MANILA, Philippines – President Rodrigo Roa Duterte will deliver his third State-of-the-Nation-Address (SONA) on July 23, 2018 (Monday) at Batasang Pambansa.
The SONA 2018 live streaming videos is available below, courtesy of RTV Malacañang. People’s Television Network (PTV) is also covering the event; live streaming videos will be available at this website. Meanwhile, local mainstream media including TV5, GMA7, ABS-CBN, among others, are likewise expected to cover and stream the occasion.
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Officials from the House of Representatives said that stricter security measures will be implemented at Batasang Pambansa. This is to prepare the area from all security threats including terrorism, protests, among others.
In a related report, this year’s SONA will only last for 35 minutes, however, this might take longer as the Congress is expected to ratify the Bangsamoro Basic Law before the event.
Congress said that there is no imminent security threats on the President’s 3rd SONA. Amidst, House Secretary General Roland Detabali said via GMANews report that they have entailed maximum security details to ensure safety of the President and guests. To quote,
We’re actually doing exercises so that we can deal with these problems
We’ve been talking to the presidential escort units especially the officers.
Three days before the SONA, only those who have access to work here, to deliver supplies and work on the other facilities for the SONA will be allowed access
Meanwhile, Joyce Bernal, a romantic-comedy film director will be directing the event. Last year, SONA was directed by internationally-acclaimed director Brilliante Mendoza.
Classes at all levels in Quezon City have already been suspended on July 24, 2017 as part of the preparations.
QUICK SONA RECAP
President Duterte’s SONA in 2016 and 2017 was directed by Director Brillante Mendoza and was aired at local mainstream media including ABS-CBN, GMA, TV5, among others. Below are the contents of his SONA last year. Videos are courtesy of ABS-CBN and PTV.