“In this time of crisis, asserting our right to free expression is crucial. During these dark times, our voices need to be heard, not stifled.”
Month: May 2020
Iloilo 42 released on bail
The Iloilo City Regional Trial Court Branch 35 granted the petition for bail and ordered the release of the 42.
Responding to Escolta’s street vendors: How do we provide relief and security to the economically vulnerable?
Most of us may be afraid and cautious of this invisible virus possibly lurking in our vicinity. But for the economically vulnerable, it is the untrustworthy authorities that they are most afraid of during this quarantine. With Duterte’s order to shoot anyone who does not obey, the police were given even more power to assert their authority over the vendors and homeless.
Boni takes a selfie
By DEE AYROSO
Labor Day ‘surrender’ of 16 ‘Reds’ staged – groups
Labor group Defend Coca-Cola Workers reported cases of harassment against as early as January of this year, when Coca-Cola management brought workers to Fort Sto. Domingo, Santa Rosa, and Camp Vicente Lim, Calamba, for anti-union seminars.
Without ‘sufficient grounds’ for their arrest, relief workers in Marikina freed
“We are confident that the PNP’s [Philippine National Police] alleged evidence will not stand the test of credibility and competence required to establish probable cause.”
Policemen nab 76 activists, relief volunteers on Labor Day
“Why is the Duterte regime on mass arrest mode? Is that the only government response they are capable of? Why are Filipinos being prevented from speaking out on their legitimate issues and grievances?”
Rage despite physical distance’ | Groups assail gov’t failure to aid Filipino workers amid pandemic
“We mourn behind the face mask. We rage over the token relief promised but not received. We rage despite the physical and social distance.”
42 arrested in Iloilo City
“We condemn in strongest possible terms the high-handed manner by which the Philippine National Police tramples the sovereign people’s rights to assembly, our right to protest, and our right to seek redress of grievances.” By ANNE MARXZE D. UMIL Bulatlat.com MANILA – A priest, a lawyer, members of the community media and activists were arrested…
10 relief workers arrested in Marikina
Gabriela secretary general Joms Salvador said in a Facebook post that Marikina police arrested 10 relief workers who were conducting a feeding program.
BPO workers lament company’s lack of compassion amid COVID-19
Since the declaration of the Luzon-wide enhanced community quarantine (ECQ), BIEN has been calling out on BPO companies and the government to protect the safety of the workers. Still the lack of proper transport service, inadequate near site accommodation and limited work-from-home arrangement continue to threaten many BPO workers from job loss or even in being forced to be on a “floating status.”