The State of the Nation Address (SONA) is a constitutional obligation and yearly tradition, wherein the chief executive reports on the status of the country, unveils the government’s agenda for the coming year, and proposes to Congress certain legislative measures. The President of the Philippines appears before Congress upon its invitation, for which purpose a joint session is held in the Session Hall of the House of Representatives. Congress issues tickets, and all preparations are undertaken with Congress as the official host. Seventy-five (75) SONAs have been delivered thus far. For more on the history and traditions of the SONA, read “The State of the Nation Address: Traditions and History.”

Full list of SONAS

Administration Date Title Venue Legislature
Manuel L. Quezon November 25, 1935 Message to the First Assembly on National Defense Legislative Building, Manila First National Assembly, First Session
June 16, 1936 On the Country’s Conditions and Problems Legislative Building, Manila First National Assembly, First Session
October 18, 1937 Improvement of Philippine Conditions, Philippine Independence, and Relations with American High Commissioner Legislative Building, Manila First National Assembly, Second Session
January 24, 1938 Revision of the System of Taxation Legislative Building, Manila First National Assembly, Third Session
January 24, 1939 The State of the Nation and Important Economic Problems Legislative Building, Manila Second National Assembly, First Session
January 22, 1940 The State of the Nation Legislative Building, Manila Second National Assembly, Second Session
January 31, 1941 The State of the Nation Legislative Building, Manila Second National Assembly, Third Session
Sergio Osmeña June 9, 1945 Message to the First Congress of the Commonwealth of Philippines Lepanto Street, Manila First Congress of the Commonwealth
Manuel Roxas June 3, 1946 The State of the Nation Lepanto Street, Manila Second Congress of the Commonwealth
January 27, 1947 Message on the State of the Nation Lepanto Street, Manila First Congress, First Session
January 26, 1948 The Nation on the Road to Prosperity Lepanto Street, Manila First Congress, Second Session
Elpidio Quirino January 24, 1949 The Most Urgent Aim of the Administration Legislative Building, Manila First Congress, Third Session
January 23, 1950 Address on the State of the Nation Delivered via radio broadcast from Baltimore, Maryland Second Congress, First Session
January 22, 1951 The State of the Nation Legislative Building, Manila Second Congress, Second Session
January 28, 1952 The State of the Nation Legislative Building, Manila Second Congress, Third Session
January 26, 1953 The State of the Nation Legislative Building, Manila Second Congress, Fourth Session
Ramon Magsaysay January 25, 1954 Address on the State of the Nation Legislative Building, Manila Third Congress, First Session
January 24, 1955 Address on the State of the Nation Legislative Building, Manila Third Congress, Second Session
January 23, 1956 Address on the State of the Nation Legislative Building, Manila Third Congress, Third Session
January 28, 1957 Address on the State of the Nation Legislative Building, Manila Third Congress, Fourth Session
Carlos P. Garcia January 27, 1958 Address on the State of the Nation Legislative Building, Manila Fourth Congress, First Session
January 26, 1959 Address on the State of the Nation Legislative Building, Manila Fourth Congress, Second Session
January 25, 1960 Address on the State of the Nation Legislative Building, Manila Fourth Congress, Third Session
January 23, 1961 Address on the State of the Nation Legislative Building, Manila Fourth Congress, Fourth Session
Diosdado Macapagal January 22, 1962 Five-Year Integrated Socio-Economic Program for the Philippines Legislative Building, Manila Fifth Congress, First Session
January 28, 1963 The State of the Nation 1963 Legislative Building, Manila Fifth Congress, Second Session
January 27, 1964 The State of the Nation Legislative Building, Manila Fifth Congress, Third Session
January 25, 1965 The Philippines after Three Years (1962–1965) Legislative Building, Manila Fifth Congress, Fourth Session
Ferdinand E. Marcos January 24, 1966 Address on the State of the Nation Legislative Building, Manila Sixth Congress, First Session
January 23, 1967 The Epic of Nation-Building Legislative Building, Manila Sixth Congress, Second Session
January 22, 1968 A Nation of Achievers Legislative Building, Manila Sixth Congress, Third Session
January 27, 1969 New Filipinism: The Turning Point Legislative Building, Manila Sixth Congress, Fourth Session
January 26, 1970 National Discipline: The Key to Our Future Legislative Building, Manila Seventh Congress, First Session
January 25, 1971 The Democratic Revolution Legislative Building, Manila Seventh Congress, Second Session
January 24, 1972 Strength through Crisis, Growth in Freedom Legislative Building, Manila Seventh Congress, Third Session
September 21, 1973 Report to the Nation after One Year of Martial Law Malacañan Palace
September 21, 1974 The Barangay and the Imperative of National Unity Maharlika Hall, Malacañan Palace
September 21, 1975 The President’s Report to the Nation Quirino Grandstand
September 21, 1976 We Stand Proud as a Nation Today Philippine International Convention Center Batasang Bayan
September 21, 1977 The Years of Crisis Government: Review and Preview Rizal Park
June 12, 1978 A Bold Experiment Batasang Pambansa, Quezon City Interim Batasang Pambansa
July 23, 1979 The State of the Nation Batasang Pambansa, Quezon City Interim Batasang Pambansa
July 28, 1980 A Time of Challenge to the Nation Batasang Pambansa, Quezon City Interim Batasang Pambansa
July 27, 1981 State-of-the-Nation Address Batasang Pambansa, Quezon City Interim Batasang Pambansa
July 26, 1982 State-of-the-Nation Address Batasang Pambansa, Quezon City Interim Batasang Pambansa
January 17, 1983 State-of-the-Nation Address Batasang Pambansa, Quezon City Interim Batasang Pambansa
July 23, 1984 State-of-the-Nation Address Batasang Pambansa, Quezon City Regular Batasang Pambansa
July 22, 1985 A Turning Point for the Nation Batasang Pambansa, Quezon City Regular Batasang Pambansa
Corazon C. Aquino July 27, 1987 State of the Nation Batasang Pambansa, Quezon City Eighth Congress, First Session
July 25, 1988 State of the Nation Batasang Pambansa, Quezon City Eighth Congress, Second Session
July 24, 1989 The State of the Nation Batasang Pambansa, Quezon City Eighth Congress, Third Session
July 23, 1990 The State of the Nation Batasang Pambansa, Quezon City Eighth Congress, Fourth Session
July 22, 1991 The State of the Nation Batasang Pambansa, Quezon City Eighth Congress, Fifth Session
Fidel V. Ramos July 27, 1992 Reform, Change, and Growth Batasang Pambansa, Quezon City Ninth Congress, First Session
July 26, 1993 Let’s Seize the Moment! Batasang Pambansa, Quezon City Ninth Congress, Second Session
July 25, 1994 From Growth to Modernization Batasang Pambansa, Quezon City Ninth Congress, Third Session
July 24, 1995 The Best Is Soon to Come Batasang Pambansa, Quezon City Tenth Congress, First Session
July 22, 1996 Uniting for Peace and Development Batasang Pambansa, Quezon City Tenth Congress, Second Session
July 28, 1997 The Challenges Still Ahead Batasang Pambansa, Quezon City Tenth Congress, Third Session
Joseph Ejercito Estrada July 27, 1998 The State of the Nation Batasang Pambansa, Quezon City Eleventh Congress, First Session
July 26, 1999 A Poverty-Free Philippines Batasang Pambansa, Quezon City Eleventh Congress, Second Session
July 24, 2000 Toward New Beginnings Batasang Pambansa, Quezon City Eleventh Congress, Third Session
Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo July 23, 2001 First State of the Nation Address Batasang Pambansa, Quezon City Twelfth Congress, First Session
July 22, 2002 State of the Nation Address Batasang Pambansa, Quezon City Twelfth Congress, Second Session
July 28, 2003 State of the Nation Address Batasang Pambansa, Quezon City Twelfth Congress, Third Session
July 26, 2004 Fourth State of the Nation Address Batasang Pambansa, Quezon City Thirteenth Congress, First Session
July 25, 2005 Fifth State of the Nation Address Batasang Pambansa, Quezon City Thirteenth Congress, Second Session
July 24, 2006 Sixth State of the Nation Address Batasang Pambansa, Quezon City Thirteenth Congress, Third Session
July 23, 2007 Seventh State of the Nation Address Batasang Pambansa, Quezon City Fourteenth Congress, First Session
July 28, 2008 Eighth State of the Nation Address Batasang Pambansa, Quezon City Fourteenth Congress, Second Session
July 27, 2009 Ninth State of the Nation Address Batasang Pambansa, Quezon City Fourteenth Congress, Third Session
Benigno S. Aquino III July 26, 2010 State of the Nation Address Batasang Pambansa, Quezon City Fifteenth Congress, First Session
July 25, 2011 Second State of the Nation Address Batasang Pambansa, Quezon City Fifteenth Congress, Second Session
July 23, 2012 Third State of the Nation Address Batasang Pambansa, Quezon City Fifteenth Congress, Third Session
July 22, 2013 Fourth State of the Nation Address Batasang Pambansa, Quezon City Sixteenth Congress, First Session
July 28, 2014 Fifth State of the Nation Address Batasang Pambansa, Quezon City Sixteenth Congress, Second Session

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