COMELEC union calls for justice for slain poll worker in Aurora

PRESS RELEASE
July 2, 2012
Reference:      Mac Ramirez, COMELEC-EU Coordinator
Contact:          comelecemployeesunion@gmail.com

COMELEC union calls for justice for slain poll worker in Aurora

The COMELEC Employees Union (COMELEC-EU) today condemned the senseless killing of a COMELEC employee in Maria Aurora Town in Aurora Province Saturday night.

Murdered by motorcycle riding gunmen was Romualdo Palispis, 51, Election Assistant at the Office of the Election Officer (OEO) at Maria Auroria. He was gunned down on Saturday night while playing his guitar inside his house in Barangay Tres.

“The COMELEC-EU condemns the senseless murder of our co-worker in Aurora. We call on the authorities to make every possible effort to bring the perpetrators to justice,” stated Mac Ramirez, National Coordinator of the COMELEC-EU.

According to Ramirez, Palispis is a known human rights advocate in the Province.

“The example of EA Palispis will serve as an inspiration to the thousands of COMELEC employees nationwide as we carry forward with our fight for decent wages, equal benefits and union rights. He may no longer be with us in this world, but his words ‘it is a sacred thing to uphold what is right and oppose what is wrong’ will forever remain with us,” Ramirez said. ###

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Kung bakit umuulan ngayon ng bato sa EDSA

kuha ni Atom Araullo

Kung bakit ang mga sundalong Kano binabahay ng gubyerno sa pamamagitan ng VFA, tapos ang maraming mahihirap walang bubungan sa ulunan.

Kung bakit habang bilyon-bilyon ang kita ng mga matataas na upisyal sa jueteng, kickbacks at pangongotong; pinapalayas naman sa mga tahanan nila ang mga mamamayan.

Kung bakit may Pangulo tayong hasyendero – na sa kasalukuyan ay kumakain ng hotdog sa New York habang ibinabaon pa tayong lalo sa paghihirap bunsod ng mga kundisyong kasama sa mga nilimos niyang ayuda kuno – ay lubhang napakarami pa ring magsasaka ang walang lupang sinasaka.

Kung bakit kahit anong kayod ang gawin ng mga manggagawa, di pa rin mapagkasya ang kakarampot na kinikita para ipangbili ng pagkain, pangpa-aral sa mga anak at pangbayad sa upa sa tagpi-tagping bahay sa lugar na gaya ng Sitio San Roque sa may tabi ng Trinoma.

Kung bakit paparami ang bilang ng mga sanggol na inaabandona kung saan saan at di maawat ang paglaganap ng nakamamatay na dengue, sakit na puro mahihirap din naman ang puntirya; ay wala pa ring habas ang pagkaltas ng pamahalaan sa badyet na nakalaan para sa serbisyo sosyal.

Ito ang dahilan kung bakit maraming ‘iskwater.’

Ito rin ang dahilan kung bakit di papatinag ang mga mamamayan ng Sitio San Roque sa pagtatanggol sa mga tahanan nila.

Makatwirang paghahangad ng katarungang panlipunan. Ito ang dahilan kung bakit umuulan ngayon ng bato sa EDSA.

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OFWs to boycott Globe

Below is a press release from the biggest OFW group worldwide saying that they are “in the thick of preparing for a boycott of all Globe Telecommunication products and services that caters to the OFW and their families’ market.” This call  stemmed after the telecom giant filed false charges against a known labor lawyer Atty. Remigio Saladero, Migrante members Bayani Cambronero and Frances Tolentino and 27 others who are political activists from the Southern Tagalog Region.

Largest migrant group preparing for a global boycott of Globe

Migrante International, who has more than a hundred overseas Filipino workers’ organizations in 22 countries under its umbrella, said today that they are now in the thick of preparing for a boycott of all Globe Telecommunication products and services that caters to the OFW and their families’ market because of its false charges against stalwart leaders fighting for basic human rights including migrants’ rights.

“Globe earned the ire of Migrante over the telecom giant’s connivance with the Arroyo government and the military in fabricating trumped up charges of arson, destruction of property and conspiracy to commit rebellion against Kilusang Mayo Uno (KMU) chief legal counsel Atty. Remegio Saladero and 27 others including Bayani Cambonero, the founding member of Migrante-Southern Tagalog and Frances Tolentino, Coordinator for the Migrante Sectoral Party in 2004,” declared Migrante chairperson Garry Martinez.

The charges made were in connection with the alleged bombing and burning of a Globe cellsite in Lemery, Batangas last August 2, 2008.

Martinez said, “Atty. Saladero is a friend and a staunch defender of union workers and OFWs in distress.” “His group had frequently referred to Atty. Saladero cases of OFWs who were victims of illegal recruitment, contract violations among other labour related cases.” “While Cambonero and Tolentino worked tirelessly in promoting migrants’ rights.” Martinez added.

“Not any of them are terrorists, contrary to what Globe and the Arroyo regime allege,” Martinez said.  “It is such a shame that Globe who benefited enormously from the OFW sector, is party to the escalating political persecution of activists and their defenders by the Arroyo regime,” he continued.

“Even now, as we speak, our various chapters abroad are conducting an information campaign about Globe’s active role in the Arroyo regime’s persecution of leaders-activists of the mass movement. ” Martinez ended.

Martinez added that Migrante was “in the thick of preparations for a worldwide boycott of Globe products and services until Saladero and the others are freed.”

“We enjoin our global ranks in calling for the immediate and unconditional release of Atty. Saladero, and demand for the dropping of trumped up charges agianst Migrante members Bayani Cambronero and Frances Tolentino and the rest of the accused,” Martinez concluded. #