While the gathered assembly applauded for most part of the speech, there were several muted outcries from several sectors who were converging en masse outside in the streets.
Rallyists called for several reforms from the government, particularly its head to ensure that there will be a better life for their children. Several parties called for the end of extrajudicial killings in the wake of thousands reported dead from vigilante groups and supposed police hit squads. Several demonstrators carted off with effigies of Duterte in various guises to show their displeasure with his handling of the West Philippine Sea issue, the anti-women remarks and the other issues of national interest. There was even a dog who represented literally, that Duterte is seen as a lap dog for the Chinese and US regimes.
On the other hand, ProDuterte supporters were ecstatic with the speech of the President, assured that the promised change is coming once again. Several people have reiterated their support for government reforms, even against the clamor of the opposition which also held their version of the State of the Nation Address.
Below are links to reactions to 3rd State of the Nation Address highlighting specific topics. Hope this helps.
- Main Page – Introduction
- Surprising to Say the Least
- Initial Salvo
- Corrosive Love – and a Subtle Reminder
- Friendship has Its Limits
- Mindanao – the Land of Promise
- Stronger Bonds with ASEAN and China
- No End to ENDO
- Other Highlights
- Railroading TRAIN – Stop It!
- Final Take
- Post Script on History