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World Hunger Day. Peasant activists protested on October 16 in front of the Mega Q-Mart in Quezon City to mark the World Food Day which they dubbed as World Hunger Day. The challenged candidates in the 2022 elections to lay down “concrete solutions to address the chronic food and agricultural crisis based on economic sovereignty and self-sufficiency” as part of their electoral agenda.

Stop reclamation project in Cebu. Fisherfolk and farmers conducted a fluvial protest in Calajoan, Minglanilla, Cebu on October 15 to oppose quarrying and the impending reclamation of the area. They condemned the local government for approving the 100-hectare Ming-Mori Reclamation Project. They expressed apprehension over the possible impact of this project to the environment and their livelihood. They also exposed the continuing quarrying operation in the mountains of Minglanilla.

Electricians’ protest. Workers of the Hypervolt Contractor Corporation protested on October 11 in front of the office of the Department of Labor and Employment to condemn their management over delayed wages, illegal deductions, and lack of benefits. Hypervolt is a contracting agency of electricians who are outsourced to install and fix electrical lines.

Aid and vaccine, not demolition. Members of Kadamay converged in front of the office of the Department of the Interior and Local Government in Quezon City on October 9 to demand “zero demolition” as majority of residents are facing severe hardships amid the pandemic and economic crisis. They reported that approximately 50,000 are facing threats of demolition in Metro Manila.

Victory of workers of a electric cooperative in Benguet. Employees of the Benguet Electric Cooperative successfully ousted Malacañang’s puppet Ana Marie Rafael who was appointed by the National Electrification Authority as general manager of the said cooperative on July 29. Rafael was ousted after a series of protests mounted by hundreds of employees in Baguio City.

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