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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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Labor group urges Duterte to follow through with his warning vs. abusive employers

The Sentro ng mga Nagkakaisa at Progresibong Manggagawa or SENTRO welcomes the President’s warning to companies to immediately desist from abusing contractualization. To bolster the President’s pronouncement to end contractualization in the country, SENTRO urges Duterte to come up with the list of top 1,000 corporations who are known to violate contracting and monitor their… Read more »

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May 1 & May 9 calls: End Endo, End Poverty, Reject ‘Trapos’ and the Rising ‘New Right’!

ORGANIZED labor reiterated its call against rampant contractualization while urging the people to repudiate the “trapos” or traditional politicians. The national labor center Sentro ng mga Nagkakaisa at Progresibong Manggagawa (SENTRO) also warned against the rise of the “new right” or neo-fascists during the celebration of International Labor Day today which is just a few… 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 »

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Workers reenact Christ’s ‘present calvaries’

IN OBSERVANCE of the Lenten season, members of the national labor center Sentro ng mga Nagkakaisa at Progresibong Manggagawa staged today in Mendiola Bridge, near Malacañang, a “people’s version” of the Passion Play depicting the many contemporary “crosses” being carried by the workers and the ordinary Filipinos. Some protesters dressed as Roman soldiers use papier-mâché… Read more »