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Volume IV, Number 12 April 25 - May 1, 2004 Quezon City, Philippines
PHOTO OF THE WEEK:
ANAKPAWIS DE MAYO
As dusk falls on Manila’s San Andres
district, a throng of workers, urban poor and farmers gather for the religious
pageant, Santacruzan. Part of the Philippines’ traditional Flores de Mayo, the
procession was staged April 23 by members and supporters of party-list AnakPawis
(toiling masses) with several arches depicting the marchers’ wage hike
demands, labor contractualization, oil and power price hikes and
It is AnakPawis’ way of adding social relevance to Flores de Mayo which centuries ago was introduced by the feast-addicted Spanish colonizers as a religious festivity. With what the party-list group did, Philippine tourism’s Dick Gordon could be blowing his top in the summer heat.
Photo by Arkibong Bayan/BULATLAT.COM
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