SONA 2017

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While already a familiar face to senate reporters, it was not until opening of the second session of the 17th Congress Monday morning that Kathryn Yu was formally introduced to media. Choosing to describe herself as the “partner” of Senate President Koko, Yu revealed that she and third highest official…

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SPEAKER Pantaleon Alvarez of Davao del Norte has ruled out human rights abuses allegedly committed by the military during the 60-day period of martial law in Mindanao, including in war-torn Marawi City. Alvarez issued the statement after Samira Gutoc, an aid worker who hails from Marawi City, testified before…

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BUSINESSMEN are looking forward to President Rodrigo Duterte’s second state of the nation address (SONA) on Monday in anticipation of his policies and programs that will help achieve prosperity for the country. Here’s what they said in an interview with The Manila Times: “As the President enters the second year…

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PHILIPPINE shares retreated on profit-taking in Monday morning trade following Friday’s gains. Most investors stayed on the sidelines ahead of President Rodrigo Duterte’s second state of the nation address (SONA), which is scheduled to start after the market has closed. The benchmark index slipped 0.28 percent or 22.35 points to…

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TO mark President Rodrigo Duterte’s second year in office, militants have gifted him with an effigy, his first, as they march to Commonwealth Avenue in Quezon City ahead of his second State of the Nation Address (SONA) on Monday. The four-meter high effigy will be unveiled at the “People’s SONA,”…

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KNOWN for making adlibs in his speeches, President Rodrigo Duterte will have translators in Spanish, French, German, Russian, Chinese, and Japanese, aside from English, when he delivers his second State of the Nation Address (SONA) on Monday, one of his spokesmen said. “Hopefully in seven languages, of course sigurado iyong…