Several groups and organizations have scheduled webinars and protests to coincide with President Ferdinand Marcos, Jr.’s upcoming State of the Nation Address (Sona) on July 24. 

In collaboration with Democracy Watch Philippines, Stratbase ADR Institute will stage a webinar titled “Rhetoric vs. Action: Reviewing the Alignment of Promises and Implementation under the Marcos, Jr. Presidency” via Zoom on Friday, July 28, 2023 from 9:00 AM to 11:00 AM (PHT).

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With the theme “SONA Anuna? Isang Post-SONA Assessment.” , Akademiya at Bayan Kontra Disimpormasyon at Dayaan – ABKD also invites everyone to join their webinar on July 24, from 7:00pm to 9:00pm via Zoom. 

Speakers to the webinar are Reggie Vallejos (President of AlI UP Academic Employees Union UP Manila and Spokesperson of  ASUKI Network), Sol Iglesias (Assistant Professor at the Department of Political Science, UP Diliman), and David Michael San Juan (Lead Convenor of Taumbayan Ayaw sa Maharlika Fund Network Alliance [TAMA NA]. 

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The European Chamber of Commerce of the Philippines (ECCP)  together with Asia Group Advisors (AGA)  is inviting the public to join the virtual event entitled “Post-State of the Nation Address Briefing” on July 28, 2023, 10:00 AM – 12:00 NN (GMT +8). The event aims to provide further insights and analyze Pres. Marcos Jr. Sona and engage the participants and the panelists in a question and answer session.

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Kabataan Partylist also announced it will hold protest actions this July 24 in different parts of the country such as in Baguio City, Naga City, Ilo-Ilo City, and Davao City. The group wants President Marcos Jr. to address in his Sona what the group considers are the major problems of the country like education, salary, human rights and land issues. 


Pandayang Sining- Makati will also hold its protest on, July 24. 8:00 am. at Commonwealth Avenue, Quezon City. The group eagerly described the 12 months  that Marcos Jr. was in Malacañang as “worthless”. The group also accused the president of using the people’s money for his so-called “Presidential trips”. 

The march aims to raise the public’s voices and wishes the president to address specific issues in his Sona like the Mandatory ROTC, economic crisis and education system.

   – Kevin Ortiz