Stop the bombings. Human rights, peasant and national minority groups protested in front of Camp Aguinaldo in Quezon City on July 17 to condemn and demand a stop to the aerial bombardment of their communities. Such bombings accompany countryside militarization that worsens the plight of farmers and indigenous people.
Imminent RITM layoffs, opposed. Health workers of the Research Institute for Tropical Medicine (RITM) protested on July 18 to demand salary increases, provision of delayed allowances and to express opposition to the planned abolition of the institution. According to them, this plan will cause mass layoffs, and carried out under the veil of the establishment of the Philippine Center for Disease Prevention and Control.
Denounce fabricated charges of terrorism! Human rights groups and students in Southern Tagalog gathered on July 6 at Sumulong Park in Antipolo, Rizal to condemn the AFP and the 59th IB for filing trumped-up charges of terrorism against four activists in the region. Before this, they also protested in front of the DoJ in Manila.