Citizen Photo | Electronics workers call for reinstatement of union leaders

May 14, 2014

Around 1,000 workers of NXP Semi-conductors Cabuyao Inc., maker of electronic parts for giant international firms such as Microsoft, Apple, Samsung, Nokia, Asus, Bosch, Siemens, and others, managed to breach police barricades and held a protest at the company’s compound inside the Light Industry & Science Park in Cabuyao, Laguna. The workers are protesting the […]

Albay cops forcibly accost Vince Casilihan, spokesperson of Karapatan-Bicol and staunce critic of the privatization of Albay Electric Cooperative or Aleco, yesterday, Feb. 24. Casilihan was arrested along with lawyer Bart Rayco, chairman of Aleco multi-sectoral Stakeholders’ Organization (Amsso) and a member of National Union of People’s Lawyers (NUPL-Bicol), Hernan Certeza of Kilusang Mayo Uno-Bicol, and Karl Anthony Canata of Youth Act Now at around 1:45 PM by around 30 police elements upon the order of P/Supt. Rommel De La Rama, Legazpi City PNP Chief of Police. Photo courtesy: VInce Casilihan

Citizen Photo | Protesters vs privatization of Albay electric coop arrested, manhandled

February 25, 2014

Albay cops forcibly accost Vince Casilihan (third from left), spokesperson of Karapatan-Bicol and staunce critic of the privatization of Albay Electric Cooperative or Aleco, yesterday, Feb. 24. Casilihan was arrested along with lawyer Bart Rayco, chairman of Aleco Multi-Sectoral Stakeholders’ Organization (Amsso) and a member of National Union of People’s Lawyers (NUPL-Bicol), Hernan Certeza of Kilusang Mayo Uno-Bicol, and Karl Anthony Canata of Youth Act Now at around 1:45 PM by around 30 police elements upon the order of P/Supt. Rommel De La Rama, Legazpi City PNP Chief of Police. Amsso and other progressive groups have been protesting against the Aleco turnover to a San Miguel Corp. subsidiary, blocking its office entrances, engaging in dialogues and conducting protest actions. They contend that Aleco privatization with inevitably result to higher power rates and loss of jobs. Photo courtesy: Vince Casilihan