Press Release
July 23, 2018


*Post-SONA statement of Akbayan Senator Risa Hontiveros

Apart from the fact that President Rodrigo Duterte's State of the Nation Address (SONA) was marred by his congressional allies' bitter bickering and squabbling for power, his annual report to the country was like a tired political rerun. It was like watching and listening to a bad movie rerun.

Empty rhetoric. Hollow pronouncements. No real achievements. No vision.

If there was anything good at all that was said, I fear that this was only mentioned to deodorize the stench of death, corruption and incompetence under President Duterte. Under President Duterte's rule, the bad outweighs the good.

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