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Anti-mining barricade in Benguet. Officials and tribe leaders in Bulalacao, Mankayan, Benguet set up a barricade against ongoing operations of Crescent Mining Development Corporation last June 18. The groups pointed out that the agreement between the company and the local government expired last year.

Defending sovereignty. Progressive groups in Davao and Cebu launched rallies last June 12 to commemorate the 124th year of sham freedom. In Davao, protesters gathered in Freedom Park to call on the government to defend national sovereignty. In Cebu, rallyists assembled in Fuente Osmeña Circle. In Metro Manila, a picnic was organized by progressive groups at the Bantayog ng mga Bayani.

Strike in Tanduay. Workers of Tanduay in Talisay City, Negros Occidental under the leadership of Tanduay Bottle Sorters Organization declared a strike last June 16. They are calling for the reinstatement of union leaders and members who were prohibited to enter the factory. The workers filed for notice of strike last June 1, after 100% of workers voted in favor of the strike.

UP contractual security guards protest. More than 130 security guards under the employment agency FEMJEG Security Agency lost their jobs after the administration of the University of the Philippines-Diliman awarded the contract to Grand Meritus Agency. In their dialogue last June 6, the UP administration presented no clear plans to employ them under the new agency. Most of those terminated have been working in the university for decades.