Protests

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Protest against Kaliwa Dam. National minorities and environmental groups affected by the Kaliwa Dam project protested in front of the office of the Metropolitan Waterworks and Sewerage System in Quezon City on January 31. They condemned the railroading of the said project despite widespread opposition by residents. They denounced the bogus consultation held on January 25 where indigenous leaders were deceived by the company to sign a memorandum of agreement for the project.

Vendors mount 2-day strike. Vendors in the Carbon Market in Cebu City mounted a 2-day strike on January 24 and 25 to demand that the local government to stop the privati­za­tion of the market.

Commemoration of the 35th anniversary of Mendiola Massacre. Progressive groups mounted protests last January 22 in Cavite, Iloilo City and Bacolod City to commemorate the 35th anniversary of the Mendiola Massacre, where protesting farmers were gunned down by state forces. In Cavite, rallyists traveled to Patungan, Maragondon.

Commemoration of Guin­ya­ngan Massacre. Groups from Southern Tagalog rallied in front of the office of the Commission on Human Rights in Quezon City on February 2 to commemorate the attack of state forces against 6,000 rallyists in Guinyangan, Quezon on February 1, 1981. Two were killed and more than 100 were wounded in this incident.

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