We have made significant progress – Philippine President Ferdinand Marcos Jr

2023 July 17

KADIWA NG PANGULO. President Ferdinand R. Marcos Jr. delivers his speech during the memorandum of agreement signing on the establishment of “Kadiwa ng Pangulo” in local government units nationwide during his visit to the City of San Fernando, Pampanga on Monday (July 17, 2023). Marcos said his second State of the Nation Address on July 24 will be a performance report for the Filipino people.

MANILA – President Ferdinand R. Marcos Jr. on Monday said his upcoming State of the Nation Address (SONA) next week will be a performance report for the Filipino people.

During his SONA set on July 24, his second, Marcos said he would discuss the programs and projects he mentioned in his previous address, show those that have been accomplished, and the things that still need to be done.

“That’s what I want to explain to the people — that we have made significant progress. We can see the difference now not only in terms of how the system works, how the government works,” Marcos said on the sideline of the distribution of government assistance in Pampanga.

“It’s really very simple. It’s just a performance report for Filipinos to see – sa dami ng mga pronouncements, sa dami ng mga salita, kung ito ba ay talagang may kabuluhan o salita lamang [with the many pronouncements, the words, if these make sense or just plain words].”

He added that he wanted to explain to the Filipinos the significant progress in the Philippines, especially on how the international community perceives the country.

“It is also in how we are now seen or judged in the international community. That’s equally important,” he added.

Anna Leah Gonzales (PNA)