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SONA protests peaceful, manageable: NCRPO

MANILA — Protesters during President Rodrigo Duterte’s third State of the Nation Address (SONA) on Monday remained peaceful and manageable despite an increase in their number compared to previous years.…

No security threats to 3rd SONA: AFP

MANILA — The Armed Forces of the Philipines (AFP) said it has not monitored any security threat to President Rodrigo Duterte’s third State of the Nation Address (SONA) on July 23.…

Ramos, Estrada, VP Robredo to attend Duterte’s 3rd SONA

MANILA — Former presidents will be attending the third State of the Nation Address (SONA) of President Rodrigo Duterte, the House of Representatives’ Inter-Parliamentary Relations and Special Affairs Bureau (IPRSAB) bared…

House ready for Duterte’s 3rd SONA

MANILA — The House of Representatives is ready to host the third State of the Nation Address (SONA) of President Rodrigo Duterte on July 23, officials said Thursday. House Secretary-General…

DFA: PH to conduct study to address Balanggiga bells issue

MANILA — Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) Secretary Alan Peter Cayetano on Wednesday said the country will conduct a study to address the Balanggiga bells issue with a goal to…

Group expresses support to President Duterte’s programs

  MANILA — A group calling itself the “Friends Of Rody Duterte” (FORD) took to the streets Monday in support for the administration’s anti-illegal drug program and other projects. Rolin…

PRRD to miners: Rehabilitate or risk heavier tax

MANILA — President Rodrigo Duterte on Monday warned mining companies in the country to either rehabilitate and restore respective mine areas and support communities there as government requires or risk…

Duterte to Congress: Reimpose death penalty

MANILA — President Rodrigo Duterte on Monday urged Congress to push for the restoration of the death penalty in the Philippines, noting that capital punishment is about “retribution”, not just…

Ilocano millennials hail SONA

LAOAG CITY — Many young residents of this city watched as President Rodrigo Duterte delivered his second State of the Nation Address (SONA) on Monday afternoon, and expressed their approval…

War on drugs to continue — Duterte

  MANILA — President Rodrigo Roa Duterte in his second State of the Nation Address (SONA) on Monday reiterated that the ongoing campaign against illegal drugs will continue Despite mounting…

Militant groups march freely along Commonwealth Ave.

QCPD in full alert for SONA

MANILA — The entire Quezon City Police District (QCPD) will be on full alert Monday as President Rodrigo Duterte delivers his second State-of-the-Nation Address (SONA) at the House of Representatives…

Duterte’s SONA won’t exceed 50 minutes — Andanar

  MANILA — President Rodrigo Duterte’s second State of the Nation Address (SONA) before the joint session of Congress on July 24 would not exceed 50 minutes, Malacañang said Friday.…

Duterte to submit proposed 2018 budget on SONA day — DBM

MANILA — President Rodrigo Duterte is going to submit the proposed 2018 national budget to Congress on July 24, the day he delivers his second State of the Nation Address…

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