Full Transcript of Philippines’ Pres. Rodrigo Duterte’s 1st State Of The Nation Address (SONA)

PRESIDENT RODRIGO DUTERTE’S FIRST STATE OF THE NATION ADDRESS (SONA)
BATASANG PAMBANSA COMPLEX, QUEZON CITY
JULY 25, 2016

Kindly sit down. Thank you.

Allow me a little bit of informality at the outset. You would realize that the three guys in the elevated portion of Congress are from Mindanao. So, wala talaga kaming masabi.

Senate President Aquilino Pimentel III; members of the Senate; Speaker Pantaleon Alvares and members of House of Representatives; Vice President Maria Leonor Robredo; President Fidel V. Ramos; President Joseph Estrada; President (Gloria Macapagal) Arroyo; Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno and the justices of the Supreme Court; His Excellency Papal Nuncio and members of the diplomatic corps.

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