First celebrated in 1903, Labor Day in the Philippines commemorates a labor group protest that marched to the House of Congress when the country was still under American rule. In present-day Philippines, this kind of protest is still being staged in major streets in the capital region. On May Day of 2010, around 50, 000 workers joined the Kilusang Mayo Uno (KMU) in their Labor Day action held in different cities in the Philippines.
Today, militants are holding yet another rally to protest against contractualization. The said rally started yesterday at 5 in the afternoon and will end later in the evening. Partido Manggagawa’s secretary general Judy Ann Miranda said that the group will hold a picket in front of the Department of Labor and Employment office.