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𝗔𝗰𝘁𝗶𝘃𝗶𝘀𝘁𝘀 𝘂𝗻𝗳𝘂𝗿𝗹 𝘁𝗵𝗲 “𝗚𝗼𝗼𝗱𝗯𝘆𝗲, 𝗗𝘂𝘁𝗲𝗿𝘁𝗲” 𝗯𝗮𝗻𝗻𝗲𝗿

Earlier today, a giant “Goodbye, Duterte” banner now hangs at the overpass connecting the University of the Philippines (UP), the Commission on Human Rights of the Philippines (CHR), and the UP AyalaLand Technohub along Commonwealth Avenue, a day before President Duterte delivers his last State of the Nation Address (SONA) on Monday.

Because of its size (48’ x 10’), the banner is markedly visible to motorists, commuters, and VIPs on their way to the Batasan Complex where SONAs are delivered by Philippine Presidents every fourth Monday of July.

The banner hanging is part of the build-up SONA activities of the Movement against the Anti-Terrorism Act (MATA).

On SONA day, MATA member organizations and the public are called to a “Despedida” rally starting noontime of July 26, at the CHR grounds along Commonwealth Avenue.

Aside from the basic sectors’ indictment of President Duterte’s failure in many aspects of governance in the program, MATA’s “Despedida” will also host a symbolic sendoff party package of “Libreng Maleta sa Paalis Na”, where luggages are lined around the CHR grounds to ensure that the President is fully packed when he leaves his post. Also, part of the package is a mock “Inumang Bayan Laban sa mga Lasing sa Kapangyarihan”, in opposition to the Duterte dynasty’s plan of clinging on to power beyond his term.

For details, please contact: Jaybee Garganera, (+63917) 5498218 /


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