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Oil price hikes slammed. Members of Gabriela held a noise barrage in Marikina’s public market; in Baseco, Tondo; and in Tatalon and Mega Q-Mart in Quezon City last February 18 to protest relentless oil price increases since January. Earlier, drivers and jeepney operators organized a protest action along Commonwealth Avenue in Quezon City.

Vegetable farmers holds caravan in Benguet. A caravan was organized by 250 vegetable gardeners and traders last February 14 along major roads in La Trinidad, Benguet to oppose unrestricted importation and smuggling of vegetables and other agricultural products from China. They also stressed that the limited and unsustained response by the regime to control smuggling of vegetables destroy their livelihood.

Protest in Hacienda Murcia. Farmers and residents of Purok Cojuangco in Hacienda Murcia conducted a silent march to the municipal hall of Concepcion, Tarlac last February 4 to denounce the threat of demolition. They reported having received a notice of eviction and prohibition last 2019 from the Cojuangco clan and Landfactors, Inc. owned by the Sy family who seized their land. They were charged with trespassing and malicious mischief when they asserted their rights to the land. They have been farming the land for decades.

Protesters heckle Marcos Jr.’s motorcade. Protesters heckled the motorcade of Marcos-Duterte tandem in Caloocan City last February 19 while unfurling huge banners written with “Huwag iboto magnanakaw at sinungaling” (Do not vote for thieves and a liars!”). They also waved placards bearing the call “Never Again!” as the vehicle bearing Marcos Jr. passed by.