“Wherever there are attacks to human dignity, workers will be pushed to express their struggles in all available forms, and artists will be there to assist and participate in this collective articulation.”
“NutriAsia is not only a violator of labor laws but a threat to press freedom.”
“If you have seen the actual footage of the dispersal, Nanay Leti was the one shouting ‘walang sakitan ah!’(no hurting please!) at the police.” By MENCHANI TILENDO Bulatlat.com MANILA — Were it not for the bruises and stitches on her face, one would think of her as a typical Filipina grandmother who’s spending most of…
“We, the striking workers, are fighting for our wages, jobs and rights.”
By RAYMUND B. VILLANUEVA Kodao Productions MANILA — The 19 arrested NutriAsia strikers and supporters, including five journalists, were released from detention at about nine o’clock Wednesday morning after finally getting a clearance from the Bulacan Provincial Prosecutors’ Office. The detainees jubilantly walked out of their jail cell accompanied by their lawyers after the local…
“Prosecutor has said no basis to hold them, why should police act on the contrary?”
“He [Barana] was beaten up by cops to force him to pretend to be one of the workers. He was temporarily released and ordered to go with the arrested workers to make it appear like the workers were armed.”
When Jola Diones-Mamangun of Kodao Productions asked about the status of her colleagues from Altermidya, a policeman told her they recovered guns and shabu from the journalists.
“They kept on striking us, even as we raised our hands.” — NutriAsia worker
“Workers are no longer hoping for a favorable action from the government to respect their dignity.”
The workers have faced threats of illegal dismissal, salary deductions, underpaid overtime work of P619 pesos for 12 hours, lack of health insurance, and other inhumane working conditions.