SONA 2019 Promise Tracker

VERA Files tracks the promises President Rodrigo Duterte made a year ago in his 2019 State of the Nation Address (SONA). Find out how he fared.

2019 SONA Promise Tracker

In 2019, President Rodrigo Duterte ended his State of the Nation Address (SONA) with a vision: “a comfortable life for everybody, all…

#SONA2020 VERA Files’ live fact check

On July 27, President Rodrigo Duterte delivered his penultimate State of the Nation Address (SONA), lasting approximately an hour and 40…

Duterte vows support for business amid COVID-19, threatens telcos with expropriation during SONA

President Rodrigo Duterte on Monday vowed support for business in order to rev up the economy that has been ravaged by the effects of the…

SONA 2019 PROMISE TRACKER: Economy

The government's economic team is calling on Congress to immediately pass the remaining packages under the Comprehensive Tax Reform Program…

SONA 2019 Promise Tracker: Infrastructure

With two years remaining in President Rodrigo Duterte’s term, the government is “still committed” to complete “many” of its projects under…

SONA 2019 Promise Tracker: Corruption and Good Governance

Ending government corruption is a campaign promise and an oft-repeated commitment of President Rodrigo Duterte since he took office in June…

SONA Promise Tracker: Environment

Most of the promises related to the protection and preservation of the environment made during President Rodrigo Duterte’s fourth State of…

SONA 2019 PROMISE TRACKER: Social services

In his fourth year in office, while President Rodrigo Duterte signed a law that will provide a wage hike for civilian employees of the…

SONA 2019 PROMISE TRACKER: Media

More than halfway into his six-year term, President Rodrigo Duterte has neither made new promises nor followed through on previous ones…

SONA 2019 Promise Tracker: Peace agenda

Less than two years before President Rodrigo Duterte’s six-year term ends in 2022, two of his promises on his peace agenda have been…

SONA 2019 Promise Tracker: Armed Forces

President Rodrigo Duterte barely mentioned the continuing modernization of the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) in his fourth state of…

SONA 2019 Promise Tracker: Foreign Relations

The rising tensions with China in the West Philippine Sea hogged President Rodrigo Duterte’s fourth state of the nation address in 2019,…

SONA 2019 Promise Tracker: Drugs and Crime

Expressing disappointment over his failure to deliver on a campaign promise to end the drug menace, President Rodrigo Duterte repeated in…

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