RIGHT TO WORK
As new graduates enter the labor force, it is possible that only three out of ten college graduates looking for work may land a job.
According to research group IBON Foundation, this estimate does not even include graduates who do find jobs but may likely take whatever work is available even if these are unrelated to the college degrees.
The country’s employment and quality of work was at its worst in 2009, with around 64.4% to 81% of the 39.4 million-labor force in 2009 either jobless or in poor quality work. Its true unemployment rate of around 11% counting 4.32 million jobless Filipinos puts the Philippines in the worst crisis of joblessness and of poor quality work in its history.
Kami ang maralitang mamamayan na naninirahan sa tabing-riles ng Pacwood at RMT site, sa Barangay Tunasan, Muntinlupa City. Matagal na kaming nakatira sa tabing-riles. Marami sa amin ay dito na ipinanganak, nag-asawa at nagkapamilya. Ang mga anak namin ay dito na lumaki hanggang magkapamilya.
We are the displaced workers of Triumph International Philippines Incorporated who were unjustly laid off by the company last June 27, 2009. Many of us have served the underwear company for more than 30 years before the lay-off.
Mariing kinukundena ng mga mga manggagawa ng Triumph International Philippines (TIP) and deklarasyon ng TIP management na isara (closure) ang Triumph International main plant at Star Performance Inc. na may humigit kumulang 1660 na manggagawa ang matatanggal sa trabaho. Naninindigan ang mga manggagawa para sa kasiguraduhan sa trabaho at hindi tangggalan.
The export banana industry is the cornerstone of the Davao Region’s economy, consuming 66,561 hectares of agricultural land, and earning US$884.7 million in 2005.1 The Philippines currently ranks no. 2 in exporting countries, while export demand grows by 3-6% every year.2 Transnational corporations such as DelMonte, Dole (Castle & Cooke), and Chiquita/Unifrutti dominate world trade and production, partnering with big landlords and business men in their Philippine operations (Soriano/AMS Group of Companies, Floirendo/TADECO, Marsman-Drysdale, and
Lorenzo/Lapanday). Davao City’s infrastructure, such as ports and roads, continues to be improved and expanded to accommodate the growing demand for Philippine bananas in the global market.
Reference Person: Arthur Cadungon, BAYAN-NCR (0905-5937631 or 09065506909 ) | Hundreds of homeless families in Muntinlupa Phil. Natl. Railways Site collectively set up their own shelter dubbed as KUBOL ng MAMAMAYAN for immediate or permanent shelter and livelihood, food and medicine, urgent care for the children, JUSTICE and social change, this afternoon in Alabang , Muntinlupa, City.