Militant groups Alliance of Concerned Teachers and League of Filipino Students gathered near the historic Mendiola Bridge in Manila, to press education-related issues recently. Their grievances found expression on banners and signs, reading messages such as: “Let’s Eliminate the Confidential Intelligence Fund of VP Sara Duterte, and Allocate the Resources to Essential Student Services,” “Enhance the Education Budget, Implement Immediate 50,000 Salary Raise,” and “Elevate the Education Budget to 6% of GDP,” among other similar appeals.

Reports from the Manila Police District Officers on site indicate that the demonstrators dispersed peacefully at the conclusion of the rally. (Benjamin Cuaresma/AI/MNM)