HEADS UP: Why the President’s Last SONA Matters (July 20)

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Here’s a Heads Up from reporter on news that you need to know today, July 20:

POLITICS EXPLAINED

  • The President’s last SONA is more than a valedictory address, it’s an attempt to define the conversation on their legacy while setting the tone for the following year’s elections.
  • The Philippines has a history of prosecuting former presidents when they step down. Over the weekend, incumbent Rodrigo Duterte said he was considering running for vice president to continue enjoying immunity from suit.

2022 ELECTIONS

  • Pasig Mayor Vico Sotto said he was not entertaining calls for him to run for higher office, even the presidency, as he is focused on his work in the city.
  • Sen. Juan Miguel Zubiri is running for reelection next year as an independent alongside other reelectionists and former senators.
  • Duterte’s declaration that he would continue to be immune from suit should he win as vice president will be a question of jurisprudence, said the Palace.
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