Free Palestine! More than 600 protested at the Israeli embassy in Bonifacio Global City, Taguig City on October 31, to condemn the occupation, relentless bombing, and genocide by the Zionist Israel government in Gaza. The protest was spearheaded by the International League of Peoples’ Struggles (ILPS) and Bagong Alyansang Makabayan (Bayan). On October 26, Moros protested in Manila as part of a series of protests by Bangsamoro people over the past weeks. A protest was also held in Cebu.
Surface the desaparecidos. Families, supporters and human rights groups gathered in Quezon City on November 2 to reiterate the call for the surfacing of victims of enforced disappearance by the state. Under Marcos Jr, records show 11 cases of disappearances.
Protest against petroleum price increases. A coordinated protest by drivers and jeepney operators was held in Metro Manila on October 24 to condemn a new round of increases in the prices of petroleum products, the 13th since July. With the last increase, diesel prices have gone up by around ₱19/liter while gasoline and kerosene, by almost ₱14/liter. Simultaneous protests were held in Baguio and Cebu, and in Iloilo and Bacolod a day before.
Riders demand just compensation. Hundreds of riders or delivery drivers of the Grab company protested in Quezon City on October 25 to condemn the unjust deduction of ₱10 from their income per delivery. Due to the deduction, their previous ₱45 minimum income per delivery will become only ₱35. The group also condemned Grab’s dismissal of nine drivers who participated in the previous assembly on October 19.