WE refer to the article “Labor groups back Binay” published in Manila Times online on 29 February 2016.
We deny the statement that TUCP backs presidential candidate Jejomar Binay.
In a manifesto adopted in November 2015, the TUCP expressed unequivocal support for Mar Roxas and Leni Robredo, noting their sterling records in good governance, competence, and full commitment to achieve better results for the country.
It is shameless that an expelled TUCP affiliate continues to claim leadership and perhaps, ownership of the biggest national labor in the country, in defiance of the Supreme Court and Court of Appeals decisions on the leadership in TUCP. This defiance includes an illegal and forcible siege of the TUCP headquarters of the TUCP in Quezon City, involving armed hooligans.
It is shameless that one Alan Tanjusay, without authority, claims to speak for TUCP.
The SC and CA decisions are clear. Former Senator Ernesto Herrera was TUCP President after the resignation of Atty. Democrito Mendoza in November 2012. After the passing of Senator Herrera, I assumed the TUCP Presidency following constitutional processes.
The International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC), the ITUC Asia Pacific, the International Labor Organization (ILO), and most national labor centers in the ASEAN and all over the world respect and recognize this leadership.
We have already asked the CA to hold defiant parties in contempt. We also urged the DOLE to act faster on our motion for full implementation of the writ of execution of the SC and CA decisions, including a return of possession of the TUCP headquarters to legitimate TUCP officers and members.
RUBEN D. TORRES
Trade Union Congress of the Philippines (TUCP)
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For J. V. Romero, Jr. from the Quirinos
Dear Mr. Romero: On behalf of Atty Lila Quirino, Ms. Ruby Quirino Gonzalez, Ms Cory Quirino and the President Elpidio Quirino Foundation, we would like to thank you for the article that was published by the Manila Times in their Opinion page entitled “President Elpidio Quirino, a true statesman”.
It is heartening to know that we have men of honor such as you, that share our desire to promote and honor the legacy of President Elpidio Quirino.
May your tribe increase, Sir.
Elpidio Qurino Foundation