Holy Week Cavalry of the Poor. Urban poor groups held their annual Cavalry of the Poor to mark Holy Week. Last April 8, members of Kadamay held a protest-procession in Tatalon, Quezon City. In Cebu last April 15, Panaghugpong-Kadamay Cebu and Movement Against Carbon Market Privatization organized stations of the cross which tackled people’s issues such as privatization, oil price hikes, land grabbing and contractualization. A similar activity was held in Davao City.
Workers protest in Cebu. Numbering 293, contractual workers of Universal Robina Corporation protested in front of its factory in Tabok, Mandaue City, Cebu last April 13. This is to oppose their transfer from People First Labor Service Cooperative, a manpower agency, to HR Team Asia. Workers are against this plan because they will be considered as newly hired employees of the URC and will lose their entitlement to separation pay.
Lightning rally at US Embassy. About 30 youth activists led by the League of Filipino Students stormed the US embassy in Roxas Boulevard, Manila last April 8, at dawn, to slam the Balikatan 2022 war exercises which was held in the Philippines from March 28 to April 8.
Opposition against the incinerator project in Davao. Members of Panalipdan-Youth picketed in front of the city council office in Davao City last April 20 to oppose the Waste-To-Energy Incineration project. It is planned to be constructed in Barangay Biao Escuela, an agricultural community within the city. According to the group, this project will gravely affect the resident’s health.