Rodrigo Roa Duterte, the 16th President of the Republic of the Philippines, is set to deliver his first ever State of the Nation Address (SONA) at the Batasang Pambansa on Monday, July 25, 2016.
The 38-minute State of the Nation Address, written by the President, to Congress today would “awaken the patriot in every Filipino” according to Presidential Communications Secretary Martin Andanar.
“The speech is really moving. It’s nothing like any of the SONA speeches that we’ve heard before. This one will ask the nation, every citizen to march on and build the country. That’s how it’s like,” he said.
Duterte’s State of the Nation (SONA 2016) address will be attended by top politicians, diplomats, and former presidents, except former president Benigno Aquino III.
It will be streamed live on Facebook, Youtube and will be aired live on ABS-CBN, GMA-7, PTV 4 and other television networks in the country.
Watch the full video replay below.