LOOK: Duterte rehearses 4th SONA in Malacañang

ABS-CBN News

Posted at Jul 20 2019 05:05 AM

MANILA—President Rodrigo Duterte rehearsed his speech for the fourth State of the Nation Address (SONA) at the Malacañang Palace Friday night.

The President will focus on his 2016 campaign promises, such as drugs and corruption, and his plans in the next half of his term, Presidential spokesperson Salvador Panelo had said.

The Palace said Duterte's speech would be short because the 3 pre-SONA forums were able to extensively discuss the administration’s achievements in its third year in office.

A recent poll showed Filipinos want Duterte to discuss issues on employment, rising food prices and even maritime disputes with China.—With reports from Pia Gutierrez, ABS-CBN News