State of the Nation Address 2016

PHILIPPINE President Rodrigo Duterte promised to rule a clean government, fight against illegal drugs, provide universal health care and fast and free Wi-Fi service in public places during his first State of the Nation Address (SONA) on Monday, July 25, 2016.

“We will not stop until the last drug lords have surrendered or are put behind bars or below ground,” said Duterte.

Duterte’s promises included a sustained fight against human trafficking and illegal recruitment, a streamlined processing of government permits and licenses that would take no more than three days, a department that will make it easier for overseas Filipino workers to get their required papers, and mass transit systems in Cebu and Davao, among other areas. (Nicko Tubo/Sunnex)

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