'Duterte-syokoy' effigy made by Ugatlahi artist Collective. Photo by Mel Matthew

Thousands of protesters marched along Commonwealth Avenue in Quezon City at the United People’s SONA to call out the Duterte administration’s non-committal stance against China on the issue of sovereignty in West Philippines Sea, Monday, July 22, 2019.

Aside from the issue regarding West Philippine Sea, different sectors also brought out their own issues.

See some of the highlights at #UnitedPeoplesSONA

Protesters marching a long Commonwealth avenue with their flags and calls. Photo by Mel Matthew
Bagong Alyansa Makabayan marching. Photo by Mel Matthew
BAYAN Southern Tagalog with the call ‘Out Duterte’. Photo by Carmela Lipo
Kilusang Magbubukid ng Pilipinas also calls to oust Duterte. Photo by Akira Liwanag
Bagong Alyansa Makabayan Metro Manila’s main campaign issue the Build Build Build program of President Duterte that affects marginalized sector in Metro Manila. Photo by Mel Matthew
Progressive group from Mindanao also joined the United people’s SONA with a call to end Martial Law in Mindanao. Photo by Carmela Lipo
Labor sectors also joined the United People’s SONA. Photo by Mel Matthew
Labor sectors also joined the United People’s SONA. Photo by Mel Matthew

Burn, Duterte, Burn

‘Duterte-shokoy’ effigy before burning. Photo by Mel Matthew
Protesters started to burn ‘Duerte-shokoy’ effigy. Photo by Akira Liwanag
‘Duterte-shokoy’ effigy being burned. Photo by Mel Matthew
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