People's SONA 2009 in Cebu City

 

July 27, 2009

 

   
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Photos courtesy of BAYAN - Central Visayas
           
           

 

Arroyo's nine years of (dis)service to the Filipino worker
Date: 27 July 2009
Campaign: Pambansang Bigwas Laban sa Con-Ass
Reference Person:
Elmer "Bong" Labog
Contact information:
0929-629-3234

Nine years of (dis)service to the Filipino worker

Job (de)generation
Increase in unemployed and underemployed, Jan 01-April 09: 2.5 million
Average unemployment rate, 01-08: 11.2%
Current no. of unemployed and underemployed: 10.8 million

New jobs created, 2008: 1.5 million
Part time, poorly earning, and contractual jobs out of new jobs created: 1.3 million
Jobs created under “self-employed” category: 803,000

Decrease in full-time workers, 2008: 925,000
Increase in part-time workers: 2.4 milliom
Current no. of part time workers: 14.3 million, 14.3% of labor force

Actual job generation, accdg to National Statistics Office, 04-05: 700 thousand
Actual job generation, 05-06: 648 thousand
Actual job generation, 06-07: 599 thousand
Arroyo’s boasted target for every year: 1.6 million

Pressing down on wages
No. of jobs created this year that earn below minimum wage: 146,000

NCR minimum wage, 2001: P252
NCR daily cost of living, 2001: P509
Disparity: P257
Current NCR minimum wage: P382
Current NCR daily cost of living: P922
Disparity: P540

Average price of diesel per liter, 2001: P13
Current average price of diesel, 2008: P44
Average price of regular milled rice per kilo, 2000: P17
Current average price of regular milled rice: P 30

Destroying unions and agreements
No. of unionized workers, 2001: 3.85 million, 26.7% of labor force
Current no. of unionized workers: 1.9 milyon, 10.5% of labor force

No. of workers covered by CBAs, 2001: 461,000
Current no. of workers covered by CBA: 219,000

Killing disorder
No. of killed leaders in the labor sector since 2001: 91
No. of victims of trade union human rights violations, cases documented by the Center for Trade Union and Human Rights: 68,289.###
 

     
     
           
     
     
     
     
     
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TAGUMPAY ANG WELGA NG MGA TSUPER NG PUJ SA METRO CEBU AT PROTESTA NG MGA SUGBUANON
LABAN SA SONA NG ISANG REHIMENG KURAP, PASISTA, TUTA AT PEKE.

Alas 4:30 ng umaga araw ng ika 9 na SONA sa pekeng Pangulong Arroyo, ang ibat-ibang sektor nag posisyon sa 14 na protest center at choke point sa metro cebu sabay ang tigil pasada ng mga tsuper sa pampublikong sasakyan. Galit ang mga tsuper sa D.O 2008 - 38 & 39, ito ang patakarang ng rehimeng Arroyo para madisiplina daw ang mga driver sa pamamagitan ng mataas na multa, pero ang totoo para makakuha ang kurakot na rehimeng Arroyo na malaking pundo para isuhol nga mga kurakot na politiko para sa CHA-CHA at manatili sa pwesto si Gloria bilang Primero Ministro.

Tagumpay ang welga halos 80% ang paralisis sa daloy nga transportasyon sa Metro Cebu at sa bandang alas 2:00 ng hapon namatrsa ang mahigit 1,000 membro ng BAYAN - CENVIS patungong downtown area ( Gaisano Metro- Colon ) at naglunsad ng programa na ang laman ang " PEOPLES SONA ".Kinundena ng mga sektor ang mga palisiya ni Gloria na mas nagpapahirap pa sa sambayanang Pilipino, nagkakaisa ang mga alyadong organisasyon ng BAYAN na patuloy na labanan ang pakanang CHA-CHA / CON-ASS ni Gloria at sa planong mag declare ng Martial Law para manatili sa poder.


Jaime Paglinawan
Chairman
Bayan Central Visayas

ANAKPAWIS
VP for Visayas

     
           
     
           
     
     
     
     
           
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