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A Prayer for Kentex 72

Joined by Kilusang Mayo Uno (KMU), Migrante International and other affiliates of ILPS-Phils., an inter-faith mass of the Churchpeople-Workers Solidarity was held at the Kentex Manufacturing Corp. where 72 workers, mostly contractual women piece-rate laborers, perished in the worst factory fire in the country’s history. Arjohn Batiklop, whose mother and aunt were among the fatalities in the May 13, 2015 fire, called for justice lest their memory be buried with the dead. Sweatshop conditions using contractual labor persist under a neoliberal regime.