Pork barrel must be abolished as it reinforces corruption and political patronage – APL

IF THE conditional cash transfer (CCT) that is not coupled with jobs generation, the flagship “antipoverty” program of the Aquino government, could breed dependency and mendicancy among the poor, the Priority Development Assistance Fund (PDAF) or pork barrel of politicians, on the other hand, has institutionalized corruption and political patronage. The Alliance of Progressive Labor,…

KILALANIN AT ILUKLOK SI BONIFACIO BILANG UNANG PANGULO!

Pangungunahan ng Sentro ng Nagkakaisa at Progresibong Manggagawa (SENTRO) ang serye ng mga pagkilos at pagmumulat na nakatuon sa pagluluklok kay Andres Bonifacio bilang Unang Pangulo ng Filipinas. “Nais naming ituwid ang mga maling akala kay Bonifacio, at kilalanin siya bilang unang lider ng isang nabubuong nasyon, ” Ayon kay Josua Mata, Secretary General ng…

Another NCTU-APL leader killed; second this month

BARELY two weeks after the death of Antonio “Dodong” Petalcorin, the transport leader who was murdered by a paid assassin in Davao City, another local leader of NCTU-APL in Cotabato City was gunned down in a brazen daytime attack again, which makes a mockery of justice and underscores the reign of impunity in the country.…

Masarap Maging Pinoy sa Panahong Ito Kung Di Ka Gutom!

APL-SENTRO Critiques PNOY’S SONA: PNoy, in his 4th SONA said, “talagang napakasarap maging Pilipino sa panahong ito.” Leaders of the labor movement say: NOT if you are a minimum wage earner who hardly make ends meet while his bosses are raking in windfall profits! NOT if you are a migrant worker who was forced to…

On SONA 2013: Enough of Broken Promises! End Poverty and Inequality! Stop Extra Judicial Killings Now!

Enough of Broken Promises! End Poverty and Inequality! Stop Extra Judicial Killings Now! Today, at least a thousand workers belonging to APL and SENTRO will join the NAGKAISA mobilization along Commonwealth Avenue. This is where social movements and civil society groups will converge to express their dismay over the President Aquino’s failure to live up…

GROWTH FOR WHOM?

SENTRO Statement for SONA 2013 Three years ago, President Aquino promised to substantially reduce poverty, create quality and secure jobs, and end the reign of impunity, among others. He promised “inclusive growth”. Workers have had enough of these broken promises. This was aired by the Sentro ng mga Nagkakaisa at Progresibong Manggagawa (SENTRO) as it…