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Synopsis - R. Duterte STATE OF THE NATION ADDRESS 2016

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PRESIDENT RODRIGO DUTERTE’S FIRST STATE OF THE NATION ADDRESS – JULY 25, 2016

– Steffany N. Loresto –

After the short greetings to some primary persons present at the said event, the new president had an utmost deliverance of what he wanted to happen in his incumbency, what is happening before, and knowing who are responsible for the ills of the country. 334 more words

The long road to peace: The hopes and dreams that wrote the Manilakbayan story

BY BERNADEAN RABAJA AND MARIE UY

“Change is coming,” indeed, as for the first time, the people presented murals instead of a flaming effigy, and police officers relaxed at the sidelines despite the approaching protesters. 1,366 more words

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Man of the hour: An assessment of Duterte’s first State of the Nation Address

BY TESSA BARRE

A president’s first State of the Nation Address (SONA) is expected to acknowledge the pressing issues of the times, sweetened with promises of change. 1,435 more words

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Duterte’s love-hate affair with the Philippine media

Despite early conflicts, Duterte dubs media as “partner for change.”

BY JEROME IGNACIO AND KENNETH LEONARDO


Since day one of his presidential campaign, President Rodrigo “Rody” Duterte has been successful in courting the limelight with his unconventional leadership. 1,097 more words

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The People's Broadcasting Corporation under the Duterte administration


(Excerpt from the State of the Nation Address. Credits: Presidential Communications)

One of the key points of President Rodrigo Duterte’s first State of the Nation Address (SONA) is the creation of a new public broadcasting company which shall adhere to, among other things, modern international standards, and a truly independent broadcasting network. 802 more words

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FULL TEXT: PRESIDENT RODRIGO DUTERTE'S STATE OF THE NATION ADDRESS (SONA) 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. 4,053 more words

Huwag Kang Papatay: The Birth of a Revolution

Yesterday, July 25, 2016 was not only the first State of the Nation Address of President Rodrigo Duterte. It was also the launch of the Huwag Kang Papatay (Thou shall not kill) campaign spearheaded by the Archdiocese of Manila with the support of the Koalisyong Katoliko Kristiyano and student activists from the University of the Philippines. 393 more words

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