Philippine unionist are planning to protest at the presidential palace in Manila tomorrow for an increase in minimum wages among other issues. The nation’s police chief, Oscar Albayadlde warned the public from joining in on the protest, stating that these demonstrations are causing joblessness and will discourage investments from foreign companies. However, the Kilusang Mayo Uno, May 1st movement (KMU) are not wavering and will continue their plan to strike. They are lobbying for a national wage hike to address the rising costs of living and fundamental human rights in the workplace. An employee at a packing plant in the Philippines’ south saw one of their members shot and killed under police orders due to a strike last year.
See Michael Beltran, South China Morning Post, April 30, 2019