WATCH: SONA 2016 - LIVE BLOG

WATCH: SONA 2016 - LIVE BLOG

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte will hold his first "State of the Nation Address" at Batasang Pambansa.

After a month since he was proclaimed as president, Duterte will deliver his first SONA. It is expected that he will lay out his plans for the next six years.

 

5:55 PM: Refreshments served to guests.

5:40 PM: The joint session is adjourned.  The SONA went on for an hour and 40 minutes.

5:31 PM: Duterte: Fully implement the magna carta for women.

5:19 PM: Free WIFI to certain public areas - parks, schools, and government agencies. Newly-formed DICT will draft national broadband plan.

5:16 PM: The gates of Malacañang will be open to valid grievances of graft and corruption - Duterte.

5:11 PM: Duterte pushes for Federalism as a solution for Mindanao.

4:49 PM: Duterte curses at his SONA.

4:46 PM: Duterte: Don't do drugs, kung ayaw mo mamatay. Duterte addresses viral photo of woman holding her husband that resembles Pieta.

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(Photo from Noel Celis / AFP News Agency)

4:42 PM: Duterte threatens executive branch against red tape.

4:36 PM: Duterte: I assure you that this is a clean government.

4:26 PM: Pres. Duterte announced uni-lateral ceasefire with CPP-NPA-NDF effective IMMEDIATELY.

4:20 PM: Duterte: We will strengthen our counter-terrorism program.

4:18 PM: Duterte: My administration shall implement a human approach to governance.

4:16 PM: Duterte: To police officials, do your job and you will have the support of the office of the president.

4:14 PM: Duterte: We will not stop unless the last drug lord, the last financier, the last pusher will surrender, put behind bars or below the ground.

4:08 PM: Pres. Duterte champions Mindanao homeboys sitting at the highest podium.

4:01 PM: Bayang Barrios led national anthem without accompaniment.

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Bayang Barrios sings national anthem at SONA 2016. (Photo by: PTV)

4:00 PM: Joint session called to order ON TIME.

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PDP-Laban dominates the highest executive and legislative position. (Photo by: RTVM)

3:58 PM: Pres. Duterte marched towards the podium to deliver his SONA.

3:56 PM: Pres. Duterte went out of PLO to get ready for SONA 2016.

3:53 PM: PNP Chief Bato dela Rosa asks for help for government's all-out-war against drugs.

3:45 PM: Student leaders appeal to Duterte to stop extra judicial killings.

3:38 PM: Duterte collectibles sold outside Batasang Pambansa as Du30 supporters attend rally.

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Duterte memorabilia sold outside (Photo by: Twitter)

3:26 PM: President Rodrigo Roa Duterte arrived in Batasang Pambansa via chopper.

3:19 PM: Guests of SONA 2016 arriving in simpler and tribe-inspired clothes compared to previous SONAs.

3:07 PM: Rep. Teddy Baguilat wears Ifugao traditional clothes.

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Rep. Teddy Baguilat attends SONA 2016 in

2:52 PM: Sen. Alan Peter Cayetano attends SONA 2016 after snubbing first regular session of the Senate.

2:51 PM: Former president Fidel V. Ramos arrived in Batasang Pambansa.

2:48 PM: Former president Joseph Estrada arrived in Batasang Pambansa.

2:44 PM: Vice President Leni Robredo and daughters ready to attend SONA 2016.

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VP Leni Robredo and daughters (Photo by: Twitter)

2:38 PM: Mindanao-inspired SONA 2016 reflects many Mindanao reps in militants outside Batasang Pambansa.

2:29 PM: PNP Chief Bato submitted drug-related statistics to Pres. Duterte ahead SONA 2016.

2:15 PM: Guests start arriving in Batasang Pambansa.

1:43 PM: Approximately 30,000 militants gathered towards Batasang Pambansa.

1:20 PM: Gerphil Flores to perform at Duterte's SONA 2016.

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Asia's Got Talent finalist Gerphil Flores to perform at SONA 2016. (Photo by: Twitter)

1:15 PM: Martin Andanar: Duterte's self-written speech will move audience to tears.

1:04 PM: Rep. Pantaleon Alvarez lays out the legislative agenda of the Congress.

12:45 PM: Rep. Pantaleon Alvarez announced as new House Speaker of the 17th Congress with overwhelming 251 votes.

12:39 PM: Eastbound lane of Commonwealth Avenue blocked by militants.

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Commonwealth Avenue traffic (Photo by: GMA News Breaking)

12:15 PM: Senate President Koko Pimentel reserving a position for Sen. Alan Peter Cayetano.

12:09 PM: Motorists, residents comment that this is the most peaceful SONA.

12:04 PM: Sen. Alan Peter Cayetano reveals deals made to him to be Senate President. Cayetano absent in first session of Senate.

11:48 AM: Senators' first photo op.

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Senate first photo session (Photo by: ZandroDZMM)

11:45 AM: Martin Andanar: Pres. Duterte will announce something that will make us fall off our chairs.

11:34 AM: PNP Chief Bato affirms militants police is not there to cause harm and orders police to remove shields and helmets.

11:31 AM: Traffic in Commonwealth Avenue getting heavy as SONA 2016.

11:24 AM: Thousands marching towards Batasang Pambansa, including some Duterte supporters.

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Duterte supporters rallying outside Batasang Pambansa (Photo by: Twitter/ @zhandercayabyab)

11:22 AM: Rep. Pantaleon Alvarez and Rep. Teddy Baguilat nominated as House Speaker.

11:18 AM: Duterte's simplicity rules SONA 2016. No red carpet and "maruya" to be served as merienda.

11:11 AM: Rallyists reach Batasan unobstructed.

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Rallyists reach Batasan for SONA 2016. Photo by: ABS-CBN

11:02 AM: PNP Chief Ronald "Bato" dela Rosa and Bayan's Renato Reyes shake hands for peaceful rally at #SONA2016.

11:00 AM: Sen. Ralph Recto elected as Senate Minority Leader.

10:55 AM: Sen. Franklin Drilon elected as Senate President Pro-Tempore.

10:45 AM: Pimentel: Poorest first, poor second.

10:41 AM: Sen. Koko Pimentel elected as Senate President.

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