A severe case of a 24-year-old woman has been documented. She took a water cannon blast directly on her left ear, added with four head contusions as policemen hit her with their truncheons multiple times. She lost balance and started vomiting. She was taken to the Philippine General Hospital for further treatment after she was given first-aid.
The series of violent dispersals clearly show the fascist nature of the Duterte administration. Aside from the usual water cannons and violence, reports say that the police used a sonic weapon called LRAD. Attack on protesters intensified as President Duterte met with US President Donald Trump.
The Duterte administration's economic policies show dependence to the United States, China, and Russia on unequal terms, whereas political actions now show subservience to the whims of these countries. This dependence and subservience is characterized by years of US military encroachment, economic liberalization, plunder of natural resources, cheaper labor, and privatization of social services such as health.
Filipinos therefore mourn the death of Duterte's independent foreign policy, while these imperialist countries feast on its corpse. On simpler terms, he has sold the interests of the masses, along with his promises and the people's aspirations, to foreign imperialist interests.
The US-Duterte regime must be held accountable for its crimes against the people. Health Alliance for Democracy stands with other sectors of society in showing fury against this fascist government. No to fascism! No to imperialism! No to fascist war against the Filipino people!##