#Sona2016 – Powerful Words from President Rody Duterte

#Sona2016 – Powerful Words from President Rody Duterte


I know everyone ‘s still can’t get over about the FIRST SONA of our beloved President Rody. And so far, this has been the most favorite and most watched SONA in the Philippine History. Why? I could sum it all up as:

  1. Straightforward
  2. No bullshits
  3. No finger-pointing
  4. Action-driven vision, mission and goals
  5. Everyone is all ears, all eyes and all understanding

And so, I was able to list down some powerful statements from his State of the Nation Address.  My favorite one is that when he mentioned about “In God’s name, let us not hate each other.” How about you? What’s the most striking statement for you?

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“We cannot move forward if we allow the past to pull us back.”

“Finger-pointing is not the way of honorable men.”

“I will not waste precious time dwelling on the sins of the past or blaming those who are perceived to be responsible for the mess that we are in and suffering from.”
“The present is what we are concerned of.”
“Equal right and equal protection for everyone.”
“We must have the courage to fight for what we believed in.”

“Courage has no limits. Cowardice does.”

“While I believe that there should be a separation of state and church, I believe quite strongly that there should be no separation between God and state.”
“The fight against criminality, illegal drugs and corruption will be relentless and sustained.”
“Abuse your authority and there will be hell to pay.” – Addressed to the National police and Government Officials
“In this quest, I will put at stake my honor, my life and my Presidency.”
“It is our duty to uplift the people’s welfare and their human rights especially the poor.”

“Human Rights must work to Uplift HUMAN DIGNITY. But Human Rights cannot be used as a shield and as an excuse to destroy the country.”

“All of us want peace. Not the peace of the dead but the peace of the living.”
“In God’s name, let us not hate each other too much.”
“I assure you this will be a clean government.”


“I am for comfort and welfare of the Filipinos.”


“He who is the cause of the cause is the cause of them all.”

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