SONA protests - updates

Rappler's latest stories on SONA protests


IN PHOTOS: Art means uprising at the SONA 2019 protests

Jul 22, 2019 - 8:17 PM

Protesters got creative as they created artwork to express their opposition to the Duterte administration

STANDING BY. A syokoy Duterte effigy is set to be burned at the United People's SONA held at Commonwealth Avenue in Quezon City on July 22. Photo by Samantha Bagayas/Rappler

#BabaeAko movement: Arroyo as Speaker won't champion women's status

Jul 24, 2018 - 8:48 PM

At the forefront of #BabaeAko movement's SONA 2018 protest is its call to abolish the 'regressive' TRAIN Act

#BabaeAko SONA protest. Photo by Sheila May Advincula/Rappler

SONA 2018: Duterte cleans up but House spoils it

Jul 24, 2018 - 2:45 PM

President Rodrigo Duterte delivers his 3rd State of the Nation Address without going off-script, without cuss words, but definitely with drama, courtesy of his allies in the House of Representatives

People's SONA unites opposition in 'true' state of the nation

Jul 23, 2018 - 10:47 PM

The protest action, which had about 15,000 at its height according to police, is the historic union of nearly 330 opposition groups tackling different, problematic issues facing the Duterte administration

MARCH. Protesters march towards Batasan along Commonwealth Ave., Quezon City during President Duterte's 3rd State Of The Nation Address. Photos by  Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

IN PHOTOS: Thousands hold SONA 2018 protests around PH

Jul 23, 2018 - 9:34 PM

(UPDATED) Protesters come from various groups of women, students, indigenous peoples, farmers, workers, urban poor, religious groups, business leaders, and academics

#SONA2018 PROTEST. As of 4:30 pm of Monday, July 23, 2018, thousands of anti-Duterte protesters gather along Commonwealth Avenue in Quezon City for the 'United People's SONA'. Photo by Maria Tan/Rappler

IN PHOTOS: SONA 2017 protest march

Jul 24, 2017 - 10:25 PM

Protesters by the thousands walked kilometers to Batasan demanding the change they did not see realized in President Duterte s first year

Photo by Rambo Talabong/Rappler

SONA 2016 'most peaceful' – PNP

Jul 25, 2016 - 11:47 PM

President Rodrigo Duterte s first State of the Nation Address went by without any recorded violent incident among demonstrators the PNP notes

SONA PROTESTS. Protesters along Batasan Road during President Rodrigo Duterte's first SONA on July 25, 2016. Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

Dela Rosa assures SONA protesters: Cops here to protect you

Jul 25, 2016 - 12:48 PM

The PNP chief meets with protesters – a first time they say

DON'T WORRT. PNP chief Director General Ronald dela Rosa inspects police lines outside Batasang Pambansa ahead of #SONA2016

#SONA2015: Reflections from Cambodia

Aug 02, 2015 - 6:19 PM

In both Cambodia and Philippines we are optimistic about the future yet every single youth just needs to do more to make our collective future brighter

SONA PROTESTS. Thousands of protesters converge in Commonwealth Avenue near the Batasan where the president is delivering his State of the Nation Address. Photo by: Monyneath Reth and Mono Khan/

The President and his Bosses

Jul 28, 2015 - 3:12 PM

Protesters converge along Commonwealth Avenue to send their message to President Benigno Aquino

SONA 2015: Protests turn violent

Jul 27, 2015 - 3:58 PM

Protesters however simply march on shouting anti Aquino chants

SONA Protesters tell Aquino: No more excuses

Jul 28, 2014 - 10:40 PM

Protesters during SONA 2014 say they are no longer giving President Aquino the chance to make excuses

Water spray vs SONA 2014 protesters as barricades are toppled

Jul 28, 2014 - 6:07 PM

Protesters bring down barricades but are stopped by water spray

RED WATER SPRAY: Police uses colored water against SONA protesters. Photo by Dennis Sabangan/EPA

SONA protesters to Aquino: Time for excuses is over

Jul 28, 2014 - 5:08 PM

Hundreds gather to protest Aquino s 5th State of the Nation Address They say the time for giving him a chance is over

NO MORE NEXT CHANCE. Protesters during President Aquino's 5th State of the Nation Address say they've had enough of his promises. Photo by Pia Ranada/Rappler

Canadian activist deported

Sep 15, 2013 - 7:29 PM

UPDATED A foreign activist is detained and deported by the Bureau of Immigration after trying to leave the country

PNoy's scorching walk to his SONA

Jul 23, 2012 - 1:00 PM

Hours before his State of the Nation Address President Benigno Aquino III comes under fire for his supposed inaction on issues affecting the poor