Pinoy Weekly » Multimedia http://pinoyweekly.org/new Philippine news, analysis, and investigative stories Mon, 06 Oct 2014 18:24:30 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.0 ESKINITA Episode 5 | #Throwback Kabataan http://pinoyweekly.org/new/2014/09/eskinita-episode-5-throwback-kabataan/ http://pinoyweekly.org/new/2014/09/eskinita-episode-5-throwback-kabataan/#comments Wed, 17 Sep 2014 07:01:33 +0000 http://pinoyweekly.org/new/?p=31481

 

Eskinita 5 posterSa #Throwback Kabataan, inusisa ng Eskinita host na si Noel Colina kung ano na nga ba ang pag-asa ng mga kabataan na makapagtapos ng pag-aaral at matupad ang kanilang mga pangarap. Sa panayam sa mga kabataang tipikal at di-tipikal, makikita ang alternatibong mga pananaw sa edukasyon at pagsisilbi sa bayan.

 
 
 

Host: Noel Colina

Direksiyon: JL Burgos

Cinematography: King Catoy, JL Burgos, Ilang-Ilang Quijano & Eric Tandoc

Production Management: Victoria Domingo

Editing: JL Burgos & Kamuning

Motion graphics: Karla Ujano

Script: Michael Andrada & Ilang-Ilang Quijano

Additional Online Editing & Sound Mix: King Catoy

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INFOGRAPHIC | Palparan’s Blood Trail http://pinoyweekly.org/new/2014/09/infographic-karapatan-palparans-blood-trail/ http://pinoyweekly.org/new/2014/09/infographic-karapatan-palparans-blood-trail/#comments Mon, 01 Sep 2014 18:10:20 +0000 http://pinoyweekly.org/new/?p=31274 Infographic by Karapatan (Alliance for the Advancement of People’s Rights)
Hover the pointer over the areas in the map to read the names of Palparan’s victims

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MGA LARAWAN | Pirma’t protesta kontra pork barrel sa Luneta at Mendiola http://pinoyweekly.org/new/2014/08/mga-larawan-pirmat-protesta-kontra-pork-barrel-sa-luneta-at-mendiola/ http://pinoyweekly.org/new/2014/08/mga-larawan-pirmat-protesta-kontra-pork-barrel-sa-luneta-at-mendiola/#comments Tue, 26 Aug 2014 15:44:58 +0000 http://pinoyweekly.org/new/?p=31180 Martsa para sa People's Initiative, gayund din para sa iba pang para panagutin ang kasalukuyang administrasyon dahil sa pagpapanatili ng sistema ng pork barrel. <strong>KR Guda</strong>

Martsa para sa People’s Initiative, gayund din para sa iba pang para panagutin ang kasalukuyang administrasyon dahil sa pagpapanatili ng sistema ng pork barrel. KR Guda

Umarangkada na ang pagpapapirma para sa People’s Initiative to Abolish the Pork Barrel System.

Matapos ang paglulunsad ng panukalang batas na ito sa pamamagitan ng People’s Congress sa Cebu City nitong Agosto 23, isang malaking pagtitipon ng di-bababa sa 20,000 katao naman ang isinagawa ng iba’t ibang grupong kontra-pork barrel sa Luneta Park, Manila para pasimulan ito sa Kamaynilaan.

Isinagawa ito nitong Agosto 25, bisperas ng unang anibersaryo ng makasaysayang Million People March sa Luneta, na malakihan ding protesta ng mga mamamayan kontra sa pork barrel system noong nakaraang taon.

Ngayong taon, lalong umigting ang panawagang wakasan ang sistema ng lump sum appropriations, o paglaan ng bilyun-bilyong piso na pondo na kontrol ng Presidente (sa kaso ng Disbursement Acceleration Program) o mga mambabatas (sa kaso ng Priority Development Assistance Program) matapos magdesisyon ang Korte Suprema na ibasura ang naturang gawain sa gobyerno.

“Matagumpay ang pagkilos ngayon. Malaking bilang pa rin ang nagpunta sa Luneta, nakiisa sa pagtitipon. Nakatutuwa dahil maraming grupo ang nagtulong-tulong. Maraming  sektor ang kumilos,” ayon kay Renato Reyes Jr, pangkalahatang kalihim ng Bagong Alyansang Makabayan, sa panayam ng Pinoy Weekly.

Sinabi pa ni Reyes na nangangailangan ng pagpapaigting ng kampanya kontra sa pork barrel dahil sa pagmamatigas ng Pangulo na panatilihin ito sa 2014 at 2015 badyet. Ayon sa impeachment complaints na isinampa sa Kamara noong Hulyo, direktang sinusuway ng Palasyo ang mga desisyon ng Korte Suprema at gumagawa pa ng mga hakbang para tapyasan ang kapangyarihan ng naturang nakatataas na korte.

“Sa paggunita natin sa Pambansang Araw ng mga Bayani at sa pag-alala kung paano pinunit ng mga Katipunero ang kanilang mag sedula at tumindig laban sa kolonyal na paghahari ng Espanya, pinupunit natin ngayon ang discretionary pork funds ni Aquino at nagsasabing hindi na muli kailanman (papayag) sa korupsiyon, at pang-aabuso ng kapangyarihan at diktadura,” ayon kay Gabriela Rep. Luzviminda Ilagan.

Administrasyong maka-pork

Kahit na ilang beses na sinabi ni Aquino na tinanggal na ng kanyang administrasyon ang pork barrel, minamantine pa rin ang sistemang ito ng administrasyong Aquino.

Ilang pinanghahawakang patunay nito, ayon sa mga tagapanguna ng People’s Initiative:

(1)  Nananatili ang lump-sum appropriations sa pambansang badyet noong 2014, na napatunayan mismo sa mga pahayag sa isang executive session ng ilang opisyal ng Ehekutibo–makikita ito sa isiniwalat na audio recordings ni ACT Teachers Rep. Antonio Tinio ng naturang sesyon;

(2) May lump-sum appropriations pa rin sa panukalang pambansang badyet sa susunod na taon na nagkakahalagang P501.6-Bilyon;

(3) Sa pamamagitan ng pagbago sa depinisyon ng “savings” sa 2015 badyet, gustong iwasan ng Department of Budget and Management (DBM) ang desisyon ng Korte Suprema noong Hulyo 1 sa desisyong 13-0 na nagdedeklarang di-sang-ayon sa Saligang Batas ang Disbursement Acceleration Program (DAP) na malinaw na isang mas malaking porma ng pork barrel;

(2) Mula Hulyo 14 hanggang sa State of the Nation Address ng Pangulo noong Hulyo 28, todo-depensa siya sa DAP.

“Malinaw na mayroon pa ring pork. Nagmamaang-maangan lang ang gobyerno sa pagsasabi nilang wala. Kailangan talaga nila ng pork kasi ‘yan ang magpapatakbo sa Cha-Cha (Charter-Change). ‘Yan ang ipambabayad nila sa mga congressman. Kaya bantayan natin ‘yan. Hindi talaga magkahiwalay ang Cha-Cha at pork,” ayon kay Reyes.

People’s Initiative

Isa ang People’s Initiative sa mga iniluwal na kampanya ng Million People March na naglalayong makakalap ng anim hanggang 10 milyong prima mula sa mga botante para maipasa ang isang batas na magtatanggal sa lahat ng porma ng pork barrel.

“Exactly one year ago, we held the ‘Million People March against the pork barrel’ in Luneta to demand accountability and an end to the pork barrel system. Today, we level up the fight by calling on six million voters to approve a law to prohibit pork barrel funds in the national budget and require line item budgeting for public funds,” ayon kay Monet Silvestre, isa sa mga organisador ng MPM noong nakaraang taon at isang lider ng #AbolishPork Movement.

Nagpahayag ng suporta ang iba’t ibang grupo para dito na nagpapakita umano kung gaano kalawak na mga mamamayan ang naghahangad ng pagbabago.

“Sa pamamagitan ng pakikiisa ng mga mamamayan, simbahan, at iba pang grupo, maipapakita natin sa administrasyong Aquino kung ano ang tunay na nais ng sambayanan. Ang pag-abot sa kinakailangang bilang ng lagda ay malaking gawain, pero ang mga kabataan at ang mamamayan ay nakahanda para rito,” ani Kabataan Rep. Terry Ridon.

Hinamon naman nina Bayan Muna Rep. Neri Colmenares at Carlos Zarate si Aquino at mga kaalyado niya na pumirma sa People’s Initiative laban sa sistema ng pork barrel kung tunay na tutol sila sa pork barrel.

“Laging sinasabi ng Pangulo (Aquino) at mga kaalyado niya na wala nang pork barrel funds sa 2015 budget. (P)ero iba ang alam natin, dahil mayroong malalaking lump sums sa badyet na wala nang iba pa kundi pork. Nakay Aquino ang pinakamalaking pork barrel sa kasalukuyang badyet at maging sa panukalang badyet para sa 2015. Kung talagang tutol si Pangulong Aquino sa pork barrel, dapat siyang pumirma sa People’s Initiative at iwasan ang lahat ng pork mula sa DAP, PDAF at iba pang porma nito,” ayon kay Colmenares.

Tekstong ulat ni Pher Pasion

Ilan sa mga larawan sa Stand up, Sign Up! protesta sa Luneta Park, at martsa ng Bagong Alyansang Makabayan patungong Mendiola, Manila:

Maagang nagsimula ang paglagda ng mga tao sa maraming booths sa Luneta Park. Ayon sa mga organisador, umabot ng mahigit 10,000 ang nakilom nilang lagda para sa People's Initiative noong araw lang na iyun. <strong>Macky Macaspac</strong>

Maagang nagsimula ang paglagda ng mga tao sa maraming booths sa Luneta Park. Ayon sa mga organisador, umabot ng mahigit 10,000 ang nakilom nilang lagda para sa People’s Initiative noong araw lang na iyun. Macky Macaspac

Nagmartsa mula sa Plaza Salamanca ang libu-libong miyembro ng mga progresibong grupo sa ilalim ng Bagong Alyansang Makabayan (Bayan). <strong>Macky Macaspac</strong>

Nagmartsa mula sa Plaza Salamanca ang libu-libong miyembro ng mga progresibong grupo sa ilalim ng Bagong Alyansang Makabayan (Bayan). Macky Macaspac

Naka-pedicab na pumunta sa Luneta ang isang pamilyang ito. <strong>Macky Macaspac</strong>

Naka-pedicab na pumunta sa Luneta ang isang pamilyang ito. Macky Macaspac

Mga madre ng Siena College na sumuporta sa People's Initiative. <strong>Macky Macaspac</strong>

Mga madre ng Siena College na sumuporta sa People’s Initiative. Macky Macaspac

Isa sa sign up booths sa Luneta. <strong>Ilang-Ilang Quijano</strong>

Isa sa sign up booths sa Luneta. Ilang-Ilang Quijano

Ilan sa maraming istrimer ng mga tumungong Luneta. <strong>Pher Pasion</strong>

Mga miyembro ng Lila Pilipina, organisasyon ng mga comfort women (biktima ng seksuwal na pang-aabuso noong World War II) at kaanak nila. Pher Pasion

Mga estudyante at guro ng Alliance of Concerned Teachers. <strong>Macky Macaspac</strong>

Mga estudyante at guro ng Alliance of Concerned Teachers. Macky Macaspac

Kuha ni <strong>Macky Macaspac<strong>

Kuha ni Macky Macaspac

Ang "sinasambang baboy" na may mata ni Pangulong Aquino. <strong>KR Guda</strong>

Ang “sinasambang baboy” na may mata ni Pangulong Aquino. KR Guda

Isang booth ng Salinlahi Alliance for Children's Concerns na nagsilbing day care center para sa mga anak ng mga lumahok sa protesta. <strong>Macky Macaspac</strong>

Isang booth ng Salinlahi Alliance for Children’s Concerns na nagsilbing day care center para sa mga anak ng mga lumahok sa protesta. Macky Macaspac

Eksibit ng Agham, organisasyon ng makabayang mga siyentista, hinggil sa mga pulitiko na sangkot sa pork barrel scam. <strong>Michael Francis Andrada</strong>

Eksibit ng Agham, organisasyon ng makabayang mga siyentista, hinggil sa mga pulitiko na sangkot sa pork barrel scam. Michael Francis Andrada

Kontra sa "dilawang diktadura" ang kababaihan ng Gabriela. <strong>Pher Pasion</strong>

Kontra sa “dilawang diktadura” ang kababaihan ng Gabriela. Pher Pasion

Mga kasapi ng Migrante International, organisasyong nangangalaga sa karapatan ng mga Pilipino sa ibayong dagat at kaanak nila. <strong>Ilang-Ilang Quijano</strong>

Mga kasapi ng Migrante International, organisasyong nangangalaga sa karapatan ng mga Pilipino sa ibayong dagat at kaanak nila. Ilang-Ilang Quijano

Apat na mukha ng "kababuyan" sa likod ng isang aktibistang kontra-baboy. <strong>Michael Francis Andrada</strong>

Apat na mukha ng “kababuyan” sa likod ng isang aktibistang kontra-baboy. Michael Francis Andrada

Ang "performance activist" na si Mae Paner, a.k.a. Juana Change, bilang maka-pork na mananayaw sa "Swine Lake". <strong>KR Guda</strong>

Ang “performance activist” na si Mae Paner, a.k.a. Juana Change, bilang maka-pork na mananayaw sa “Swine Lake”. KR Guda

Bishop Teodoro Bacani, na nagsalita para sa iba pang obispo at taong simbahang Katoliko na sumusuporta sa People's Initiative. <strong>KR Guda</strong>

Bishop Teodoro Bacani, na nagsalita para sa iba pang obispo at taong simbahang Katoliko na sumusuporta sa People’s Initiative. KR Guda

Jay Contreras ng popular na bandang Kamikazee. <strong>KR Guda</strong>

Jay Contreras ng popular na bandang Kamikazee. KR Guda

Si Chickoy Pura (kaliwa) at ang kanyang bandang The Jerks, kasama ang tanyag na mang-aawit mula sa Brownbeat All Stars na si Skarlet Brown. <strong>KR Guda</strong>

Si Chickoy Pura (kaliwa) at ang kanyang bandang The Jerks, kasama ang tanyag na mang-aawit mula sa Brownbeat All Stars na si Skarlet Brown. KR Guda

Progresibong mga musiko ng Musikang Bayan. <strong>KR Guda</strong>

Progresibong mga musiko ng Musikang Bayan. KR Guda

Darryl Shy. <strong>Macky Macaspac</strong>

Darryl Shy. Macky Macaspac

Mga beauty queen na lumahok sa kampanya kontra sa pork barrel. Nasa larawan si Maria Isabel Lopez at ang kanyang anak na si Mara Lopez, kasama si Azenith Briones. <strong>Macky Macaspac</strong>

Mga beauty queen na lumahok sa kampanya kontra sa pork barrel. Nasa larawan si Maria Isabel Lopez at ang kanyang anak na si Mara Lopez, kasama si Azenith Briones (nagsasalita sa mikropono). Macky Macaspac

Mga manggagawa ng Kilusang Mayo Uno. <strong>Macky Macaspac</strong>

Mga manggagawa ng Kilusang Mayo Uno. Macky Macaspac

Kuha ni <strong>Michael Francis Andrada</strong>

Kuha ni Michael Francis Andrada

Martsa ng lib-libo patungong Mendiola para ipanawagan naman ang pagbibitiw ni Pangulong Aquino. <strong>KR Guda</strong>

Martsa ng lib-libo patungong Mendiola para ipanawagan naman ang pagbibitiw ni Pangulong Aquino. KR Guda

Pagdikit ng malikhaing protest posters malapit sa Mendiola. <strong>KR Guda</strong>

Pagdikit ng malikhaing protest posters malapit sa Mendiola. KR Guda

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DOCUMENTARY | Holiday Bust http://pinoyweekly.org/new/2014/08/documentary-holiday-bust/ http://pinoyweekly.org/new/2014/08/documentary-holiday-bust/#comments Thu, 14 Aug 2014 05:14:40 +0000 http://pinoyweekly.org/new/?p=30979

holiday bust frame grab

 

A documentary on how one of the world’s top supplier of microchips used by popular brands such as Apple, Samsung, Bosch, Huawei, etc. treats its workers in the Philippines. Twenty-four union officials of NXP Semiconductors Cabuyao Inc. were illegally terminated in an attempt to destroy the country’s largest and oldest surviving worker’s union.

 

Produced by PinoyMedia Center in cooperation with Mayday Multimedia
Direction, cinematography & editing by King Catoy & Ilang-Ilang Quijano
Production management by Jun Ressureccion

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PHOTOS | #UPBonfire again, this time to press for justice for disappeared UP students, other Palparan victims http://pinoyweekly.org/new/2014/08/photos-upbonfire-again-this-time-to-press-for-justice-for-disappeared-up-students-other-palparan-victims/ http://pinoyweekly.org/new/2014/08/photos-upbonfire-again-this-time-to-press-for-justice-for-disappeared-up-students-other-palparan-victims/#comments Tue, 12 Aug 2014 17:14:47 +0000 http://pinoyweekly.org/new/?p=30940 Before noon, there were already calls for a bonfire in University of the Philippines in Diliman, Quezon City. This time, though, it was a call for an indignation gathering in Sunken Garden in the Diliman campus in the evening of the day that authorities arrested fugitive general Jovito Palparan Jr. in Sta. Mesa, Manila.

It was a few days removed from the first bonfire event in Sunken Garden–to celebrate the school’s first basketball win in a popular collegiate tournament. This time, however, the UP Diliman administration did not give permission to the activists’ call for a gathering, saying that the event would be a “partisan one”. The teachers’ group, Congress of Teachers/Educators for Nationalism and Democracy (Contend) in UP asserted that even the chancellor’s refusal to allow such gathering would be a partisan decision–and continued on with the event.

Palparan had been in hiding for almost three years; he was wanted for the enforced disappearances of UP students Sherlyn Cadapan and Karen Empeno. Both students were allegedly abducted by Palparan’s men in Hagonoy, Bulacan in June 26, 2006 while volunteering for a peasant organization. Even before the abduction, however, Palparan was already notorious as a brutal army commander in provinces where he was assigned, but especially in Southern Tagalog, Eastern Visayas, Ilocos Region, Mindanao and Central Luzon.

Students gather around the pile of dried tree branches, and a life-size image of Jovito Palparan, as they prepare for the burning. <strong>KR Guda</strong>

Students gather around the pile of dried tree branches, and a life-size image of Jovito Palparan, as they prepare for the burning. KR Guda

Linda Cadapan, Sherlyn's mom, looks at her daughter's image as fire starts to consume an image of the alleged "butcher". <strong>KR Guda</strong>

Linda Cadapan, Sherlyn’s mom, looks at her daughter’s image as fire starts to consume an image of the alleged “butcher”. KR Guda

Students intensify call for justice for all Palparan's victims. <strong>KR Guda</strong>

Students intensify call for justice for all Palparan’s victims. KR Guda

Burning Palparan. <strong>KR Guda</strong>

Burning Palparan. KR Guda

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ANIMATION | Pangarap Ko Sa Pilipinas http://pinoyweekly.org/new/2014/08/video-pangarap-ko-sa-pilipinas/ http://pinoyweekly.org/new/2014/08/video-pangarap-ko-sa-pilipinas/#comments Thu, 07 Aug 2014 09:26:51 +0000 http://pinoyweekly.org/new/?p=30824

PW-Pangarap ko sa Pilipinas-featuredIn the midst of poverty and crisis, a young girl dreams of a better country and governance for the Filipino people. This Public Service Announcement is a PinoyMedia Center (PMC) Production, produced by Koalisyon ng Progresibong Manggagawa at Mamamayan (KPMM).

Direction and animation: Karla Ujano
Editing: King Catoy
Script: Ilang-Ilang Quijano
Voice talent: Justine Flores
Illustrations: PMC volunteer artists

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VIDEO | Frontlines of the People’s SONA 2014 http://pinoyweekly.org/new/2014/07/video-frontlines-of-the-peoples-sona-2014/ http://pinoyweekly.org/new/2014/07/video-frontlines-of-the-peoples-sona-2014/#comments Wed, 30 Jul 2014 08:20:18 +0000 http://pinoyweekly.org/new/?p=30746

sona water cannons grabCitizens who held a “People’s SONA (State of the Nation Address)” to call for President Aquino’s accountability for the illegal Disbursement Acceleration Program and ouster for various “crimes against the people” were pushed back by water cannons along Commonwealth Avenue in Quezon City. But the people stood their ground.

Cinematography & Editing: Ilang-Ilang Quijano

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VIDEO | Sorpresang protesta ng maralita sa SONA http://pinoyweekly.org/new/2014/07/video-sorpresang-protesta-ng-maralita-sa-sona/ http://pinoyweekly.org/new/2014/07/video-sorpresang-protesta-ng-maralita-sa-sona/#comments Tue, 29 Jul 2014 16:32:57 +0000 http://pinoyweekly.org/new/?p=30692

northgate protest sonaNakalapit sa North Gate ng Batasang Pambansa ang mga maralita na umahon mula sa kanilang komunidad para iprotesta ang ika-5 State of the Nation Address (SONA) ni Pangulong Aquino. Anila, lalong naghirap ang buhay sa ilalim ng kanyang administrasyon.

Sinalubong nila ang mga progresibong mambabatas na nag-walkout bago mag-umpisa ang SONA, at nagsusulong ng impeachment ni Aquino.

Cinematography & Editing by King Catoy

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Audio Slideshow | People’s SONA 2014 http://pinoyweekly.org/new/2014/07/peoples-sona-2014-audio-slideshow/ http://pinoyweekly.org/new/2014/07/peoples-sona-2014-audio-slideshow/#comments Tue, 29 Jul 2014 04:30:02 +0000 http://pinoyweekly.org/new/?p=30662

Images of the people’s true State of the Nation Address. Taken on July 28, 2014 by JL Burgos.

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PHOTOS | #SONAngBayan calls for Aquino ouster http://pinoyweekly.org/new/2014/07/photos-sonangbayan-calls-for-aquino-ouster/ http://pinoyweekly.org/new/2014/07/photos-sonangbayan-calls-for-aquino-ouster/#comments Mon, 28 Jul 2014 07:00:08 +0000 http://pinoyweekly.org/new/?p=30640 The protest, of about 30,000 people, was, as expected, a colorful one. But following last years violent attempt by cops to disperse protesters asserting right to get near Batasan Pambansa during #SONA2013, this year’s march evoked an air of urgency: they now call on the immediate ouster of Pres. Benigno Aquino III from office. This, following a series of expositions on the involvement of congresspeople, senators, cabinet officials and close Palace allies in the pork barrel scam, purportedly masterminded by Janet Lim-Napoles.

But the biggest scandal involved the president himself, to the tune of P177 Billion in the unconstitutional Disbursement Acceleration Program (DAP). Almost a month after the Supreme Court declared unconstitutional that which has been called the president’s own pork barrel in DAP, three impeachment complaints are now pending in Congress–two for culpably violating the Constitution via DAP and one for signing the equally questionable PH-US Enhanced Defense Cooperation Agreement. The president now faces political isolation for his misdeeds. The protests, meanwhile, are expected to only intensify–and become more, much more, colorful.

Also read and watch:

Audio Slideshow: People’s SONA 2014 | Reaksiyong bayan sa #SONA2014: Aquino, ‘in denial’ na kriminal | Video: Sorpresang protesta ng maralita sa SONA| VIDEO | Frontlines of the People’s SONA 2014 | Photos & Text | Fil-Ams have ‘no trust’ in Aquino | SONA garrisons, use of tinted water: ‘Worse than Arroyo, like Marcos’ | Child rights group slams police statement on women, children protesters in SONA rally

Some photos of the protest:

An initial estimate of 30,000 people marched from the corner of Luzon Avenue along Commonwealth Avenue in Quezon City in protest of Aquino's State of the Nation Address. The group, led by Bagong Alyansang Makabayan, Kilusang Mayo Uno, Kilusang Magbubukid ng Pilipinas, Gabriela, Anakbayan, Courage, Kadamay and many other progressive and sectoral groups, demand the resignation of President Aquino. <strong>Boy Bagwis</strong>q

An initial estimate of 30,000 people marched from the corner of Luzon Avenue along Commonwealth Avenue in Quezon City in protest of Aquino’s State of the Nation Address. The group, led by Bagong Alyansang Makabayan, Kilusang Mayo Uno, Kilusang Magbubukid ng Pilipinas, Gabriela, Anakbayan, Courage, Kadamay and many other progressive and sectoral groups, demand the resignation of President Aquino. Boy Bagwis

The march, with Noynoy as holDAPer effigy. <strong>Boy Bagwis</strong>

The march, with Noynoy as holDAPer effigy. Boy Bagwis

Not yellow ribbons but red once, calling for the President's impeachment. <strong>Boy Bagwis</strong>

Not yellow ribbons but red ones, calling for the President’s impeachment. Boy Bagwis

Colorful placard of Noynoy Aquino as US imperialism's stooge. <strong>Boy Bagwis</strong>

Colorful mural of Noynoy Aquino as US imperialism’s stooge. Boy Bagwis

An estimated 10,000 cops were deployed especially for SONA. The military added 400 troops to "secure" the President while in Batasan Pambansa. <strong>Boy Bagwis</strong>

An estimated 10,000 cops were deployed especially for SONA. The military added 400 troops to “secure” the President while in Batasan Pambansa. Boy Bagwis

Militant workers of Kilusang Mayo Uno. <strong>Boy Bagwis</strong>

Militant peasants of Kilusang Magbubukid ng Pilipinas from Central Luzon wait for the main multisectoral contingent coming from Luzon Avenue. Boy Bagwis

Musician Monet Silvestre speaks before the crowd. <strong>Jaze Marco</strong>

Musician Monet Silvestre speaks before the crowd. Jaze Marco

Festive atmosphere amid calls for a President's ouster. <strong>Soliman A. Santos</strong>

Festive atmosphere amid calls for a President’s ouster. Soliman A. Santos

Peasant activists from Southern Tagalog. <strong>Darius Galang</strong>

Peasant activists from Southern Tagalog. Darius Galang

Neglected Typhoon Yolanda victims, as well as supporters of Nora Aunor who was rejected as National Artist by Aquino, were among the crowd. Mykel Andrada

Neglected Typhoon Yolanda victims, as well as supporters of Nora Aunor who was rejected as National Artist by Aquino, were among the crowd. Mykel Andrada

They burn Aquino's effigy. <strong>KR Guda</strong>

Protesters burn Aquino’s effigy. KR Guda

Meanwhile, inside the heavily secured Batasan Pambansa, President Aquino gives a SONA speech with a touch of drama, choking up at one point, as he again puts up a spirited defense of his administration’s achievements, thanks, he said, in no small part to his presidential pork barrel, the Disbursement Acceleration Program (DAP). Here are some of Pher Pasion’s photos:

Worlds away from the festive and militant expression of the peple's state of the nation, SONAs in Batasan Pambansa have become the place-to-be for fashion-conscious politicos, personalities with ties to these politicos, and even some celebrities. Here some congressmen do selfie with actress and Leyte Rep. Lucy Torres-Gomez. <strong>Pher Pasion</strong>

Worlds away from the festive and militant expression of the peple’s state of the nation, SONAs in Batasan Pambansa have become the place-to-be for fashion-conscious politicos, personalities with ties to these politicos, and even some celebrities. Here, some congressmen do selfie with actress and Leyte Rep. Lucy Torres-Gomez. Pher Pasion

The Aquino sisters were present to give their Kuya Noy some moral boost. During the speech, TV cameras zoomed in to them as they choked up as well. Ballsy Aquino, in an interview, said the speech felt like he was "saying goodbye". Because of impeachment complaints, perhaps? <strong>Pher Pasion</strong>

The Aquino sisters give the President some moral boost. During the speech, TV cameras later zooms in to them as they choke up as well. Ballsy Aquino, in an interview, says the speech felt like he was “saying goodbye”. Because of impeachment complaints, perhaps? Pher Pasion

Boxing icon and Sarangani Rep. Manny Pacquiao shares pleasantries with Bayan Muna Rep. Neri Colmenares and the rest of the Makabayan bloc, from Bayan Muna, Gabriela Women's Party-list, Anakpawis, ACT Teachers and Kabataan. Some reports have it that Pacquiao said he would have worn peach (for "impeach") himself had he known of the progressive legislators' plan. The "seven in peach" (Colmenares, Bayan Muna Rep. Carlos Zarate, Gabriela Reps. Luz Ilagan and Emmi de Jesus, Anakpawis Rep. Fernando Hicap, ACT Teachers Rep. Antonio Tinio and Kabataan Rep. Terry Ridon later walked out of Aquino's speech and joined the protests outside Batasan's north gate. <strong>Pher Pasion</strong>

Boxing icon and Sarangani Rep. Manny Pacquiao shares pleasantries with Bayan Muna Rep. Neri Colmenares and the some members of the Makabayan bloc from Bayan Muna, Gabriela Women’s Party-list, Anakpawis, ACT Teachers and Kabataan. Some reports have it that Pacquiao said he would have worn peach (for “impeach”) himself had he known of the progressive legislators’ plan. The “seven in peach” (Colmenares, Bayan Muna Rep. Carlos Zarate, Gabriela Reps. Luz Ilagan and Emmi de Jesus, Anakpawis Rep. Fernando Hicap, ACT Teachers Rep. Antonio Tinio and Kabataan Rep. Terry Ridon) later walked out of Aquino’s speech and joined the protests outside Batasan’s north gate. Pher Pasion

In a gutsy move, theater actor and activist Mae Paner, who often goes by the satirical character "Juana Change", attends the SONA of President Aquino (who she says she supported in 2010) while wearing a peach dress. <strong>Pher Pasion</strong>

In a gutsy move, theater actor and activist Mae Paner, who often goes by the satirical character “Juana Change”, attends the SONA of President Aquino (who she says she supported in 2010) while wearing a peach dress. Pher Pasion

Makabayan legislators walk out as Aquino starts with his speech. <strong>Pher Pasion</strong>

Makabayan legislators walk out as Aquino starts with his speech. Pher Pasion

Aquino in his SONA speech. http://www.gov.ph/sona-2014/ Pher Pasion

Aquino in his SONA speech. He is flanked by an apparently bored Senate President and House Speaker. Pher Pasion

As Aquino delivers his speech, a group of protesters, still led by Bayan, manage to get near the north gate of Batasan Pambansa to stage a program:

As Bayan holds its main program in fron of Ever Gotesco in Commonwealth Avenie, about 2,000 protesters hold a lightning rally near the north gate of Batasan. Despite police managing to block their way, the protesters managed to hold a program. <strong>Macky Macaspac</strong>

As Bayan holds its main program in front of Ever Gotesco in Commonwealth Avenie, about 2,000 protesters hold a lightning rally near the north gate of Batasan. Despite police managing to block their way, the protesters managed to hold a program. Macky Macaspac

Urban poor leaders call on the cops to make way for their protest. <strong>Macky Macaspac</strong>

Urban poor leaders call on the cops to make way for their protest. Macky Macaspac

Women urban poor leaders from Gabriela also led the march to the north gate. <strong>Macky Macaspac</strong>

Women urban poor leaders from Gabriela also led the march to the north gate. Macky Macaspac

Photo by <strong>Macky Macaspac</strong>

Photo by Macky Macaspac

Photo by <strong>Macky Macaspac</strong>

Photo by Macky Macaspac

Makabayan legislators who walked out of Aquino's SONA joins the protest action. <strong>Macky Macaspac</strong>

Makabayan legislators who walked out of Aquino’s SONA joins the protest action. Macky Macaspac

Gabriela Rep. Luz Ilagan shows off her fashion statement with the statement "Pork Barrel King, Panagutin!" <strong>Macky Macaspac</strong>

Gabriela Rep. Luz Ilagan shows off her fashion statement with the statement “Pork Barrel King, Panagutin!” Macky Macaspac

ACT Teachers Rep. Antonio Tinio. <strong>Macky Macaspac</strong>

ACT Teachers Rep. Antonio Tinio. Macky Macaspac

The Makabayan legislators as parliamentarians of the streets.<strong>Macky Macaspac</strong>

The Makabayan legislators as parliamentarians of the streets.Macky Macaspac

In Commonwealth Avenue, the protesters began to march a few meters towards the police barricades. The police had barricaded the entire lane with concrete and steel barriers, container vans and razor-sharp concertina wires. Boxed in and virtually imprisoned in the entire lane, the protesters asserted their right to protest by marching closer to the police, who responded by using water cannons on them–but failed to stop them. The protesters then held a brief program near the police blockade before peacefully dispersing.

Police attempt to hose down the demonstrators, who used their wooden placards to stand their ground. <strong>Boy Bagwis</strong>

Police attempt to hose down the demonstrators, who used their wooden placards to stand their ground. Boy Bagwis

Police hide behind their shields. <strong>KR Guda</strong>

Police hide behind their shields. KR Guda

Some protesters push through the steel barrier draped with concertina wires, as an official of the Commission on Human Rights (second from right, in white) asks the police to stop the water hosing. Police hide behind their shields. <strong>KR Guda</strong>

Some protesters push through the steel barrier draped with concertina wires, as an official of the Commission on Human Rights (second from right, in white) asks the police to stop the water hosing. KR Guda

Protesters stand their ground. <strong>KR Guda</strong>

Protesters stand their ground. KR Guda

<strong>KR Guda</strong>

KR Guda

<strong>Darius Galang</strong>

Darius Galang

They were adamant in their call for the President's ouster. <strong>KR Guda</strong>

They were adamant in their call for the President’s ouster. KR Guda

 More photos of the protest action on Pinoy Weekly’s Twitter account.

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