Many protesters’ faces were set in a grim likeness, smiling-but-not-smiling, a kind of general resignation that this day, like so many others before it, might simply be another day of disappointment for all.
Category: State of the Nation Address
“We now face the US-Duterte regime, imperialist tool in oppressing the Filipino people.”
“The mass movement wants Duterte to listen to them.”
“Our hope for change under Duterte is rapidly eroding.”
The first group of Lakbayanis who will join the SONA rally arrive in UP Diliman.
“As long as there is conflict, and as long as there is struggle from the masses, the government and state must always listen.”
“Our fight goes on and we won’t bring down our banners.”
Many urban poor pin their hopes on President Duterte’s plan to improve the country.
“It is one step, but government should also pull out soldiers, hold human rights violators accountable, and allow evacuees to go home and reestablish their livelihood, schools and communities.”
“Change is in our hands.”
“President Duterte, let your fellow Mindanawons march with you in your first SONA. Allow us to hold a rally near Batasan.”