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‘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.”

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(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.

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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”.

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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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