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Monday, August 21, 2017
#SONA2017 Reaction: OFW Assistance

#SONA2017 Reaction: OFW Assistance

One of the bright notes in the SONA is the increase of OFW assistance to nearly Php 1 billion. The increase in funding is...
#SONA2017 Reaction: Government Shift

#SONA2017 Reaction: Government Shift

He also touched on the idea of federalism and the need to meet it head on. While many are still against the idea with...
#SONA2017 Reaction: Digressions

#SONA2017 Reaction: Digressions

As expected, President Duterte digressed from the prepared speech he gave. As only he could, President Duterte made the speech his own with his...
#SONA2017 Reaction: Surprise Volleys

#SONA2017 Reaction: Surprise Volleys

One of the first surprise volleys landed on the mining industry sector. President Duterte reiterated that miners should be responsible for returning the areas...
#SONA2017 Reaction: Death Penalty and Moral Ascendancy

#SONA2017 Reaction: Death Penalty and Moral Ascendancy

He asked the lawmakers to pass the bill on death penalty. He stated that death penalty is not only a deterrent but also a...
#SONA2017 Reaction: War on Drugs and Criminality

#SONA2017 Reaction: War on Drugs and Criminality

Duterte reiterated that he valued human life as he valued his own. That is the reason why he is angry at the criminals who...
#SONA2017 Reaction- A view from outside

#SONA2017 Reaction: A View from the Outside

A six thousand strong contingent guarded the roads leading to the Batasang Pambansa. This represents a fifty percent increase from the previous year’s protection...