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There will be a fight for the hearts and minds of people in the region for them to approve of the Bangsamoro Organic Law in a plebiscite. President Rodrigo Duterte has to convince the political leaders to vote yes.
Rodrigo Duterte and Gloria Arroyo have similar tendencies on key policy issues, but experts say Duterte has pushed his powers to the 'brink of authoritarianism'
The Vice President will not oppose just anything and everything about the Duterte administration, but she will be the unifying force of dissent
'Transport infrastructure should be delivered as soon as possible especially now with the Build, Build, Build. But is the government ready and equipped to deliver all these plans?' asks UP Professor Dayo Montalbo as the Duterte administration marks its third year in office
President Rodrigo Duterte spits curses and blasphemes, yet the economy remains rosy. The question is, how much noise can businesses take?
'He's been doing it all along for other bills like the death penalty, lowering of age [of criminal responsibility], why not do this for his campaign promise, coco levy?'
The Philippine National Police finds enemies from within
(UPDATED) Nearly two years' worth of SWS and Pulse Asia surveys tell different stories about President Rodrigo Duterte's popularity
The National Economic and Development Authority has identified 75 flagship projects under the government’s Build, Build Build program. Only 7 have started construction in 2018.
With no law passed to lower the minimum age of criminal responsibility, the Duterte administration pushes for mandatory tests for school children as young as 10
(3rd UPDATE) While they are not required to attend, former presidents can be invited to hear the incumbent's State of the Nation Address in person
The date of delivering the annual SONA has changed through time
The President's speech is usually the highlight, but the SONA has its own traditions too
Experts tell Rappler it is the Senate's 'patriotic duty' to protect the Philippines' territorial integrity as China militarizes the South China Sea
(UPDATED) Rappler compiles some memorable lines from the state of the nation addresses of the country's presidents
(UPDATED) Here's a look at past Philippine presidents delivering the State of the Nation Address (SONA)
(UPDATED) Rappler looks back at post-EDSA SONA moments, when presidents hit inefficient and corrupt agencies, officials, political groups, and personalities
(UPDATED) Ferdinand Marcos' 1969 speech is the longest SONA, thus far, going by word count