Groups belonging to the right side of the political spectrum, conduct an open demonstration against the call of left-leaning Anakbayan and so-called Makabayan bloc in the House of Representatives for widespread academic strike, boycott, walkout and other similar actions until President Duterte steps down from power.
The League of Parents of the Philippines, Liga Independencia Pilipinas, Hands Off Our Childrenm Yakap Magulang, Citizen Crime Watch and parents from the private sector countered the call saying the so-called progressive groups are nothing but fronts of the CPP-NPA-NDF and not truly exercising academic freedom and freedom of expression.
“Ito’y isang paraan nila para sirain ang ating gobyerno gamit ang ating mga anak. Tama na ang inyong panlilinlang sa mga anak naming. Sa kabataan, mag-aral kayo at magtapos para sa inyong magandang kinabukasan.
Kiara Lauren Ibanez / BENJAMIN CUARESMA