Poetry

2018 State of the Nation Address

Black-out piece from Rodrigo Roa Duterte’s 2018 State of the Nation Address.

A highlighted transcript of Rodrigo Roa Duterte’s 2018 State of the Nation Address created by Myrtle Antioquia. Due to its format, Revolt Magazine will provide the full creative piece on a separate downloadable file. You may download the file by clicking the download button below.

Excerpt from Antioquia’s black-out poetry:

the Filipino people
I can only shudder at the harm that
have reached the streets
They know the consequences
— slow deaths.

our law enforcers and this administration
are criminals, terrorists, corrupt officials,
and traffickers [of] contrabands.


Myrtle Antioquia is a Comparative Literature student in the University of the Philippines. She is a regular fiction and nonfiction contributor to the UP Writers Club and has been published as an academic writer in the Department of English and Comparative Literature Journal.

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