A host of legal experts have viewed the Permanent Court of Arbitration’s West Philippine Sea ruling as a landmark decision that poses benefits not only for the archipelagic Philippines but also for other states.
One of the most pressing issues of this new administration is the President's proposal to change the government system into federal-parliamentary. During his campaign the president called federalism "the centerpiece of my campaign", believing that it is high time for the Philippines to adopt a new form of government.
One of the most anticipated events upon the entry of a new administration is the President’s first State of the Nation Address. On Monday, July 25, 2016, newly-elected President Rodrigo Duterte delivered his first SONA and highlighted his platform of change for the next six years. Aside from its stark difference from former President Benigno Aquino III’s battlecry of “Tuwid na Daan”, see how the Duterte’s SONA compare to that of Aquino’s.