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A total of 36 sakadas from Bukidnon filed labor complaints against their recruiters and employers Greenhand Labor Service Cooperative, Agrikulto Inc. They claim that they were made to work long hours for slave wages as low as P9. Four of the rescued workers are minors, while one is currently confined in a public hospital in Quezon City for sustaining a head injury.
Almost half, or 24 are indigenous people or lumad from the Manobo tribe whose datu or chieftains were allegedly duped to recruit workers with the promise of assistance in their ancestral land claims. Contractor Billy Baitus, head of the manpower agency Greenhand based in Polomolok, South Cotabato is a notorious anti-worker dummy also employed by giant multinational plantations such as Dole Philippines.
Workers were promised a daily wage of P but received even less than this amount for their weekly toil. According to one report, a P daily wage can be culled from the pakyaw or group rate of P per ton for an ton daily quota which could be accomplished in 10 hours.
This purportedly translates to P4, daily pay for a group of 10 cane cutters or P each.
Sakadas said they were made to wake up as early as 2 am if they were to be transported to distant cane farms in Pampanga or Pangasinan which Agrikulto controls aside from Hacienda Luisita. Most say they work from 4 am up to 5 pm. Their leader, Mario Memper Jr, said sakadas were not allowed to stop work even on Sundays until they asserted that they should be granted one day for rest.
The sakadas of Bukidnon who are also from a known sugarcane-producing area, said that it was physically impossible to accomplish the 18 ton daily quota because of the poor quality of cane in Tarlac. Rudy Mando Sr who came to Tarlac with his sons noted that they were never given copies of tonnage tickets that could prove that they were cheated of the exact weight of cane they were able to cut and haul to the CAT sugar mill.
A group of 9 more workers just recently escaped from Hacienda Luisita and are processing assistance from the Department of Social Welfare and Development DSWD for them to be able to return to Mindanao.
Meanwhile, the first batch of sakadas who have boarded trips back to Mindanao are currently stranded due to typhoon Auring.
UMA also urged Congress to conduct full-blown investigations on the plight of the sakada. Ariel Casilao, a labor leader from Mindanao, filed a resolution to initiate a probe. Agrikulto and CAT is now jointly-owned and managed by the Cojuangco-Aquinos led by Fernando Cojuangco with Martin Lorenzo, a scion of the Lorenzo landlord family also currently embroiled in land disputes with farmworkers in banana plantations under Lapanday Foods Corporation in Mindanao.Justice or injustice essay a tree telling of orpheus poem analysis essay essay on shri guru nanak dev ji in punjabi difficulties in speaking english essay help uniqueness between two articles essay n essayez pas de pleurer menton essay about kullu manali weather essay part of collegiate sports team high school research paper timeline, pr vs fptp essay help animal cruelty circuses essays on.
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