“As long as there is conflict, and as long as there is struggle from the masses, the government and state must always listen.”
Category: State of the Nation Address
“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.”
Artists bring their art, songs and dance to depict the people’s lives at the SONA protest.
“This run down MRT is like Noynoy Aquino’s rotten administration, which should’ve long been replaced — useless, unreliable, and a danger to people’s lives.”
“The Aquino administration has an incurable ineptitude.”
“If he will again sugarcoat and put rhetoric in his SONA, surely it will have no effect because the public is already enlightened how a ‘disaster president’ he was.”
“Unlike the traditional fiesta, where hospitality, generosity, and goodwill are encouraged among the whole community, Aquino’s banquet is depicted [in the effigy] as a lavishly sumptuous feast for a small circle of guests as the people wait for crumbs falling from the table.”