As the US and Zionist-Israel continue their genocidal war crimes against the Palestinian people in Gaza, Filipinos joined various solidarity protests and actions in many parts of the world in support of the Palestinian people.
At least eight economic bills are being proposed by the Marcos Jr. administration to generate additional government income for the next five years. Six of these proposals involve imposing additional taxes, four of which will directly impact common Filipinos. The two other proposals involve taxes on junk food and beverages.
Bagong Alyansang Makabayan (Bayan) criticized the plan of the Marcos Jr. regime to sign a military agreement with Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida as Japan and the Philippines started negotiations on a recriprocal troop access deal last 3 November.
ACT-Teachers party-list Rep. France Castro of the progressive Makabayan Bloc on 24 October, filed a criminal complaint against former president Rodrigo Duterte before the Quezon City Prosecutors Office in connection with the grave threats from the former chief executive.
Economic and food blockades imposed by the 2nd Infrantry Division (ID) of the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) in at least two barangays in General Nakar, Quezon has caused widespread hunger and poverty.
On October 23, 2023, Fr. Jerome Secillano, executive secretary of the Catholic Bishops Conference of the Philippines (CBCP) Commission on Public Affairs, announced that their panel had withdrawn from the executive committee of the National Task Force to End Local Communist Conflict (NTF-ELCAC).
The approval ratings of Bongbong Marcos Jr. and Sara Duterte suffered a double-digit drop in the latest survey conducted by Pulse Asia in September. From 80 percent last June, Marcos Jr’s approval rating plummeted to 65 percent, while Duterte’s rating declined from 84 percent to 73 percent in the same period.
Various proletarian-socialist, anti-imperialist, and democratic parties representing peoples from across the world gathered from 14 to 15 October 2023 in Amsterdam, the Netherlands for the Theoretical Conference on Imperialism and War convened upon the invitation of the National Democratic Front of the Philippines (NDFP).
Last 29 April, in a press briefing by the labor federation Kilusang Mayo Uno (KMU) and the All Workers Union, KMU Secretary General Jerome Adonis said “This First of May, we have a runaway president. BBM (Marcos), running away from the workers who have legitimate demands.”