President, Rodrigo Roa Duterte’s 2nd State of the Nation Address (SONA) on Monday, July 24, earned mixed reactions from his bailiwick here, where he was mayor for two decades.
Maranaw leaders have urged the government to reopen two access roads connecting Marawi to other areas in Lanao del Sur for easy transport of basic commodities into the towns surrounding the besieged city.
Hours before President Duterte arrived at the House of the Representatives on a white helicopter on Monday to deliver his second State of the Nation Address (SONA), children from the hinterlands in Mindanao, Southern Philippines, dressed in their tribal clothes, called on government to stop Martial Law at a nationwide protest.
President Rodrigo Duterte gave a stern warning to mining companies that they will have to take responsibility to rehabilitate mining areas they destroyed or he will put an end to mining.
President Rodrigo Duterte said he dreams of having permanent and lasting peace before his term ends during his first State of the Nation Address last year.
Thousands of individuals belonging to various militant groups in Northern Mindanao were held in police and military checkpoints along the national highway going to Iligan City to attend a protest action there in time for President Rodrigo Duterte’s State of the National Address (Sona) Monday afternoon.
Progressive youth activists insisted that the youth are entitled to an array of rights, including the right to free and quality education.
State of the Nation Address of President Rodrigo Duterte delivered at the Batasang Pambansa Complex, Quezon City on July 24, 2017.
When the battle between government troops and extremists in Marawi City erupted two months ago, 33 year-old Rosemina Mocsana, a mother of two children aged 11 and 12, evacuated with her family walking an estimate of four kilometers from the Mindanao State University-Marawi City compound going to Saguiaran town in Lanao del Norte to flee from the conflict area. They left their place at 8:00 am and arrive in Saguiaran at 3:00 pm. They had to pause every now and then to let their mother, who was suffering arthritis, rest.
The Presidential News Desk issued a statement on the preparations for the President’s SONA and we have listed five of the things to share with you.