GMA Can’t Boast of Progress, Solon Says at SONA Rally

“How can we say that there is progress when the number of hungry people is increasing?” she also said.

Other speakers were former Vice President Teofisto Guingona, Jr., former Transportation and Communication Secretary Josie Lichauco, United Opposition (UNO) spokesman Atty. Adel Tamano, Bagong Alyansang Makabayan (Bayan or New Patriotic Alliance) chairperson Dr. Carol Araullo, and Mo. Mary John Mananzan.

The thick crowd of protesters included members of Bayan, UNO, Integrated Bar of the Philippines (IBP), Concerned Citizens Movement, Be Not Afraid Movement, Kilusang Makabansang Ekonomiya (KME or Nationalist Economy Movement), Sanlakas, University of the Philippines Alliance Working for Arroyo’s Removal (UP Aware), Youth for Truth and Accountability Now (Youth ACT Now), Philippine Nurses Association (PNA), Gloria Step Down Movement (GSM), and Kubol ng Pag-Asa.

Several of the speakers – including Ocampo and Poe – called for Arroyo’s ouster. (

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