Tags: SONA 2023

‘Waste of funds,’ SONA protesters on charges filed by police

Bayan ST asserted that the QCPD is “wasting funds” through its actions. Kyle Angelo Salgado pointed out that the QCPD “had a videoke session during the SONA protest, insulting the rights of citizens to peacefully protest while wasting people’s funds.” More recently, the QCPD also “gave platform to a gun-toting ex-cop through a press conference.”

‘It’s the same old tune of neoliberalism for Marcos Jr.’s 2nd SONA’

In his second SONA, Marcos Jr. sang the same old tune on his supposed economic achievements and platforms that have never truly benefited the ordinary folk. By ARNOLD PADILLA Bulatlat.com MANILA – “Dumating na po ang Bagong Pilipinas,” (The New Philippines has come.) declared Ferdinand Marcos Jr. in his second State of the Nation Address…

Statement | Threats to Truth-telling, Free Expression Worsen During Marcos Jr.’s First Year in Office

President Marcos Jr. pledged to uphold press freedom. The National Union of Journalists of the Philippines, however, recorded 84 incidents of attacks on the media from June 30, 2022 until July 22, 2023. This number is 42 percent higher compared to the documented cases during Duterte’s first 13 months in office.