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Militant groups tear, burn China, US flags in Cebu rally

/ 04:47 PM June 12, 2018

Members of the Militant labor groups stage a signature campaign petitioning a P750.oo Minimum wage increase and stopping the Train Law while conducting a rally commemorating the 120th Independence Day celebration.(CDN PHOTO JUNJIE MEDOZA)

CEBU CITY — Less than 100 members of militant groups in Cebu tore and burned the flags of China and the United States during their rally to  commemorate the 120th anniversary of the declaration of Philippine independence.

The group converged at Fuente Osmeña Rotunda about 10 a.m. on Tuesday before marching down to Colon Street in downtown Cebu City.

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A short program was held where the speakers took turns in criticizing the administration, particularly for failing to protect the Filipino fishermen harassed by the Chinese military in the West Philippine Sea.

During the rally, the Kilusang Mayo Uno (KMU) also launched their signature campaign that called for the abolition of the Tax Reform for Acceleration and Inclusion (Train) Law and for the implementation of a P750-minimum wage nationwide.

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Aside from KMU, also in the rally were members of Bagong Alyansang Makabayan, Alyansa sa mga Mamumuo, Kilusan ng Magbubukid ng Pilipinas, Anakbayan, Kabataan Partylist, Bayan Muna, Gabriela, Migrante, Piston-Cebu, Panaghugpong Kadamay, Rural Missionaries of the Philippines, BPO Industry Employees Network-Cebu, Alsa Kontraktwal and Health Alliance for Democracy.

Members of the Militant labor groups holds rallly for a P750.oo Minimum wage increase and stopping the Train Law while conducting a rally commemorating the 120th Independence Day celebration.(CDN PHOTO JUNJIE MEDOZA)

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