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Employees demand salary increases. Government employees from the departments of education, health, and other agencies gathered in front of Congress last August 10 to demand additional budget for them while the House Committee on Appropriations deliberated the Marcos regime’s ₱5.768 trillion proposed national budget for 2024.

Petition for wage increase in Regions 4-A and 7. Workers belonging to the Workers’ Initiative for Wage Increase-ST gathered at the RWB 4-A in Batangas City on August 7 to demand a minimum wage of ₱750/day in the region. Meanwhile, workers belonging to the AMA-Sugbo-KMU picketed in front of DOLE-7 in Cebu City on August 9 as they submitted their petition for a ₱100/day wage increase for the entire Region 7.

Anti-mining in Samar. More than 2,000 residents from various parts of Samar marched to the center of Borongan City on August 7 to call for a stop to destructive mining projects on the islands of Homonhon and Manicani and other parts of the island.

First day fight! Students of the University of Sto. Tomas (UST) welcomed their first day of classes on August 9 with a protest right in front of their university to call for upholding the youth’s right to education and the scrapping of the 6% increase in their tuition and other fees.

UP fight. Student leaders from various campuses of the University of the Philippines who participated in the General Assembly of Student Councils marched on August 16 in front of the UP Mindanao campus to call for additional budget for public universities and to condemn the harassment of students by state agents including the ordeal they suffered when police prevented them from converging at their original venue at the Freedom Park in Davao.