Malaya Movement

The conceptualization of the Malaya Movement started in the fall of 2017. This was sparked by concerns and protests against Rodrigo Duterte’s “war on drugs” and the killing of Kian Delos Santos, a 17 year old senior high school student who was shot by the Police in a dark alley in Caloocan in the drug war. The formation of the Malaya Movement was further given urgency by what the Filipino community in the United States sensed was a looming dictatorship and rising fascism in the Philippines. Its formation took inspiration from the vibrant anti-Marcos dictatorship movement of overseas Filipinos in the 70s and 80s.