Rappler's latest stories on Duterte SONA
From the President's possible lecture on the West Philippine Sea to director Joyce Bernal's surprises, here's what we know about Rodrigo Duterte's 4th SONA
Sara Duterte tells Rappler she will not be attending the SONA as she is on 'special medical leave for 60 days'
The huddle intends to create a meaningful discourse on issues of the nation days before President Rodrigo Duterte delivers his fourth State of the Nation Address
'We must remind the President that he is not above God, the people, nor the Constitution, and that he is no king,' says former chief justice Maria Lourdes Sereno of the planned United People's SONA on July 22
If Duterte's SONA could be directed like a mainstream blockbuster, what would it look like? This satire piece goes full-budget – with a lot of twists and turns.
Former president Benigno Aquino III also skipped the first 3 SONAs of his successor Rodrigo Duterte
Insisting on allowing China to fish in Philippine waters will leave Manila 'finally bound' to a lopsided deal, warns Senior Associate Justice Antonio Carpio
Senator Risa Hontiveros also wishes that the President would release detained Senator Leila de Lima and stop the harassment cases against Rappler CEO Maria Ressa
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President Rodrigo Duterte insists allowing Chinese to fish in Philippine waters is constitutional, and tells Filipinos not to believe in 'constitutionalists' who say otherwise
'Actually gusto ko po. I want to do something for him,' says Joyce Bernal on pro bono directing President Rodrigo Duterte's SONA for the second time
Philippine officials are seeing the silver lining in the US-China trade war and are building the necessary infrastructure to reap the benefits
It's the second year in a row for the director to be at the helm of the State of the Nation Address
Cabinet clusters will hold pre-SONA fora in Manila, Cebu City, and Davao City in the days leading to President Duterte's State of the Nation Address on July 22
What do the stars say about the President?
Here's context and a fact-check on President Duterte's orders, accomplishments, and attacks on critics during his 3rd State of the Nation Address
At the forefront of #BabaeAko movement's SONA 2018 protest is its call to abolish the 'regressive' TRAIN Act
'People tend to come together to comfort each other, to affirm each other, and give each other hope. This is a simple practice of empathy. To many of us, it is called solidarity.'
President Rodrigo Duterte delivers his 3rd State of the Nation Address without going off-script, without cuss words, but definitely with drama, courtesy of his allies in the House of Representatives
While the House has passed its version of the bill, the counterpart measure in the Senate is still pending in the committee level
Here's a brief guide to all the important points in President Rodrigo Duterte's 3rd State of the Nation Address
The protest action, which had about 15,000 at its height according to police, is the historic union of nearly 330 opposition groups tackling different, problematic issues facing the Duterte administration
Analysts give President Rodrigo Duterte's SONA plus points for clarity on his marching orders and mention of gut issues but say it lacked his usual charisma and humor
(UPDATED) Protesters come from various groups of women, students, indigenous peoples, farmers, workers, urban poor, religious groups, business leaders, and academics
President Rodrigo Duterte says some have 'incorrectly blamed' the price increases in the past months to the Tax Reform for Acceleration and Inclusion law
'Wala ni isang untoward incident na nareport sa atin o recorded,' says Metro Manila top cop Guillermo Eleazar
President Duterte says that by lowering interconnection rates, incoming players can have access to existing networks at a much lower cost
In his 2018 State of the Nation Address, President Rodrigo Duterte reiterates that Congress – not Malacañang – can prohibit contractual employment schemes 'once and for all'
He tells Congress to pass the second package of tax reforms, among a number of laws, while he warns irresponsible miners and rice cartels of consequences
President Rodrigo Duterte also calls on Congress to pass the proposed National Land Use Act, which has been pending for two decades
President Rodrigo Duterte says the Philippines will not 'waver in our commitment to defend our interests in the West Philippine Sea'
'Proactively enforce our laws, and not wait for us to swoop down on your areas just to do your duty and work,' says President Rodrigo Duterte in his 2018 State of the Nation Address
President Rodrigo Duterte directs all intelligence agencies to address the 'economic sabotage' caused by rice cartels
(UPDATED) If you think the government will sideline this campaign, you got it all wrong, says President Duterte in his State of the Nation Address
While the opening of the 3rd regular session of the 17th Congress and the SONA are political events – officials and their spouses make their fashion moments too
National Telecommunications Commission Deputy Commissioner Edgardo Cabarios says the affected areas are the Batasan Complex and Barangay Culiat
These cops will keep an eye out for rights violations by their colleagues
Deputy Speaker Gwen Garcia says all majority lawmakers present are satisfied with how the House is being run
Several sources tell Rappler several lawmakers met over the weekend to secure numbers to oust Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez
In the Philippines, after all, celebrity and politics don't just mix – they often exist in the same sphere
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Two years on, President Rodrigo Duterte's anti-drug campaign remains unrelenting
(3rd UPDATE) President Rodrigo Duterte visits the Cardinal Santos Medical Center on Sunday afternoon, July 22, for a 'routine medical checkup'
Here's a look at the rerouting scheme and partial road closures for Monday, July 23, when President Rodrigo Duterte delivers his 3rd State of the Nation Address
Ahead of President Rodrigo Duterte's third State of the Nation Address, Rappler asks its readers to grade his performance on 11 subjects culled from his campaign promises
It's for practicality, former president Benigno Aquino III tells Rappler
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Several protests and activities are lined up on Monday, July 23, to mark President Rodrigo Duterte's third State of the Nation Address
Vice President Leni Robredo says she had been discouraged from attending the State of the Nation Address at the Batasang Pambansa as President Rodrigo Duterte may use the occasion to again 'insult and humiliate' her