The Real State of the Nation: A People’s Response to President Duterte’s July 27th SONA, featuring Akbayan Party List Senator Risa Hontiveros and Dr. RJ Naguit. Dialogue moderated by Cindy Domingo from Akbayan North America and Legacy of Equality Leadership & Organizing.
DATE: August 1, 2020 5PM-6:30PM PT; 8PM-9:30PM ET; August 2, 2020 8AM-9:30AM for Philippines
Sponsored by Akbayan North America and LELO. Co-sponsored by Vancouver Committee for Domestic Workers and Caregivers Rights (CDWCR) and Caregiver Connection Education Support Organization (CCESO).
I. Cindy Domingo (LELO, Akbayan North America): Overview - 5 minutes
II. Senator Risa Hontiveros -15 minutes
- Response to President Duterte’s SONA
- Threat to democracy posed by the Anti-Terrorism Act of 2020 - Republic Act 11479. How will Filipinos outside of the Philippines be affected by this new law?
- Resistance to the Act
III. RJ Naguit -15 minutes
- Assessment of the Duterte administration’s response to COVID-19 pandemic
- What are the key defects, inadequacies, dangers posed by the government’s response?
IV. Q&A Moderator: Edwin Batongbacal, Akbayan North America - 50 minutes