SENTRO statement on the 150th birth anniversary of Andres Bonifacio

TODAY we celebrate the sesquicentennial birth anniversary of Andres Bonifacio, the founder of the Kataastaasang Kagalanggalangang Katipunan ng mga Anak ng Bayan (Katipunan or KKK), which spearheaded the 1896 Revolution, the first anti-colonial uprising in entire Asia and spawned as well the first republican government in this region. Katipunan evokes not only national pride but…

AFTERMATH OF SUPERTYPHOON ‘YOLANDA’ (‘HAIYAN’) AND THE RELIEF OPERATIONS OF THE ACF NETWORK (AKBAYAN, LEARN, SENTRO, APL, ETC.)

Super typhoon “Yolanda” (international name: “Haiyan”) that slammed primarily the central Philippines last Nov. 8 is one of the strongest typhoons in recorded history. Weather experts concede that in terms of overall strength, Yolanda is officially the fourth strongest cyclone in world history.However, unlike Yolanda, the peak strength of the top three storms occur at…

SENTRO, APL reiterate call for SSS commissioners to return their bonuses

MEMBERS of the Sentro ng mga Nagkakaisa at Progresibong Manggagawa (SENTRO), including the Alliance of Progressive Labor (APL), picketed today the head office of the Social Security System to reiterate their earlier call for the SSS commissioners to return their “scandalous” bonuses to the pension fund’s coffers. Francisco Mero, SENTRO chair, also stressed the labor…