News Release

From Presidential Spokesperson Ernie Abella – On PRRD’s SONA


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.

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.