SONA 2022

'Masagana 150' key agricultural focus of PBBM admin

#PBBMSONA2022MANILA– The Department of Agriculture (DA) is looking into a "Masagana 150" program that will target to produce 150 cavans of rice harvest per hectare, Undersecretary Kristine Evangelista has said.President Ferdinand "Bongbong" Marcos Jr.’s father and namesake, the late... Read More

Digital billboards for PBBM's 1st SONA add to Pinoy optimism

MANILA – Two days before President Ferdinand "Bongbong" Marcos Jr. delivers his first State of the Nation Address (SONA), Filipinos are enthralled by digital billboards that also serve as invitation to watch the Chief Executive discuss key policies and priorities.Advertising agency Digital... Read More

Boosting renewables amid high fuel prices under Marcos admin

#PBBMSONA2022MANILA – The renewable energy (RE) is expected to get a boost under the Marcos administration as it aims to tap available resources to ensure additional supply to benefit more households.Citing the importance of providing low-cost power supply, President Ferdinand... Read More

Watch party, street concert set for Marcos' 1st SONA

MANILA – Thousands of supporters of President Ferdinand "Bongbong" Marcos Jr. will join the watch party and street concert for the Chief Executive's first State of the Nation Address (SONA) on Monday.Dubbed "SONA All: Kilos Suporta para sa Pagbangon at Pagkakaisa”, the festive event will... Read More

NCRPO to SONA protesters: Keep peace, follow gov't rules

MANILA – The National Capital Region Police Office (NCRPO) is appealing to groups to keep their demonstrations peaceful during the first State of the Nation Address (SONA) of President Ferdinand "Bongbong" Marcos Jr. on Monday.NCRPO spokesperson, Lt. Col. Jenny Tecson, called on leftist... Read More

QC allows SONA protesters on Commonwealth Ave., IBP Road

MANILA – The Quezon City government has allowed so-called progressive groups to hold protest rallies along Commonwealth Avenue while government supporters may gather along IBP Road (also known as Batasan Road) during the first State of the Nation Address (SONA) of President Ferdinand... Read More

Sugar producers group upbeat on PBBM’s fertilizer purchase plan

BACOLOD CITY – The Confederation of Sugar Producers Associations Inc. (Confed) has expressed optimism about the move of President Ferdinand Marcos Jr. to address the soaring prices of fertilizers.In a statement here on Thursday, Confed national president Raymond Montinola said they welcome the... Read More

Metro Manila gun ban starts ahead of SONA

MANILA – The Philippine National Police (PNP) reminded firearms owners that a gun ban is in effect in Metro Manila starting Friday, as part of security measures for the first State of the Nation Address (SONA) of President Ferdinand "Bongbong" Marcos Jr. on July 25.Maj. Gen. Valeriano de... Read More

Batasan declared no-fly zone for PBBM's first SONA

MANILA – In order to ensure security and safety during the first State of the Nation Address (SONA) of President Ferdinand Marcos Jr. on Monday, the Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines (CAAP) will be enforcing limited and no-fly zones at the House of Representatives and its immediate... Read More

PBBM pledges ‘safer, more prosperous' PH amid challenging times

#PBBMSONA2022MANILA – President Ferdinand "Bongbong" Marcos Jr. has assumed the presidency amid difficult times, given the pressing national security challenges that continue to plague the country.The pitfalls of lawlessness and armed conflict, territorial disputes, and economic and social... Read More

PBBM admin to modify value-chain for yield hike, affordable food

#PBBMSONA2022MANILA – Ensuring food sufficiency for a so-called agricultural country remains a holistic challenge for the Philippines considering the post-coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) pandemic effects, the Ukraine-Russia conflict resulting in food crisis worldwide, and the accelerating... Read More

80% of invitees confirm attendance in PBBM's maiden SONA

MANILA – House of Representatives Secretary-General Mark Llandro Mendoza on Wednesday said 70 to 80 percent of invitees to President Ferdinand Marcos Jr.'s first State of the Nation Address (SONA) have confirmed their attendance."We sent out mga around 1,360 invitations, so we're just waiting... Read More

PSG in ‘final stages of preparation’ for PBBM’s 1st SONA

MANILA – The Presidential Security Group (PSG) is in the “final stages of preparation” for the first State of the Nation Address (SONA) of President Ferdinand "Bongbong" Marcos Jr. on July 25, its commander said Wednesday.In an interview with reporters, PSG Commander, Col. Ramon... Read More

Organic farming eyed as solution to high fertilizer prices

TACLOBAN CITY – The Department of Agriculture (DA) is pushing for the practice of organic farming in Eastern Visayas in response to the rising prices of fertilizers and growing demand for healthier food.During the regional organic agriculture congress here on Wednesday, DA 8 (Eastern Visayas)... Read More

Continuity: Building on progress in transport sector under Marcos

#PBBMSONA2022MANILA – Public transit ridership fell sharply at the height of the pandemic, putting the once busy roads and railways to a standstill when the country entered mandatory lockdowns in 2020.But amid the health crisis, the Department of Transportation (DOTr) saw an opportunity to... Read More

Commonwealth Ave. 'no rally zone' on SONA day: PNP

MANILA – The whole stretch of Commonwealth Avenue in Quezon City has been declared a no-rally zone as part of security measures for the first State of the Nation Address (SONA) of President Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. on July 25, the Philippine National Police (PNP) said... Read More

PBBM order to secure PH territory trickles down to defense sector

#PBBMSONA2022MANILA – Like previous commanders-in-chief before him, President Ferdinand "Bongbong" R. Marcos Jr. vowed to "defend every square inch of the country's territory".In this regard, the Department of National Defense (DND) has a vital role in protecting the country’s... Read More

Tourism 'major pillar' of economic growth under Marcos

#PBBMSONA2022MANILA– After two years of sparse crowds in popular attractions, the Philippines is slowly seeing the return of visitors and hoping for the tourism sector's rebound soon.Revitalizing the sector -- one of the hardest hit at the onset of the health crisis in 2020 -- is one of the... Read More

Nearly 22K cops to secure 1st Marcos SONA

MANILA – The Philippine National Police (PNP) will deploy close to 22,000 personnel to secure the first State of the Nation Address (SONA) of President Ferdinand "Bongbong" Marcos Jr. at the Batasang Pambansa in Quezon City on July 25.From the original plan of 15,174 personnel, the deployment... Read More

Follow SONA gun ban or face raps, PNP warns arms holders

MANILA – The Philippine National Police (PNP) on Friday warned all licensed gun owners to refrain from carrying their firearms in Metro Manila from July 22 to 27, where a gun ban will be in effect for the first State of the Nation Address (SONA) of President Ferdinand "Bongbong" Marcos... Read More