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Give aid and subsidies to those affected by El Niño! Groups of farmers and fisherfolk staged protests before the offices of the National Food Authority (NFA) and the Department of Agriculture (DA) in Quezon City on April 3. They denounced the two agencies of the Marcos regime for their negligence and incompetence in providing support for farmers and fisherfolk extremely affected by the ravages of El Niño.

Boskalis Company, held liable for damage to Manila Bay. Environmental groups, scientists, fishermen and coastal residents of Manila Bay protested before the embassy of The Netherlands on March 22 to hold Boskalis Westminster NV, a Dutch company, accountable for the damage caused by its dredging for a reclamation project in 2021-2023. This dredging is preparation for the construction of San Miguel Corporation’s New Manila International Airport (NMIA) project in Bulacan. A similar protest was held at the main office of Boskalis in Papendrect, The Netherlands.

UST students, unite against campus repression. Students of the University of Santo Tomas staged a protest in front of its Manila campus on March 22 to condemn the university’s repressive policies. The mass action follows expressions of unity by student councils, newspapers, and other campus organizations on March 20 against the UST administration. Rise for Education Alliance (R4E)-España led the activities.

Foreign ownership in schools and tuition fee increase, condemned. Young students protested before the office of the Commission on Higher Education (CHED) in Quezon City on March 22 to condemn the US-Marcos regime’s push for charter change that would allow 100% foreign ownership of schools in the country. They also condemned imminent tuition increase in private universities which they said will surely be approved by CHED which has always served as “rubber stamp” to these schools.

Nexperia workers fight new series of layoffs. Workers at Nexperia Philippines, along with their supporters, protested on March 22 inside the Laguna Industrial Science Park to oppose the planned layoff of 54 workers in April. This is the company’s second termination in eight months. They are aware the series of layoffs aims to dismantle the union that has achieved successes due to the collective action of workers in the past.