Mindanao Sakadas Still Get P 9.50 a Day in Hacienda Luisita 

We’ve heard this story before: the farmworkers who cut and haul cane in this controversial sugar estate earn only P9.50 a day as ‘stockholders’ of Hacienda Luisita, Inc. The thousands who have had enough of this oppression decided to strike. This happened more than 12 years ago. Fastforward to 2017. Mario Bagnaran, 58, a farmworker […]

via Mindanao Sakadas Still Get P 9.50 a Day in Hacienda Luisita  — UMA Pilipinas

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Sakadas from Mindanao Exploited in Hacienda Luisita

Hundreds of sakadas or migratory sugar workers recruited from Mindanao have become victims of a giant human trafficking scam when they were brought to Hacienda Luisita in Tarlac to work during the kabyaw or annual sugar harvest and milling season which started in November 2016. Danilo “Ka Daning” Ramos, secretary general of the national […]

via Sakadas from Mindanao Exploited in Hacienda Luisita   — UMA Pilipinas