July 27, 2009 will be a significant date for Iglesia ni Cristo (their Anniversary) and President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo. This will be GMA’s last State of the Nation Address (SONA) during her term. That means bigger rallies and more criticisms are expected because of the never ending issues about Constitutional Change. According to Bagong Alyansang Makabayan (Bayan) secretary general Renato Reyes, around 15,000 protesters are expected to join the rally along Commonwealth Avenue which they call the people’s version of the SONA.
12,000 policemen will be deployed when GMA delivers her SONA before a joint session of Congress at the Batasan Complex in Quezon City. At least four senators announced that they will boycott the SONA (Panfilo Lacson, Francis Pangilinan, Mar Roxas and Aquilino Pimentel, Jr.).
This time, GMA has only less than a year left to fulfill her promises (again!).