National Day of Protest : Local Labor Leader: We have the right to refuse allegiance to a government

Posted by watchmen
September 22, 2017

By Dominique Gabriel G. Bañaga


Speaking to members of the media yesterday, during the “National Day of Protest,” General Alliance of Workers Association (GAWA) Secretary-General Wennie Sancho said, if a government becomes “destructive,” the public has “the right to oppose and refuse allegiance to a government.”

His group was one of many that took part in the observance of the 45th anniversary of the declaration of Martial Law by former President Ferdinand Marcos, in which he characterized the day as “the day that freedom died.”

Sancho called on the working class to “be more vigilant” and “create safeguards” in order to protect rights and welfare.

The GAWA head recently came out against the appointment of SRA board member and Ormoc City sugar planter Hermenegildo Serafica as the new administrator for the Sugar Regulatory Administration (SRA), claiming there was a conspiracy hatched by Serafica and other board members to oust his predecessor, Atty. Anna Rosario Paner./DGB, WDJ

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