MILITANTS from the Southern Tagalog region on Thursday held a protest outside of the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) headquarters in Camp Aguinaldo, Quezon City, calling to stop militarization.
"Ang pinaka-malungkot na bahagi ng ating panahon ay ang panahon ng diktador na si (late President Ferdinand) Marcos 45 years ago na. At muling nagaganap at unti-unting bumabalik ang karahasan ng mga military," Peter Gonzales, the group's spokesperson, said.
(The saddest part of our time is the time of dictator [late President Ferdinand] Marcos 45 years ago. Ang its happening again, military violence gradually returns)