Rodrigo Duterte’s fascism failed to stop workers and other sectors from uniting and protesting to mark the International Labor Day. The Kilusang Mayo Uno (KMU) led the protest to demand the Duterte regime to immediately address the plight of workers amid the health crisis. They united under the theme, “Fight for health, livelihood and human rights!”
Maintaining physical distance, workers, teachers and students protested at the University of the Philippines Diliman in Quezon City. Lightning rallies were also mounted by Paperland workers in Quezon City and members of the Unyon ng mga Manggagawa sa Harbor Centre in Tondo, Manila, among others.
The KMU also spearheaded an online protest which was participated in by various sectors and watched by 50,000 viewers. Similar online protests were spearheaded by local KMU chapters in Southern Mindanao, Central Luzon and Southern Tagalog.