July 24, 2018 (12:21 PM)

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END ENDO NOW. Progressive groups demand for the fulfillment of President Rodrigo Duterte’s promises as he delivered his 3rd State of the Nation Address (SONA) last July 23. Photo by Jacymae Kaira Go

In the height of President Duterte’s 3rd State of the Nation Address (SONA) last Monday afternoon, July 23, progressive groups across the country rallied in the streets to show their protest against the administration.

In Davao City, various groups such as Bagong Alyansang Makabayan, Karapatan, Kadamay, Gabriela, Anakbayan, Kabataan Partylist, and Kilusang Mayo Uno gathered at the Freedom Park across Ateneo de Davao University, carrying signboards that reflect their frustration against the government.

“Syempre makita nato… sa SONA, ipakita [lang man] ang mga achievements niya. Kani ang napurchase, kani ang nabuhat… Diri na pud, ginapakita kung unsa ang mga ginabuhat niya na mga anti-katawhan,” Anakbayan Southern Mindanao Region Spokesperson Chrisnelson Deslate told Atenews.

“Kada tuig, maski dili pa si Duterte ang presidente, mao jud ni siya ang kahigayon sa mga progressive na mga organization.”

Kilusang Mayo Uno expressed their frustration against the United States.

“Kinahanglan magtukod ta ug independent foreign policy aron mapalingkawas kita sa dugay na panahon na kita giulipan niining imperialistang Estados Unidos,” the Kilusang Mayo Uno representative said.

Anakbayan pushed for the accessibility of free education for everyone.

“Mas pinasamot pa kini sa diktadurya sa rehimeng US-Duterte nga padayon na nagapadaot-daot sa katawhang Pilipino. Naa diri ang ‘Universal Access’ o ‘Quality Tertiary Education’… o mas ginatawag nila na ‘free tuition’ kunuhay. Naa pud diri ang pagtaas sa tuition sa mga private higher educational institutions… ug naa pud diri ang pagpadayon sa K to 12 program.

“Grabe ka dismayado ang mga kabatan-unang estudyante na tuo nila libre na ang edukasyon ilalum sa rehimen ni US-Duterte. Ug atong tan-awon na kani ‘Republic Act No. 10931’ o ginatawag nila na ‘free tuition,’ pero sa tinood lang dili tanan na mga estudyante makatagamtam niini,” Deslate said.

They also expressed their frustration with Duterte’s war on drugs, extrajudicial killings, lumad killings, martial law, and contractualization.



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