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IN PHOTOS: Groups hold protest ahead of Marcos’ first SONA

Jul 25, 2022, Rappler.com

Protesters chant, ‘Marcos, Duterte, walang pinag-iba’

MANILA, Philippines – President Ferdinand Marcos Jr.’s first State of the Nation Address (SONA) was met with protests, with groups demanding the leader to immediately act on soaring prices, human rights, and other national issues.

MARCHING CROWD. Progressive groups march along Commonwealth Avenue in Quezon City to protest during the first State of the Nation Address of President Ferdinand Marcos Jr. on July 25, 2022. BAYAN

Protesters marched along Commonwealth in Quezon City and called for better working conditions, press freedom, and concrete economic recovery plan, among others. They were given permit to protest until 12 pm only.

PROTEST. Activists destroy an effigy depicting Philippine President Ferdinand Marcos Jr. during a protest ahead of Marcos’ first State of the Nation Address in Quezon City, Metro Manila, Philippines, on July 25, 2022. Lisa Marie David/Reuters
CLENCHED FISTS. Student protesters raise their hands as they march to protest on President Ferdinand Marcos Jr’s first State of the Nation Address. Lisa Marie David/Reuters
CEBU Protest. Members of progressive groups march to protest during President Ferdinand Marcos Jr. 1st State of the Nation Address along Osmeña Boulevard. Jacqueline Hernandez/Rappler
DEFEND PRESS FREEDOM. Progressive groups march along Commonwealth Avenue in Quezon City to protest ahead of the first State of the Nation Address of President Ferdinand Marcos Jr. on July 25, 2022. Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

Protesters gathered at Tandang Sora in Quezon City for a short program. They chanted, “Marcos, Duterte, walang pinag-iba (are one and the same).”

PROTEST ART. Progressive groups march along Commonwealth Avenue in Quezon City to protest ahead of the first State of the Nation Address of President Ferdinand Marcos Jr. on July 25, 2022. BAYAN
JUSTICE. A protester calls for justice to victims of Martial Law during a rally in Cebu City against President Ferdinand Marcos Jr’s 1st State of the Nation Address. Jacqueline Hernandez/Rappler
DRENCHED. Activists cover their heads during a rainfall as they protest before President Ferdinand Marcos Jr. 1st State of the Nation Address. Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

Meanwhile, Marcos’ supporters marched along IBP road ahead of Marcos’ first SONA.

His supporters also called for lower gas and rice prices.

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