Despite warnings from Malacañang that joining protest is prohibited, thousands braved the rains and joined the party-themed protest against the anti-terror bill.
Now that Duterte is railroading the draconian anti-terror bill, human rights defenders, activists, and dissenters should be more digitally safe and secured.
“Keep on posting. Keep on protesting. Focus on the goals: #JunkTerrorBill #FreeMassTesting #DefendPressFreedom.”
Independent artists were among those who took the streets on Thursday, June 3, 2020, to protest the looming passing of the Anti-Terror bill.
“Only cowards are afraid of dissent.”
Lam-Ang will be available for streaming along with the steampunk musical Mabining Mandirigma; celebrated Filipino translation of Shakespeare classics Coriolano, Pangarap sa Isang Gabi ng Gitnang Tag-Araw , and Der Kaufmann; and the hit children’s musical Sandosenang Sapatos.
“I ride my bicycle every day to the hospital to get updates. I feel so sorry for our baby (whenever undergoing treatment),” JR Gonzales, who works as a freelance journalist and YouTube SEO specialist, said.
About 50 musicians both here and abroad collaborated under the umbrella of Musika Publiko to produce “Magiting.”
“The government placed workers lives in the hands of private employers who prioritize profit over workers’ health and safety. It has placed workers’ lives in the hands of small employers who do not have the necessary resources.”
The National Union of Peoples’ Lawyers (NUPL) said it is a tragedy of how “selective mercy and hypocritical compassion” is only for the rich and powerful.
“Ang issue, Free Mass Testing. Ang issue, ayuda para sa mga nangangailangan. Pagiging handa ng health care system, kawalan ng trabaho ng milyong milyong pilipino, kung san kukuha ng pagkain ang bawat pamilya. Hindi ABS-CBN ang kalaban. Hindi artista ang kalaban. Ang kalaban natin, VIRUS.” – Angelica Panganiban