Monday, June 18, 2018
  • share this

March to Mendiola kicks off Labor Day

/ 09:27 AM May 01, 2012

MANILA, Philippines – Militant groups are expected to gather at the Mendiola Bridge in Manila Tuesday in commemoration of Labor Day.

The Kalipunan ng Damayang Mahihirap (Kadamay) said around 1,000 of its members would join the “Sakbayan ng Maralita”, a caravan of urban poor people whose march will start from a relocation site in Montalban Rizal, and will pass by the Aquino family’s ancestral home at Times Street in Quezon City and then to Welcome Rotonda, heading towards Mendiola.

At 8 a.m. members of Kadamay, led by the Montalban Relocatees Alliance, will join other urban poor groups from Caloocan, Payatas and Commonwealth at the Litex Road in Quezon City, as they
make their way to Times Street with a makeshift coffin.


Gloria Arellano, Kadamay secretary-general, said the casket represented their condemnation of the death of a resident from Silverio Compound during the recent violent demolition in the area.

“Simbolo umano ito ng pambubusabos na nararanasan nila na halos katumbas na rin ng kamatayan,” the group said.

At 1 p.m. the group will join other members of the Kilusang Mayo Uno to stage another program at the Plaza Miranda before heading towards Mendiola.

Kadamay said other groups such as the Alyansa ng Mamamayan sa Silverio-Kadamay-NCR, Alyansa Kontra Demolisyon, etc. are also expected to gather at Mendiola later this day.

At 3 p.m., militant groups are scheduled. to burn an effigy of President Benigno Aquino III.

Don't miss out on the latest news and information.
View comments

Subscribe to INQUIRER PLUS to get access to The Philippine Daily Inquirer & other 70+ titles, share up to 5 gadgets, listen to the news, download as early as 4am & share articles on social media. Call 896 6000.

TAGS: Labor Day, Mendiola, Politics, Protests
For feedback, complaints, or inquiries, contact us.

Derrick bares what makes love team with Barbie click

June 19, 2018 12:50 AM


‘13 Reasons Why’s’ ‘edgy’ new kid

June 19, 2018 12:40 AM


Treb wants everyone to speak up

June 19, 2018 12:30 AM


Portugal can eliminate Morocco from World Cup

June 19, 2018 12:25 AM

© Copyright 1997-2018 | All Rights Reserved

We use cookies to ensure you get the best experience on our website. By continuing, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. To find out more, please click this link.