Some fashion flair, but usual pomp missing in this year’s Sona

July 24th, 2018

Kibitzers hoping to finally see some fashion flair from the women close to President Rodrigo Duterte should be pleased: Daughter Sara Duterte-Carpio and his sons’ partners all wore Cary Santiago, the prominent Cebu designer, to the President’s third State of the Nation Address (Sona) — though they skipped the red carpet.

PH will continue to pursue independent foreign policy

July 23rd, 2018

The Philippines will continue to pursue an independent foreign policy, President Rodrigo Duterte said on Monday as he touted to critics his administration’s relationship with foreign governments. 

Spell out China strategy in Sona, Carpio tells Duterte

July 23rd, 2018

President Duterte should spell out in his State of the Nation Address (Sona) on Monday his strategy on the territorial dispute with China after a Social Weather Stations (SWS) poll found that 9 of 10 Filipinos wanted the Philippines to recover its islands in the West Philippine Sea that Beijing had seized, acting Chief Justice Antonio Carpio said on Sunday.

Dong Abay’s state of the nation address

July 22nd, 2018

Come July 23, I won’t be listening to President Duterte’s State of the Nation address.

The Sona as authorized speech

July 22nd, 2018

Presidents of the Republic give countless speeches in the course of their terms. These speeches vary not only in length and style and their audiences, but also in the degree to which they are shared with the larger public.

Robin Padilla thanks Joyce Bernal for directing Duterte’s Sona for free

July 21st, 2018

Actor Robin Padilla gratified film director and good friend Joyce Bernal for offering her services to direct the upcoming State of the Nation Address (Sona) of President Rodrigo Duterte on Monday, July 23.

Duterte to visit Kuwait after Sona, says Palace

June 24th, 2018

President Rodrigo Duterte will visit Kuwait after his third State of the Nation Address (Sona), Malacañang said on Sunday.

DICT: No 3rd telco yet before SONA

April 27th, 2018

The Department of Information and Communications Technology (DICT) said a new major telco player will not be named before President Duterte’s national address in July as it signaled further delays.

‘Hot money’ inflows hit six-week high after Duterte Sona

August 14th, 2017

The net inflow of foreign portfolio investment reached a six-week high in the week when President Duterte delivered his report of accomplishments in his first year in office, the latest Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) data showed.

EU, CHR invited but declined to attend SONA — Palace

July 27th, 2017

The European Union (EU) and Commission on Human Rights (CHR) were invited to President Rodrigo Duterte’s second State of the Nation Address (Sona) but both institutions declined, Malacanang said on Thursday.

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