- President Rodrigo Duterte has addressed the nation once again
- He talked about the many issues like corruption, salary hike, drug war, and the West Philippine Sea
- The President also explained why he has allowed China to fish in the Philippine waters
President Rodrigo Duterte talked to the nation once again as he delivered his 4th State of the Nation Address (SONA) on Monday.
KAMI learned that the President was late for his SONA due to adverse weather conditions. The event was scheduled at 4 p.m., however, the President started his speech past 5 in the afternoon.
During his speech, the President tackled many social issues and problems that the Philippines has been facing such as corruption, drug war, salary hike for teachers and nurses, water crisis, the rising tension over the West Philippines, and many more.
“We in government talk too much, act too little, and too slow,” the President said.
In a report by the Philippine Star, the President urged Congress to reinstate the death penalty for heinous crimes such as drugs and plunder.
The President also addressed the rising tension over the West Philippine Sea and China.
Duterte mentioned that it was stated in the arbitral ruling that the Philippines could negotiate traditional fishing rights with foreign countries.
He also emphasized the corruption situation in the country.
“I have met the enemy face-to-face. And sadly, the enemy is us. We are our own tormentors. We are our own demons,” Duterte said.
You may watch the SONA here:
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