1972 State of the Nation Address (SONA) – Strength through Crisis, Growth in Freedom

Message of His Excellency Ferdinand E. Marcos President of the Philippines To the Congress On the State of the Nation [Delivered at the Legislative Building, Manila, January 24, 1972] “STRENGTH THROUGH CRISIS, GROWTH IN FREEDOM” I. INTRODUCTION In these times of rupture—of a breaking of nations, of radical change in values, of sudden departures and great,… Read more

1970 State of the Nation Address (SONA) – National Discipline: The Key to our Future

Message of His Excellency Ferdinand E. Marcos President of the Philippines To the Congress On the State of the Nation [Delivered at the Legislative Building, Manila, January 26, 1970] “National Discipline: The Key to our Future” I. INTRODUCTION This is for me a historic privilege. No man can be exalted higher than to be chosen twice… Read more

1969 State of the Nation Address (SONA) – New Filipinism: The Turning Point

Message of His Excellency Ferdinand E. Marcos President of the Philippines To the Congress On the State of the Nation   [Delivered at the Legislative Building, Manila, January 27, 1969]   “New Filipinism: The Turning Point”   INTRODUCTION A NATION TRANSFORMED I have come to report to you on a nation transformed. Twelve months ago, I… Read more

1967 State of the Nation Address (SONA) – The Epic of Nation-Building

Message of His Excellency Ferdinand E. Marcos President of the Philippines To the Congress On the State of the Nation [Delivered at the Legislative Building, Manila, January 23, 1967] “The Epic of Nation-Building” In a moment like this, it is always fruitful to consider our relationship, and perhaps our relevance, to our own history. A historian… Read more

1966 State of the Nation Address (SONA) – Address on the State of the Nation

Message of His Excellency Ferdinand E. Marcos President of the Philippines To the Congress On the State of the Nation [Delivered at the Legislative Building, Manila, on January 24, 1966] Mr. Senate President, Mr. Speaker, Mr. Chief Justice, Members of the Senate and House of Representatives, excellencies, friends, my countrymen. Today, I come to Congress as… Read more

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