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Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte addressed the Filipino people at around 4.15 pm today. If you weren’t able to watch Duterte’s first State of the Nation Address (SONA) or weren’t able to catch everything he said, take a look at the summary below to see what to expect under Duterte's administration.

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The Philippines has a high number of holidays throughout the year, most of them to celebrate religious festivities or national heroes. Here is the list of nationwide holidays in 2016.

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Malacañang Palace has announced the regular and special non-working holidays this 2015. Note that the Philippines have so-called long weekends. This happens when a holiday falls on a weekend and the President deems Friday or Monday a holiday.

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The Presidential Museum and Library in Manila is one of the oldest structures in the country. It displays a number of art pieces connected to the country’s former executives and their first ladies.

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In January 2015, the leader of the Catholic church visited Manila as well as areas in the Visayas that had been devasted by Typhoon Yolanda.

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Chinese-Filipinos Ivan Man Dy and Anson Yu let tourists and locals experience more of Manila's rich historical past through engaging and fun walking tours of its storied quarters. 

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After decades of armed conflict and 17 years of negotiations, the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) and the government of the Philippines have signed a historic peace treatment on March 27. 

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