Rappler's latest stories on state of the nation address
We review the latest SONA as a cinematic experience – because why not?
We count the number of times President Duterte was applauded, the number of times he cursed, and list other notable tidbits during his 4th SONA
Progressive lawmakers Sarah Elago, Arlene Brosas, and Ferdinand Gaite get in trouble for using their Filipiniana attire as protest materials for the SONA
President Rodrigo Duterte jokes about a psychic's prediction that a big earthquake will devastate Batasang Pambansa and wipe out all the country's top officials
'I also have not forgotten my commitment,' says President Rodrigo Duterte on the coco levy funds
The first thing the President asks Congress in his speech is to restore the death penalty for heinous crimes related to illegal drugs and plunder
(UPDATED) The President instead focuses on other priority bills, which are less controversial than charter change
Senators of the 18th Congress have also filed bills seeking to raise public school teachers’ salaries
From the economy to the country's standing in the world, here's how President Duterte and his administration fared in many areas in his first 3 years in office
The Duterte administration has achieved some successes that many Filipino appreciate, but it has also done very badly in some other areas as well
Rappler goes around various cities and provinces and asks Filipinos what they would like to hear from President Duterte in his fourth SONA to get the #StoryOfTheNation
Political scientist Temario Rivera says leaders like President Rodrigo Duterte present themselves as a savior of the country’s ills
'This Monday will be the day that you will know the future and how the future will look like in the Philippines,' says Communications Secretary Martin Andanar
(UPDATED) The Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines prohibits airmen from flying up to 10 kilometers near Plaridel, Bulacan, where aviation schools are located, ahead of the 2019 State of the Nation Address
Pulse Asia Research, Incorporated polls Filipinos on the topics they want President Rodrigo Duterte to discuss or mention in his 4th State of the Nation Address
If Duterte's SONA could be directed like a mainstream blockbuster, what would it look like? This satire piece goes full-budget – with a lot of twists and turns.
House Sergeant at Arms Romeo Prestoza says they have yet to detect any 'substantial' security threats for SONA 2019
'Actually gusto ko po. I want to do something for him,' says Joyce Bernal on pro bono directing President Rodrigo Duterte's SONA for the second time
Philippine officials are seeing the silver lining in the US-China trade war and are building the necessary infrastructure to reap the benefits
It's the second year in a row for the director to be at the helm of the State of the Nation Address
(UPDATED) Vice President Leni Robredo challenges human rights advocates, 'Beyond speaking truth to power, we must speak truth to the heart of every Filipino'
This week's selection of photo highlights here and around the world
Here's context and a fact-check on President Duterte's orders, accomplishments, and attacks on critics during his 3rd State of the Nation Address
At the forefront of #BabaeAko movement's SONA 2018 protest is its call to abolish the 'regressive' TRAIN Act
'People tend to come together to comfort each other, to affirm each other, and give each other hope. This is a simple practice of empathy. To many of us, it is called solidarity.'
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
Here's a brief guide to all the important points in President Rodrigo Duterte's 3rd State of the Nation Address
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
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(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
From funny tweets to direct reactions to the president's speech, here are some tweets that highlight netizens' takes on the 2018 SONA
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
(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
It may just be SONA 2018's biggest plot twist, netizens say
While the opening of the 3rd regular session of the 17th Congress and the SONA are political events – officials and their spouses make their fashion moments too
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
In the Philippines, after all, celebrity and politics don't just mix – they often exist in the same sphere
O ano, mga ka-DDS? Itaas ang ating mga kamao at pagsalpukin para kay Tatay Digong, ama ng bayan! Siya ang tutupad ng pangarap nating bagong lipunan!
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