Bukluran ng Manggagawang Pilipino
Dec 2, 2020
“The unfortunate incident that happened yesterday (Monday, 30 November 2020) commemorating Bonifacio Day is totally unacceptable. We call on the Lapu-Lapu City government to immediately act and release the arrested workers,” Bukluran ng Manggagawang Pilipino — Cebu Chapter (BMP-Cebu) spokesman Teodorico Duran Navea said on Tuesday, December 1.
Navea said police arrested on Monday five individuals who joined the march rally to denounce the “illegal retrenchment” of thousands of workers of Mactan Export Processing Zone Authority (MEPZA) and brought to Barangay Pusok police station.
Later in the day, three of them were transferred to the Philippine National Police (PNP) custodial facility in the public market of Barangay Poblacion while the other two who were union leaders of First Glory Apparel were released after paying some fine.
Navea identified the three who are still detained as Dennis Derige, Joksan Branzuela and Jonel Labrador, all members of Partidong Manggagawa — Cebu. They were slapped with resisting arrest charges.