SONA 2020

WATCH: Rallies for democracy, press freedom on Duterte’s 5th SONA

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WATCH: Rallies for democracy, press freedom on Duterte’s 5th SONA

UNITY. Filipinos equipped with placards, artwork, and personal protective gear march together to protest various national issues hours before 5th State of the Nation Address (SONA) of President Rodrigo Duterte in Quezon City on July 27, 2020.

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Here is a compilation of Rappler videos from protests held in time for President Rodrigo Duterte's 2020 State of the Nation Address

Rallies for democracy and press freedom hounded President Rodrigo Duterte’s 5th State of the Nation Address (SONA) on Monday, July 27, as protesters slammed the Anti-Terror Law and the shutdown of broadcast giant ABS-CBN.

Here is a compilation of Rappler videos from Monday’s protests.

From the energy of the SONA rally dubbed #SONAgKAISA on Monday, it seemed the tensions between the Left and Liberal Party-allied groups have evaporated. Groups converged at the University Avenue in the University of the Philippines – Diliman on Monday.

Among those who participated in the #SONAgKAISA rally was ABS-CBN journalist Ces Drilon, who lost her job after ABS-CBN shutdown.

Before the rally in UP Diliman, Manila police confiscated Anti-Terror Law protest materials from some Akbayan members who were attending Mass inside Quiapo Church.

A video showed at least two policemen walking confiscating the protest materials – which were not being used – from people who were seated at the back.

In the morning of July 27, ABS-CBN workers and supporters called to defend press freedom.

They mobilized in front of ABS-CBN and hold a very quick program before driving off in a motorcade for the protest convergence in UP Diliman.

– Rappler.com