Rodrigo Duterte SONA - updates

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What President Rodrigo Duterte's birth chart says about him

Jul 30, 2018 - 6:30 AM

What do the stars say about the President?

Image of Duterte from Malacañang

#BabaeAko movement: Arroyo as Speaker won't champion women's status

Jul 24, 2018 - 8:48 PM

At the forefront of #BabaeAko movement's SONA 2018 protest is its call to abolish the 'regressive' TRAIN Act

#BabaeAko SONA protest. Photo by Sheila May Advincula/Rappler

SONA 2018: Duterte cleans up but House spoils it

Jul 24, 2018 - 2:45 PM

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

Duterte urges 'speedy passage' of universal health care bill

Jul 24, 2018 - 12:30 PM

While the House has passed its version of the bill, the counterpart measure in the Senate is still pending in the committee level

PUBLIC HEALTH. Nurses tend to a woman at the Jose Reyes Memorial Medical Center in Manila. File photo by AFP

People's SONA unites opposition in 'true' state of the nation

Jul 23, 2018 - 10:47 PM

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

MARCH. Protesters march towards Batasan along Commonwealth Ave., Quezon City during President Duterte's 3rd State Of The Nation Address. Photos by  Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

A 'pleasant surprise' or 'boring' Duterte SONA 2018?

Jul 23, 2018 - 10:04 PM

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

Interconnection rates will be lowered to welcome third telco – Duterte

Jul 23, 2018 - 8:48 PM

President Duterte says that by lowering interconnection rates, incoming players can have access to existing networks at a much lower cost

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Jul 20, 2018 - 8:24 PM

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More Duterte insults at SONA 2018? 'I’m ready,' says Robredo

Jul 20, 2018 - 2:08 PM

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

#ThewRap: Things you need to know, July 20, 2018

Jul 20, 2018 - 11:00 AM

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The Philippine economy's health under Duterte

Jul 20, 2018 - 10:21 AM

President Rodrigo Duterte spits curses and blasphemes, yet the economy remains rosy. The question is, how much noise can businesses take?

#StoryOfTheNation: What do you want to hear in SONA 2018?

Jul 18, 2018 - 11:46 AM

In the days leading to SONA 2018, bring your story to center stage

#ThewRap: Things you need to know, July 17, 2018

Jul 17, 2018 - 12:05 PM

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Students wade the gutter-deep flood water in Brgy. Holy Spirit in Quezon City on Tuesday, July 17, 2018, after the local government of QC cancelled elementary classes after night of almost non-stop rain due to southwest monsoon enhance by typhoon Henry. Photo by DARREN LANGIT

SONA 2018 security head advises Duterte not to face protesters again

Jul 12, 2018 - 7:40 PM

House of Representatives sergeant-at-arms Roland Detabali says the security personnel are prepared for any scenario for the 2018 State of the Nation Address

SONA SECURITY. House sergeant-at-arms Roland Detabali (1st from left) assures the public they have prepared for all scenarios to keep President Rodrigo Duterte and his guests safe during his 3rd SONA.

Naming 3rd telco player won't happen before SONA – DICT

Apr 27, 2018 - 6:11 PM

'We can’t just rush it if we want a strong telco that can compete with Globe and PLDT,' says Undersecretary Eliseo Rio Jr, Department of Information and Communications Technology OIC

Battle of opposition blocs? Lagman, Suarez deliver counter-SONAs

Jul 25, 2017 - 8:49 PM

House Minority Leader Danilo Suarez s counter State of the Nation Address is less scathing compared to that of Albay Representative Edcel Lagman

COUNTER-SONAs. Representative Edcel Lagman and Minority Leader Danilo Suarez delivered their own counter-SONAs on July 25.

Cimatu: Mines that violate laws will be fined, suspended, or closed

Jul 25, 2017 - 7:25 PM

A day after Duterte s SONA Environment Secretary Roy Cimatu says his department is one with the President in his firm desire to rid the country of abusive and irresponsible miners

FIRST DAY. Environment Secretary Roy Cimatu on May 10, 2017 recalls how he found out his appointment to the DENR. Screenshot by Rappler

6 priority bills of Duterte in SONA 2017

Jul 25, 2017 - 2:12 PM

2ND UPDATE From passing the National Land Use Act to creating a new disaster response department here are bills President Rodrigo Duterte wants the 17th Congress to pass

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No agri in SONA? Piñol says Duterte's style not to go into details

Jul 25, 2017 - 1:15 PM

Agriculture Secretary Emmanuel Piñol says the President talked about agriculture during the early part of his State of the Nation Address

SONA. After agriculture was barely mentioned in the 2nd State of the Nation Address, Agriculture Secretary Emmanuel Piñol says it is President Rodrigo Duterte's style not to go into details. File photo by Toto Lozano/Presidential Photo

HIGHLIGHTS: Issues mentioned in SONA 2017

Jul 25, 2017 - 10:13 AM

Rappler compiles the following highlights of President Rodrigo Duterte s second State of the Nation Address

SONA 2017. President Rodrigo Duterte delivers his second State of the Nation Address (SONA) before members of Congress on July 24, 2017. Malacañang photo

SONA 2017: Report to nation or report vs critics?

Jul 25, 2017 - 9:05 AM

President Rodrigo Duterte s second SONA ran for about two hours – with a huge chunk of it unscripted

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Jul 24, 2017 - 10:27 PM

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Duterte affirms commitment to implement K to 12

Jul 24, 2017 - 10:20 PM

President Rodrigo Duterte also hails the Alternative Learning System – considered the centerpiece of basic education under his administration

K TO 12. President Rodrigo Duterte affirms his commitment to implement the K to 12 program during his 2nd State of the Nation Address on Monday, July 24. Rappler screenshot

Duterte wants death for drug convicts: ‘An eye for an eye, a tooth for a tooth’

Jul 24, 2017 - 10:09 PM

President Rodrigo Duterte reiterates in his SONA that the essence of the death penalty is retribution for the victims of heinous crimes

AFTER THE SONA. President Rodrigo Duterte talks to protesters outside Batasang Pambansa after his SONA on July 24. Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

Duterte claims Joma Sison sick with colon cancer

Jul 24, 2017 - 6:25 PM

In his second State of the Nation Address President Rodrigo Duterte lambasts NDF consultants for allegedly using the peace talks to travel in Europe like tourists

[EDITORIAL] #AnimatED: Between comfort and despair

Jul 24, 2017 - 9:00 AM

At no other time in recent Philippine history has reality been so torn apart by polarized views toward a sitting president

Over 60,000 workers regularized ahead of Duterte’s SONA 2017

Jul 19, 2017 - 7:01 PM

Around 20 000 workers are also pending for regularization the labor department says

Duterte’s calibrated approach to change

Jul 30, 2016 - 7:45 AM

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

Brillante Mendoza on SONA 2016 criticism: 'Let's limit it to the craft'

Jul 27, 2016 - 8:20 PM

SONA 2016 director Brillante Mendoza says he used low angle shots out of instinct to convey President Duterte s power and authority

BRILLANTE MENDOZA. The award-winning director responds to criticism of his direction of the SONA 2016. File photo shows Mendoza at the photocall for 'Ma'Rosa' 69th annual Cannes Film Festival. Photo by Guillaume Horcajuelo/EPA

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

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Jul 25, 2016 - 9:17 PM

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SONA 2016: Duterte eyes Sangley Point to help decongest NAIA

Jul 25, 2016 - 8:50 PM

President Rodrigo Duterte also plans to transfer some commercial domestic operations of airlines to Clark International Airport

epa05440107 Filipino President Rodrigo Duterte delivers his first State of the Nation Address during the opening of the 17th Congress at the House of Representatives in Quezon City, East of Manila, Philippines on 25 July 2016. Rodrigo Duterte, the former mayor of Davao City, is the 16th president of the country, after winning the 09 May elections based on a tough-talking campaign in which he promised to wipe out crime and corruption. EPA/FRANCIS R. MALASIG

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

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

IN PHOTOS: SONA through the years

Jul 24, 2016 - 7:30 PM

(UPDATED) Here's a look at past Philippine presidents delivering the State of the Nation Address (SONA)

SONA 2016: The Duterte promise tracker

Jul 24, 2016 - 11:00 AM

What has President Rodrigo Duterte done in his first month in power to fulfill his campaign promises?

DUTERTE'S LEADERSHIP. President Rodrigo Duterte presides over the 3rd cabinet meeting at the State Dining Room of the Malacañang Palace on July 12, Tuesday. Photo by King Rodriguez/PPD

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

Aquino to skip Duterte's 1st SONA

Jul 22, 2016 - 11:12 AM

Top politicians including Vice President Leni Robredo are among the 3 000 guests invited to the President s first State of the Nation Address

SONA VIEWING FROM HOME? Former president Benigno Simeon Aquino III is not expected to attend his successor's first State of the Nation Address. File photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

LOOK: Batasan prepares for SONA 2016

Jul 19, 2016 - 7:45 AM

On July 25 President Rodrigo Duterte will deliver his first State of the Nation Address

CLEANING. A man soaps a chair to be used during Duterte's first SONA. Photo by Mara Cepeda/Rappler

Brillante Mendoza on directing SONA: I'll capture the true Duterte

Jul 18, 2016 - 1:48 PM

Internationally acclaimed director Brillante Mendoza explains why there is a need to direct the first State of the Nation Address of President Duterte

DIREK FOR DUTERTE'S SONA. Award-winning director Brillante Mendoza inspects the Batasang Pambansa plenary hall, where President Rodrigo Duterte will deliver his first State of the Nation Address. Photo by Mara Cepeda/Rappler

LOOK: Brillante Mendoza confirmed to direct Duterte's SONA

Jul 15, 2016 - 11:14 PM

Photos of the Ma Rosa director and PCO Secretary Martin Andanar meeting for the SONA are released

BRILLANTE MENDOZA. The award-winning director meets with PCO secretary Martin Andanar to discuss President Rodrigo Duterte's first State of the Nation Address. Screengrab from Twitter/PresidentialCom