The group is protesting the Chinese intrusion at Benham Rise which is part of the continental shelf of the Philippines and falls within the exclusive economic zone of the country. The rally also condemned the treasonous act of the president who publicly admitted that he secretly gave China permission to enter Benham Rise and conduct exploratory surveys in the area. They also decried the defeatist attitude of the president who said he won't go to war against the bigger China to protect a small part of the country.
Afraid that China may once again illegally claim and build structures at Benham Rise just as it did at the Panatag Shoal (West Philippine Sea), members of the DAMPI coalition decided to bring their protest on the streets of Makati and in front of the Chinese Consulate.
Here are some scenes of the rally: