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Doctor, not police. On October 23, health workers protested the appointment of former police chief Camilo Cascolan as Undersecretary of the Department of Health (DOH). They called it out-and-out militarization of health services.

Abolish the NCIP! Different organizations of national minorities trooped to the office of the National Commission on Indigenous Peoples (NCIP) in Quezon City on October 29 on the 25th year of the Indigenous Peoples’ Rights Act. They demanded the abolition of the agency which is being used by the military and big companies to coerce and drive them away from their ancestral lands.

FEU Black Friday. Students of the Far Eastern University wore black as a sign of protest last November 4. This is to assert academic freedom and resist the university’s impending plan to expel three students who participated in an activity last September 21 commemorating the dark days of martial law.

Solidarity with the Palestinian struggle. Filipinos in Canada joined the international campaign on October 29 for the return of Palestinians and the liberation of Palestine. They staged a protest in Vancouver, along with Palestinian groups and their supporters.