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3-day transport strike. Jeepney drivers and operators, led by Piston, launched a three-day transport strike on November 20-22. This is their response to the Marcos regime’s continuing jeepney phaseout push in the guise of forced consolidation of their franchises. On the first day of the strike, Metro Manila routes were 85% paralyzed. Mobilizations were held in 27 areas in Manila, in the cities of Baguio, Cebu, Iloilo, Bacolod and Davao, and in Cavite, Laguna, Albay.

Hold the US accountable for Israel genocide. Bayan led hundreds of people in a rally right in front of the US embassy in Manila on November 14 to condemn the role of the US in the genocide against the Palestinian people and for inciting imperialist wars. Six rallyists were injured when the police blocked and tried to disperse the march before reaching the embassy.

Philippines, not for sale. Filipino organizations in San Francisco, California greeted with protests the landing of Ferdinand Marcos Jr and his delegation in the US to attend the Asia-Pacific Economic Forum (APEC) Summit last November 14. They condemned Marcos’ sale of the Philippines’ natural resources and labor force to foreign companies.

Justice for Yolanda victims. People’s Rising for Climate Justice Philippines led protests in Mendiola on November 8 to hold the state to account for “criminal negligence” of typhoon and disaster victims. Various environmental groups also marched at the San Juanico Bridge, Sta. Rita, Leyte to Tacloban City on November 7. This march is part of a 30-day benefit-walk to commemorate the 10th anniversary of Yolanda.

Youth walk-out. Three hundred students and youth from private and public universities walked out of classes on November 20 in Cebu City to demand their right to education and condemn state repression. On November 17, hundreds of young people also launched coordinated actions in 16 protest centers in the country to commemorate International Students’ Day.

Still no justice. The Alyansa ng Magbubukid sa Asyenda Luisita led farmers in a rally at the Department of Agriculture in Quezon City on November 16 to commemorate the 19th anniversary of the massacre of seven farmworkers camping out to assert their land rights. Farmers from nearby Hacienda Tinang participated in the activity.

Strike in Valle Verde. The Valle Verde Country Club Inc. Employees Union went on strike on November 11 after a deadlock in CBA negotiations. The management refused the workers’ demand of a ₱38.50 daily wage increase, even when wages were last increased in 2019.