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At the forefront of #BabaeAko movement's SONA 2018 protest is its call to abolish the 'regressive' TRAIN Act
President Rodrigo Duterte delivers his 3rd State of the Nation Address without going off-script, without cuss words, but definitely with drama, courtesy of his allies in the House of Representatives
While the House has passed its version of the bill, the counterpart measure in the Senate is still pending in the committee level
Here's a brief guide to all the important points in President Rodrigo Duterte's 3rd State of the Nation Address
(UPDATED) 'Such a statement implies that the victims of drug-related killings are not human lives!' says Caloocan Bishop Pablo Virgilio David after SONA 2018
The protest action, which had about 15,000 at its height according to police, is the historic union of nearly 330 opposition groups tackling different, problematic issues facing the Duterte administration
Analysts give President Rodrigo Duterte's SONA plus points for clarity on his marching orders and mention of gut issues but say it lacked his usual charisma and humor
(UPDATED) Senator Antionio Trillanes IV says the President’s SONA has failed to present any real solutions to the problems plaguing the Philippines
(UPDATED) Protesters come from various groups of women, students, indigenous peoples, farmers, workers, urban poor, religious groups, business leaders, and academics
President Rodrigo Duterte says some have 'incorrectly blamed' the price increases in the past months to the Tax Reform for Acceleration and Inclusion law
'Wala ni isang untoward incident na nareport sa atin o recorded,' says Metro Manila top cop Guillermo Eleazar
President Duterte says that by lowering interconnection rates, incoming players can have access to existing networks at a much lower cost
In his 2018 State of the Nation Address, President Rodrigo Duterte reiterates that Congress – not Malacañang – can prohibit contractual employment schemes 'once and for all'
He tells Congress to pass the second package of tax reforms, among a number of laws, while he warns irresponsible miners and rice cartels of consequences
President Rodrigo Duterte also calls on Congress to pass the proposed National Land Use Act, which has been pending for two decades
President Rodrigo Duterte says the Philippines will not 'waver in our commitment to defend our interests in the West Philippine Sea'
'Proactively enforce our laws, and not wait for us to swoop down on your areas just to do your duty and work,' says President Rodrigo Duterte in his 2018 State of the Nation Address
President Rodrigo Duterte directs all intelligence agencies to address the 'economic sabotage' caused by rice cartels
President Rodrigo Duterte's 2018 SONA is 50 minutes long with shorter off-the-cuff remarks and no expletives
(UPDATED) If you think the government will sideline this campaign, you got it all wrong, says President Duterte in his State of the Nation Address
Economist JC Punongbayan says government spending improved, but underspending remains a problem. When government underspends, delivery of services is delayed.
(6th UPDATE) Former president and now Pampanga 2nd District Representative Gloria Macapagal Arroyo replaces Pantaleon Alvarez as House Speaker, with reported backing from presidential daughter Sara Duterte-Carpio
National Telecommunications Commission Deputy Commissioner Edgardo Cabarios says the affected areas are the Batasan Complex and Barangay Culiat
These cops will keep an eye out for rights violations by their colleagues
(UPDATED) Polling firm Pulse Asia says the Duterte administration's efforts to eradicate illegal drugs are recognized by a sizeable majority of Filipinos nationwide especially in Metro Manila and among the rich
Arrests, seizures, and killings are counted. How about Filipinos who have been saved from drug use?
Two years on, President Rodrigo Duterte's anti-drug campaign remains unrelenting
(3rd UPDATE) President Rodrigo Duterte visits the Cardinal Santos Medical Center on Sunday afternoon, July 22, for a 'routine medical checkup'
Here's a look at the rerouting scheme and partial road closures for Monday, July 23, when President Rodrigo Duterte delivers his 3rd State of the Nation Address
The stars might just give insight into the controversial politician's actions and decisions
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Several protests and activities are lined up on Monday, July 23, to mark President Rodrigo Duterte's third State of the Nation Address
Rodrigo Duterte's presidency gets a score of 5 out of 10 for his 'increasingly authoritarian' ways
Vice President Leni Robredo says she had been discouraged from attending the State of the Nation Address at the Batasang Pambansa as President Rodrigo Duterte may use the occasion to again 'insult and humiliate' her
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President Rodrigo Duterte will deliver his 3rd State of the Nation Address on Monday, July 23
Labor group Kilusang Mayo Uno slams as 'useless' Labor Department Order and Executive Order 51 'prohibiting' contractualization
The rehearsal will take place in Malacañang and not in Davao City, where President Rodrigo Duterte practiced for his SONA in 2017
In the days leading to SONA 2018, bring your story to center stage
How do we begin to understand the comedian-turned-politician? The stars might just help.
According to the group of women advocates, the previous state of the nation addresses delivered by President Rodrigo Duterte do not encapsulate the 'real state of the nation'
With a new director and a presidential promise to keep the speech within 35 minutes, will this year's SONA be a big change from the last two?
At least one member of the First Family will be present at President Rodrigo Duterte's 3rd State of the Nation Address
Vice President Leni Robredo, who belongs to the Liberal Party like ex-president Noynoy Aquino, says she will attend President Rodrigo Duterte's 3rd State of the Nation Address
House of Representatives sergeant-at-arms Roland Detabali says the security personnel are prepared for any scenario for the 2018 State of the Nation Address
The choir is recommended by Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez, who also hails from Tagum City
This will be the first time for her to direct President Duterte's SONA
The director, famous for romcom films, explains her plan in directing President Rodrigo Duterte's 3rd State of the Nation Address
Brillante Mendoza directed the last two SONAS
Authorities say they have not monitored any threats related to President Rodrigo Duterte's 3rd State of the Nation Address on July 23