Canada cannot be silent on “Bloody Sunday” massacre in Philippines

March 10, 2021

On March 5, in another of Philippine President Duterte’s inflammatory speeches, he declared “Kill, kill them all. Finish them. Don’t mind human rights.” This marching order led to the massacre two days later of nine civilians in the provinces of Cavite, Laguna, Batangas, and Rizal, all located southeast of the country’s capital. The killings are being referred to as “Bloody Sunday” by human rights advocates. Others were arrested or are missing.

We have written to Minister of Foreign Affairs Marc Garneau calling for an end to Canada’s silence on the ongoing atrocities committed against human rights activists, labour and farmer organizers, Indigenous people, and others in the Philippines. 

More information: International Coalition for Human Rights in the Philippines

Photo credit: International Coalition for Human Rights in the Philippines.

20 years after its passing, Canada’s unions demand enforcement of the Westray Law 

May 9, 2024
Click to open the link

Unified labour front: Nova Scotia Teachers’ Union joins Canadian Labour Congress

May 8, 2024
Click to open the link

11 years after the Rana Plaza factory collapse, Canada’s unions honour victims and continue demands to improve conditions for workers

April 23, 2024
Click to open the link