SONA – Facts and Trivia

QUEZON City, Philippines (July 24) – Today, President Rodrigo Roa Duterte will deliver his second State of the Nation Address or SONA. It is a yearly speech delivered by the Chief Executive, made at the Plenary Hall of the Batasang Pambansa Complex in Batasan Hills, Quezon City.

During the speech, the President is expected to give the nation an update on the country’s current economic, political and social condition. The speech also includes a summary of the government’s accomplishments as well as the administration’s future plans for the current year until the end of its term.

Being an annual tradition, the SONA has gathered quite a few interesting facts and trivia.

Who is the first president to deliver the State of the Nation Address? When was it delivered? Who delivered the longest State of the Nation Address? How about the shortest? And why do Presidents make such an address?

Not only that, President Duterte himself is known to have veered away from the many traditions of the SONA. As the whole country awaits his second speech, let’s find out the changes President Duterte had made regarding the annual speech.


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(Infographics by Erdy Peletina, research by Jodi Bustos, edited by Jay Paul Carlos)