SONA 2022

Marcos charts independent foreign policy, 'friend to all' stance

#PBBMSONA2022MANILA – President Ferdinand Marcos Jr. is charting an independent foreign policy where the country is a "friend to all and an enemy to none".“With respect to our place in the community of nations, the Philippines shall continue to be a friend to all. And an enemy to... Read More

Make digital services for OFWs 'top priority': PBBM tells DMW

#PBBMSONA2022MANILA – President Ferdinand "Bongbong" Marcos Jr. on Monday ordered the Department of Migrant Workers (DMW) to pursue automated services to ensure the immediate delivery of assistance to overseas Filipino workers (OFWs).In his first State of the Nation Address (SONA), Marcos... Read More

Marcos’ energy agenda: Build new power plants

#PBBMSONA2022MANILA–Building new power plants, the use of renewable energy and bringing down the price of electricity to consumers are the priorities of President Ferdinand Marcos Jr. in the next six years of his administration.“At present, our demand for energy far exceeds our reliable... Read More

Renewable energy tops Marcos admin’s climate change agenda

#PBBMSONA2022MANILA – President Ferdinand "Bongbong" Marcos Jr. on Monday pushed for the transition to renewable energy to mitigate the worst impacts of climate change on the country.Marcos, in his first State of the Nation Address (SONA) delivered at Batasan Pambansa in Quezon City, said the... Read More

PBBM wants to ‘Build Better More’ with focus on railway systems

#PBBMSONA2022MANILA – President Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. is determined to continue his predecessor’s ambitious “Build, Build, Build” infrastructure program but with a new focus on developing the country’s railway system.In his first state of the... Read More

Marcos pushes for issuance of 92 million nat’l IDs by 2023

#PBBMSONA2022MANILA – President Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. has ordered the Philippine Statistics Authority to issue 30 million national IDs by the end of 2022 and reach the target goal of 92 million by the middle of next year, as he cited its vital role in digital... Read More

Gov't to focus on improved STEM performance, F2F classes

#PBBMSONA2022MANILA – The government will focus on developing and refining Filipino students’ performance in the fields of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM).During his first State of the Nation Address (SONA) at Batasang Pambansa Complex in Quezon City on Monday,... Read More

PBBM vows to lower drug prices, bring healthcare closer to people

#PBBMSONA2022MANILA – Affordable medicines for ordinary people and the establishment of easy-to-reach hospitals and health centers for Filipinos living in far-flung rural areas are among the priorities of President Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr.“Beyond the issues that the... Read More

Marcos expresses full support to PH creative industries

#PBBMSONA2022MANILA – President Ferdinand Marcos Jr. on Monday expressed his full support for the promotion and development of the Philippines' creative industries.In his first State of the Nation Address (SONA), the chief executive recognizes the country's pool of talents and the sector's... Read More

PBBM gives marching order on swift relief for disaster victims

#PBBMSONA2022MANILA – President Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. in his first State of the Nation Address (SONA) ordered the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) to ensure swift response and relief operations for all victims of natural disasters in the... Read More

PBBM eyes major boost to tourism with more int'l airports, roads

#PBBMSONA2022MANILA –The country will have more international airports and road improvements to attract more visitors and fast-track tourism's recovery, President Ferdinand Marcos Jr. said Monday.In his State of the Nation Address, Marcos enjoined his Tourism and Public Works chief to make it... Read More

Marcos wants loan condonation for agrarian reform beneficiaries

#PBBMSONA2022MANILA – President Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. urged Congress to pass a law that will lift the burden off agrarian reform beneficiaries who have loan dues so they could concentrate on farm productivity.During his first State of the Nation Address (SONA) on Monday,... Read More

PBBM vows help for farmers by modernizing PH agriculture

#PBBMSONA2022MANILA – The Philippine agriculture is set to be modernized under the new administration, President Ferdinand "Bongbong" Marcos Jr. vowed on Monday in his first State of the Nation Address (SONA).“Ipa-prayoridad natin ang modernisasyon ng mga sakahan sa pamamagitan ng mga... Read More

PBBM eyes tax admin reforms to boost revenue collection

#PBBMSONA2022MANILA – President Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. in his Monday’s State of the Nation Address (SONA) said tax administration reforms will be in place to increase revenue collection as the economy is expected the grow by 6.5 to 7.5 percent this... Read More

BSP keeps market-determined forex policy despite depreciation

#PBBMSONA2022MANILA – Monetary authorities maintain that a market-determined exchange rate policy is still good for the Philippine peso despite its depreciation.To date, the peso is trading at 56-level against the greenback, a far cry from its 53-level at the start of the year.The local unit... Read More

Strengthening ties with foreign partners priority for PBBM

#PBBMSONA2022MANILA – Improving ties with the country's partners, both traditional and non-traditional, is among the priorities of President Ferdinand "Bongbong" Marcos Jr. (PBBM) in the next six years.This was highlighted by the series of engagements between the chief executive, diplomats,... Read More

QC local government, police assure safe SONA on Monday

MANILA – The Quezon City government will strengthen further its security measures for President Ferdinand Marcos Jr.'s first State of the Nation Address (SONA) following a shooting incident at the Ateneo de Manila University campus that left three dead on Sunday.Marcos will deliver his first... Read More

Support PBBM recovery, rebuilding plans: UST dean, lawyers' group

MANILA – On the eve of the first State of the Nation Address (SONA) of President Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr., the dean of the University of Santo Tomas (UST) Faculty of Civil Law and the Quezon City Trial Lawyers League, Inc. (QCTLLI) asked support for the administration and... Read More

‘Build, Build, Build’ continues: Building more for better lives

#PBBMSONA2022MANILA – Early on the presidential campaign, then aspirant Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. vowed to expand the “Build, Build, Build” program, the government’s ambitious infrastructure program“Palalawakin natin ang ‘Build, Build,... Read More

Bongbong Marcos vision: A digital Philippines

#PBBMSONA2022MANILA – The pandemic has highlighted the vital role of digital ecosystems in the efficient delivery of services as demand for connectivity rises.Many brick-and-mortar stores and offices that failed to adapt to the digital world struggled, or even shuttered during the pandemic,... Read More