President Rodrigo R. Duterte is set to deliver his second State of the Nation Address at the Batasang Pambansa on Monday, July 24, 2017. Watch SONA 2017 livestream here.
Presidential Spokesperson Ernesto Abella said that the President’s State of the Nation Address will be rendered in broad strokes reviewing past achievements, stating the present situation and announcing future prospects.
“The speech is written in English, which the President is comfortable with, and if read straight should take approximately 50 minutes; given there will be pauses for applause and off-the-cuff remarks, the speech may take about an hour and thirty minutes,” he said.
The theme of his speech is “A Comfortable Life for All.”
“The President’s Report to the People will be available online shortly after the President has spoken. On the whole it will be frank, challenging, realistic but hopeful.”
SONA 2017 Live Streaming
SONA 2017 will be broadcast live on local TV networks including PTV4, ABS-CBN, GMA 7 and TV5. The event is also available to watch via live streaming channels online on Youtube and Facebook.
President Rodrigo Duterte’s second SONA is expected to start at 4:00 p.m. The speech is drafted in English which the President is comfortable with, but His Excellency, like last year, might deliver some off-the-cuff remarks.