While the Marawi siege and military rule rages in Mindanao, peace and human rights advocates gathered at the Bonifacio Shrine in Manila on Freedom Day to say “No to Terrorism!,” demand the lifting of Pres. Duterte’s martial law and continuation of peace talks with the National Democratic Front of the Philippines.
Among the speakers in the Manila event were Bishop Deogracias Iñiguez, Fr. Ben Alforque, JL Burgos, and Teddy Casiño.
Protest rallies were also held in other key cities around the country. (ILPS video)