(if on mobile devise: Pls click “Listen in browser” on the soundcloud pod below to hear “Inyo bang Naririnig” (Do you hear the people sing) as translated by Bernardo Bernardo, uploaded in soundcloud.com/natoreyes three years ago, used here non-commercially for academic purposes).
This is a 45-degree-angle aerial shot of the #StoptheKillings #FightTyranny #NeverAgain Sept. 21, 2017 Luneta rally,
(photo from the twitter account of Lynda Jumilla; second photo by Manila Today, both used here non-commercially for academic purposes. )
a mass assembly radiated into by protest marches from Katipunan, U.P. Diliman, UST, España, Mendiola, and the war-torn areas of Mindanao led by Sandugo (indigenous communities), blended multi-culturally and multi-sectorally, and reverberated throughout the archipelago with similar protest actions in Baguio, Laguna, Cebu, Roxas City, Iloilo, Tacloban, Kalibo, Butuan, Davao, Cagayan de Oro, Bukidnon and Iligan, all coordinated and spearheaded by the Movement Against Tyranny. The mass assembly was the biggest civil libertarian (“anti-fascist”, in activist lingo) protest action against the Duterte regime so far.
(i’m still looking for a 90-degree angle aerial shot of it.)
in my reckoning, this is not the entire measure of the anger against the extrajudicial killings under the Duterte regime — it is probably about half of the gathering storm and hurricane against the senseless savagery of the Duterte government: the Palace unprecedentedly declared Sept. 21 a no-classes no-government-work day; the strong torrential rains hindered the physical movements of people; and, organizationally, the forces who are committed to put a stop to the killings had two different sets of schedules that day.
And it has only been less than 15 months, into the Duterte administration — this administration is creating its own record of sorts in provoking the biggest protest actions against its own self.