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CNN Philippines to deliver cross-platform comprehensive coverage of SONA 2020

CNN Philippines to deliver cross-platform comprehensive coverage of SONA 2020

During these unprecedented times, CNN Philippines brings extensive and comprehensive multi-platform coverage of President Rodrigo Duterte’s 5th State of the Nation Address (SONA), and the opening of the second regular session of the 18th Congress on Monday, July 27th.  

CNN: The Lineup

Kicking off the day’s coverage at 5:00 a.m. is a special edition of Politics As Usual with Pia Hontiveros. It will tackle the costs and consequences and the government’s recovery plan amid this pandemic. It will be followed by New Day SONA Edition, anchored live by Ria Trillo and Ruth Cabal. 

Dr. Freddie Gomez speaks to medical experts on the government’s mitigation and containment efforts in The Doctor Is In at 8:00 a.m. 

The Source with Pinky Webb goes one-on-one with Senate President Tito Sotto and House Speaker Alan Peter Cayetano at 8:30 a.m. 

The Exchange with Rico Hizon takes a closer look at the economic impact and implications of the coronavirus.  

CNN Philippines Special Presentation

Pia Hontiveros, Pinky Webb and Rico Hizon will countdown to the President’s speech with a CNN Philippines Special Presentation at 2:00 p.m. Guests will include political analyst, Dindo Manhit; former Presidential Spokesperson Edwin Lacierda; Alvin Ang, Economics Professor; and former Health Secretary Dr. Manuel Dayrit. 


The network’s correspondents will be reporting live throughout the day and night. Joyce Ilas will closely monitor developments at the Senate while Xianne Arcangel will report on all the activities at the House of Representatives. Our Triciah Terada will be focusing on the President’s movements from Malacañang Palace.  David Santos and Gerg Cahiles will keep a close eye on the planned protests along Commonwealth Avenue.

See Also

 Evening coverage will continue with post-game perspective and analysis from the President’s speech from 6:00 p.m. onwards.

 CNN will provide visual coverage of events related to the SONA.

 All live programs will be streaming on and on Facebook.

 Let CNN Philippines be your guide to SONA 2020.

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