Youth activists were stirred to chant louder as the rain fell harder: “Magpapatakot ba tayo sa ulan? Ang mga magsasaka nga, pinauulanan ng bala. Tubig lang ‘yan!”
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“Our unity is the only effective obstacle against a dictatorship.”
“He has not been pro-Filipino in his relations with US and China, not just in military affairs but even in the country’s economic affairs.”
“The true nationalism is about joining the People’s SONA, not through joining the Philippine National Police (PNP) and Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP), because they are the real human rights violators.”
A health worker of 18 years, union leader Eleazar Sobinsky shares why he is joining the United People’s SONA protest on Monday, July 22.
In this video, public school teacher Roel Mape shares how they carry out their commitment of providing quality education beyond the four walls of the classroom, including why they are joining this year’s United People’s SONA.
“Military and uniformed personnel enjoy their maximum salary increase since January of 2018, civilian personnel are still struggling for a substantial salary increase.”
Church people, human rights groups, workers unions, and organizations from all political spectrum banded together to announce the launch of the United People’s SONA, the people’s counterpoint to the presidential State of the Nation Address (SONA) happening this June 22.
The first United People’s SONA gathered broad and diverse groups of people to share “the true SONA” on Monday, July 23, 2018. From the main converging areas all over the University of the Philippines in Diliman to the march to Commonwealth, the participants demonstrated organized discipline and displayed similar calls in their colorful attire and banners.
“What we have really is a state of hunger.”