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Quips and quotes from Duterte's 2019 SONA

Art cards by Pamela Denice Ramos and Jayvery Lorenzana, ABS-CBN News

Posted at Jul 22 2019 09:18 PM | Updated as of Jul 23 2019 08:19 PM

In his fourth State of the Nation Address (SONA), President Rodrigo Duterte delivered an optimistic outlook for his remaining 3 years in office, while defending his stance on some of the country's most controversial issues.

Sometimes veering off-script, Duterte delivered sharp jabs at political opponents and even threw barbs at fellow government officials who he urged to deliver better service.

At the end of his speech, Duterte vowed that he would do his best to deliver a "better Philippines." However, if he could not do it at the end of 3 years, he said that while he would be "sorry," he would do his best to fulfill his duties as president.

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