CTUHR Statements




Statement of Solidarity with the Workers of the Manila Cordage Corporation and Manco Synthetic Inc.

14 May 2016 The Center for Trade Union and Human Rights (CTUHR) expresses its support and solidarity for the striking workers of Manila Cordage Corporation and Manco Synthetic Incorporated (MCC-MSI) Continue reading  

On the Killings of Protesting Farmers in Kidapawan

5 April 2016 (Updated)
The Center for Trade Union and Human Rights vehemently condemns the brutal dispersal of protesting peasants in Kidapawan, North Cotabato last April 1. Reports of the incident reveal glaring violations of human rights committed by state security forces Continue reading



Stop the Killings in Mindanao! On the killings of indigenous people in Lianga, Surigao del Sur

3 September 2015 The Center for Trade Union and Human Rights strongly condemns the brutal killings of Emerito Samarca, head of an alternative school (ALCADEV) for indigenous people, Dionel Campos and Bello Sinzo, both leaders of the Manobo tribe and an indigenous people’s (lumad)  organization, MAPASU (Malahutayong Pakigbisog Alang Sa Sumusunod). The killings perpetrated by suspected elements of the paramilitary group, Mahagat-Bagani happened between 4AM to 5AM of September 1 in Lianga, Surigao del Sur. Elements of the 36th Infantry Batallion of the Philippine Army are also present in the said area.  

Five years of Aquino’s straight path led Filipinos into a road of poverty, deaths, and rights violations

25 July 2015 Five years of Benigno Aquino III’s “daang matuwid” led Filipinos into a road where beggars and cadavers are scattered due to policies that kept more Filipinos mired in poverty at the same intensifying attacks on trade union and human rights Continue reading  

[Solidarity Mission Statement] Regular employment for Tanduay workers! Stop violence against Tanduay workers!

25 June 2015 We, labor groups and church groups, express our solidarity with the workers of Tanduay Distillers, Inc. who have been on strike for over a month as of this writing. We believe that their fight against unfair dismissal and contractualization is just, reasonable and lawful....  

[Fact Finding Team Statement] On the Kentex Factory Fire

16 May 2015 Seventy-two (72) workers, many of whom were women, were burned to death and 20 more are still missing in the biggest factory fire that hit the Philippines – the fire that gutted the factory of Kentex Manufacturing Incorporated last May 13, 2015. The company, located along Tatalon Street in Barangay Ugong in Valenzuela City, manufactures rubber slippers for sale and distribution in various parts of the Philippines....  

[Conference Statement]  No to Oil Palm Plantations in the Philippines!

09-10 May 2015 Davao City, Philippines The palm oil industry is promoted as a “sunshine industry” now among the Philippine government’s priorities.  Palm oil is one of the most highly-traded commodities at the global level. Oil palm is touted as a “tree of peace” with its promises of livelihood and development, food security, poverty alleviation and economic stability....   Read more past statements