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Media Advisory: "Manlaban Ka" human rights alliance launched tom

Media Advisory
May 29, 2018
Partido Manggagawa
Contact Ramil Cangayao @ 09336331847

"Manlaban Ka" human rights alliance launched tom

WHAT: Labor unions & associations to lead formation of Southern Luzon alliance to defend human rights

WHEN: Tom, May 30 (Wednesday), 10:00 am-4:00 pm

WHERE: Casa Hacienda, Brgy. Tejero Convention Center, Rosario, Cavite

Led by labor unions and informal workers associations, some 300 leaders of people's organizations and civil society groups will convene to launch "Manlaban Ka," a broad alliance in the Southern Luzon area in defense of human rights.

Commission on Human Rights head Chito Gascon, constitutionalist Atty. Christian Monsod and Atty. Erin Tanada are expected to grace the occasion. Part of the program is a discussion of charter change as a human rights issue.
Similar human rights alliances led by people's organizations have recently been formed in Metro Manila and the Visayas.

Violations of workers rights in the heavily industrialized Calabarzon, agrarian disputes in many provinces, and mining issues in Mimaropa and Bicol are the most pressing human rights concerns in Southern Luzon, aside from incidents of extra-judicial killings due to the war on drugs.

The launching will be followed by a march of the participants to the Cavite economic zone in support of the strikebound workers of Dong Seung, a garments factory. A series of labor disputes around freedom of association and working conditions have rocked the Cavite ecozone, the country's biggest publicly-managed zone. ###

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