Some memorable quotes from five previous SONAs
“The fight against criminality and illegal drugs and corruption will be relentless and sustained. There will be no let-up in this campaign. Double your efforts. Triple them, if need be. We will not stop until the last drug lord, the last financier, and the last pusher have surrendered or put behind bars or below the ground, if they so wish. —SONA 2016”
“We will make the next few years the Golden Age of Infrastructure in the Philippines to enhance our mobility and connectivity, and thereby spur development growth equitable in the country. In other words, we are going to build, build and build. —SONA 2017”
“Your concern is human rights, mine is human lives. —SONA 2018”
“I have met the enemy face to face, and sadly the enemy is us. We are our own tormentors. For every transaction, a commission; for every action, extortion; and a request that goes on and on – endlessly and shamelessly. —SONA 2019”
“We live in a troubled time. Our dream of prosperity for our country was suddenly snuffed by a pandemic virulent virus. No nation was spared. Neither rich nor poor were exempt from the onslaught of this deadly disease...To everyone who helped us in this time of great need, maraming salamat po. Let me say that the strength of a nation rests in the hands of the people acting as one with the government, in the pursuit of common goals and objectives. —SONA 2020”
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