Gabriela and Gabriela Womens Party held a kick-off activity leading to the commemoration of International Women’s Day on March 8.
Dubbed “Womens March against Poverty and Repression,” women leaders from various regions marched from the Bustillos Church in Sampaloc, Manila to Mendiola Bridge Friday, January 19.
The groups assailed the continuous effect of rising prices of oil, utilities and other basic goods brought by the first and second tranches of the TRAIN Law as well as the Build, Build Build program of the Duterte government.
They also decried what they call the intensify state fascism and repression against the people that include rampant killings, illegal arrests and red tagging of different peoples organizations as well as another extension of martial law in Mindanao and Memorandum Order 32 in Negros, Bicol and Samar.
The protest also served as their contribution to the global women’s march happening on January 19 in the US and various part of the world. (Video by Joseph Cuevas/Kodao)