Five organizations in Negros Occidental will lead the rally on the 126th commemoration of Labor Day.
Kilusang Mayo Uno spokesperson Ronald Ian Evidente said yesterday that they will remember Labor Day with a protest because workers have been deprived of their rights over the years.
At a press conference at the Negros Press Club building in Bacolod City, Evidente said the rally will remind employers that workers have the right to organize and to receive their benefits as mandated by law.
New task force created
for resolution of cases
The creation of a task force for the “Disposition of Pending Cases at the Department of Labor and Employment” in Western Visayas was approved by labor Secretary Rosalinda Baldoz recently, DOLE regional director Ponciano Ligutom, said yesterday.
Ligutom said the task force must finish the drafting of the 393 pending cases in Western Visayas in 12 days from Monday until May 3.
He said the 393 cases cover 61 writs of execution, two mediation-arbitration cases, 91 motion for reconsideration, and 239 compliance orders, adding that these are pending cases in the last two to three years.
PVO notes heart stress
on 10% of poultry stock
Ten percent of the poultry populations, including fighting cocks in Central Negros, are greatly affected by stress due to heat-related conditions affecting the animals, Dr. Renante Decena, provincial veterinarian, said yesterday.
PVO reports show that backyard poultry breeders in the towns of San Enrique and Valladolid and in the cities of Bago and Talisay are greatly affected by heat stress due to the increase of body temperature of the animals.
He said the average body temperature of a fowl is 49°Celcious and if the environment heat exposure is greater than its body temperature, the animal suffers heat stress that may lead to heat stroke.