Sona

Peter Wallace - @inquirerdotnet 07/15/2021

In just 11 days, President Duterte will present his State of the Nation Address (Sona), with some relief that it’s all almost over. No doubt he’ll crow about his accomplishments. And if you get past the large…

ABS-CBN offers transmission assets for e-learning during pandemic

Miguel R. Camus - Reporter / @miguelrcamusINQ 07/27/2020

MANILA, Philippines—ABS-CBN Corp. is offering the Duterte administration the use of its television transmission assets around the Philippines as the government eyes distance learning during the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. “We hope to help the government continuously…

SONA 2020: Duterte calls for death penalty revival anew

Rosalie O. Abatayo 07/27/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines —  Minutes after President Rodrigo Duterte vowed that the Philippine government “will not dodge” its obligation to protect human rights, the country’s top executive then asked the Congress to pass a law that would…

Cebu police chief: No permits, no rally

Alven Marie A. Timtim 07/27/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — There will be more than 100 policemen from the Cebu Police Provincial Office (CPPO) deployed in the areas of concern around Cebu Province in preparation for the State of the Nation Address (SONA)…

Cebu militants to push through with SONA protest despite ‘threats’ of arrest

Morexette Marie B. Erram 07/26/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines – Militant groups here will push through with their plan to hold pre-SONA (State of the Nation Address) rallies without having to necessarily converge in a particular area in Cebu City that remains under…

PRO-7: Stricter checkpoints for Duterte’s SONA on Monday

Alven Marie A. Timtim 07/25/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Policemen of the Police Regional Office in Central Visayas (PRO-7) are preparing for the fourth State of the Nation Address (SONA) of President Rodrigo Duterte, which will be held on Monday, July 27,…

READ: Snippets of President Rodrigo Duterte’s third State of the Nation Address

07/23/2018

War on drugs: The war against illegal drugs is far from over. It will not be sidelined. Instead, it will be as relentless and chilling, if you will, as on the day it began. Criticisms: If you…

Imperatives for the Philippine economy in the next six years

Fernando Fajardo 08/11/2016

On the economy, the President said in his first State of the Nation Address (Sona) to hand over an economy that is much stronger, characterized by solid growth, low and stable inflation . . . and robust…

Reshaping the Constitution

07/31/2016

Despite President Rodrigo Duterte’s push for a Constitutional Convention to amend the 1987 Constitution that would pave the way for a federal system of government in the country, eventually he was prevailed upon by his allies in…

Tom O plans to sell part of Pond F at SRP

Nestle L. Semilla 07/28/2016

The Cebu City government is planning to sell a portion of Pond F in the South Road Properties (SRP). Mayor Tomas Osmeña had ordered the City Legal Office to conduct a study on the terms of reference…

Holistic, unified campaign against illegal drugs

07/28/2016

While Cebu City Mayor Tomas Osmeña may have given up on the fight against illegal drugs, there are a lot more people who are willing to pick up the slack, and they’re not to be sneezed at.…

Duterte’s Sona: finally beyond promises

Peter Wallace 07/28/2016

In a well-crafted State of the Nation Address (Sona), President Duterte laid out his action agenda — not grandiose plans that never get done and not promises that are not kept, but a list of things to…

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