‘Hawak kamay, ‘wag hugas-kamay’: Nadine Lustre takes a stand amid Duterte’s SONA 2020

/ 06:59 PM July 27, 2020
Nadine Lustre

Image: Instagram/@nadine

Nadine Lustre released a hand-painted statement as President Rodrigo Duterte delivered his fifth State of the Nation Address (SONA) today, July 27.

The actress posted a photo of a polaroid on Instagram this afternoon which showed the statement, “Pagbabago, hindi abuso. Pagkakaisa, wag mang-isa. Hawak kamay, wag hugas-kamay.”


(Change, not abuse. Unity, not taking advantage. Hand in hand, not washing one’s hands [of responsibility].)

“I’m a Filipino and I stand for my country. We deserve better!” she declared.


The post came with a video of the statement being painted onto a surface. The actress appeared to be joining the SONA online protest as she used the hashtag #SONAgkaisa.

Duterte’s SONA saw protests take place online and offline in various parts of the country. For instance, artists and celebrities took part in the online concert “Tinig ng Bayan”.


However, activists in Cavite and Laguna were stopped by police officers en route to a protest in the University of the Philippines Los Baños, despite the Department of Justice affirming the right to peacefully assemble prior to the SONA. JB


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