Vico Sotto to food firm: Drop charges vs workers, they’re ‘not criminals’

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MANILA, Philippines — Pasig City Mayor Vico Sotto has appealed to the management of Regent Foods Corporation to withdraw the charges against 23 of its workers, who were arrested after violence erupted at their picket line in front of the firm’s main plant on November 9.

 

“These people are not criminals; they do not have the goal of hurting you. They are fighting for what they believe to be just. You can continue with the labor dispute without sending the poor and powerless to jail!” he said in a Facebook post on Sunday.

 

READ: 23 strikers arrested after dispersal at food plant in Pasig

 

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