FULL TEXT: The 2017 State of the Nation Address SONA speech (Filipino)


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MANILA, Philippines - President Rodrigo Roa Duterte's second State of the Nation Address (SONA) full text or transcript is also available in Filipino language as delivered today, July 24, 2017 at the Batasang Pambansa Complex in Quezon City.

The 2017 State of the Nation Address SONA speech (Filipino)

Duterte's SONA speech, drafted in English, was delivered in approximately two hours due to pauses for applause and off-the-cuff remarks.

Known as "President's Report to the People", the full text and transcript of the 2017 SONA will be posted immediately after he has spoken in front of 3,000 guests at the Plenary Hall.

The traditional ceremony started at 3:30 p.m. (arrival) with President Duterte's speech delivery at 4:20 p.m.

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With the theme "A Comfortable Life for All", the speech resonates better with more Filipinos. This theme is supported by the Administration’s three key agenda—prosperity for all, law and order, and peace—which categorize the positive changes felt by the people.

"On the whole it will be frank, challenging, realistic but hopeful," Palace said on the content of Digong's speech a day before the SONA.

Here is the full text of Duterte's speech, as provided by the Malacañang (Filipino or Tagalog version).

State of the Nation Address of
Rodrigo Roa Duterte
President of the Philippines
To the Congress of the Philippines
Session Hall of the House of Representatives
[Delivered at the Batasang Pambansa Complex, Quezon City on July 24, 2017]

Updating for the full text of SONA...

As advised, printed copies of the same report will be distributed to selected schools, embassies, government offices, and other institutions following the event.

The Presidential Communications Operations Office (PCOO) has also assigned sign language interpreter for those with auditory impairment. Spanish, French, German, Russian, Chinese, and Japanese interpreters will also be provided for the diplomats present during the event. An English translator is on standby to interpret the President's vernacular lines for attending foreign dignitaries.

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