Duterte’s SONA leaves out the poor

Duterte’s SONA leaves out the poor

‘Unfortunately, the Duterte government is so divisive, unilateral, and militaristic in its approaches to fighting this pandemic that it leaves out non-state actors and the people themselves’

In his fifth SONA, Duterte has no clear roadmap of how our country should holistically address the coronavirus pandemic, but had time to lash out against a senator, oligarchs, and threatened telcos, and said that he wanted the death penalty bill passed. (READ: Quick point-by-point summary of Duterte’s SONA 2020 )

Duterte had no time to speak about addressing rising hunger and joblessness amid increasing COVID-19 positives, conveniently leaving out the poor. He is […]

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