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China’s vaccine, death penalty, Drilon, and Duterte’s SONA | Evening wRap

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President Rodrigo Duterte, in his 5th State of the Nation Address on Monday, July 27, talks about the vaccine being produced by China, the imposition of death penalty, and media giant ABS-CBN.

President Rodrigo Duterte starts and ends his 5th State of the Nation Address with attacks against Senate Minority Leader Franklin Drilon.

Former government coronavirus task force adviser Tony Leachon says the Philippines missed the opportunity to address the pandemic when Metro Manila and other parts of the country were placed on lockdown in mid-March.

Police arrest at least 5 jeepney drivers Monday morning, July 27, on their way to the State of the Nation Address protest at the University of the Philippines Diliman campus in Quezon City. Meantime in Tuguegarao City, police arrest two protesters Monday.

President Rodrigo Duterte, during his 5th State of the Nation Address on Monday, July 27, says there were no human rights violations when martial law was declared in Mindanao from May 23, 2017 to December 31, 2019. This is FALSE. –