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Former president Benigno Aquino III also skipped the first 3 SONAs of his successor Rodrigo Duterte
It's the second year in a row for the director to be at the helm of the State of the Nation Address
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
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
(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
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
In the Philippines, after all, celebrity and politics don't just mix – they often exist in the same sphere
O ano, mga ka-DDS? Itaas ang ating mga kamao at pagsalpukin para kay Tatay Digong, ama ng bayan! Siya ang tutupad ng pangarap nating bagong lipunan!
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
Usisain ang sarili. Ano ba ang sitwasyon mo habang pinanonood ang State of the Nation Address? Kumakain? Nagugutom? Bumibiyahe? Nagmamadali? Ihing-ihi? Binubulyawan ng boss mo?
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The rehearsal will take place in Malacañang and not in Davao City, where President Rodrigo Duterte practiced for his SONA in 2017
In the days leading to SONA 2018, bring your story to center stage
The President’s words show him to be a populist leader with narcissistic tendencies
'If a government is eager and dedicated to regain the trust and participation of its people, it must make smart decisions that will include them'
According to the group of women advocates, the previous state of the nation addresses delivered by President Rodrigo Duterte do not encapsulate the 'real state of the nation'
With a new director and a presidential promise to keep the speech within 35 minutes, will this year's SONA be a big change from the last two?
Vice President Leni Robredo, who belongs to the Liberal Party like ex-president Noynoy Aquino, says she will attend President Rodrigo Duterte's 3rd State of the Nation Address
(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
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
The choir is recommended by Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez, who also hails from Tagum City
This will be the first time for her to direct President Duterte's SONA
The director, famous for romcom films, explains her plan in directing President Rodrigo Duterte's 3rd State of the Nation Address
Brillante Mendoza directed the last two SONAS
Authorities say they have not monitored any threats related to President Rodrigo Duterte's 3rd State of the Nation Address on July 23