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PUP anti-privatization rally. Students of the Polytechnic University of the Philippines (PUP) protested before the House of Representatives in Quezon City on February 12 as a hearing was held on the National Polytechnic University (NPU) Bill that will allow further privatization and commercialization of university education. The proposal contains provisions that would allow the entry of private businesses within the university. Police violently dispersed the youth protest.

Black Hearts Day. Health workers from private and public hospitals in Metro Manila and Baguio City launched “Black Hearts Day” on February 14, Valentine’s Day. They say the black heart is a symbol of their frustration with the Marcos regime for its continued denial of living wages, delayed benefits, widespread contractualization in the sector and other long-standing demands of health workers.

NCR teachers’ unions demand salary increase. Teachers’ associations and unions in the National Capital Region led by the Alliance of Concerned Teachers (ACT)-NCR Union have been launching various forms of collective action to call for an increase in their monthly salaries. They started their actions on February 14, Valentine’s day, and continued to February 17.

Resolve 2022 election fraud! Konta-Daya members, together with the TNTrio group, marched before the Comelec office to demand it to prioritize the investigation of the numerous anomalies raised in the 2022 election, rather than processing the bogus people’s initiative. The groups have long submitted their grievances to the agency, and petitions have also been filed before the Supreme Court, to investigate the massive fraud that installed Ferdinand Marcos Jr. and Sara Duterte to power.

One Billion Rising against violence on women. Groups and organizations nationwide launched on February 14 the annual dance-protest One Billion Rising (OBR) campaign against abuse and violence on women. Gabriela, a national women’s alliance, led the main OBR activity in the Philippines which was held at the University of the Philippines (UP)-Diliman. Their activity revolved around the theme “Rise for Freedom–Be The New World.”