Wednesday, July 17, 2019

CNN Philippines rolls out extensive coverage plans for Duterte's 4th SONA

CNN Philippines rolls out an extensive, multi-platform coverage of President Rodrigo Duterte’s 4th State of the Nation Address (SONA) on Monday, July 22, starting at 6:00am. Halfway through the term of the Duterte Administration, the President will deliver his annual address at the Batasang Pambansa before newly elected members of the 18th Congress, dominated by the ruling PDP-Laban and its allies.  

The network’s award-winning journalists led by Pia Hontiveros and Pinky Webb will provide real-time and comprehensive coverage of the annual address with a mix of live news, special programs and in-depth interviews with key newsmakers. 

Correspondents Joyce Ilas and Xianne Archangel will be across the opening of the 18th Congress ahead of the President’s annual address.  The network’s Malacañang correspondent Ina Andolong will be following the President’s movements all throughout the day. David Santos and Gerg Cahiles will be closely monitoring the security situation before, during, and after the speech.  

On the lighter side of the full-day ceremony, a photo essay chronicling President Duterte’s day, along with a collection of photos of various fashion pieces worn by guests during the SONA will also be shared on ‪‬.‬‬

CNN Philippines’ resident political analysts and subject-matter experts will provide post-SONA analysis and a rundown of how the current administration fares vis-à-vis promises made and how these impact the economy and the Filipinos in general.

In advance of Monday’s speech, CNN Philippines airs an hour-long Politics As Usual Special Edition anchored by Pia Hontiveros on Friday, July 19 at 6:30pm. The one-hour special will look back, look ahead and dig deeper into the administration’s performance and plans for the country. 

Catch the CNN Philippines SONA programs and special coverage of President Duterte’s 4th SONA. Tune in on July 22 at 6am on Free TV channel 9, Sky Cable channel 14, Cignal TV channel 10, live streaming via,, iflix app under NEWS section and HOOQ app under Channels.

CNN Philippines is seen on free TV Manila RPN – TV9, Cebu RPN – TV9, Davao RPN – TV 9, Zamboanga RPN – TV5, Baguio RPN – TV12, Bacolod RPN – TV8; Cable TV thru Sky Cable - Channel 14 (Metro Manila), Sky Cable – Channel 6 (Cebu, Davao, Bacolod, Iloilo and Baguio), Destiny Cable – Channel 14, Cablelink Channel 14, Cignal – Channel 10, Dream Cable- Channel 13.

Connect and engage with CNN Philippines through web (, Twitter (@cnnphilippines), Facebook ( and Instagram (@cnnphilippines).

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