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MANILA, Philippines — Militant workers are set to hold mass actions Wednesday, as the country commemorates Labor Day.

In an advisory, the Kilusang Mayo Uno-National Capital Region said it would lead hundreds of its members and other groups in a march to the United States Embassy along Roxas Boulevard in Manila in a bid to symbolize “workers continuing struggle against the hegemony of the US imperialism.”

The group will assemble along Welcome Rotonda; Buendia, Makati; Blumentritt-Avendia; Moriones, Tondo; and Stop N Shop.

At 12 noon, KMU-NCR said Manila Archbishop Luis Antonio Cardinal Tagle will lead a mass at Quiapo Church for workers.

A protest program will follow from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m., before the workers march. to Mendiola where an effigy will be burned around 5 p.m.

In a statement, the group said they condemned President Benigno Aquino III for the “use of non-wage benefits, which come from workers’ taxes and premium contributions, to try to cover up his strong opposition to a wage hike.”

They also condemn President Aquino “for taking advantage of chronic unemployment to try to blackmail workers into accepting starvation wages, contractual employment, and violations of trade-union rights.”

A radio report, meanwhile, said members of the Trade Union Congress of the Philippines, or TUCP, would march to Mendiola to converge with other rally groups later this day.

It said the Pinag-Isang Samahan ng Tsuper at Operators Nationwide, or Piston, would converge in Cubao, meet up with the rest of the worker groups at Liwasang Bonifacio before marching to Mendiola.

Chief Superintendent Generoso Cerbo Jr. said the National Capital Region Police Office and other police units will conduct security operations, civil disturbance management, and traffic management operations from Tuesday until Thursday.

He also said PNP’s National Headquarters has directed Police Regional Offices 1, 2, 3, 4A, 5 and Cordillera to send 200 personnel each as augmentation for NCRPO.

Meanwhile, the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) announced that its Unified Vehicular Volume Reduction Program, or the number coding scheme, is lifted today. Wednesday, in the whole of Metro Manila.

Vehicles with plate numbers ending in 5 and 6 are not allowed in major thoroughfares from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Wednesdays.

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  • etomacq

    Matauhan ka na sana Noynoy bago maging huli ang lahat.. ipriority mo ang mga hinaing ng mga taong bayan na naghihirap.. unahin mo ang mga mamamayan mo at ang Pilipinas hindi yung pamumulitika at partido ang pryoridad mo.

  • http://twitter.com/CeriseDavid Cerise David

    US imperialism? How 80’s.

  • Pogi=”No To Political Dynasty”

    Hay Nakowww!!! Traffic na naman po. Tanggalin na lang kaya natin ang kalsada at gawin na lang para sa rally o kulang sa pag iisip. Tingnan nyo sa dictionary ang ibig sabihin ng kalsada sa ingles. Pwede naman kayong mag rally sa Parke o sa mga lugar na hindi sagabal sa ibang kababayan natin. Tama sana mga hinaing nyo pero pwede ba gamitin natin ang nararapat sa kalsada.

    • etomacq

      gawain din yan ng mga yellow armies noon pa man.. yan ang taktika nila para mapansin ang pinaglalaban nila.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100003594872047 Juan Cuevas

    Kung tama ako ang population natin ay 96m-100m Filipinos, a mere thousands of miltant leftist groups does not reflect even 1% of our population..

    I for one dont like to be represented by any of this militant groups in Makabayan bloc/party list. Why?

    Because this kind of people are all bark and howl. Rally dito rally duon, papaano nga ba naman uunlad ang buhay ninyo kung ang trabaho ninyo ay kumita sa rally? Bagkus dagdag pa kayo sa pabigat sa mga estudyante, trabahador or ordinaryong mananakay dahil sa traffic na idinudulot ng rally ninyo.

    Pati sa mga MMDA na lilinisin pa mga kalat at pinagkainan ninyo sa daan. Gagastos ulit ang taong bayan para sa mga bagay na sinira ng mga militante through vandalism.

    Isang example pa ang Kabataan party list na hingi ng hingi ng mataas na pondo sa edukasyon tapos anong ginawa dun sa mga upuan at blackboard sa PUP? Ibinato pababa simula sa 4th floor tapos sinunog pa. Dapat ba talagang pondohan ang mga tinatawag na iskolar ng bayan na may paguugali ng ganyan? Mga bayolente na instead na nagaaral ay nandun sa kalye at panay ang pagra-rally.

    Sa ibang bansa ang mga rally nila ay ginagawa sa “open park” ng hindi makasagabal sa iba, sana dumating ang araw na ganun naka civilized ang paguutak ng mga militanteng ito. Na iniisip muna ang kapakanan ng iba bago ang sarili.

    • etomacq

      The aquinos suported the akbayan and other activist groups.. gawain din nila yan noon pa man.

      • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100003594872047 Juan Cuevas

        Ano naman ang kinalaman ng suporta ni aquino sa akbayan sa topic na “labor day protest?

        At least ang Akbayan makikita mo sa harap ng Chinese embassy nagra-rally, they also condemned the atrocities committed by terrorist groups like NPA.

        E ang Makabayan bloc? Ano yung sagot ni TC kay Risa Hontiveros nung sa harapan 2013 nung pinagusapan yung atrocities ng NPA?

        Nga-nga at criticize lang kahit 2 civilians ang napatay! tapos deny pa ng deny na hindi daw sila front ng NPA or communist party e mismong si Joma ang nagisa isa kung ano anong party list ang mga front ng NPA.

        Ebidensya? Eto /watch?v=AXnMEk5eUks

      • etomacq

        Wag mo idivert sa ibang issue ang usapan.. I wont fall for it.

        ang sinasabi ko gawain din ng mga front activists ng mga Aquino at LP ang magrally sa kalsada nono pa man. yun ang katotohanan.

        Kaya wag diktahan ni Noynoy ang mga nagpoprotesta na tigilan na ang mga rallies.

        Ang akbayan at iba pang front activists ng LP at mga aquinos pwede nila pagsabihan,. ok lang kasi nga pinopondohan nila ang mga iyan.

      • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100003594872047 Juan Cuevas

        Divert the issue? eh yung unang reply mo nga hilaw ni wala man lang naaayon na response o sagot sa unang sinulat ko. Hindi mo ba binasa ang sinulat ko?

        Sabi ko dapat gawin nilang lahat ang rally sa “open park” ng hindi makaistorbo sa ibang tao.

        Basa basa naman pag may time. Pagbinasa mo ang palitan ng ating kuro kuro kitang kita naman kung sino sa atin yung nag divert ng attention.

      • etomacq

        bakit kasi napunta kay hontiveros ang usapan natin?

        anyways. nagkakalat din ang mga akbayan tuwing may rally sila.
        istorbo din sila sa kalye.. trabaho din nila kumita sa rally.. ngayon mas higit pa ang kinikita nila dahil nakaupo na ang pinanser nila.

  • http://www.facebook.com/dennis.zarauz Dennis Zarauz

    Just another dwindling communist tricks… zzzzz

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100003594872047 Juan Cuevas

      Hindi daw sila front CPP-NPA-NDF ayon sa front runner ng Makabayan bloc na si Teddy Casino.

      Buti na lang lumitaw sa youtube itong sinabi noon ni joma sa balita kayo nabuko si Teddy Casino bago ang election hahahaha.

      /watch?v=AXnMEk5eUks

      Sabi nga nila “liar liar pants on fire”

  • hopeless_na

    bakit sa US embassy kayo magra-rally? dapat sa tsekwa embassy dahil ang mga tsekwang negosyante ang nagpapatupad ng contractualization na nagpapahirap sa inyo.

    mga utak komunista talaga…

    • wawa2172

      Not on Chinese Embassy nor the US. Do the protest in big Malls in the country specifically those owned by Fil-Chinese who does not pay the correct taxes. The US and Chinese embassies have nothing to do with the unemployment problem in the country. The contractualization and job order concept in the Philippines industry and business employment is legal under the Philippine labor code so its government call. Bakit natin sisisihin ang US in paticular na wala naman silang kinalaman sa labor laws nang ating bansa. Its the lawmakers and the executive lead by the president of the country that craft, pass the bill and the signed laws which is just implemented by the business sectors. Sa gobyerno ang dami na ring job order position na halos permanent na rin ang nature lalo na relative nang mga bossing. The contract and job order status is just like the president who come and go after his term. So he would just be saying, masaya kayo, eh ako nga endo na ang contract after my fixed term of 6 years. So mga managagawa huwag na daw kayong mag inarte sabi ni PNoy. Apply na lang kayo sa pagbabalik nang security agency business ni Noy after his term.

  • marionics

    haaay naku, labor day protests…those were the days he he

    those memories of making agitating speeches on top of flatbed trucks or any other vehicle with a makeshift sound system are now flooding back to me in tsunamic waves of nostalgia he he

  • juan_liwanag

    Pakisabi nga kung paanong iyang mga rallies ninyo ay makadadagdag ng pagkain sa hapag ng inyong mga pamilya? Paanong iyan ay magdadagdag ng respeto mula sa mga employers ninyo? Eh kung bang pinagbubuti ninyo ang trabaho at maayos na nakikipag-usap sa mga employers, hindi kaya mas madali kayong mabigyan ng umento? Tapos may protesta pa kayo sa U.S. embassy, gayong ang umaangkin ng ating mga teritoryo ay China. Eh ang China naman tinatawag lang ang sarili ng komunista pero ang umiiral nang sistema ng ekonomiya ay malinaw na kapitalista. Kailan ba kayo gigising sa katotohanan?

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100003594872047 Juan Cuevas

      Agree pero kahit capitalist or should i say na socialist (claimed by the communist party) ang sistema sa china mayroon pa rin bahid ng komunismo. Ano ang ibig kong sabihin? Basahin mo ang balita tungkol kay Chen Guangcheng at sa kapatid niyang si Chen Guangfu or mga taong pinatay through torture Jia Jiuxiang, Yu qiyi.

      I guess you also know how their social media propaganda works, that access to some information that may damage the reputation of communist party is blocked, that even if you type those names in sina-weibo it wont appear.

    • gwenbot50

      paano din kung wala kang ginawa, ibig sabihin niyan ay wala kang reclamo ? So mas hinde ka mapansin.

    • batangsulpok

      Yan ang nakakatawa nga, gustong angkinin ng China ang Spratley’s at iba pang parte ng Pilipinas pero sa U.S. Embassy sila nagra-rally.

  • RyanE

    I hope all these leftist and other cause-oriented groups will vote for Ms. Risa Hontiveros as Senator. In this way she might be able to help them by proposing bills that will uplift the conditions of the poor populace.

  • gwenbot50

    The important thing is to create more jobs, not fake job jobs !

  • NAGMAMARUNONG

    dapat ay mag-rally araw araw to be financed by the communist CPP-NPA. gamitin nila yong EXTORTED MONEY from politicians. parang jobs na kasi ang pag-rarally. meron kang 300 pesos at may merienda pa.

  • Paking

    We created our ills and blame it on the USA. When we need help, we look forward to the USA. It seems that protest against the USA is on the agenda every Labor Day for the union leaders to show everybody that they are doing something for the workers (kuno). Why not do it in the Chinese Embassy, for a change?

    • joshmale2004

      They will not rally against china. KMU and TUCP are under the umbrella of NDF-CPP.

  • Platypus09

    Excuse me.

    If KMU is part of CPP communist party, why are we collaborating with them?

    Are we ignorant? What are we doing with them?

    We should not patronize their communist ideology. We are still democratic society, until for long time.

    Do we know what we, the laborers – workers, are doing?

    I don’t get it. We need to be clear on where we stand as a nation. We cannot afford to confuse our children, our next generation of Filipinos.

    Are we being tricked? Did we allow them to trick us? This does NOT sound right.

    Wake up, Philippines. Stop all these hypocrisies.

    Let us get our acts together.

  • Chris P Pnono

    may pag ka ungas mga ibang pinoy noong panahon ni macoy suportado nyo ang kumunistas ngayon aangal kayo…kadiri to death kayo talaga

  • http://www.facebook.com/renester.suralta Renester Suralta

    PNoy is half way of his 6 years term. His true color is revealed. He is anti-poor, pro-rich, pro-businessmen, pro-dynasty, pro oligarchy and shrewd politician. He is just like his predecessors contrary to his father. This country made another serious mistake of choosing him.

    • Serious Comedian

      Contrary to Ninoy? Really? How did he tell you? Through an Ouija board?

    • Guest

      Di basta-basta magagawa ng gobyero ang zero unemployment, di makukuha ng biglaan yan. Pero unti-unti naman nababawasan yan at diyan ang pinagtutuunan ng pansin ng Aquino admin.

  • TheSmilingBandit

    Don’t these people see how ridiculous they are? Look at the vicious cycle that the poorer segment of our society is mired in.

    The poorest people tend to have the biggest families. To support these families, they demand wage hikes, which tends to have one (or more) of three effects.
    1.) The companies raise the prices of their goods which will increase the cost to buy these goods to us, the buyers.
    2.) The companies will move out to the provinces, which causes their employees to either have to move or lose their jobs.
    3.) The companies shut down since they are no longer profitable to their owners, thus increasing the number of unemployed people.

    The secret to control our economy is to have a sustainable growth, with the huge margin of illiterate (or under-educated) people that forms a large part of our population, that is not going to happen. We need to lower families to a growth of 50% or 100% (in other words 1 or 2 children per couple, rather than the 5 or 6 per couple, with the guy normally having a second family with another 3 or so children.)

  • Serious Comedian

    Ok lang… Marami namang “Maya” na baka may ma-in-love sa kanilang “Sir Chief” para maiangat sila sa kahirapan.

  • banana na

    okay lang naman mag-rally ka sa LABOR DAY, every employess has the rights kung naapi ka naman ng employer mo but pinag-sisigaw mo na na katulad ng MAKABAYAN GROUP na communist sila ay iba na ang pinag-uusapan nito…nag-take advantages ang mga ito sa democracy ng bansa…kung sila ang nasa pwesto at pagsisigaw mo na kayo ay DEMOCRATIC GROUP, sigurado, huli kaagad kayo….

    • $5699914

      Tama

  • $5699914

    Dami panahon at resources to plan, execute a rally…pero walang oras para maghanap ng trabaho?
    Wala sa hulog ang mga tinamaan ng lintek na mga panggulo sa lipunan.

  • arman_singson

    Maraming trabaho ang Pangulong Noy, ikinakampanya pa niya ang Team PNoy, talagang magkakasakit nga siya.

  • Guest

    A lot of foreign investors naglagak ng business sa PHL dahil sa tiwala nila sa Aquino administration. Resulta, maraming trabaho. Hellow CBCP.

  • Guest

    Di naman sa pagsisigarilyo yung pag-uubo niya, dahil yan sa mainit na panahon, sa pag-iikot sa bansa sa pakikisalamuha sa mga tao.

  • Ako_Hiking

    The poor farmers the regular workers and basically common folk and general masses take a back seat during the Aquino Administration. What matters to those in power currently is to make sure they secure their power and wealth and their agendas. The rest of the people get left behind.

  • disqusted0fu

    There is no tuwid na daan. It only exists in words and in writing. Despite a few recognition that the Aquino admin has been getting, the bottom line is that the situation of the country and its people are only getting worse, except for a select few which are known as the KKK.

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