May 1 - updates

Rappler's latest stories on May 1


Thousands looking for work pack Labor Day job fairs

May 01, 2018 - 11:13 PM

Despite the difficulties in the venue, there was still a big turnout of job applicants

QC Job Fair on Labor Day 2018. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

What brought workers, students to Labor Day 2018 rally

May 01, 2018 - 9:09 PM

Some of them have been contractual workers for decades; some are students who want fair labor practices when they finally work

THE MESSAGE. Ash Mercado, 20, shows off her face paint, which reads, "End Endo," at the Labor Day rally in Mendiola, Manila, on Tuesday, May 1, 2018. Photo by Eloisa Lopez/Rappler

'Walang silbi': Labor groups reject Duterte's EO vs endo

May 01, 2018 - 7:58 PM

Metro Manila roads turn red on Labor Day, as thousands of protesters brought to Mendiola their crushed hopes of ending contractualization under the Duterte administration

Workers from various groups march towards Mendiola Peace Arch on Labor Day, May 1, 2018, to call for an end to ENDO. Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

Expect heavy traffic in these Manila areas due to Labor Day activities

Apr 30, 2018 - 2:34 PM

Here are alternate routes going to Mendiola and the US Embassy areas

8,000 protesters, 10,000 cops expected in NCR Labor Day activities

Apr 30, 2018 - 2:09 PM

Kilusang Mayo Uno spokesperson Sammy Malunes says 3 groups will be gathering as early as 5 am in 3 three key points in Manila, and will march toward Mendiola

CLENCHED FISTS. Labor leaders (from left)  Sammy Malunes of the Kilusang Mayo Uno, Alan Tanjusay of the Trade Union Congress of the Philippines, Dyul Cainglet of the Federation of Free Workers, and Sonny Matula of the Federation of Free Workers discuss their groups’ Labor Day plans with Tapatan sa Aristocrat moderator Melo Acuña (extreme left) on Monday, April 30. Photo by Eloisa Lopez/Rappler

LIST: Labor Day 2018 activities around the country

Apr 30, 2018 - 11:23 AM

Several protests and activities are lined up on Tuesday, May 1, to celebrate Labor Day

Over 140,000 vacancies in job fairs on May 1 – DOLE

Apr 27, 2018 - 3:32 PM

A total of 37 job fairs will be held in different parts of the country on Labor Day, mostly in Metro Manila and Region 3, says the Department of Labor and Employment

JOB-HUNTING. Thousands of job seekers packed the Quezon City Hall on May 1, 2017, to seek job opportunities at the Department of Labor and Employment Job Fair. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

#ThewRap: Things you need to know, May 1, 2017

May 01, 2017 - 10:18 AM

Hello Here are the stories you shouldn t miss this Monday

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News Briefs: May 1, 2017

May 01, 2017 - 8:00 AM

Stories from across the Philippines on Monday May 1

Duterte has 'surprise' for workers on Labor Day – Bello

Apr 26, 2017 - 4:44 PM

Labor Secretary Silvestre Bello III says President Rodrigo Duterte will make an announcement on May 1 regarding possible benefits for workers

SURPRISE. Labor secretary Silvestre Bello III says President Rodrigo Duterte has a 'surprise' in store for laborers on May 1. Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

On Labor Day, Binay vows 12 million jobs by 2022

May 02, 2016 - 2:40 PM

Vice President Jejomar Binay also says P950 billion to P1 trillion will be spent on infrastructure projects every year

Thousands march in global Labor Day rallies

May 02, 2016 - 12:55 AM

Rallies turn violent as French and Turkish protesters clash with policemen

epa05285421 Protestors run away from tear gas after a small clash at the security point at the official place of May Day celebration in Istanbul, Turkey, 01 May 2016. Labor Day or May Day is observed all over the world on the first day of the May to celebrate the economic and social achievements of workers and fight for labourers rights. EPA/CEM TURKEL

Misamis Oriental workers seek end to contractualization

May 01, 2016 - 10:41 PM

Labor leaders say workers do not feel the effects of the Philippines economic growth

END CONTRACTUALIZATION. A laborer and union member from the Bagong Buhay Arastre and Stevedoring, Inc. calls demands for the govenrment to strictly implement fair labor practices. Photo by Bobby Lagsa/Rappler

7,000 jobs available to residents of Yolanda-hit region

Apr 30, 2015 - 11:22 PM

The labor department s office in Eastern Visayas will hold job fairs in Tacloban and Ormoc cities in Leyte on May 1

MGM Grand soldout for Pacquiao-Mayweather

Feb 21, 2015 - 1:28 PM

MGM Grand sells out within minutes following the Pacquiao vs Mayweather fight announcement

Why contractualization should stop

May 01, 2014 - 6:38 PM

Workers say the fight against contractualization encountered both victories and attacks in 2013

Officially 'unemployed' on Labor Day

May 01, 2014 - 3:02 PM

Our generation is challenged to ensure that the hard won rights by labor movements are kept

Labor Day demands: power rate cuts, tax breaks

Apr 30, 2014 - 1:49 PM

About 30 000 workers will march from España to Mendiola on May 1 to press for tax exemptions and power rates cuts among others

KMU: Workers don't feel economic growth

May 02, 2013 - 12:53 AM

The labor group regarded as the largest militant labor center in the Philippines expressed dismay over the Aquino government s refusal to address workers demand for a wage hike

No long weekend for Labor Day

Apr 25, 2012 - 7:22 PM

Malacañang says the Labor Day holiday falls on May 1 Tuesday and not on April 30 Monday