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Risa Hontiveros backs UAAP black protest vs violence: Kids know there’s a bigger battle


Senator Risa Hontiveros has praised the students of Ateneo De Manila University (ADMU) and University of the Philippines (UP) for wearing black during the first game of the UAAP basketball finals.

“I appreciate the Ateneo & UP student councils’ call for fans to wear black today to the UAAP Finals opener to stand against violence, killings, misogyny,” the senator, alumna of ADM, tweeted.

“These kids know: there’s the Battle of Katipunan, then there’s the bigger battle. ✊🏼” said Hontiveros, who has vigorously advocated for an end to senseless drug-related killings, misogyny and violence against women and children.