157th Bonifacio Day: Hold Duterte accountable, defend people’s livelihoods!


More than 6,000 individuals led by the Kilusang Mayo Uno protested at the University of the Philippines in Diliman, Quezon City on November 30. They demanded for safety, jobs and respect for human rights.

They opposed the regime’s continuing red-tagging campaign and Anti-Terror Law which are being used to suppress its critics. They noted that military officials utilized the Senate hearing on November 24 to peddle false information and lies about legitimate democratic organizations and Congress representatives.

In conjunction with the commemoration of Andres Bonifacio’s birthday, youth activists marked the 22nd anniversary of Anakbayan. They pledged to advance Bonifacio’s fight for national democracy and liberation.

Activists also protested at the Malcolm Square in Baguio City. They opposed the contract granted by the local government to SM Prime Holdings for the renovation of the Baguio City Market. They criticized local officials for disregarding local vendors’ petition against it. The protesters also opposed the red-tagging campaign against activists in the region.

Simultaneously, protest actions were also held in the towns of Sta. Rosa, Cabuyao and Calamba in Laguna, and at Plaza Miranda in Angeles City, Pampanga. In Panay, a protest was conducted by Kadamay in Jaro, Iloilo, as well as in Kalibo, Aklan and Roxas City, Capiz. Bayan-Negros also mounted a protest in Bacolod City. Tension rose during the protests in Mandaue City, Cebu and Balanga, Bataan when the police harassed the rallyists. In Davao City, the Kilusang Mayo Uno-Southern Mindanao led the protest actions at the Bankerohan Public Market and Freedom Park, Roxas Avenue.

The 56th anniversary of the Kabataang Makabayan was also commemorated during the same day.

157th Bonifacio Day: Hold Duterte accountable, defend people's livelihoods!