Progressive Fil-Am groups protest on the 75th year of PH-US relations

Various progressive Filipino-American groups and allies staged a protest action in front of the Philippine Embassy in Washington, D.C., the same day as the 75th anniversary of the Philippine-United States (US) bilateral relations. As Ambassador Jose Romualdez hosted a lavish dinner reception in celebration of the event, the protesters condemned the 75 years of the US exploitation of the Filipino people. They emphasized the role of the US in giving military aid to the Duterte government, which committed numerous human rights violations and extrajudicial killings.