“Any policy that does not aim to end all forms of contractualization can never be acceptable to workers.”
“Why did the ERC allow Meralco to increase its rates when it can’t even tell us the kind of alternative fuels that were used, its cost per unit and the quantity used during the two and a half week shutdown?”
“Ignorance of the law, feigned or otherwise, is not an excuse.”
“Tell your brother, he totally killed a mountain.” – Environment Secretary Regina Lopez to Commission on Appointments Chairman Rep. Ronnie Zamora
The ‘social justice’ issue being raised by Sec. Lopez covers most of the agenda being raised by workers.
The Supreme Court ruled in 2014 and reaffirmed in 2015 that DAP is unconstitutional. However, government executives who authored and implemented it have not yet been made to account for it until today.
Environmental groups, communities push for enforcement of suspension, closure orders on mining operations
These corporations should be penalized for stonewalling the government’s regulations and thus prolonging the suffering of affected communities.
“Our fellow workers have died, and will continue dying in factories found violating labor standards and occupational and safety standards, if accountability and justice continue to be elusive.”
“Through standards only a few foreign corporations could comply to, and through selling vehicles only they could manufacture, jeepney operators are subjected to the monopoly of these corporations, and they would be mired in debt.”
The stories of the injured and the remaining workers, told from varied perspectives in the burning building as they searched for the precious way out, weave a tragic workplace incident that to this day is still crying out for further investigation.