Twitter once again captured another important moment in our history with President Duterte’s State of the Nation Address (SONA) with over 337,000 Tweets generated from all over the country.
Filipinos Notable Twitter Reactions for this Year’s SONA: Over 337,000 Tweets for #SONA2017
Twitter is the place to #seeeveryside of a story happening real time. This includes the second State of the Nation Address (SONA) by President of the Philippines Rodrigo Roa Duterte. Filipinos flocked to Twitter to voice out their thoughts and opinions about the two-hour long report of the President. This year’s #SONA2017 generated more than 337,000 Tweets.
As expected, there were mixed reactions regarding the President’s speech. Here are some of the top Tweets related to #SONA2017.
tomorrow’s SONA be like
duterte talking abt drugs:
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duterte talking abt other issues of the country:
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— ???? ?????????? (@tweetienidickie) July 23, 2017
— Matt Ramos (@mattramos77) July 24, 2017
— Joshua (@ACJooom) July 24, 2017
— Cleve Arguelles (@CleveArguelles) July 24, 2017
#SONA2017 aka we watch an old guy rant about how “everybody hates me” blah blah for 2 hours
— Millennial of Manila (@MillennialOfMNL) July 24, 2017
And below are the Top 10 hashtags related to #SONA2017.
From discussing about this administration’s achievements for the past year to sharing opinions of the attendees’ fashion, people went to Twitter to be part of the real-time conversation. Filipinos’ wit and sense of humor went all out on Twitter as they made funny remarks about the politicians’ sense of fashion.
— Miguel Carlos Pel (@pelmiguelcarlos) July 24, 2017
: Mukhang high school project sa Home Economics yung top. pic.twitter.com/FnY5NkEzwe
— SEMILYA CLARKE (@Watdahel_Marcel) July 24, 2017
— Sebastian Castro (@Seb_Castro) July 24, 2017
A Twitter user even created his own SONA 2017 BINGO CARD to predict what possible topics that Pres. Duterte would present on his speech. Throughout the Live Television coverage, he updated his card through a Twitter thread (click the Tweet link to view the whole thread).
— Ivan Pulanco (@IvanAtHome) July 24, 2017
The country’s President is widely known for being straightforward and vocal person. With that, a Twitter user spent time counting how many times he used invectives in his SONA and in fact, was one of the top Tweets related to #SONA2017.
Putangina – 5
GAGO – I
Son of a bitch – II
Shit – I
Tarantado – I
Nyeta – I
Gungong – I#SONA2017
— Jeck ? (@iamcirej) July 24, 2017
Supporters of Pres. Duterte also appreciated his honesty and expressed their appreciation to him through Twitter.
— PatchMD (@patavery_md) July 24, 2017
— Gorgeous ???? (@konisgrateful) July 24, 2017