Tags: Contractualization

Third World Romance: The parallels of love and labor, romance and realism

The production takes an unconventional approach to telling the story of ordinary people under extraordinary circumstances— of poverty and pandemic— humanizing their choices, actions, and love languages. The film successfully stitched the fictional characters and the realities in the background, tapping kilig into romantic chemistry and familial love.

Regent workers share stories of unjust labor conditions over a bowl of champorado

The labor violations experienced by the workers include 14-hour shifts without overtime pay, contractualization, union busting, among others. While the workers celebrate the release of the Regent 23 through the help of Pasig Mayor Vico Sotto, RFWU has been mired in debt for payment of bail amounting to P300,000 (US $5,890).