Blood pressures were rising on a Monday morning.
Progressive groups staged a mobilization to express rage over President Noynoy Aquino’s veto action on the proposal to raise social security pensions by P2000 across-the-board.
The protest led by national labor center Kilusang Mayo Uno (KMU) was joined by a crowd of senior citizens and workers – pensioners and would-be pensioners alike – in a march to Mendiola and a brief program of solidarity statements.
The mob called on members of the Congress and Senate to take a stand and override Aquino’s veto, who has since proposed the compromise of a P500 or P1000 hike.
According to KMU, more protest actions should be expected in various SSS agencies nationwide.
Progressive groups stand firm in the demand for a P2000 pension hike instead of taking compromises.
Text and photos by Christelle Delvo.