MORE OR less 40 individuals from various groups commemorated Andres Bonifacio Day with a protest rally at Freedom Park, Roxas Avenue, on Thursday, Nov. 30.
Major Marvin Hugos, commander of San Pedro Police Station, said the individuals represented KMU-Southern Mindanao Region, Piston, Act Davao, Anakbayan, Gabriela youth Davao, Kabataan party list, KPL-SMR, and Bayan Muna.
The protesters demanded a raise in wages, the repeal of the Oil Deregulation Law, and for the government to respect union rights. They also reiterated their call against the jeepney modernization plan, for the US troops to stay out of the country, and for the administration to provide support to the Palestinians in the face of the barrage by Israel.
Members of the groups also call for the resumption of peace talks. The Marcos administration and the National Democratic Front, led by chair Luis Jalandoni, have agreed on principle to pursue the path to peace, which may pave the way for the talks with the communist rebel group.
Hugos said the activity ended peacefully around 11 a.m.
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