‘People’s Sona’ crowd estimate at 10,000 so far — Bayan

Zacarian Sarao 07/24/2023

MANILA, Philippines — Protest against President Ferdinand Marcos Jr.’s State of the Nation address (Sona) drew at least 10,000 people in Metro Manila, said Bagong Alyansang Makabayan (Bayan) on Monday. Bayan secretary-general Mong Palatino told INQUIRER.net that the total…

Opposition bares Sona wish list

Julie M. Aurelio, Melvin Gascon - @inquirerdotnet 07/23/2023

MANILA, Philippines — Ahead of President Ferdinand Marcos Jr.’s second State of the Nation Address (Sona) on Monday, Senate Minority Leader Aquilino Pimentel III sought an explanation of what the government intends to do with the prices,…

Classical singer na si Lara Maigue bibida sa pagkanta ng ‘Pambansang Awit’ sa SONA ni PBBM

Pauline del Rosario 07/23/2023

NABUNYAG na kung sino ang napiling kakanta ng Pambansang Awit ng Pilipinas para sa inaabangang ikalawang State of the Nation Address (SONA) ni Pangulong Bongbong Marcos sa July 24. Siya’y walang iba kundi ang classical opera singer…

Classes, gov’t work in NCR suspended on Sona day due to Egay, transport strike

Charie Abarca 07/22/2023

MANILA, Philippines — President Bongbong Marcos has greenlighted the suspension of classes and work in the National Capital Region on Monday, July 24, in light of the 72-hour transport strike coinciding with the President’s State of the…

SONA 2023: Cebu progressive groups vow ‘much bigger’ rally

Emmariel Ares, Mary Godinez 07/22/2023

CEBU CITY, Philippines— More than 1,000 members of the different progressive groups in Cebu will be marching along the streets of Cebu City in time for the second State of the Nation Address (SONA) of President Ferdinand…

MCPO prepares for anti-Marcos protests on Monday

Mary Rose Sagarino 07/20/2023

MANDAUE CITY, Philippines — The Mandaue City Police Office (MCPO) will deploy its personnel on major thoroughfares during the State of the Nation Address (SONA) of President Ferdinand Marcos Jr. on Monday, July 24, in anticipation of…

Garcia, Wenceslao look forward to hearing Marcos’ plans for Cebu Province and Cebu City

Wenilyn Sabalo 07/20/2023

CEBU CITY, Philippines – Two Cebu City officials look forward to hearing updates on projects that will benefit the Cebuanos during the second State of the Nation Address (SONA) of President Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. on Monday,…

RTVM to direct Bongbong Marcos’ 2nd Sona — House official

Gabriel Pabico Lalu 07/17/2023

MANILA, Philippines — President Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr.’s second State of the Nation Address (Sona) will now be directed by the Radio Television Malacañang (RTVM), House of Representatives Secretary General Reginald Velasco said on Monday. In an…

LTO to release 5,000 driver’s license cards before July 24

Zacarian Sarao 07/17/2023

MANILA, Philippines —  The Land Transportation Office (LTO) on Monday said that at least 5,000 copies of driver’s license cards will be released before President Ferdinand Marcos Jr.’s State of the Nation address (Sona) on July 24.…

Rama vows to lobby for establishment of new dam, power plant in Cebu City

Wenilyn B. Sabalo 07/27/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Cebu City Mayor Michael Rama plans to seek the help of the national government on plans to put up a new water dam here and for the establishment of a power plant that…

Rama on Marcos Jr.’s first SONA: Very comprehensive, encompassing

Wenilyn B. Sabalo 07/27/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Cebu City Mayor Michael Rama said the first State of the Nation Address (SONA) of President Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. was “very comprehensive” and “encompassing.” He said Marcos was able to touch on…

Cebu biz leaders on PBBM’s SONA: Straightforward, packed with plans for economic recovery

Morexette Marie B. Erram 07/26/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines – Straightforward yet packed with comprehensive plans for the country’s economy. This was how leaders of Cebu’s business community described the first State of the Nation Address (SONA) of President Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr.…

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