Episode 3

Published on:

26th Jun 2020

Women Workers in the Philippines: A step in creating workers solidarity and global communities of struggle

In this episode, we will discuss the plight of women workers in the Philippines. We’ll be hearing from Liza, a contractual worker at a factory producing luxury bags for big brands like Michael Kors, Coach, Louis Vuitton , as well as Tin and Din, tenacious women labor leaders from the province of Laguna.

“Kumusta, Kumare!” is Bersama-sama Philippines Team podcast and a way for our team to discuss issues facing women and girls in the Philippines. 

Music: https://www.purple-planet.com

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About the Podcast

Kumusta, Kumare!
Kumusta Kumare! Is the podcast program of NAPIESV’s Bersama-sama Project in the Philippines.
"Kumusta, Kumare!" Is the podcast program of the National Asians & Pacific Islanders Ending Sexual Violence (NAPIESV) Bersama-Sama Project in the Philippines. We will focus on issues affecting women & girls in the Philippines and connect this to Filipino Diaspora in the United States.

Kumusta is, of course, "How are you?” while Kumare (pronounced koo-mah-re) is a borrowed term from the Spanish comadre literally translated as co-mother. Technically, Filipinos use kumare or it's shortened form "mare" in addressing their children’s godmothers but more commonly as a term of endearment, more like how one would use the term “sister/sistah”.