33 Militant Unionists Ordered Arrested

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Date of publication: April 1, 2009

Source: Workers' Assistance Center

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The Municipal Trial Court in Rosario, Cavite has issued a warrant on March 17, 2009 for the arrest of thirty-three (33) militant unionists charged by the Cavite Provincial Prosecutor’s Office of cases

involving direct assault upon agents of persons in authority and grave coercion. Thirty (31) of the accused were officers and members of the Nagkakaisang Manggagawa sa Chong Won (NMCW) and the Kaisahan ng mga Manggagawa sa Phils. Jeon Inc. (KMPJI), while two were officers of the Solidarity of Cavite Workers (SCW).

The criminal charges stemmed from the complaints filed on October 12, 2006 by Philippine Economic Zone Authority’s (PEZA) police force led by P/Col Jose Joel A. Sarasua and by Chong Won Fashion Inc. Production Manager Antonio Felismino.