top
Santa Cruz IMC
Santa Cruz IMC
Newswire
Calendar
Features
From the Open-Publishing Calendar
From the Open-Publishing Newswire
Indybay Feature
Sun Aug 12 2018 (Updated 08/14/18)
Filipino Journalists Hurt and Arrested at NutriAsia Strike Dispersal
Police and Security Attack Workers and Journalists at NutriAsia's Giant Condiments Factory
In light of the limited mainstream media coverage of a strike by hundreds of contractual workers in the Philippines’ largest condiments factory, coverage by the AlterMidya Network (People’s Alternative Media Network) has been instrumental in informing the public of the plight of contractual workers of NutriAsia, a plight shared by millions of other contractual workers in the Philippines.

On July 30, around 50 security guards of NutriAsia and 20 members of the Philippine National Police in Marilao and Meycauayan violently dispersed the workers while an ecumenical mass was being held at the picketline near the factory gates. Nineteen were arrested. Arrestees were released two days later, but still face charges and the strike continues.

Three AlterMidya correspondents, Hiyasmin Saturay, Eric Tandoc, Avon Ang, and one student intern from the University of the Philippines College of Mass Communication, were among those arrested. Tandoc is a L.A. based-documentary filmmaker and communications coordinator of the Filipino Migrant Center in California. He received a B.A. in Asian American Studies at UCLA and finished his M.A. in Social Documentation at UC Santa Cruz.

photo Read More
08/08/19 Owner of SoulCycle and Miami Dolphins Faces Backlash for Supporting Trump Front Page | LGBTI / Queer | San Francisco | U.S. | Government & Elections | Immigrant Rights07/21/19 San Francisco Bay Area Protests, Ramps Up Capacity to Document ICE Operations Front Page | Racial Justice | San Francisco | South Bay | East Bay | Peninsula | California | Immigrant Rights07/07/19 Outraged Americans Demonstrate Against Trump's Concentration Camps Front Page | Police State & Prisons | Racial Justice | Central Valley | San Francisco | Peninsula | U.S. | Immigrant Rights06/20/19 Hong Kong Solidarity Demonstrations Held in Palo Alto and San Francisco Front Page | Global Justice & Anti-Capitalism | San Francisco | Peninsula | International06/10/19 Protesters Raise Awareness of Gun Violence with Walk Across Golden Gate Bridge Front Page | Health, Housing & Public Services | Anti-War | San Francisco | North Bay / Marin | U.S.05/10/19 Anti-Fur Activists Stage Bloody Fashion Show Outside Palo Alto Neiman Marcus Front Page | Peninsula | California | Animal Liberation05/10/19 Environmentalists, Fishermen, and Tribes Continue to Oppose Single Tunnel Plan Front Page | Environment & Forest Defense | Central Valley | California05/09/19 ILWU Longshore Workers & Truckers Challenge Oakland A's Billionaire Owner Front Page | Racial Justice | Labor & Workers | East Bay05/06/19 Let Us Live Coalition Pushes to Restrict Police Use of Deadly Force Statewide Front Page | Police State & Prisons | Racial Justice | East Bay | California | Government & Elections05/05/19 Dwindling Orcas Starving for Lack of Salmon, Being Hurt by Boats and Water Pollution Front Page | Environment & Forest Defense | San Francisco | Peninsula | North Coast | California | U.S. | Animal Liberation | Santa Cruz Indymedia05/04/19 Oakland Police Will No Longer Be Able Search Parolees & Probationers Without Cause Front Page | Police State & Prisons | Racial Justice | East Bay | Government & Elections

We are 100% volunteer and depend on your participation to sustain our efforts!

Donate

donate now

$ 77.00 donated
in the past month

Get Involved

If you'd like to help with maintaining or developing the website, contact us.

Publish

Publish your stories and upcoming events on Indybay.

IMC Network