Correction: In the last photo, the organizers read the names of the victims of the Davao blast and not the victims of the Martial Law.
DAVAO CITY, Philippines (Updated as of 7:46 pm, September 26, 2016) – Multisectoral groups commemorated both the International Day of Peace and the 44th anniversary of the Martial Law declaration here last Wednesday, September 21.
The event dubbed, “All out Peace: Barug Davao, Barug Kalinaw” (stand up Davao, stand for peace) was highlighted with a peace march and a concert by local artists.
Various groups join the march to call for peace. (Medel V. Hernani/davaotoday.com)
Participants, young and old, called on the public to condemn violence. (Medel V. Hernani/davaotoday.com)
Art for peace
Students continue to offer prayers for the victims of the Roxas night market bombing in Davao City. (Medel V. Hernani/davaotoday.com)
Aiza Seguerra, chairperson of the National Youth Commission was among those who performed during the event. (Paulo C. Rizal/davaotoday.com)
Homegrown folk artist Joey Ayala was also present. (Paulo C. Rizal/davaotoday.com)
Popong Landero performing during the peace concert. (Medel V. Hernani/davaotoday.com)
Mags Maglana, Konsensya Dabaw convener urges the public to support their call of opposing the burial of former President Ferdinand Marcos, Sr at the Libingan ng mga Bayani. She said the trauma of Martial Law which Marcos’ declared on September 21, 1972 is still felt by survivors today. (Paulo C. Rizal/davaotoday.com)
The people of Davao also remembered the victims recent Roxas Night Market bombing through ecumenical prayer, candle lighting and offering of flowers. The activity called for unity to condemn and fight all forms of human rights violations. (Paulo C. Rizal/davaotoday.com)
During the program, the organizers read the names of the victims of Davao blast and struck the gong for each name. (Medel V. Hernani/davaotoday.com)