National Issues

  • 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…

  • Laguesma, Resign!

    Laguesma, Resign!

    Since Bienvenido Laguesma became Secretary of the Department of Labor and Employment, he has not once taken the stand of Filipino workers. Whenever our calls for a family living wage, decent jobs, and workers’ rights are advanced, Laguesma always takes the position of big local and foreign capitalists to block our victory. He is truly…

  • 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,…

  • Labor groups expose nationwide anti-worker offensive, new modus

    Labor groups expose nationwide anti-worker offensive, new modus

    In a press conference on May 25, labor groups led by Kilusang Mayo Uno revealed a government concerted effort on intensifying attacks against workers and unionists nationwide. They warned the public of the new modus operandi of filing “terrorist financing” charges against unionists and development workers. Unionists from Luzon, Visayas and Mindanao exposed continuing violations…

  • RESOURCE: Praymer sa Sahod at Charter Change

    RESOURCE: Praymer sa Sahod at Charter Change

    Bungad sa manggagawa at mamamayan sa taong 2024 ang pahayag na “hindi muna madaragdagan ang sahod ngayong taon” – sahod na una pa lamang ay kakarampot at di na nakasasapat, at ang pakanang Charter Change ng rehimeng US-Marcos upang diumano palaguin ang ekonomya. Sa gitna ng napakalubhang krisis sa kabuhayan na dinaranas ng mamamayang Pilipino,…

  • Tutulan ang tanggalan sa Nexperia Philippines!

    Tutulan ang tanggalan sa Nexperia Philippines!

    Nakikiisa ang Kilusang Mayo Uno sa makatarungang laban ng mga manggagawa ng Nexperia Philippines Inc. Workers Union (NPIWU-NAFLU-KMU) para sa kasiguruhan sa trabaho at laban sa tanggalan.  Taong 2023, 8 manggagawa ang tinanggal. Nitong Abril naman, 54 ang pinatawan ng “temporary layoff” ng management, at sa Oktubre ay maaari pa itong madadagdagan ng 72 na…

  • Hands off Jaime Paglinawan! Hands off Development Advocates!

    Hands off Jaime Paglinawan! Hands off Development Advocates!

    Kilusang Mayo Uno strongly condemns the baseless and dangerous accusations and pursuit of the Department of Justice Task Force on Anti-Terrorism (DOJ-TAFT), in collaboration with the Central Command of the Armed Forces of the Philippines, against 27 development and human rights advocates in Cebu, including the Chairperson of AMA-SUGBO-KMU and KMU Vice Chairperson for Visayas…

  • KMU on the Supreme Court’s ruling re: Loi Magbanua and Ador Juat

    KMU on the Supreme Court’s ruling re: Loi Magbanua and Ador Juat

    Kilusang Mayo Uno welcomes the Supreme Court’s ruling which upheld the Court of Appeal’s decision declaring that military officials failed in exercising extraordinary diligence, as required of them by law, in investigating the disappearance of its full-time organizers Loi Magbanua and Ador Juat. More than two years since their disappearance, more labor and human rights…