” or rampant contract labor has finally been elevated to a more mainstream issue when all the five presidential candidates acknowledged and openly opposed it during their third and last debate yesterday that was broadcast live nationwide. The national labor center Sentro ng mga… Read more »