Various groups protesting APEC marched on the streets during the opening session of the APEC summit. The march was stopped by the police at Liwasang Bonifacio, near the Metropolitan Theater, which is around 6 kilometers to the summit site. There was a brief scuffle, but the rallyists soon regrouped and conducted a program where they were stopped. The marchers came from different coalitions – the SLAM APEC and the People’s Forum On APEC 2015. But the message is the same – Shutdown APEC. What’s the alternative? PLM here marches on the streets with one of the major slogans – Sagot sa Kahirapan, Sosyalismo (Solution to Poverty, Socialism)!