By Benjie Cuaresma

As expected, various militant groups took advantage of the occasion to demand wage increases and address other issues, gathering along Commonwealth Avenue while President Marcos delivered his second State of the Nation Address (SONA) within the House of Representatives, before a joint session of the legislative branch.

The Quezon City government granted permission for the militant groups to conduct their rally at the corner of Tandang Sora and Commonwealth Avenues from 8 a.m. to noon.

A contingent of approximately 22,000 state security forces and force multipliers were deployed to ensure the security of PBBM’s second SONA.

Thankfully, no untoward incidents were reported, as the police exercised maximum tolerance throughout the protests.

The choice cuts of the day are as follows: