Some 6,000 protesters from across Davao Region march on Monday from different assembly points in Davao City to the rally area in the Freedom park. They later converge at the Rizal Park.

The women’s sector, led by Gabriela Women’s Party (GWP), gather on Monday at the Orcullo Park fronting the City Council building where they displayed streamers that painted President Benigno Aquino III as “pork barrel king”, “mining lord”, “US puppet”, “Luisita landlord”, “Noynoying”, and “Oplan Bayanihan mastermind”

Grace Mahinay of GWP says the portrayals are also Aquino’s 7 deadly sins.

The peasant groups from Compostela Valley, Davao del Norte and Davao Oriental rally at the Commission on Human Rights office as they demand for justice for victims of the military operation plan Bayahinan. They were joined by farmers from Davao City and Arakan Valley. The farmers assembled in Davao City since Sunday and held a picket at the entrance to the Eastern Mindanao Command headquarters in Panacan, Davao City.

Transport, youth, labor and  tribal groups picket the regional offices in Davao City of the Land Transportation Office, Commission on Higher Education, and Mines and Geosciences Bureau.Labor groups criticize government for “making drivers its milking cows by imposing unjust fees but spending the funds generated to support its cronies and padrinos in politics.” (

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