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FULL SPEECH: Duterte’s 1st State of the Nation Address

/ 08:08 PM July 25, 2016

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.


The Sona coincided with the opening of the 17th Congress.

It was directed by award-winning film director Brillante Mendoza.

Watch Duterte’s full speech from the link above. YG

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