SAN FRANCISCO — Musical performances were a part of this Philippine exhibit held during Undiscovered — the annual Filipino night market in San Francisco.
It was called “Three Wars of the Filipino people.”
In a joint effort by SOMA Pilipinas, Salugponagan international, and the International Coalition of Human Rights in the Philippines, the exhibit featured pictures, videos, and music relating to the three battles currently being fought in the Philippines —the war on drugs, the counter insurgency in marawi, and martial law.
“The reason that there’s a SOMA Pilipinas is because for decades there is a continuous influx of Filipinos forced out of our homeland to look for livelihood and a better life here,” said Raquel Redondiez.
These activists hope that through this exhibit, more Fil-Ams will be aware of the issues and can help contribute to helping those in need.
They say this week calls for a national week of remembrance and action.
They remember the 26th anniversary of expulsion of American military bases from the Philippines, and the 45th anniversary of the declaration of martial law.
Demonstrations are planned to send a message to Pres. Duterte that he does not have to repeat the past.