While President Rodrigo Duterte did not follow his prepared State of the Nation Address (SoNA) script to the letter, his hour-and-a-half-long speech produced these inspiring lines that give Filipinos a preview of his leadership:
1. “Courage knows no limits, cowardice does.”
2. “In this quest I will put at stake my honor, my life, my presidency.”
3. “Finger pointing is not the way of honorable men.”
4. “He who is the cause of the cause, is the cause of them all.”
5. “All of us want peace, not peace of the dead of course, but the peace of the living.”
6. The bona fide media has always been our partner for change."
7. "This will be a clean government."
8. "And the Filipino, disciplined, informed, and involved, shall rise from the rubbles of sorrow and pain."
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