38th Cordillera Day in Baguio City. With the theme “Onward with new politics, unite for land and life!” the peoples of the Cordilleras commemorated the 38th Cordillera Day from April 24 to May 3. On the last day of activities, activists and supporters gathered at the University of Cordillera in Baguio City. They pledged to frustrate the attempts of the Marcos family to return to Malacañang and the Duterte family’s scheme to cling to power.
Alay Lakad against mining in Cagayan. More than 1,000 fishermen and residents of Aparri, Cagayan held an “Alay Lakad” (march for a cause) against black sand mining in the province last April 22. They said that mining operations in the area poses a big danger to the environment and their livelihood. Residents who joined the activity came from the towns of Aparri, Gattaran, Ballesteros, Buguey, Gonzaga and Sta. Ana. The local government falsely claims the blacksand mining as a mere river dredging.
Noise barrage in Manila. Democratic organizations mounted a coordinated noise barrages last April 29 in various parts of Metro Manila to drumbeat the demands of workers and opposition to fraud in the upcoming elections. Noise barrage activities were held in Tondo and Taft Avenue in Manila; Maysapang, Taguig; Monumento, South Caloocan, Commonwealth Avenue and Welcome Rotonda, Quezon City.
Bike for the environment. More than 300 cyclists rode last April 24 to push for a pro-environment agenda amid the elections. The activity was held as the world commemorated Earth Day 2022. The cyclists rode from Bonifacio Shrine in Manila to Bantayog ng mga Bayani in Quezon City. A similar activity was held in Davao City.