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Protest against genocide of Palestinians. Various groups and sectors marched and protested on June 8 before the Israeli embassy in Taguig City in Metro Manila to condemn the Zionist state for its continuing genocide against Palestinians. They marked the 8th month, from October 7, 2023, when the US-supported Israel intensified its attacks and bombing of the Gaza Strip in Palestine. As of June 17, Israel has killed 37,347 people in Gaza.

Fisherfolk denounces China’s “trespass rule” in WPS. Fisherfolk and other democratic organizations protested before the Chinese consulate in Makati City on June 14 to call on China to rescind its “tresspass rule” or threat of arresting “foreigners” entering its “territory” in the South China Sea. The Chinese Coast Guard has been enforcing this since June 15. According to the order, China will detain those arrested for 30 to 60 days.

Caravan against Benguet big mines. Hundreds of residents of Itogon, Benguet staged a caravan on June 13 to the Benguet Provincial Capitol to demand a halt to the expansion of large mining company Itogon-Suyoc Resources, Inc. and Benguet Corporation, Inc.

Anti-demolition protest in Quezon City and Mandaue City. Residents of King Christian St in Barangay Bagbag, Novaliches, Quezon City held a protest on June 15 to oppose the demolition of their community. Urban poor residents also protested on June 14 inside the Cebu International Convention Center (CICC) against the impending demolition of their homes in Mandaue City, Cebu.

Oppressive jeepney phaseout. Jeepney drivers and operators protested again on June 10, as the LTFRB and LTO threatened to intensify their crackdown on plying jeepneys that did not undergo the forced consolidation. Hundreds of drivers held protests in Metro Manila and Iloilo City. Meanwhile, Manibela held a three-day strike from June 10 to June 12. Piston members marched on June 7 to Mendiola in celebration of the federation’s 43rd anniversary. They demanded the Marcos regime to scrap the PUVMP which is killing their livelihood.