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International Migrants Day 2014 Manila

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Overseas Filipino Workers (OFW) and their families mark International Migrants Day in Manila with a protest rally at Mendiola leading to Malacanang Palace. Among the OFW representatives from 16 countries attending are Aurora Victoria David of Nafcon USA, John Monterona of Migrante Middle East, and Belarmino Saguing of Migrante Italy. Migrante International, an affiliate of the International League of Peoples' Struggle (ILPS), decried human trafficking, the death of OFW Carlito Lana and continuing labor export policy under the administration of Pres. Benigno Aquino. They called on Pope Francis, scheduled to visit the Philippines in January 2015, to fight for them. Protesters toppled a 10-foot effigy of Aquino symbolizing his falling from power.