International Solidarity

  • On the 126th “Independence” Day

    On the 126th “Independence” Day

    Sa ika-126 na paggunita ng huwad na kalayaan, patuloy na inaasam at ipinaglalaban ng mga manggagawa at mamamayan ang tunay na kalayaan. Nag-aasam ang mga manggagawa ng kalayaan mula sa kahirapan. Nakakulong ang mga manggagawa sa mababang estado ng pamumuhay dahil sa napakababang sahod at malawakang kawalan trabahong disente at may katiyakan. Dagdag pa ang…

  • KMU Chair on DOLE’s ILC Statement downplaying killings

    KMU Chair on DOLE’s ILC Statement downplaying killings

    The DOLE’s attempt to evade accountability is outrageous. On June 7, DOLE undersecretary Ernesto Bitonio Jr, in his report, said that the Philippine National Police reports “do not indicate that the killing was motivated by [Dolorosa’s] alleged union activities,” when he spoke about the extrajudicial killing of BIEN organizer Alex Dolorosa. He questions Dolorosa’s identity…

  • Philippines today: killings continue, justice remains elusive

    Philippines today: killings continue, justice remains elusive

    Kilusang Mayo Uno joins the families of all victims of extrajudicial killings in demanding accountability from its state perpetrators as hearings tackling Duterte’s drug war resume today. The Marcos Jr. government is no different from the previous Duterte government – they implement the same dictates of the United States and derive their anti-people tactics from…

  • 25 Years of VFA: Military intervention to ensure imperialist plunder

    25 Years of VFA: Military intervention to ensure imperialist plunder

    25 Years of VFA: Military intervention to ensure imperialist plunder Kilusang Mayo Uno urges all Filipino workers and people to lead and amplify the resistance against foreign military intervention and imperialist plunder as we commemorate 25 years since the Senate ratification of the Visiting Forces Agreement (VFA). The continued existence of such an unequal agreement,…

  • “Now is a time for reckoning”

    “Now is a time for reckoning”

    Statement on the Supreme Court’s ruling on Siegfred Deduro, red-tagging We welcome the Supreme Court’s ruling which declares red-tagging, vilification, labeling, and guilt by association threaten a person’s life, liberty, or security. This is an affirmation of our long-standing assertion: red-tagging is a violation, and leads to more violations, of our most fundamental human rights.…

  • “Not in our name!” – KMU

    “Not in our name!” – KMU

    Patriotic trade union center Kilusang Mayo Uno launched a Red Friday Protest today at the US Embassy against the conduct of the ‘largest’ Balikatan war games which started on April 22 and is set to end on May 9. KMU condemned the obvious war posturing of the United States amid heightening tensions in the West…

  • KMU to Marcos: “The Filipino people and workers are displeased with your self-aggrandizing schemes”

    KMU to Marcos: “The Filipino people and workers are displeased with your self-aggrandizing schemes”

    Kilusang Mayo Uno, together with Bukluran ng Manggagawang Pilipino, Trade Union Congress of the Philippines, and NAGKAISA labor coalition held a press conference today as the National Wage Coalition. Other labor groups such as Partido Manggagawa, Public Services Labor Independent Confederation, and Public Services International also joined the conference. The groups united under the banner…

  • Marcos gov’t continues chatter on Cha-Cha, radio silent on wage

    Marcos gov’t continues chatter on Cha-Cha, radio silent on wage

    Militant trade union center Kilusang Mayo Uno (KMU) lambasted the Marcos government for complete silence on wage increase as government action is focused on amending the 1987 Constitution. Last month, the first tranche of Wage Order RXI-22 took effect, raising the minimum wage in the Davao Region by 19 pesos. KMU highlighted how small and…

  • KMU to Blinken: You’re not welcome!

    KMU to Blinken: You’re not welcome!

    Kilusang Mayo Uno slammed US Secretary of State Anthony Blinken’s Manila visit to discuss trade, investment, and bilateral ties with President Ferdinand Marcos Jr. and Foreign Affairs Secretary Enrique Manalo. Blinken’s visit can only mean stronger implementation of lopsided economic policies at the expense of the Filipino people and our conditions of labor. “Walang ibang…

  • Hands off Marikit Saturay!

    Hands off Marikit Saturay!

    Kinukundena ng Kilusang Mayo Uno ang di makatarungang pagdetine, red-tagging, blacklisting at deportasyon kay Marikit Saturay, isang artista-musikero at kabataang aktibista. Nitong Marso 7, lumapag sa Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) si Marikit upang dumalaw sa kanyang mga kamag-anak sa okasyon ng ika-100 kaarawan ng kanyang lola.  Idinetine siya ng mga immigration officers, inakusahan na…