Posts Tagged state of the nation address (SONA)

SONA 2020: Bills Duterte wants 18th Congress to support

Marje Pelayo   •   July 28, 2020

MANILA, Philippines — President Rodrigo Duterte on Monday (July 27) fulfilled one of his most important tasks as head of the country despite the risks of the ongoing coronavirus disease...

LIVE UPDATES: President Rodrigo Duterte’s #SONA2020

Marje Pelayo   •   July 27, 2020

News and live coverage on Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte’s 5th State of the Nation Address on July 27, 2020 at the Batasang Pambansa. Refresh this page for updates.

9 of 10 Filipinos favor automated election system — Pulse Asia

Maris Federez   •   August 7, 2019

Majority of the Filipinos still favor continuing the holding of elections through an automated system in the future. Based on Pulse Asia’s recent survey conducted last June, nine of 10...

Foreigners joining SONA rally will face deportation, BI warns

Marje Pelayo   •   July 18, 2019

MANILA, Philippines — The Bureau of Immigration (BI) reminds foreigners to refrain from joining any political activity as they are not allowed under Philippine law. On its Facebook page, the...

Opposition groups vow peaceful demonstrations in Duterte’s 4th SONA

Marje Pelayo   •   July 17, 2019

MANILA, Philippines – Days before President Rodrigo Duterte’s fourth state of the nation address (SONA), the Quezon City Police District has met with representatives of different agencies and the local...

Senators file pet bills for 18th Congress

Maris Federez   •   July 1, 2019

The country’s senators have started filing their pet bills on Monday (July 1) as they begin their regular office work in preparation for the official opening of the 18th Congress...

Pre-SONA tension confuses public on House Speakership 

Marje Pelayo   •   July 23, 2018

    QUEZON CITY, Philippines – It was an intense day for members of the Lower House, hours before the State of the Nation Address (SONA) of President Rodrigo Duterte....

House Deputy Speaker confirms ‘oust Alvarez’ plot

Marje Pelayo   •   July 23, 2018

    QUEZON CITY, Philippines — Rumors are circulating on the sudden shift in House Speakership today (July 23) hours before President Rodrigo Duterte delivers his third state of the...

QC suspends classes on July 23 for Duterte’s SONA

Marje Pelayo   •   July 20, 2018

QUEZON CITY, Philippines — The Quezon City government declares class suspension on all levels in both public and private on Monday, July 23. In a message on Twitter on Thursday...

6,000 cops to man Duterte’s 3rd SONA

Marje Pelayo   •   July 11, 2018

  QUEZON CITY, Philippines – A total of 6,000 policemen from the National Capital Region (NCR) will be deployed to ensure security and order on the course of President Rodrigo...


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