The State of the Nation Address (SONA) is a constitutional obligation and yearly tradition, wherein the chief executive reports on the status of the country, unveils the government’s agenda for the coming year, and proposes to Congress certain legislative measures. The President of the Philippines appears before Congress upon its invitation, for which purpose a joint session is held in the Session Hall of the House of Representatives.
Rodrigo Roa Duterte, the 16th President of the Philippines who has spent only 25 days as president, delivered his first State of the Nation Address before a joint session of Congress last Monday, July 25.
Here is the full script of his speech Click here.
The speech encapsulated the people’s dream and wish. It gives every Filipino reason to hope. There are points in SONA that I do not agree on but I believe the way forward is for the people to continue the people’s campaign for their rights and demands.
Whether you voted for President Rodrigo or not, please keep this in mind: We should root hard for him because his success will be our nation’s success.
Photo opps with the hosts and guests Ü
|Official clothe sponsor : Obra ni Juan and La Obra|
|Mr. Mari Kaimo|
|Ms. Claire Delfin|
|Former Senator Rene Saguisag|
|Ms. Etta Rosales, Former CHR Chairperson|
|Bloggers (Leomy, John, Cie and Ms. Joy) , hosts and guests|
I would like to thank the top motivational TV station in the country and the media partner of #SONA2016 #LNPangakoNgPagbabago , LIGHT NETWORK Channel 33, Magaan Dito Kaibigan for the opportunity to be part of the special coverage of President Dutere’s first SONA.
Sponsors of the events : La Obra and Obra ni Juan, BBMPC and Disenyo, Pandi and Tantonco’s Catering.
What can you say about the latest SONA? Let me hear your thoughts. 🙂