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Return our 5-year franchise! Hundreds of jeepney drivers and operators protested on May 16 before the LTFRB in Quezon City to condemn the order to apprehend those who refused to submit to the forced consolidation of franchises. The drivers and operators demanded the return of their 5-year individual franchises for their livelihood. On May 14, they also protested before the Supreme Court demanding the court respond to their petition to stop the forced consolidation and implementation of the PUVMP.

Search for KMU-SMR worker leader in military camp. The relatives of William Lariosa, labor leader abducted in Southern Mindanao, launched a search mission on May 14. They stormed the camp of the 1003rd IBde in Barangay Malagos, Davao City following a tip that Lariosa was being kept there. They also went to the regional offices of the CHR and DOLE in Davao City to appeal the case of the missing leader.

Health Worker’s Day commemorated. On May 7, health workers marched in Manila and Baguio City. They demanded living wages, job security, more hospital staff, labor rights and the Filipino people’s right to health. They also launched protests and other activities in the cities of Iloilo, Bacolod, and Cebu, in Camarines Norte, and in the regions of Soccsksargen and BARMM. They were led by Health Workers United for Wage Increase and the Alliance of Health Workers.

PLDT workers to strike. Out of a total of 4,041 PLDT union members, 3,390 voted in favor of launching a strike amid the management’s refusal to respond to their call to open CBA negotiations for 2024-2027. They conducted the strike vote on May 14 to 15 in all PLDT branches and offices nationwide. Three months have passed since the union submitted its notice for a negotiation but the company has failed to respond and has deliberately delayed the start of the negotiations. They also held a protest before DOLE in Intramuros, Manila on May 13.

Fight for the 73-hectare land in Angeles City! Farmers and residents from Barangay Anunas, Angeles City, Pampanga picketed DAR and Congress on May 13 and 14. They called for a return of their 73-hectare land in Sitio Balubad taken away by Clark Hills Properties Corporation. A resolution was filed in Congress to investigate the land grabbing.