PRESS STATEMENT

Fourteen workers killed, harassments increased, workplace deaths multiplied in Duterte’s 10-month in office

Fourteen workers were killed in politically motivated killings and workers are restive over absence of significant change in their condition that has not come under the Duterte administation, says a labor rights NGO, Center for Trade Union and Human Rights (CTUHR). This number is more than twice the six (6) victims during Benigno Aquino’s first year in office.

“As the world marks the first Labor Day under this administration, Filipino workers need only to remember the promises that catapulted President Duterte to power and to struggle, to collect what is due them,” Arago ended.

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