DAVAO CITY - President Rodrigo Duterte rehearsed his State of the Nation Address (SONA) 2017 speech Thursday night in Davao City.
Duterte said he does not want his written speech to go beyond 40 to 50 minutes and wants to deliver it straightforward, according to Presidential Communications Secretary Martin Andanar.
"I am estimating the final draft to be between 15 to 18 pages," Andanar said.
Duterte is expected to discuss terrorism in the country, the Bangsamoro Basic Law (BBL), and the administration's recovery plans for Marawi City during his SONA.
The administration's plans to further develop the country's infrastructure are also expected in the SONA.
Duterte will deliver his second SONA on Monday, July 24 at the Batasang Pambansa Complex.