Patriotic groups in EV welcome delegates of ‘Manilakbayan 2016’

The women leaders of People Surge eagerly awaits the arrival of Mindanaoan participants of ‘Manilakbayan 2016’ earlier along the National Highway in Tacloban City. From left to right are: PS Secretary General Marissa Cabaljao, Sr. Edith Eslopor, OSB, the alliance’s founding chairperson, a provincial leader, and Dr. Efleda Bautista, its current Chairperson.
Groups from Eastern Visayas and Mindanao march along the National Highway in Tacloban City to trumpet the people’s calls for peace and social change.
Nestor Lebico of Eastern Visayas’ regional peasant alliance, SAGUPA – SB gives a rousing speech as his group welcomes the Mindanao caravan delegation.
Rey Miranda, Secretary General of patriotic group, Bayan Sinirangan Bisayas calls on progressives to take on the challenge of strengthening their ranks especially under the Duterte presidency.
Bai Ali indayla, a Moro leader shares the similarities of the struggles of Mindanao and Eastern Visayan people.
The 5,000 delegates of Mindanao’s Manilakbayan crossed the San Juanico Bridge connecting the islands of Samar and Leyte. Leaders of peasant, storm survivors, and other multisectoral groups in Eastern Visayas joined the symbolic march.
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