SONA 2022

Time for PH to tap nuclear power source

MANILA – Senate President Juan Miguel Zubiri said Tuesday he will fully support the plan of President Ferdinand Marcos Jr. to explore the country’s potentials on nuclear energy as a cheap and reliable source.Marcos said in his first State of the Nation Address (SONA) on Monday that if... Read More

DMW digitalization to ease processing of OFW documents

MANILA – The Department of Migrant Workers (DMW) has vowed to cut down the processing time of documents of overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) via digitalization in partnership with the Department of Information and Communications Technology (DICT).DMW Secretary Susan Ople said President... Read More

PBBM's maiden SONA impressive, comprehensive: GMA  

#PBBMSONA2022MANILA -- Former President and Senior Deputy Speaker Gloria Macapagal Arroyo on Tuesday said President Ferdinand "Bongbong" Marcos Jr.'s first State of the Nation Address (SONA) was "very impressive" both in its content and delivery, as well as "appropriately comprehensive".“It is... Read More

PH Army supports PBBM's call for mandatory ROTC

MANILA–The Philippine Army (PA) said Tuesday it strongly supports President Ferdinand "Bongbong" Marcos Jr.'s call for legislators to prioritize the passage of a law calling for a mandatory Reserve Officers' Training Corps (ROTC) program for senior high school students."The PA supports the... Read More

DPWH eyes improved mobility in NCR with more bridges, expressways

MANILA – The government will build several bridges in Metro Manila to further improve mobility, the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) said Tuesday.Secretary Manuel Bonoan said construction and development in the National Capital Region (NCR) will include “I think, five or... Read More

DOTr to prioritize upgrade of airports to ‘global standards’

MANILA – The Department of Transportation (DOTr) will prioritize the enhancements of various airport projects to “global standards,” Sec. Jaime Bautista said Tuesday.In a statement in response to President Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr.’s first State of the... Read More

Solons tout SONA focus on agriculture, infra, tourism

#PBBMSONA2022MANILA – Lawmakers at the House of Representatives have lauded the first State of the Nation Address (SONA) of President Ferdinand Marcos Jr. as it presented clear vision of the government's economic recovery plan, which puts a premium on agriculture, infrastructure, health and... Read More

Iloilo City execs elated by PBBM’s plan to revive Panay railways

#PBBMSONA2022ILOILO CITY – Top officials of this highly urbanized city have expressed optimism after President Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. laid out his administration’s plans for the next six years in his first State of the Nation Address (SONA) on Monday.“I applaud... Read More

NegOcc solons support PBBM’s priority legislative measures

BACOLOD CITY –Lawmakers from Negros Occidental have expressed support for the priority legislative measures laid out by President Ferdinand Marcos Jr. during his first State of the Nation Address (SONA) on Monday.This city’s Lone District Rep. Greg Gasataya said in a statement on Tuesday... Read More

DHSUD one with Marcos admin in boosting disaster response ops

MANILA – The Department of Human Settlements and Urban Development (DHSUD) on Tuesday said it will continue to improve the government’s Emergency Shelter Assistance Program (ESAP) for calamity victims.As per President Ferdinand Marcos Jr.’s directives, the DHSUD said will... Read More

Senators say Marcos SONA covers crucial issues

MANILA – Senators on Tuesday said President Ferdinand Marcos Jr.'s State-of-the-Nation-Address (SONA) tackled the issues they needed to hear.Senator JV Ejercito was pleased that Marcos stayed true his word when they met before the June 30 inauguration of the Chief Executive."He made an... Read More

DND to follow PBBM guidance to build stronger relationships

MANILA–The Department of National Defense (DND) will obey President Ferdinand "Bongbong" Marcos Jr.'s guidance to build stronger relationships with the country's neighbors without yielding Philippine sovereignty and territory, its spokesperson said Tuesday."We will adhere to the... Read More

Unity crucial in addressing socio-economic woes: Galvez

MANILA – The people and the government should work together to effectively address socio-economic challenges in the country, Secretary Carlito Galvez Jr. said Tuesday.The Presidential Adviser on Peace, Reconciliation and Unity said unity is crucial in protecting the national interest and... Read More

AFP readies inputs to legislations involving national security

MANILA–The Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) said it is more than willing to provide inputs to priority legislations raised by President Ferdinand "Bongbong" Marcos Jr. during his State of the Nation Address (SONA) related to national security."The President has articulated his direction... Read More

Pangasinan solon lauds PBBM support for creative industry

MALASIQUI, Pangasinan – Pangasinan 4th District Rep. Christopher de Venecia commended the special mention of the creative industry in the first State of the Nation Address (SONA) of President Ferdinand Marcos Jr. on Monday as he called for the passage of the proposed Freelance Workers... Read More

NegOr residents laud PBBM for 'doable' plans, programs

DUMAGUETE CITY – Negros Oriental residents on Monday lauded President Ferdinand Marcos Jr. for laying down a clear direction for the country and its people in his first State of the Nation Address (SONA) at the Batasang Pambansa Complex, Quezon City.“I am amazed and proud that President... Read More

Marcos delivers ‘data-driven’ SONA

#PBBMSONA2022MANILA – In an hour-long speech, President Ferdinand Marcos Jr. delivered a "data-driven" State of the Nation Address (SONA) that laid out his plans for the Philippines for the six years.Marcos' first SONA was one hour and 14 minutes long that tackled the government's agenda on... Read More

Bicolanos optimistic of positive changes under new admin

LEGAZPI CITY – Bicolanos on Monday gave mixed reactions to President Ferdinand "Bongbong" Marcos Jr.'s (PBBM) first State of the Nation Address (SONA), with a majority expressing hope for a better life during the next six years under the new administration.In her social media post, Aya Medel,... Read More

C. Luzon residents see better future with 1st SONA

CITY OF SAN FERNANDO, Pampanga – Central Luzon residents are hopeful a better future awaits the nation amid the health and economic challenges as President Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. delivered on Monday his first State of the Nation Address (SONA) at the Batasan Complex in... Read More

PBBM urges Congress to pass admin’s 19 priority measures    

#PBBMSONA2022MANILA – President Ferdinand "Bongbong" Marcos Jr. on Monday expressed hope that Congress would heed his call to pass at least 19 priority measures of his administration.This, as Marcos enumerated his administration's priority legislative measures in his first State of the Nation... Read More