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Filipinos march to the presidential palace to mark May Day

Protesters, mostly workers, march towards the Presidential Palace during the global commemoration of Labor Day Tuesday, May 1, 2018 in Manila, Philipp...
A Cambodian worker attends a gathering to mark May Day at Tonle Sap river bank, in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, Tuesday, May 1, 2018. Some hundreds of worker...
Protesters shout slogans during a march to mark May Day in Hong Kong Tuesday, May 1, 2018. Hundreds of Hong Kong workers from various labor unions sta...
Cambodian workers attend a gathering to mark May Day at Tonle Sap river bank, in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, Tuesday, May 1, 2018. Some hundreds of workers ...
A Cambodian worker participates during a gathering to mark May Day at Tonle Sap river bank, in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, Tuesday, May 1, 2018. Some hundre...
A Cambodian worker holds banners during a gathering to mark May Day at Tonle Sap river bank, in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, Tuesday, May 1, 2018. Some hundr...
Workers wear safety hats and hold banners during a march to mark May Day in Hong Kong Tuesday, May 1, 2018. Hundreds of Hong Kong workers from various...
Protesters hold banners during a march to mark May Day in Hong Kong Tuesday, May 1, 2018. Hundreds of Hong Kong workers from various labor unions stag...
Protesters, mostly workers, march towards the Presidential Palace during the global commemoration of Labor Day Tuesday, May 1, 2018 in Manila, Philipp...
Protesters, mostly workers march towards the Presidential Palace during the global commemoration of Labor Day Tuesday, May 1, 2018 in Manila, Philippi...

Protesters, mostly workers, march towards the Presidential Palace during the global commemoration of Labor Day Tuesday, May 1, 2018 in Manila, Philipp...

A Cambodian worker attends a gathering to mark May Day at Tonle Sap river bank, in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, Tuesday, May 1, 2018. Some hundreds of worker...

Protesters shout slogans during a march to mark May Day in Hong Kong Tuesday, May 1, 2018. Hundreds of Hong Kong workers from various labor unions sta...

Cambodian workers attend a gathering to mark May Day at Tonle Sap river bank, in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, Tuesday, May 1, 2018. Some hundreds of workers ...

A Cambodian worker participates during a gathering to mark May Day at Tonle Sap river bank, in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, Tuesday, May 1, 2018. Some hundre...

A Cambodian worker holds banners during a gathering to mark May Day at Tonle Sap river bank, in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, Tuesday, May 1, 2018. Some hundr...

Workers wear safety hats and hold banners during a march to mark May Day in Hong Kong Tuesday, May 1, 2018. Hundreds of Hong Kong workers from various...

Protesters hold banners during a march to mark May Day in Hong Kong Tuesday, May 1, 2018. Hundreds of Hong Kong workers from various labor unions stag...

Protesters, mostly workers, march towards the Presidential Palace during the global commemoration of Labor Day Tuesday, May 1, 2018 in Manila, Philipp...

Protesters, mostly workers march towards the Presidential Palace during the global commemoration of Labor Day Tuesday, May 1, 2018 in Manila, Philippi...

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Thousands of workers and activists have marched to the Philippines' presidential palace to demand the government address labor issues, as workers around the world stage May Day rallies.

About 5,000 people from various groups held a rally Tuesday near Malacanang Palace to protest the failure of Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte to fulfill a major campaign promise to end contractualization, the widespread practice of short-term employment.

The protesters are also demanding that the government address issues including low wages, unemployment and trade union repression.

Workers and activists also rallied elsewhere, including in Cambodia and Hong Kong.