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Philippines: Protest movement to gain further ground amid deteriorating conditions under Duterte

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Fight Back News Service is circulating the following Oct. 9 statement from the Communist Party of the Philippines.

The nationwide protest actions mounted by jeepney drivers and operators and other transport workers last September 29 successfully manifested widespread opposition to the Duterte regime’s anti-poor plan of phasing-out jeepneys in the guise of “modernization.” Several days later, 5,000 public school teachers and government employees joined demonstrations to demand a salary increase to allow them to cope with the rising cost of living.

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