Ang pagdating ng mga kastila sa pilipinas
So bago siya nag-eexpire, ‘yung manager namin i-re-renew ‘yung contract,” says John (not his real name). Tapos nung nagka-imbestigasyon na ‘yung DOLE, ginawa kaming regular doon sa mismong agency para masabi lang na hindi sila nagpapa-endo.” Though the MKP had won their case, the organization marches alongside other labor groups on Labor Day to show solidarity with all the other workers across the country who are not as lucky, in the hopes that everyone should be able to achieve the same rights as they have, rights that have been fought for and won by various Labor Day protests since the Haymarket Square riot in Chicago 132 years ago.
“Kaya makabuluhan at makasaysayan ang Araw ng Paggawa dahil sa maraming sakripisyong ibinuhos ng mga manggagawa upang makuha natin ‘yung mga benepisyong itinatakda ng batas,” says Pete Pinlac, MKP Secretary General.
Two days before Labor Day, the group held a press conference announcing their success — upon investigation of PLDT’s employment practices, DOLE had ordered the regularization of nearly 8,000 contractual workers and rejected PLDT’s Motion for Reconsideration.
‘Yung malaking pangako niya noong eleksyon ‘yung pagtatapos ng contractualization,” says Renan Ortiz, one of the artists responsible for the effigy, and member of Tambisan sa Sining, the cultural wing of Kilusang Mayo Uno (KMU), one of the many groups present at the rally.
During his presidential campaign, President Duterte promised to end ‘endo,’ or ‘end of contract’ within a week of his term.
So ang bawat issue ng mamamayan ay issue talaga na dapat ay bitbit ng mga LGBT,” says President Bernadette Neri.
“Kinikilala natin ‘yung naging malawak na pakikibaka ng mga manggagawa sa buong daigdig.” Steve Ranjo of transport group PISTON (Pinagkaisang Samahan ng mga Tsuper at Operator Nationwide) says that as part of the labor force, it is their responsibility to attend the protests.