Duterte SONA

Key quotes from Duterte’s first State of the Nation Address

On July 25, 2016, President Rodrigo R. Duterte delivered his first State of the Nation Address during the opening of the 17th Congress at the House of Representatives in Batasang Pambansa Complex in Quezon City. In his one-and-a-half-hour speech, he reiterated his administration’s commitment to win the war against illegal drug trade, criminality, and corruption. He also tackled issues such as climate change, poverty, and peace process. Here are key quotes from his speech: Continue reading “Key quotes from Duterte’s first State of the Nation Address”