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Lower oil prices! Workers and drivers protested in Quezon City on July 31 and August 1 to oppose the “bigtime” oil price increase that will push prices up by ₱3.50 per liter starting August 1. They also called on the regime to scrap the oil industry deregulation under which oil companies collude to raise prices.

Regularize health workers! Health workers of the All UP Workers Union-Manila/Philippine General Hospital (PGH) staged a “Friday Protest” in front of the PGH on July 28 to oppose what they consider the privatization of the hospital through the scheme of employing contract workers. This is the fourth Friday that they staged protests to oppose contractualization and demand the filling of vacant regular positions to resolve severe understaffing.

Against TOFI. More than 100 students of the University of the East under the Rise for Education gathered right in front of their campus in Manila on July 21 to oppose the looming 9.5% tuition increase for 2023-2024.

De la Cerna family walks free. The de la Cerna family was released on July 28 upon posting bail after more than three years of unjust detention. Karina de la Cerna, and her parents Albert and Ma. Pilar Dela Cerna, who are all farmer and farm worker organizers in Negros were released from prison.