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Progressive groups call for Duterte rule end, campus journalism protection

Progressive groups call for Duterte rule end, campus journalism protection

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By MATTHEW DAVE A. JUCOM and ARTHUR N. APOSTOL PRESIDENT RODRIGO Duterte’s last State of the Nation Address (SONA) on Monday led progressive groups to conduct protests in protection of press freedom and call for the end of what seemed to be a “problematic” administration.  Kabataan Partylist National Spokesperson Raoul Manuel told The Flame that their protest is to ensure that this will be the last SONA that Duterte will deliver, given that the President publicly gave signs to run for position next term. “‘Yong protest natin sa SONA, isa siyang malaking statement, na sawang-sawa na tayo sa kung paano pinapalakad ngayon ng Duterte administration ang ating bansa. Pagpapahirap, anti-people policies, tapos ‘pag magsasalita ka ikaw pa yung babansagan. Kung sibilyan ka, babansagan k...
Youth is the greatest danger to Duterte –Sr. Mary John Mananzan

Youth is the greatest danger to Duterte –Sr. Mary John Mananzan

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By JULIA MARI T. ORNEDO THE YOUTH is the “greatest danger” to the Duterte administration, said veteran activist Sr. Mary John Mananzan on the sidelines of the rally against President Rodrigo Duterte’s third State of the Nation Address (SONA) on Monday afternoon. During the “United People’s SONA” staged at Commonwealth Ave. in Quezon City, Mananzan said she welcomes the youth activists whose eyes have been opened to the ills of the country. “Ako, 40 years na akong nagpoprotesta. Siyempre, hindi naman kami mabubuhay nang [walang] hangganan. Nasisiyahan ako na merong mga millennial. Nakikita ko ang inyong pagkamulat,” she told the Flame in an interview. “Sa akin, dapat bigyan talaga ng lahat ng aid, lahat ng help ang mga kabataan na talagang ma-develop nila itong love of count...