Labor Day became the venue for a show of force of workers and the urban poor, with 35,000 demonstrators gathered in Liwasang Bonifacio, and 80,000 more in the regions.
Some 5,000 progressives marched on Dec. 10, the 68th commemoration of International Human Rights Day, to denounce human rights violations, which they say continued and worsened under the six-month-old Duterte administration.
Despite the rain, more than 20,000 gather at the Rizal (formerly Luneta) Park in Manila to condemn the rehabilitation of the family of the late dictator Ferdinand Marcos.
In various cities throughout the country, ordinary citizens join protest actions against the hasty burial of the late dictator Ferdinand Marcos at the Libingan ng mga Bayani.
Some 40,000 activists from Metro Manila, Southern Tagalog, Central Luzon and as far as Mindanao marched along Commonwealth Avenue, June 25 to bring their demands to President Rodrigo Duterte.
Progressive groups from different regions marched to Mendiola to present their demands to President Rodrigo Duterte, today, June 30. They called for the resumption of peace talks to finally put an to the problems plaguing the Filipino people.
Filipinos and foreigners responded to the call for a Global Day of Action for Land, Food and Justice. They condemned the April 1 violent dispersal of farmers’ barricade in Kidapawan City and called for immediate aid for drought-stricken Filipino farmers.
One week after the violent dispersal of farmers’ barricade in Kidapawan City, progressive groups and supporters held a protest in Manila. They condemned the silence of President Benigno Aquino III on the issue.
“There is a lack of consciousness among parents, teachers, and the entire community to impart to today’s youth the horrors of martial law. We have high hopes that this could be of help to change that.”
Thousands of Filipino women mark the International Women’s Day holding President Benigno Aquino III accountable for his crimes against the Filipino women. Photos by Ronalyn V. Olea, Dee Ayroso and Loi Manalansan Produced by
Marking the 30th year since the toppling of dictator Ferdinand Marcos, progressives say elite rule still governs the country and the Filipino people’s fight for genuine change continues.