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Militants burn Aquino effigy as he delivers Sona

/ 05:19 PM July 28, 2014

Militants burn Aquino’s effigy in Commonwealth Avenue. Frances Mangosing/INQUIRER.net

MANILA, Philippines — Militants on Commonwealth Avenue burned President Benigno Aquino III’s effigy on Monday afternoon as the he delivered his State of the Nation Address in nearby Batasan Pambansa.

The ten-foot effigy is dubbed as “HolDAPer,” in connection to Aquino’s controversial Disbursement Acceleration Program, which was declared unconstitutional by Supreme Court.

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Police estimated about 7,500 protesters present but Bayan Secretary General Renato Reyes said their crowd is about 17,000.

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