Duterte SONA 2016 - updates

Rappler's latest stories on Duterte SONA 2016


SONA 2016: Duterte, don’t get caught in the fog of global warming

Jul 31, 2016 - 3:00 PM

Rolly Calalang: Duterte’s lukewarm reception of the climate change agreement is not really out of line

Duterte’s calibrated approach to change

Jul 30, 2016 - 7:45 AM

A calibrated approach to change hinders Duterte from fully pursuing progressive changes

SONA 2016: Lawmakers happy Duterte supports their bills

Jul 25, 2016 - 9:34 PM

UPDATED Some lawmakers have filed bills on tax reform passport validity and universal health care even before President Rodrigo Duterte mentions them in his SONA

1ST SONA. President Rodrigo Duterte gestures while delivering his first State of the Nation Address on July 25. PHoto by Francis R. Malasig/EPA

WATCH: 2016 State of the Nation Address of President Rodrigo Duterte

Jul 25, 2016 - 2:39 PM

Watch the President’s speech live on Rappler at 4 pm on Monday July 25

Palace congratulates Pimentel, Alvarez for victory in Congress

Jul 25, 2016 - 2:11 PM

It s auspicious and timely that Pimentel and Alvarez like President Duterte hail from Mindanao says Communications Secretary Martin Andanar

Memorable quotes from past SONAs

Jul 25, 2016 - 1:59 PM

(UPDATED) Rappler compiles some memorable lines from the state of the nation addresses of the country's presidents

Duterte Fil-Am supporters see change for better

Jul 25, 2016 - 1:56 PM

Duterte will guide the Philippines to a new era say his supporters in the United States

President Rodrigo Duterte has won the support of Fil-Am groups. File photo by Jay Rommel Labra/EPA

12 things to expect from Duterte's first SONA

Jul 24, 2016 - 12:52 PM

UPDATED From the Filipino inspired merienda buffet for SONA guests to tamer SONA rallies here s what we can expect on SONA day

FULFILLING HIS OATH. President Rodrigo Duterte will deliver his first State of the Nation Address on July 25, 2016. Photo from Presidential Photographers Division

Senators to Duterte: Discuss issues other than crime in SONA

Jul 23, 2016 - 9:00 AM

For senators it s time for President Rodrigo Duterte to detail his plans on foreign policy federalism health education and poverty

Opening of the third regular session. File photo by Mark Cristino/Rappler

SONA: When the president criticizes and shames

Jul 22, 2016 - 12:41 PM

(UPDATED) Rappler looks back at post-EDSA SONA moments, when presidents hit inefficient and corrupt agencies, officials, political groups, and personalities

SONA guests told: It's not a party, dress simply

Jul 08, 2016 - 5:41 PM

It s a red carpet affair but expect more modest outfits at President Rodrigo Duterte s first State of the Nation Address