Resist together vs Martial Law

Community News & Features Sep 28, 2018 at 4:15 pm

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Bayan Canada in Toronto:

Saturday, Sept. 22, 2018, Toronto Pinoys and Canadians gathered at OPSEU to commemorate the 46th anniversary of the declaration of Marcos martial law in the Philippines. Speakers talked about current repressive conditions in the country reminiscent of the 1972 – 1986 martial law. A youth made a presentation on her recent experiences of exposure to the social conditions in the Visayas and Manila highlighting the poverty, violations of human rights and the protests against government policies and actions. A female Migrante leader spoke about conditions under the Marcos martial law and a youth leader spoke about the Duterte regime and its relations with Canada. There were chantings of old martial law protest slogans (‘Makibaka, huwag matakot!’) and cultural numbers including the song Awit ng Kalayaan.

Leny Rose Simbre, Chair, Migrante Ontario

Leny Rose Simbre, Chair, Migrante Ontario

Sol Pajadura  Chair, Migrante Canada

Sol Pajadura, Chair, Migrante Canada

Ysabel Tuason talks about her exposure trip in Negros and Manila

Ysabel Tuason talks about her exposure trip in Negros and Manila

Aisha Kaalim, Anakbayan

Aisha Kaalim, Anakbayan

Ethel Tungohan, Gabriela Ontario

Ethel Tungohan, Gabriela Ontario

Fatima Kaalim (Chair, Anakbayan Toronto), Lui Queaño (TV Migrante), Jecris Tubigon (SecGen Migrante Ontario)

Fatima Kaalim (Chair, Anakbayan Toronto), Lui Queaño (TV Migrante), Jecris Tubigon (SecGen Migrante Ontario)

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Members of Anakbayan, Toronto in a cultural performance. Youth singing ‘Awit ng Kalayaan’

Members of Anakbayan, Toronto in a cultural performance. Youth singing ‘Awit ng Kalayaan’

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