LIVE STREAM: President Duterte SONA 2019 video

MANILA, Philippines – President Rodrigo Roa Duterte delivers his fourth State of the Nation Address (SONA) today, July 22, 2019 (Monday) at the Plenary Hall of the Batasang Pambansa Complex in Quezon City.

LIVESTREAM: President Duterte SONA 2019 video
President Rodrigo Roa Duterte set to deliver his fourth State of the Nation Address (SONA) today at Batasan Pambansa in Quezon City.

Presidential spokesperson Salvador Panelo said on Sunday that Duterte will tackle on the promises to fight corruption, solve illegal drugs, criminality and rebellion, issues on West Philippine Sea, sustainable growth of economy.

On his last three years in office, SONA 2019 focal points are poverty alleviations, infrastructure projects and peace an order and security.


As announced, SONA 2019 will be available through special coverage and livestream video on Presidential Communications Facebook page and Radio Television Malacañang (RTVM) Facebook page and YouTube channel.

WATCH: The official livestream video of President Rodrigo Duterte's 4th State of the Nation Address (SONA) set to deliver on Monday, July 22, 2019 at the Batasan Pambansa, Quezon City.

Other media outlets and top news organizations ABS-CBN, GMA-7, TV5 and CNN Philippines are expected to tap to the government communications office's centralized coverage for their live streaming of SONA 2019.

What to expect on Duterte's SONA 2019?

Palace said that Duterte will deliver shorter speech today because most of the policies and programs were already discussed in the pre-SONA forum, a 3-part fora called “Tatak ng Pagbabago 2019” held in Pasay, Cebu, Davao this month.

The iron-fist leader is expected to stick to the prepared script with few ad-libs. Based on rehearsal, this would be a 45-minute speech. Previous SONA lasted about 48 minutes.

Round the clock preparations were made to assure safety of the highest official and the estimated 3,000 guests at the Plenary Hall. As reported, the National Capital Region Police Office sent a 14,000-strong police force.

For the fourth time, former president Benigno Aquino III will be skipping Duterte's SONA. Meanwhile, Vice President and running-mate Leni Robredo will attend the momentous event.

Joyce Bernal returns as director of President Duterte's SONA.

The president is set to arrive at 3:00 p.m. and to be accorded by arrival honors to be led by the AFP Chief-of-Staff, together with the Sergeant-at-Arms of the Senate and House of Representatives.

The full text of President Rodrigo's speech in English and Filipino translation called the "President's Report to the People" will be available online shortly after the President has spoken or around 5:00 p.m.

— The Summit Express

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