The country will celebrate all types of workers on May 1.
Every May 1, the country celebrates Labor Day or Araw ng Manggagawa. The non-working holiday is dedicated to all the workers in the country and is usually welcomed with demonstration by various unions who are continuously fighting for their rights.
Celebrated since 1913, Labor Day and the people behind its demonstrations helped shaped the rights and privileges that every worker is enjoying now; from a basic 8-hour work day to the continuous fight to have better pay.
Traffic build-up to be anticipated for Labor Day rallies
Various demonstrations will take place in Metro Manila this Labor Day. (Image: Associated Labor Unions)
On May 1, the Associated Labor Unions-Trade Union Congress of the Philippines (ALU-TUCP) will organize a nationwide rally in the hopes of reminding President Rodrigo Duterte of his promises to end contractualization and any form of fixed-term jobs in either public or private sectors.
The said group will hold their demonstration in Metro Manila at the gates of Malacañang Palace and other cities as well. Commuters are advised to skip the affected areas of the demonstration to avoid heavy traffic.