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Passage of RBH7 in Congress opposed. Various democratic organizations protested in front of Congress in a People’s Rally on March 20 to oppose the passage of RBH7, the bill pushing for charter change (chacha). A few hours later, Congress passed the proposal with a vote of 288 in favor, eight against and two abstentions. Among the eight who objected were congressmen from the Makabayan bloc. Along with the protest in Congress, students also staged protests along Katipunan Avenue, in front of the Ateneo de Manila University.

Address the effects of El Niño. Amihan, the national federation of agricultural women, picketed before the Department of Agriculture office in Quezon City on March 7 to condemn the Marcos regime for its inaction amid the impact of El Niño on the peasant masses. They demand Marcos and his agencies to provide immediate relief and aid, especially those whose crops were damaged by the drought.

Demolition in Navotas City opposed. Fisherfolk belonging to the Pambansang Lakas ng Kilusang Mamamalakaya ng Pilipinas (Pamalakaya) staged a protest rally along the Navotas City coast on March 15 to oppose the local government’s order to dismantle their clam pens and crab traps to make way for the Navotas Bay Reclamation Project. The 650-hectare reclamation is being pushed by the local government and its partner Argonbay Construction Company, a subsidiary of San Miguel Corporation owned by Ramon Ang. Despite objections, company personnel and the Coast Guard carried out the demolition on March 18.

Day against big dams marked. National minority groups and environmentalists protested at the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) office in Visayas Avenue, Quezon City on March 14 to oppose the construction of large dams in the country and demand the protection of rivers. The protest coincides with the worldwide commemoration of the International Day of Action for Rivers and Against Large Dams.

Marcos met with protests in Germany. Ferdinand Marcos Jr’s visit to Berlin on March 13 was met with protests by Filipino migrants. ALPAS Pilipinas and Gabriela-Germany led the protests joined by German allied organizations. They say Marcos Jr’s visit to Germany and other European countries from March 11-15 should serve as an occasion for all Filipino migrants and human rights defenders to condemn the brutal regime that commit gross violations of human rights and international humanitarian law (IHL).

LGBTQIA+ at EARIST stand up against discrimination. LGBTQIA+ people spearheaded by Bahaghari-EARIST protested at its campus in Santa Mesa, Manila on March 15 supporting transwoman students banned from enrolling for refusing to cut their hair. The school temporarily suspended the provision following the protest.