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Sued for Defending Themselves, These Women Workers Seek Justice * Latest Posts Labor & Employment 

Sued for Defending Themselves, These Women Workers Seek Justice

That they are women did not protect them from the violence of the police. And now, because they defended themselves, Monina Eugenio, Adelaida Bago, Gemma Garabato, Bessie Hernandez, and Normilita Galon are among 33 workers and unionists at the Cavite Export Processing Zone (CEPZ) who face criminal charges. BY JOSETTE EMILY Z. DE JESUS, GLAIZA MAY G. MUZONES, AND ALEXANDER MARTIN REMOLLINO LABOR WATCH Bulatlat Normilita Galon, 30, came all the way from her native Bohol more than a decade ago to work at PhilsJeon Garments, Inc., a Korean company…

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Over 18,000 Lose Jobs in Country’s Largest Export-Processing Zone * Latest Posts Labor & Employment 

Over 18,000 Lose Jobs in Country’s Largest Export-Processing Zone

When Bulatlat last visited Arnold Redondo, which was early last February, he still had his job as a production operator at Eighttech Manufacturing Corporation, one of the companies operating at the Cavite Export Processing Zone (CEPZ) which is the largest export-processing zone in the country – though he and his co-workers had been working for reduced working hours. This, so their superiors told them, was due to the adverse effects of the global financial crisis on the company. Last March 10, Arnold had to bid farewell to his job and…

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