Tagaytay 5 dares PNP on Cavite labor killings

December 18, 2006 at 11:25 am | Posted in Campaigns | Leave a comment

We, the Tagaytay 5, condemn in the strongest possible terms the cold-blooded murder of Jesus “Buth” Servida, former president of the EMI-Independent labor union and the frustrated murder of Joel Sale and two other former active union officers of the EMI labor union last December 11, 2006 in front of the EMI factory in Imus, Cavite. We bring to the gates of the Cavite PNP and the Office of the Provincial Governor the responsibility for their failure to avert this latest outbreak of industrial violence that has plagued the EMI factory in the last two years.
As we mourn the untimely yet violent demise of Pangulong Buth, we dare the top leadership of the PNP, namely Director General Oscar Calderon and PRO-CALABARZON C/Supt Nicasio Radovan to get to the roots of the intermittent violence in EMI, identify and immediately ferret out the murderers and key operators of this dastardly act. Sacking and reassigning the inept and alibi-prone police officers of the Cavite PNP will not be enough to solve the spiraling industrial-labor violence in the province. Getting to the bottom and placing the cold-blooded murderers behind bars may help solve the problem.
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Tagaytay 5 challenges Japan on Cavite labor killings

December 18, 2006 at 11:22 am | Posted in Human Rights | Leave a comment

We, the Tagaytay 5, steadfastly challenge the Government of Japan to be true to its human rights rhetoric, in the light of the latest outbreak in industrial violence in the EMI-Yazaki factory in Imus, Cavite where Jesus “Buth” Servida, the genuine workers’ union former president was shot treacherously by bonnet-wearing murderers last 11 December 2006. We dare Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and Foreign Minister Taro Aso to be seriously concerned with this dastardly act of human rights violation, and make true their warning to the Arroyo government that “the Philippines must improve its human rights record as a condition to receiving more economic aid.”
EMI-Yazaki in Imus, Cavite is one of the biggest and oldest Japanese investments in Cavite and the entire CALABARZON region, and is a major supplier of automotive electrical harness to such Japanese industrial giants such as Toyota, Honda, and Mitsubishi. Unfortunately though, EMI-Yazaki is also the site for two murders and an attempted assassination of top union leaders of EMI in the past two years.

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