Duterte: Pass laws protecting labor rights

MANILA, Philippines --- President Rodrigo Duterte asked Congress on Wednesday to pass measures that would protect workers' right to security of tenure and self-organization, a move that labor leaders said was meant to quell the anger of protesters who marched on Labor Day.   In his Labor Day message, the President paid tribute to the workers' contribution while lamenting that the plight of most of them, especially those who leave to work overseas, had not changed much.   But he said he believed improvement in their working conditions could still happen.   "I remain optimistic that one year since I issued Executive Order No. 51 implementing existing consti...

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