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The fight for the reinstatement of the 24 illegally-dismissed NXP union officers, for the immediate resumption of their CBA negotiations and for an end to union-busting is escalating. And the support for their fight continues to gain momentum.
Protest caravan and March-rally against Union-busting
On 16 June, a protest caravan and march-rally from Manila to Laguna was held. At least 20 vehicles and some 50 motorcycles joined the caravan that started from Intramuros, Manila and ended at the NXP plant in Cabuyao, Laguna.

Edward Panganiban, a labor leader in the Southern Tagalog region. He was trying to catch a ride to work when he was gunned down by motorcycle-riding men at 5:20 pm, in Barangay Caingin, Sta. Rosa, Laguna last June 3.

He died on the spot, sustaining 12 gunshot wounds.

Panganiban, 27, is the secretary of the independent Samahan ng mga Manggagawa
sa Takata Philippines (Salamat-Independent). For five years now, he has been an
employee of Japanese-owned Takata Philippines Corporation, which manufactures
airbags and car seatbelts and is located at the Laguna Technology Park