November 2019


ILOILO MEGA BOOK FAIR

November 8-11, 2019, 10 AM onwards, Festive Walk Mall, Iloilo City

Talk: “DIY Feminism,” November 10, 2019, 11 AM

“Labaw sa Aton Kaugalingon/Beyond Ourselves”
Jointly presented by Festive Walk Mall Iloilo, Iloilo Museum of Contemporary Art, Hubon Manunulat, Book Latte and Kasingkasing Press

We invite you to the Iloilo Mega Book Fair 2019. Together, let us exchange ideas on how we can elevate and continue to promote our local literature in Western Visayas across the globe. We look forward to having you at the upcoming book fair as we tackle issues about children’s rights, teachers and librarian education, history, heritage, film, comics, food culture, environment, and artists’ rights.

For questions and inquiries, email kasingkasingpress@gmail.com


#SupportTheStrike! Donation Drive for Regent Workers

UPDATE: In light of the violent dispersal of the Regent Strike on November 10, 2019, the scheduled kuwentuhan (writing workshop) and salu-salo on November 17 has been cancelled. In continued solidarity with the striking workers, Gantala Press and Me & My Veg Mouth are organizing a fundraising drive to contribute to their medical expenses and bail fund. One of the workers was hit on the head during the dispersal, and is in urgent need of a CT scan.

Donations to the Regent Workers’ Union may be coursed through:

Faye Johanna J Cura
Bank of the Philippine Islands
Savings Account 4979-0220-72

“Members of the Regent Foods Workers Union simultaneously mount their picketline in front of their main plant in Pasig City and Tipas in Taguig City today as they declared “strike” against various reported cases of unfair labor practices and union busting moves of the Chinese-owned corporation.

Protesting members of the labor union in the food manufacturing company cry foul over the series of physical and verbal abuses that their officials have been receiving from the hands of their management, which they said aimed to harass, intimidate and bust their labor union.

They also complained of the continuing contractualization schemes being implemented by their management against contractual workers who have been working for the company for almost 20 years now, low wages, non-implementation of Collective Bargaining Agreement and the non-recognition of the Regent Foods Corporation owners to the new leadership of the recognized labor union in the company.

Regent Foods Corporation manufactures snack brands including Snacku, Cheese Ring, Tempura, Sweet Corn, Cheese Ball, Labzter, Custard Cake among others.” (Defend Job Philippines, October 17, 2019)

Please follow this page for updates: https://www.facebook.com/defendjobPH/


ROUNDTABLE DISCUSSION: “Cultural Reproduction of Violence against Women” with the UP Writers Club

November 23, 2019, 2 PM, UP Diliman, Quezon City


Summit Against Gender-Based Violence

November 25, 2019, Commission on Human Rights of the Philippines, Quezon City, details TBD


Zine Orge IX (Salvage the Headlines!)

November 28, 2019, 7 PM to 12 AM, Smokehouse, One Bonitos, Los Baños, Laguna