A Reaction to President Duterte’s Second State of the Nation Address

Duterte reiterated that he valued human life as he valued his own. That is the reason why he is angry at the criminals who endanger the people whom he has sworn to protect.

SONA 2017 Reaction Paper

Here is a reaction to President Rodrigo Duterte’s second State of the Nation Address. Highlights include war on drugs and criminality, and death penalty and moral ascendancy, surprise volleys, and digressions.

Philippine President Rodrigo R. Duterte delivered his second State of the Nation Address on Monday, July 24, 2017 at the Batasan Pambansa in Quezon City in front of joint session of the Upper and Lower House of country’s Legislative Branch of Government.

SONA 2017: SO-ano-NA? A Reaction to President Duterte’s Second State of the Nation Address

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte continued his populist fashion statement arriving in his trademark Barong Tagalog. The members of the Senate and Congress as well as the representatives and guests from different agencies followed the dress code – simple but elegant. Subdued in effect, within the hallowed halls of the Batasang Pambansa. However, the show promised to be riddled with fireworks and the President did not disappoint.

Right from the onset of the speech, people were waiting for the declarations that weighed on everyone’s minds – what is the current state of our beloved Philippines during Duterte’s administration? With millions of people tuned in from all over the world, President Duterte spoke with his trademark bravado.

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IntroductionA View from OutsideWar on Drugs and Criminality
Surprise VolleysDigressionsDeath Penalty and Moral Ascendancy
Government ShiftOFW AssistanceFinal Say