Protests spark on Duterte's 100th day in office

Protests spark on Duterte's 100th day in office

- Labor groups converge on President Rodrigo Duterte's 100th day to show their disapproval towards the lack of change

- Approximately 400 protesters walked from the University of Santo Tomas (UST) to Mendiola Bridge holding tarpaulins and posters with pictures of businessmen who still employ contractual workers

- The group gifted the president with a failing rating on his 100th day because of his broken promises

Labor groups convene in front of the University of Santo Tomas (UST), along España Boulevard in the city of Manila, to protest the lack of change in the administration of President Rodrigo Duterte even as he reach his 100 days in office on Friday, October 7.

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Kids and teenagers join in the protest Photo credit: Mike Navallo Twitter

Among those who joined the protest were approximately 400 members of labor groups including Bukluran ng mga Manggagawang Pilipino (BMP), Sanlakas, and Partido Lakas ng Masa (PLM). Kids and teenagers were also spotted from among the protesters.

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Protesters converge in front of UST Photo credit: Mike Navallo Twitter

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Tarpaulin with pictures of businessmen and the number of contractual workers they employ were held by the workers and posters saying "End Contractualization Now" were pasted in plant boxes in front of the university.

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Businessmen with number of contractual workers Photo credit: Mike Navallo Twitter

One of the protesters, an old woman, was seen wearing a paper crown that says "Henry Sy: Hari ng Kontraktwalisasyon".

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From UST, the group walked to Mendiola Bridge and decry the continued contractualization practices in most companies.

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From UST, protesters walk to Mendiola Bridge Photo credit: Mike Navallo Twitter

President Rodrigo Duterte was also gifted with a failing grade for failing to deliver on his promise to abolish contractualization.

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