SONA 2017

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PRESIDENT Rodrigo Duterte said on Monday that the government would launch 15 brand new roll-on roll-off ships in the major sea routes of the Philippines. “I am announcing 15, new RoRo vessels to aid in transportation across major nautical routes in the Philippines” Duterte said in his State of the…

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PRESIDENT Rodrigo Duterte said the military would have to wait out the crisis in Marawi City as around 300 civilian hostages were still being held in the area. “The Maute group has 300 hostages in Marawi. When I was there I heard 16 explosions,” Duterte said in his State of…

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PRESIDENT Rodrigo Duterte has reiterated his unwavering support and commitment to the soldiers and policemen whom he described as the “silent heroes” who risked their lives everyday for the country’s security. “Those who are on the ground in the battlefields and those who are risking their lives for our country…

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THE SENIOR citizens will be represented in the 17th Congress. This developed after Reps. Francisco Datol, Jr. and Milagros Aquino-Magsaysay took their oath of office for the party-list Coalition of the Association of Senior Citizens in the Philippines, Inc., increasing the number of members of the House to 294. The…

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PRESIDENT Rodrigo Duterte affirmed his war on drugs and said the government would “not be disheartened, not be cowed, and not be overwhelmed” by the problem. ”I know our country is reeling from a multitude of problems,” said Duterte in his second State of the Nation Address in Congress on Monday.…

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President Rodrigo Duterte defended his declaration of martial law in Mindanao, saying it was meant to quell rebellion and prevent a spillover of terrorist attacks. “I declared martial law in Mindanao because I believed that that was the fastest way to quell the rebellion at the least cost of lives…

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FORMER president Benigno Aquino 3rd has once again skipped President Rodrigo Duterte’s State of the Nation Address (SONA). Following tradition and protocol, former presidents have been invited to Duterte’s SONA before the joint session of Congress at the Batasang Pambansa on Monday. Aside from Aquino, the others are former presidents…

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PRESIDENT Rodrigo Duterte arrived at the Batasang Pambansa complex in Quezon City on Monday for his second State of the Nation Address (SONA). Duterte, who will deliver his speech before a joint session of Congress, was on board the presidential helicopter. He was welcomed by Senate President Aquilino Pimentel 3rd…

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The news that Mona Liza Adam Mangelen had been chosen to sing the National Anthem at President Rodrigo Duterte’s second State of the Nation Address today was first made public on July 21 by her sister Marawiya Adam Ganaut on Facebook. “Friends watch this year(‘s) SONA. My sister will be…

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