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PH groups commemorate ‘Nakba’ in support of Palestine

During the protest, Filipino activists decried that the Philippines is next only to India in terms of purchases of armaments from Israel amounting to billions. Last year alone, a $114 million contract between the Philippines and the Israeli government was forged for refurbishing two planes for intelligence gathering. Such contracts, the group said, help fund Israel’s genocidal wars against the Palestinian people.

News in Pictures | Fil-Ams protest trilateral meeting in DC

For the progressive groups, the trilateral summit is among the series of efforts to leverage the Philippines’ strategic geo-political location for economic and military benefit as tensions rise between the U.S. and China, “at the expense of the sovereignty of the Philippines, the economic conditions of Filipino workers, and the health of the environment.”

By BHEA BIANCA PLAMINGCO and MA. KATHLEN G. MANILA – On International Human Rights Day, Filipino progressives raised the issue of the continuing suffering of the Palestinian people as the US government recently vetoed a UN Security Council resolution that called for a ceasefire. Karapatan secretary general Cristina Palabay likened the ongoing attacks against…