- ALMOST a month after taking office, President Rodrigo Duterte on Monday delivered his first State of the Nation Address (Sona) at the Batasang Pambansa in Quezon City. Duterte’s speech, which started at around 4 p.m., ran for 1 hour and 33 minutes. The speech touched on the government’s relentless war on drugs. It also tackled human rights, federalism, climate change and environmental matters, traffic and transportation issues, and peace talks with communist rebels, among others.
FULL SPEECH: Duterte’s 1st State of the Nation Address
Duterte’s 1st State of the Nation Address
July 25, 2016