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Byline: Josephus B. Jimenez
LABOR Day slipped away from the Filipino psyche without leaving a deep and lasting meaning. The whole nation failed to capture its true and genuine implications on the struggle of the people for social justice, industrial peace, higher productivity and competitiveness, and, ultimately, a better quality of life for both workers and businessmen.
We attempted to celebrate the first of May within the limiting confines of our partisan dialectics, looking at each other as irreconcilable adversaries instead of social partners called upon to move the nation towards development and justice for all. Thus, Labor Day should not deteriorate into mayhem or an arena for class struggle marked by terrorism, murders and sabotage.
Labor's true …