It is downright absurd and offensive that the arrest happens during a day that commemorates and in fact stresses the need to continue the legacy of nationalist and revolutionary Andres Bonifacio.”
Day: November 30, 2019
Workers and progressives held a series of protest actions today to commemorate the birth anniversary of Bonifacio, known in Philippine history as the “Great Plebian” for his humble beginnings from the working class and later led the armed revolution when he founded Katipunan.
Karapatan, in a protest action on Nov. 29, highlighted the cases human rights defenders Cora Agorvida and Honey Mae Suaza, as “both recent victims of state-perpetrated attacks against women defenders who assert people’s rights, including our communities’ rights to a safe and healthy environment.”
“We have to fight for our sake. We cannot just wait for them to implement land reform because they will never do it willingly.”
“It is our mission to come together and strengthen our defense of the environment in peril.“