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LOOK: Workers march towards Mendiola on Labor Day

/ 10:57 AM May 01, 2019

MANILA, Philippines — Workers from different labor groups have started marching towards the Mendiola Peace Arch in Manila, after a program at the Mabuhay Rotonda in Quezon City.

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According to the Quezon City Police District, the number of participants in the Labor Day march has grown to more than 3,000 as of 9:45 a.m., from just 500 in 8:30 a.m.

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Before the groups — which included Akbayan, Sentro, Partido Manggagawa, and other labor unions — left the Mabuhay Rotonda, opposition senatorial  bets–Senator Bam Aquino, former Deputy Speaker Erin Tañada, and human rights lawyer Chel Diokno– discussed current labor issues with the workers.

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Labor Win bet Sonny Matula and Senator Risa Hontiveros also spoke during the program, which lasted for over an hour.  /muf

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