Andanar: Duterte’s Sona speech made me cry

/ 12:51 PM July 24, 2016

The speech of President Rodrigo Duterte for his first State of the Nation Address (Sona) on Monday made his Communications Secretary cry.


In a press conference in Davao City, Secretary Martin Andanar said the President wrote his own speech.

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“When I read the speech, ayaw ko pong mag-exaggerate pero the first time I read the speech, it made me cry. Ganoon po kaganda, ganoon po ka makabagbag-damdamin iyong speech ng Pangulo natin,” Andanar told the media on Sunday.

The Palace official said that Duterte’s speech “will awaken the patriot in every Filipino.”

He said that the speech would last at least 38 minutes, not counting the adlibs that the President might make.

Duterte is set to deliver his first SONA on Monday afternoon.

He is expected to mention his legislative agenda which could include the need to amend the Constitution to give way to federalism and to reinstate the death penalty for heinous crimes./rga

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