What to Expect in President Rodrigo Duterte’s SONA 2020

5th SONA of President Duterte

Tomorrow, President Duterte will be addressing his fifth State of the Nation Address (SONA). However, considering the situation of the Philippines amid this pandemic, adjustments has been made with strict compliance on the  basic health protocols reiterated by Inter-Agency Task Force for the Management of Emerging Infectious Diseases (IATF-EID).

His coming address will be different from what we are expecting. Following the suggestion of Inter-Agency Task Force for the Managment of Emerging Infectious Diseases (IATF-EID), only limited authorized guests and public government officials are able to attend his address on the batasang pambansa.

With strict compliance, the guests, public officials and anyone who’s allowed to join and witness his address in the batasang pambansa are required to undergo

The Radio Television Malacanang (RTVM) has been in-charged in the whole coverage of his address. Given the issue sparked before of deleting some of his speech, the RTVM  gave assurance of broadcasting the whole address live on social media without any cuts or edits and will directly share the coverage to secondary news agencies to disseminate the live coverage.

So, what are we expecting in his fifth State of the Nation Address?

First, let’s unveil his promises in his 2018 State of the Nation Address


With less than a day, his 5th State of the Nation Address will be broadcasted nationwide in the Batasang Pambansa and will foretell new sets of concerns under his last two years of administrations.

In the interview of Senate President Tito Sotto last july 27, he is expecting President Duterte to tackle and discuss the recovery in this pandemic. Also, he added, that the president will also unveils economic recovery plan.

“Firstly we expect him to concentrate and focus on the recovery program of the Philippines as far as the pandemic and the economic recovery program is concerned,” Senate President Tito Sotto said in a CNN interview.

The loss of many economic opportunities brought by this pandemic. Filipinos are seeking for concrete plans that can recover the damages. The fifth State of the Nation Address of President Duterte will be overlooking as the non-traditional and game-changing address that can relieves the mind and soul of filipinos seeking for answers and help from this administration.

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