Thousands of public utility jeepney drivers under the No to Jeepeney Phaseout Coalition were joined by workers of Kilusang Mayo Uno (KMU) in a protest rally at Mendiola a week before the State of the Nation Address (SONA) of Pres. Rodrigo Duterte.
Among the workers are miners and banana plantation workers from Mindanao regions. They are protesting neoliberal policies and martial law as favoring foreign big business interests.
Workers set up a protest camp at Mendiola leading to the big People’s SONA rally on July 24, 2017.
(Music “Beep, Beep” by Juan de la Cruz Band)