INFOGRAPHIC: First SONA comparison: Aquino VS Duterte

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.

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.

President Rodrigo R. Duterte's first State of the Nation Address (SONA) was an announcement that the message of change can never be overrated under his leadership. Carrying his image as an alternative to a traditional politician, the President made significant deviations from the SONAs delivered in the past, which came across like breath of fresh air to the audience. From the length of his speech and manner of delivery to prescribed attire of the guests and the way of handling the protesters, President Duterte’s SONA definitely set the change Filipinos are to witness for the next six years.

Change has indeed come to the Philippines as President Duterte assumed office and has begun shaking the norm. Then and again, this man keeps telling his countrymen: He is the Change.

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