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Duterte’s SONA speech made his communications secretary cry

President Rodrigo Duterte's self-written speech for his first State of the Nation Address on Monday made his communications secretary cry.

"The address of the President, personally written by the President, will be a very powerful speech that will awaken the patriot in every Filipino," Presidential Communications Office Secretary Martin Andanar told the media Sunday, during a press conference at the Royal Mandaya Hotel in Davao City.

Andanar said that the Presidential Broadcast Staff Radio Television Malacañang spent hours reviewing the speech, which has been revised at least 10 times.

"When I read the speech, ayaw ko pong mag-exaggerate pero the first time I read the speech, it made me cry. Ganoon po kaganda, ganoon po ka makabagbag-damdamin iyong speech ng Pangulo natin," the communications secretary said.

He said Duterte's address will last at least 38 minutes.

Duterte will deliver his first SONA at 4 p.m. on Monday, July 25. —Joseph Tristan Roxas/ALG, GMA News