Various sectoral groups expressed their indignation over the House Technology Industries (HTI) factory fire and called for immediate inspection of the disaster.

On February 1, 2017, 6 P.M., a fire broke out in the first floor of the HTI complex within Cavite Export Processing Zone that trapped almost 200 to 300 workers inside the three-floored building of rubber, plastic and carton products for housing construction.

No less than a hundred were rushed to the hospital acquiring severe burns all over their bodies.

This tragedy made the public question the occupational health and safety (OHS) standards of the Singaporean-owned factory since this is not the first time the company had a history of factory fire.

As Kilusang Mayo Uno stormed Department of Labor and Employment to protest the continuing contractualization schemes, workers also put forward their demand for justice to HTI fire victims. (Manila Today/Abes Abian)

Women workers’ group seeks justice for their fellow workers victimized by the HTI fire. (Manila Today/Abes Abian)

As justice remains elusive for Kentex fire victims, they show their indignation to another tragedy suffered by their fellow Filipino workers. (Manila Today/Joolia Demigillo)

Women, youth groups in Metro Manila went out to the street in front of Luneta Park, Manila the day after the HTI fire to show their condemnation over the inhumane conditions of the workers in Cavite. (Photo by Kathy Yamzon)

Students of UP Manila were enraged over the HTI fire that injured around a hundred and more Filipino workers in Cavite Economic Processing Zone and held a condemnation rally in front of the UP Manila building. (Photo from Earist Technozette)

On February 2, various sectoral groups assembled at Mabuhay Rotonda to call for justice to the victims of the HTI fire in the export processing zone in Cavite. (Photo from Manila Today)

Harbour Centre workers in Tondo, Manila demand justice for their fellow workers in Cavite who, also like them, experience grave working conditions in their workplaces. (Photo by Sham Astudillo)


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