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Bicol Steel Trading workers hold boycott protest. Workers of Bicol Steel Tower Trading Corporation gathered in front of their office in Diversion Road, Naga City last May 30-31 to slam the company’s unfair labor policies and low wages. The company sells steel bars used for construction.

#NeverAgain in Cebu and Iloilo. Last May 21, survivors and family members of martyrs of martial law organized a program inside the Redemptorist Compound in Cebu City to commemorate the atrocities committed during the dictatorship of Marcos Sr. They ended the program with a candle-lighting and prayer for all victims of state-sponsored violence.

In Iloilo City, progressive groups marched against tyranny, disinformation and distortion of history to the Iloilo Provincial Capitol. Before the event, May 20, the National Union of Students of the Philippines-Panay formed the Kabataan Against the Return of Marcos-Duterte Alliance.

Youth and workers protest in Laguna. Youth Defy Marcos and Duterte-Southern Tagalog launched Protesta de Mayo from May 20 until 27 in Carabao Park, University of the Philippines-Los Baños. They aim to oppose the proclamation of Ferdinand Marcos Jr. as the 17th president of the country.

Meanwhile, last June 4, workers, riders, drivers and sorters of J&T Express held a protest and defended their picket against police dispersal. They held their strike to condemn low wages, illegal retrenchment and union busting, lack of benefits and occupational safety. They also opposed the illegal termination of the president of the United Rank and File Employees of the J&T Express in Cabuyao.