The 2016 State of the Nation Address

State of the Nation Address of Rodrigo Roa Duterte President of the Philippines To the Congress of the Philippines Session Hall of the House of Representatives [Delivered at the Batasang Pambansa Complex, Quezon City on July 25, 2016] Thank you. Please allow me a little bit of informality at the outset. You would realize that […]


President Rodrigo Roa Duterte’s Speech during the San Beda Law Alumni Association Testimonial Reception, Club Filipino, San Juan City, 14 July 2016

Kindly sit down. Salamat po. May I ask somebody to remove the prompter? Hindi ho… hindi ako nag-aano, hindi ako nagsasalita nang nagbabasa. Hindi sanay. Wala sa amin ‘yan sa probinsya. President Ramos; Atty. Avelino Cruz; Justice Acosta; very Rev. Fr. Aloysius Maranan; the citizens of the San Beda Republic; valued guests; ladies and gentlemen. […]


Speech of President Rodrigo Roa Duterte during the Mindanao Hariraya Eid’l Fitr 2016

SPEECH OF PRESIDENT RODRIGO ROA DUTERTE DURING THE MINDANAO HARIRAYA EID’L FITR 2016 [July 8, 2016, SMX Convention Center Davao, Davao City] Secretary Yasmin Busran-Lao of the National Commission on Muslim Filipinos; Atty Guiling Mamondiong, he will be the Secretary of TESDA. It is a Cabinet position. Councilor Halila Sudagar of the Davao City Council; […]


Speech of President Rodrigo Roa Duterte during the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) Change of Command Ceremony

Speech of President Rodrigo Roa Duterte during the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) Change of Command Ceremony [Delivered at the AFP General Headquarters Grandstand, Camp Aguinaldo, Quezon City] Kindly sit down. Thank you. Troop Commander, give the order of tikas pahinga. The Vice President Leni Robredo, this is my first time to meet you […]


Speech of President Rodrigo Roa Duterte at the Solidarity Dinner

SPEECH OF PRESIDENT RODRIGO ROA DUTERTE AT THE SOLIDARITY DINNER [June 30, 2016, Delpan Sports Complex, Tondo, Manila] Sinadya ko po na pagkatapos na ako’y mag-oath kanina bilang Presidente ng Pilipinas, sinadya ko ‘yung simpleng reception lang. Gusto ko po magtipid, pero sabi ko sa mga tauhan natin na mag-tipid tayo, pero huwag nating kalimutan […]


Toast of President Rodrigo Roa Duterte during the Inaugural Reception

TOAST OF PRESIDENT RODRIGO ROA DUTERTE DURING THE INAUGURAL RECEPTION [June 30, 2016, President’s Hall, Malacañan Palace] Excellencies of the Diplomatic Corps: Today we honor the Filipino people’s powerful victory to peacefully give voice to their aspirations for a life of constancy and dignity. Our people have spoken and the message is very clear. We […]


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