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State of the Nation Address 2018

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte, during his third State of the Nation Address (SONA) at the Joint Session of the 17th Congress at the Session Hall of the House of Representatives Complex in Constitution Hills, Quezon City on July 23, 2018, lauds the members of the House and Senate for fast tracking the passage of the Ease of Doing Business Act. The President then cited that the enactment of the law will significantly contribute to the fight against corruption and the improvement of service delivery. Also in the photo are Senate President Vicente Sotto III and House Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez. ROBINSON NIÑAL JR./PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

State of the Nation Address 2018

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte shows a gesture of respect as he takes the center of the Session Hall of the House of Representatives Complex in Constitution Hills, Quezon City before delivering his third State of the Nation Address (SONA) on July 23, 2018. ROBINSON NIÑAL JR./PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

State of the Nation Address 2018

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte does the thumbs up gesture while delivering his third State of the Nation Address (SONA) at the Joint Session of the 17th Congress at the Session Hall of the House of Representatives Complex in Constitution Hills, Quezon City on July 23, 2018. ROBINSON NIÑAL JR./PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

State of the Nation Address 2018

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte greets some members of the 17th Congress upon his arrival at the Session Hall of the House of Representatives Complex in Constitution Hills, Quezon City to deliver his third State of the Nation Address (SONA) on July 23, 2018. TOTO LOZANO/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

State of the Nation Address 2018

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte greets some members of the 17th Congress after delivering his third State of the Nation Address (SONA) at the Session Hall of the House of Representatives Complex in Constitution Hills, Quezon City on July 23, 2018. Also in the photo are Senate President Vicente Sotto III and Sec. Bong Go of the Office of the Special Assistant to the President. KARL NORMAN ALONZO/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

State of the Nation Address 2018

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte delivers his third State of the Nation Address (SONA) at the Joint Session of the 17th Congress at the Session Hall of the House of Representatives Complex in Constitution Hills, Quezon City on July 23, 2018. KARL NORMAN ALONZO/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

State of the Nation Address 2018

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte flashes his signature pose with Senate President Vicente Sotto III, House Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez, and some members of the House and Senate before delivering his third State of the Nation Address (SONA) at the Joint Session of the 17th Congress at the Session Hall of the House of Representatives Complex in Constitution Hills, Quezon City on July 23, 2018. Also in the photo are Executive Secretary Salvador Medialdea and Sec. Bong Go of the Office of the Special Assistant to the President. KING RODRIGUEZ/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

State of the Nation Address 2018

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte is accorded with foyer honors upon his arrival at the House of Representatives Complex in Constitution Hills, Quezon City to deliver his third State of the Nation Address (SONA) on July 23, 2018. Accompanying the President is Armed Forces of the Philippines Chief of Staff General Carlito Galvez Jr. KING RODRIGUEZ/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

State of the Nation Address 2018

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte combs his hair as he makes final preparations before delivering his third State of the Nation Address (SONA) at the Joint Session of the 17th Congress at the Session Hall of the House of Representatives Complex in Constitution Hills, Quezon City on July 23, 2018. Joining the President is Sec. Bong Go of the Office of the Special Assistant to the President. KING RODRIGUEZ/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

State of the Nation Address 2018

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte greets some members of the 17th Congress upon his arrival at the Session Hall of the House of Representatives Complex in Constitution Hills, Quezon City to deliver his third State of the Nation Address (SONA) on July 23, 2018. KING RODRIGUEZ/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

State of the Nation Address 2018

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte is accompanied by Sec. Bong Go of the Office of the Special Assistant to the President as he makes his way to the Session Hall of the House of Representatives Complex in Constitution Hills, Quezon City to deliver his third State of the Nation Address (SONA) at the Joint Session of the 17th Congress on July 23, 2018. KING RODRIGUEZ/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

State of the Nation Address 2018

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte shares a light moment with some members of the 17th Congress upon his arrival at the Session Hall of the House of Representatives Complex in Constitution Hills, Quezon City to deliver his third State of the Nation Address (SONA) on July 23, 2018. KING RODRIGUEZ/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

State of the Nation Address 2018

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte greets some members of the 17th Congress upon his arrival at the Session Hall of the House of Representatives Complex in Constitution Hills, Quezon City to deliver his third State of the Nation Address (SONA) on July 23, 2018. KING RODRIGUEZ/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

State of the Nation Address 2018

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte, in his third State of the Nation Address (SONA) at the Joint Session of the 17th Congress at the Session Hall of the House of Representatives Complex in Constitution Hills, Quezon City on July 23, 2018, emphasizes that his intensified campaign against illegal drugs will remain unrelenting for he is more concerned about human lives even if his critics are alleging that his campaign has resulted to violation of human rights. KING RODRIGUEZ/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

State of the Nation Address 2018

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte poses for a photo with his partner Honeylet Avanceña and their daughter Veronica after the President delivered his third State of the Nation Address (SONA) at the Session Hall of the House of Representatives Complex in Constitution Hills, Quezon City on July 23, 2018. KING RODRIGUEZ/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

State of the Nation Address 2018

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte poses for a photo with the first family after delivering his third State of the Nation Address (SONA) at the Session Hall of the House of Representatives Complex in Constitution Hills, Quezon City on July 23, 2018. KING RODRIGUEZ/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

State of the Nation Address 2018

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte shows a gesture of respect to Former President and incumbent Manila City Mayor Joseph Estrada, actress Helen Gamboa, and Vice President Maria Leonor Robredo after delivering his third State of the Nation Address (SONA) at the Joint Session of the 17th Congress at the Session Hall of the House of Representatives Complex in Constitution Hills, Quezon City on July 23, 2018. KING RODRIGUEZ/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

State of the Nation Address 2018

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte gets his barong tagalog fixed as he makes final preparations before delivering his third State of the Nation Address (SONA) at the Joint Session of the 17th Congress at the Session Hall of the House of Representatives Complex in Constitution Hills, Quezon City on July 23, 2018. Joining the President is Sec. Bong Go of the Office of the Special Assistant to the President. KING RODRIGUEZ/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

State of the Nation Address 2018

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte greets some guests after delivering his third State of the Nation Address (SONA) at the Session Hall of the House of Representatives Complex in Constitution Hills, Quezon City on July 23, 2018. KING RODRIGUEZ/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

State of the Nation Address 2018

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte is welcomed by Executive Secretary Salvador Medialdea upon his arrival at the House of Representatives Complex in Constitution Hills, Quezon City to deliver his third State of the Nation Address (SONA) on July 23, 2018. Also in the photo is Senate President Vicente Sotto III. TOTO LOZANO/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

State of the Nation Address 2018

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte extends his hand to his daughter Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte-Carpio, who showed a gesture of respect to her father after delivering his third State of the Nation Address (SONA) at the Session Hall of the House of Representatives Complex in Constitution Hills, Quezon City on July 23, 2018. Also in the photo is the President's son Paolo Duterte. TOTO LOZANO/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

State of the Nation Address 2018

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte, in his third State of the Nation Address (SONA) at the Joint Session of the 17th Congress at the Session Hall of the House of Representatives Complex in Constitution Hills, Quezon City on July 23, 2018, reiterates his vow to do whatever it takes to give all Filipinos a comfortable life, fighting powerful interests and making sacrifices. VALERIE ESCALERA/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

State of the Nation Address 2018

Sec. Bong Go of the Office of the Special Assistant to the President interacts with some members of the 17th Congress after President Rodrigo Roa Duterte delivered his third State of the Nation Address (SONA) at the Session Hall of the House of Representatives Complex in Constitution Hills, Quezon City on July 23, 2018. ALFRED FRIAS/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

State of the Nation Address 2018

Sec. Bong Go of the Office of the Special Assistant to the President interacts with some members of the 17th Congress after President Rodrigo Roa Duterte delivered his third State of the Nation Address (SONA) at the Session Hall of the House of Representatives Complex in Constitution Hills, Quezon City on July 23, 2018. ALBERT ALCAIN/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

State of the Nation Address 2018

Sec. Bong Go of the Office of the Special Assistant to the President poses for a photo with the family of Senate President Vicente Sotto III on the sidelines of President Rodrigo Roa Duterte's third State of the Nation Address (SONA) at the Session Hall of the House of Representatives Complex in Constitution Hills, Quezon City on July 23, 2018. With Sec. Go are Ciara Sotto, the Senate President's wife Helen Gamboa, and Gian Carlo Sotto. ALBERT ALCAIN/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

State of the Nation Address 2018

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte's first family witness the President's third State of the Nation Address (SONA) at the Joint Session of the 17th Congress at the Session Hall of the House of Representatives Complex in Constitution Hills, Quezon City on July 23, 2018. VALERIE ESCALERA/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

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