Hundreds of women and their supporters held the 5th annual One Billion Rising event at Manila’s Liwasang Bonifacio on Valentine’s Day.
Through dances and speeks, they also called for a stop to the Duterte administration’s declaration of an all out war.
They also prodded the Duterte administration to return to the negotiation table with the National Democratic Front of the Philippines.
“President Duterte’s emotional rant abruptly terminating negotiations and the declaration of an all-out war has unleashed a monster of human rights violations, killings of activists and illegal arrests,” said Gabriela Women’s Party Rep. Emmi De Jesus. Read more