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Tags: Kentex Manufacturing Corp
Infamous Blaze*: On Kentex workers and the struggle of labor
BLOODRUSH By SARAH RAYMUNDO This is no way to die. That was my initial reaction upon reading the news on a factory fire that killed 72 people who made rubber slippers for a living. This is among the worst documented fires in contemporary times in terms of casualties. In 2001, fire gutted a budget hotel…
Ni RAYMUND B. VILLANUEVA Kung tutuusin, hindi lamang sila pitumpu’t dalawa Ibilang din sana natin ang kanilang mga pamilya Ilan ang ngayo’y nagdadalamhati, ilan ang naulila Ilan ang tumutulong, ilan ang nakikiramay? Kung tutuusin, krimen itong maliwanag Hindi ba’t ang pabrika nila’y isang malaking kulungan Na naging tapahan ng mga kamay na nagmamaka-awa “Parang awa…
What compliance?| Kentex’s many violations caused biggest factory fire casualty – labor NGOs
Sixty-nine workers died on the second floor of the building, belying claims by the factory owner and the Labor Department that Kentex complied with labor standards, building, fire and safety requirements.
Labor dept’s neglect of health, safety blamed in ‘biggest fire casualty’ at slippers factory
The workers had nowhere to jump to, and they also could not have escaped the building because of the steel windows, the thick glass, and a layer of ‘chicken’ wire.