‘A nation of orphans’

Features Philippines Dec 21, 2018 at 5:11 pm

75081875-87B1-4A8D-B0EF-E8A4BCA85F32-840x561On human rights day, progressives mourn ‘bayan ng ulila’ as killings, rights violations continue

By JANESS ANN J. ELLAO
Bulatlat.com

MANILA — The scorching heat did not deter Filipino progressives from commemorating International Human Rights Day, today Dec. 10.

“This day is not for the government that spit on human rights and the documents it signed. This day is for the people who relentlessly struggle for human rights,” said Cristina Palabay, secretary general of Karapatan, during the protest in Liwasang Bonifacio.

Progressives gathered at Liwasang Bonifacio in Manila before marching toward the historic Mendiola bridge, where they burned a 10-foot effigy dubbed as “Portraits of DuterTyranny.”

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