TUCP backs 12 Senate bets who will further workers’ agenda

By: Rosalie O. Abatayo May 07,2019 - 09:51 PM

Lawyer TUCP representative, Lawyer Raymond Democrito Mendoza (center) announces the senator candidates that they group will be supporting in the election. | Rosalie O. Abatayo

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Trade Union Congress of the Philippines (TUCP) has announced on Tuesday, May 7, their endorsement of 12 senatorial candidates whom they believe can further their cause for the welfare of the labor force.

TUCP President and Party Representative Lawyer Raymond Democrito Mendoza named former Bayan Muna Representative Neri Colmenares and Federation of Free Workers National President Sonny Matula as their “fellow worker” bets.

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Reelectionist Senators Grace Poe, Cynthia Villar, Nancy Binay, JV Ejercito and Bam Aquino are also among TUCP’s list of senatoriables along with Taguig City Representative Pia Cayetano.

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TUCP also backs the candidacy of administration bets former Special Assistant to the President (SAP) Christopher Lawrence “Bong” Go, former police general and Bureau of Corrections (BuCor) chief Ronald “Bato” dela Rosa, Ilocos Norte Governor Imee Marcos and former Metro Manila Development Authority (MMDA) chief Francis Tolentino.

Mendoza said that they believed that candidates that they were supporting would be able to help them pass measures in the Senate to address the concerns of the workforce.

“After consultations with TUCP leaders and the heads of our affiliates, these are the senatorial candidates that our members believe and feel can help sponsor, support and pass legislation which will address the concerns of workers and their families through legislative policy-making,” Mendoza said.

Among the recent measures that TUCP has initiated are the P710 across-the-board daily wage hike in Metro Manila and P386-wage hike in Central Visayas.

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Mendoza said they would endorse the 12 senatorial candidates to their affiliate labor federations with unions in manufacturing, agriculture, and services sector nationwide and to overseas workers./dbs

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TAGS: Aquino, Bam, Colmenares, Dela Rosa, Democrito, Ejercito, GO, Matula, Mendoza, poe, Tolentino, TUCP, Villar

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