Forum: SONA ng Katotohanan

As the nation prepares for what ought to be Gloria Macapagal Arroyo’s last and final State of the Nation Address, the new group Pagbabago! People’s Movement for Change invites everyone to “SONA ng Katotohanan: A Public Forum” on July 24, 2009, 2:00-5:00 pm at the BSLR-East, UP Manila College of Medicine, Pedro Gil, Manila.

Joining Pagbabago in organizing this forum are PLB and Pagsama, All UP Workers Union, the All-UP Academic and Utility Workers’ Association and other organizations.

Here’s an overview of the program:

  • Welcome Remarks by UP Manila vice chancellor Dr. Orlino Talens
  • Opening Statement by Fr. Joe Dizon of Pagbabago!
  • Forum Proper “Prelude to GMA’s SONA” with topics and speakers including On GMA’s Con-Ass (Engr. Jun Lozada); The Specter of Martial Rule (Director Bibeth Orteza); An Economy in Deep Crisis (Mr. Arnold Padilla); and AES in 2010: Automated Cheating? (Mr. Ric Bahaque)
  • Call to Action and Closing Statement by Mrs. Edith Burgos and Dr. Delen de la Paz
  • Mr. Roneo Clamor will moderate the forum and will serve as master of ceremonies.

Everyone’s invited, including bloggers and new media publishers!


  1. sphinxz

    Let’s not be tricked by the facade of the President’s SONA. A hidden plan is behind. Stop lying to the Filipino people I am starving for the truth and real development.

  2. Bryan

    SONA. It is where the “projects”, and “developments”, are being braged. Compared to the ‘flowery’ words said by the leader of our country, the peaples` statements were opposite. If you wonder anywhere in our country, there`s no such thing exist. If there were develoments and projects made, we wnt experience economic, security, and even medical problems which affects the majority. Few say: That GMA did a good job. These few were rich families. The majority would say: She did not. Facts should be sateted not lies nor imaginary success.

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