[11 years of legal plunder in power industry via EPIRA] Workers bat for junking Gloria Arroyo’s first law
Members of the Kilusang Mayo Uno joined protests against the Electric Power Industry Reform Act or Republic Act 9136 in Mendiola this morning, saying the law legalized plunder in allowing power corporations to rake in profits at the expense of poor Filipinos.
We in labor center Kilusang Mayo Uno are glad that the Antipolo Regional Trial Court Branch 98 has issued warrants of arrest against the 13 suspects in the torture and murder of our leader Rolando Olalia and his aide Leonor Alay-ay more than 25 years ago. We will push for the prosecution and jailing of those responsible for the torture and death of our comrades.
Usap-usapan ngayon ang paglilitis ng Senado para sa impeachment ni Chief Justice Renato Corona. Kung mahahatulan siyang guilty o maysala rito, matatanggal siya sa pwesto. Ano ang dapat na tindig nating mga manggagawa at mamamayan dito?
(1) We desire that former Pres. Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo be held accountable in the soonest possible time for her grave crimes against the Filipino workers and people. For more than nine years, she violated workers’ and the people’s economic, political and civil rights. For many, it is already a foregone conclusion that she is guilty of plunder, electoral fraud and human rights violations.
Reacting to Pres. Benigno “Noynoy” Aquino III’s word war with the Supreme Court, labor center Kilusang Mayo Uno said today that the tiff was caused by the High Court’s order to distribute Hacienda Luisita lands to farmer-beneficiaries, saying Aquino failed to go after Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo after more than a year in office.