Almost coinciding with the two-year anniversary of Kentex factory fire was the 100th day since the HTI factory fire in Cavite.
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“The country’s justice system and the government make it very clear that they consider workers’ lives very cheap. Justice for the victims and survivors is being denied and lessons from the tragedy remain unheeded.”
“The government should not wait for another workplace tragedy to happen before it acts on workplace safety issues.”
The Revised Penal Code provides that a quit claim will not affect the criminal liability of the respondents.
“We dare Carpio-Morales to investigate the said officials and file charges of reckless imprudence resulting in homicide and physical injury, as well as negligence of duty,”
A P125 across-the-board wage hike will at least hold back the workers from stepping closer to death.
‘President Aquino is obviously protecting his allies, Labor Sec. Rosalinda Baldoz, Interior and Local Government Sec. Mar Roxas, and BFP Director Ariel Barayuga.’
“The criminal negligence of the Department of Labor and Employment and the Bureau of Fire Protection resulted in the deaths of Kentex workers…”
There has been no update, no feedback, no nothing about their case.
“It appears that Aquino broke his silence on the issue more than two weeks after the factory fire to take a swipe at political adversaries at the local level and whitewash the accountability of Labor Sec. Rosalinda Baldoz and Local Government Sec. Mar Roxas for the factory fire.”
For Suprimo Lugana, 19 years old, working at Kentex was just one among a series of non-permanent jobs he had had in his young life; little did he know that it would be his last.