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Anti-Marcos protests in the US. Protests were held by progressive Filipino organizations following the arrival of Ferdinand Marcos Jr in the US. They staged a rally in New Jersey where Marcos gave a speech on September 18 and again in New York on September 19 where he met with foreign leaders. Marcos was in the US to participate in the September 20 to 26 UN General Assembly.

LFS@45. The League of Filipino Students commemorated its 45th anniversary with a protest on September 11 in front of the US embassy in Manila. They condemned US wars of aggression and its military intervention in countries like the Philippines. They also criticized Marcos Jr for putting the country in the middle of inter-imperialist conflicts between the US and China.

We reject Gened 1 and 2. Isnag minorities staged a picket in front of the National Commission on Indigenous Peoples in Quezon City coinciding with a meeting with agency officials on September 14. They travelled from Kabugao, Apayao to show their strong opposition to the Gened 2 project on the Apayao-Abulog River. The Isnags are opposed to the NCIP’s railroading of the project’s free, prior and informed consent (FPIC).

Alliance against Bacolod reclamation. More than 80 community leaders from various sitios, together with church people and human rights advocates, linked arms to launch the Banago Against Reclamation Movement on September 10 at the Nuestra Señora de Salvacion Parish in Barangay Banago, Bacolod City.

The planned reclamation will affect more than 6,000 homes along the coast of Sibucao in Barangay Banago to Barangay Punta Taytay in Bacolod City.