The Filipino people can expect less protest for the State of the Nation Address of President Rodrigo Duterte as the leftist groups announced their support for the leader in his Presidency.
The Left groups has no plan in storming the House of Representatives, authorities will no set up barricades on Commonwealth avenue, for many years the site of clashes between riot police and protesters as the President addresses a joint session of Congress.
Duterte will address his first ever SONA, but because he is tied with the leftist, the group will not disrupt the chief executive’s report to his countrymen, as they did to his predecessors.
Senior police Supt. Guillermo Eleazar, chief of the Quezon City Police District, told reporters in a press briefing that by not hauling containers, the national police is expected to save P300,000, which can be used for other programs such as the serious campaigns against illegal drugs.
According to Renato Reyes, secretary general of Bagong Alyansang Makabayan, they will welcome the changes and said their movement would be a show of support to the President.
“We are quite happy with this development under the Duterte administration, which has said it does not want a repeat of the overkill in security preparations by two past administrations,” Reyes said as he welcomes change, referring the administration of Presidents Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo and Benigno Aquino III.
The President is scheduled to deliver his report to his countrymen in Congress, July 25.