LIVE...!!!! S O N A 2016
MANILA, Philippines - The Quezon City Local Government (QCLG) has declared class suspensions for Monday, July 25 due to the first State of the Nation Address (SONA) of President Rodrigo Duterte at the Batasan compound. President Duterte's SONA 2016 The address of President Duterte will be the 78th since 1935 and the 30th since the restoration of democratic rule under the Fifth Republic in 1987.
The State of the Nation Address or SONA is delivered by the President of the Philippines every year. In it, the Chief Executive reports on the state of the country, unveils the government’s agenda for the coming year, and may also propose to Congress certain legislative measures.
The SONA is a constitutional obligation, required by Article VII, Section 23 of the 1987 Constitution:
“[T]he President shall address the Congress at the opening of its regular session.” Moreover, Article VI, Section 15 prescribes that the Congress “shall convene once every year on the fourth Monday of July for its regular session.”