Uring Manggagawa, Hukbong Mapagpalaya!

Sosyalismo ang Lunas! Ibagsak ang mapang-api't masibang kapitalistang sistema! Manggagawa sa Lahat ng Bansa, Magkaisa!

Miyerkules, Abril 16, 2014

Forum ng manggagawa hinggil sa ASEAN Economic Integration, inilunsad sa Marikina

Inilunsad ng WFTU - Phils (World Federation of Trade Unions - Philippine chapter) ang isang napakahalagang pulong-talakayan (forum) hinggil sa ASEAN Economic Integration (AEI) na ginanap sa Shoe Hall ng Marikina City Hall nitong Abril 15, 2014, araw ng Martes, mula ika-3:00 ng hapon hanggang ika-7:00 ng gabi. Ang mga pangunahing tagapagsalita ay sina Ka Sonny Melencio, pangulo ng Partido Lakas ng Masa (PLM), at Ka Rasti Delizo ng Sanlakas. Ang tagapagpadaloy naman ng nasabing pulong-talakayan ay si Ka Leody de Guzman ng BMP. Dumalo rito ang mga kinatawan ng iba't ibang grupong kasapi ng WFTU sa Pilipinas, tulad ng BMP (Bukluran ng Manggagawang Pilipino), Katipunan, NATU (National Alliance of Trade Unions), TUPAS (Trade Unions of the Philippines and Allied Services), Socialista, KASAMA, KUA (Kilusan ng Uring Anakpawis), Proletaryong Rebolusyonaryong Kilusan (PRK), at Cavite Group.

Nagbigay naman ng kanilang reaksyon o pananaw sina Ka Egay Bilayon ng PNR at pangulo rin ng ICLS (International Center for Labor Solidarity), Ka Raul ng Katipunan, Ka Danny ng PRK, Ka Blessy ng Socialista, Ka Josie ng PM, Ka Larry de Guzman ng Kasama-NCR, Ka Gerry Puyat ng KUA, at Ka Rodel Atienza ng BMP. Nagbigay naman ng mga makabagbag-damdaming awiting manggagawa ang grupong ChopSuey sa pangunguna nina Josie sa pag-awit at Ojie Tan sa pagtugtog ng gitara. Ang nag-isponsor naman ng meryenda ng mga dumalo ay ang Marikina Workers Affairs Office.

(Ulat at mga litrato ni Greg Bituin Jr.)

 

Miyerkules, Abril 9, 2014

Rali laban sa ChaCha ni Belmonte sa Mabuhay Rotunda

Abril 9, 2014 - Kasabay sa paggunita ng Araw ng Kagitingan, nakiisa ang BMP at PLM sa panawagan ng iba't ibang grupo laban sa ChaCha ni Belmonte sa Mabuhay (Welcome) Rotunda. 








Martes, Marso 25, 2014

Ikalawang Kombensyon ng BMP-ST, Inilunsad

IKALAWANG KOMBENSYON NG BMP-ST, INILUNSAD

Sa temang "Palakasin ang Kilusang Manggagawa sa Rehiyon, Harapin ang Hamon ng ASEAN Economic Integration", inilunsad ng Bukluran ng Manggagawang Pilipino - Southern Tagalog (BMP-ST) chapter ang kanilang ikalawang Kombensyon noong Mardo 23, 2014 sa Troy's Grill sa Calamba City, Laguna. Dinaluhan ito ng mga unyon mula sa lalawigan ng Cavite, Laguna, Batangas, Rizal at Quezon (CaLaBaRZon).

Ang mga nahalal sa pamunuan ng BMP-ST ay sina Domingo "Ka Domeng" P. Mole - pangulo; Noe Salo - ikalawang panguli; Eliezer "Ka Eli" Guzman, pangkalahatang kalihim; Alden de Felipe - ingat-yaman, at Hazel Toledo - tagasuri. Ang sampung bumubuo ng regional council (RC) ay sina Cecilio V. Padilla, Angelito Abordo, Lorenzo Catangay, Teresita Abello, Elmer Bilaos, Felix Bulalacao, German Rowey, Antonio Villar, Juanilla Pasquin, at Julian Lambaroc.

(Ulat ni Greg Bituin Jr., at litrato ni Eli Guzman)









Martes, Marso 18, 2014

Forum sa ASEAN Economic Integration, inilunsad ng BMP sa UP

Marso 17, 2014 - Inilunsad ng BMP ang forum hinggil sa AEI (ASEAN Economic Integration) sa Vinzon's Hall sa UP Diliman, QC. Tampok na tagapagsalita sina Manjet Lopez ng Sanlakas, Angel Dimalanta na manggagawa sa kumpanya ng Toyota, at Erwin Puhawan ng Power campaign ng FDC at Kanlungan. Si Mike Garay ng BMP ang nagbigay ng paunang salita at nag-welcome sa mga dumalo. (Ulat at litrato ni Greg Bituin Jr.)




Miyerkules, Marso 12, 2014

Manggagawa, Nagrali Laban sa ChaCha ni Belmonte




MANGGAGAWA, NAGRALI LABAN SA CHACHA NI BELMONTE

News from Manila Bulletin

Group slams solons pushing Cha-cha
by Chito A. Chavez
March 12, 2014

A group of militant workers promoting human rights staged a rally in front of the Batasang Pambansa in Quezon City questioning the ulterior motive of the lawmakers pushing for charter change.

Earlier, several members of the House of Representatives claimed that the main objective of charter change is to attract foreign investors.

Gie Relova, leader of the Bukluran ng Manggagawang Pilipino (BMP), slammed the country’s leaders for allegedly lobbying interest on foreign companies.

Last week, the House Committee on Constitutional Reform led by Davao Representative Mylene Garcia-Albano approved House Resolution 1 which seeks to amend the Philippine Constitution.

The resolution also seeks to add the phrase “unless otherwise amended by law” to articles in the Constitution that specify 40 percent limits to foreign ownership of land and businesses, including management of media, franchises to public utilities, and ownership of educational institutions.

The resolution also seeks to augment participation of foreign corporations in developing, exploring, and utilizing lands of public domain, waters, minerals, coal, petroleum and other mineral oils, all forces of potential energy fisheries, forests or timber, wildlife, flora and fauna, and other natural resources.

“We will support Belmonte’s move only if the Speaker and his cohorts will take into account proposals which that will also improve our conditions since undeniably, we are the most productive sector in the economy,” Relova said.

Among the labor sector’s pressing issues include the erroneous wage fixing mechanisms in the form of the regional wage boards, the menace of contractualization which cheapen labor and denies workers job security and the increasing number of unemployed.

“If the only vision of these congressmen is simply to liberalize the economy further without strengthening labor protectionist provisions, this will easily translate to more labor rights violations, more miserable working conditions and more depressing wages. Without winking an eye, labor will be the most organized and staunchest opposition to their plans of selling-out our interests and our families’ lifelines,” Relova added.


News from InterAksyon (ABC 5)

Charter change should also favor workers, not only foreign investors - labor group
By: InterAksyon.com
March 12, 2014

MANILA - House Speaker Feliciano Belmonte’s initiative to amend the Constitution is for foreign investments to come in by relaxing the limits on foreign ownership of land and businesses, but labor groups said any Charter change should also favor workers.

In a statement, Gie Relova, leader of the Bukluran ng Manggagawang Pilipino said: “The workers are agonizing that our country’s officials are unashamed in their aggressive lobbying for the interests of foreign companies, but what about us? What about our rights? If they plan to amend the Charter, they might as well enhance the labor protection and welfare provisions. Our livelihood and our children’s future are at stake here too.”

Last week, the House Committee on Constitutional Reform led by Davao Representative  Mylene Garcia-Albano approved House Resolution 1 which seeks to add the phrase "unless otherwise amended by law" to articles in the Constitution that specify 40-percent limits to foreign ownership of land and businesses, including management of media, franchises to public utilities, and ownership of educational institutions.

The resolution also seeks to augment participation of foreign corporations in developing, exploring, and utilizing lands of public domain, waters, minerals, coal, petroleum and other mineral oils, all forces of potential energy fisheries, forests or timber, wildlife, flora and fauna, and other natural resources.

‘Right to live decently’

While the present charter “gives equal premium to the ‘right to property’ of the minority capitalists and the majority workers’ ‘right to live decently,’” the accumulation of incredible wealth in the hands of a few “is also the primary hindrance for the millions of workers to live decently,” Relova said.

He was also quick to add that, “We will support Belmonte’s move only if the Speaker and his cohorts will take into account proposals which that will also improve our conditions since undeniably, we are the most productive sector in the economy.”

Among their demands: to fix the erroneous wage fixing mechanisms in the form of the regional wage boards, and to do away with the “menace of contractualization which cheapen labor and denies workers job security and the increasing number of unemployed.”

“Liberalizing the economy further without strengthening labor protectionist provisions will easily translate to more labor rights violations, more miserable working conditions, and more depressing wages,” Relova said.

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