The State of the Nation Address (SONA) is delivered by the President of the Philippines every year. In it, the Chief Executive reports on the state of the country, unveils the government’s agenda for the coming year, and may also propose to Congress certain legislative measures. The SONA is a constitutional obligation, required by Article VII, Section 23 of the 1987 Constitution:
“[T]he President shall address the Congress at the opening of its regular session.”
Moreover, Article VI, Section 15 prescribes that the Congress “shall convene once every year on the fourth Monday of July for its regular session.”
On July 25, President Rodrigo Dutere as the 16th President of the Republic of the Philippines will be addressing millions of Filipinos who are expecting the administrations plan in the next years and will also pave way to the opening of the 17th Congress.
With the status of the nation, what do you think would be the KEY MESSAGES OF THE DUTERTE ADMINISTRATION?
Share it to us by sending your PICTURE AND YOUR EXPECTATION ON THE 30TH STATE OF THE NATION since the restoration of democratic rule under the Fifth Republic in 1987.
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