The Bohol Ahon Laylayan (Move From the Fringes Movement) was launched in Tagbilaran City, Bohol, Philippines last April 5, 2019. It is a national movement that hopes to mobilize and empower the people at the fringes of society find their voice collectively.
Sectoral representatives from the basic sectors like the farmers, fishers, youth, senior citizens (retired), labor, persons with disabilities, and civil society, came together to present their concerns and aspirations for peace and stability. The launch was a culmination of initial meetings and consultations among the basic sectors that analyzed the actual situations of the sectors. The group also recognized that solutions to the problems identified need serious commitment and sustainable actions together.
Concerns on access to basic needs, alarming human rights violations, environmental degradation, housing, food shortage, unemployment, and poverty were among those pointed out by the groups to be immediately addressed. Nowadays, very few groups in the country openly call for change and accountability in the violence taking place in the country. The FPT-AWP assisted the group in the organization of the launch through its participation and technical help.