11 Funniest Memes from President Rodrigo Duterte’s SONA 2018

  • Filipino netizens’ made notable Tweets to this year’s SONA
  • A roundup of this year’s funniest #SONA2018 tweets and reactions

As mandated by the 1987 Constitution, the President of the Republic of the Philippines must give an annual State of the Nation Address (SONA) to a joint session of the Congress of the Philippines every fourth Monday of July.

That day is today, July 23, and Filipinos are all tuned in to what President Rodrigo Duterte had to present to his people at the Batasang Pambansa Complex in Quezon City.

Screencap of ANC’s Special Live Coverage of SONA 2018

As the President enumerated the administration’s accomplishments under his term, and the other issues he would address in the future, Netizens couldn’t help but voice their oft-funny opinions on social media.

Can you blame them? This is an important matter for our country, and the opinion of the people is of utmost importance, especially when it’s delivered with scathing humor.

The annual SONA always generates a lot of buzz on social media, as people take to Facebook and Twitter to post their running commentaries. In fact, SONA-related hashtags immediately dominated the Twitter Trending topics.

Screencap of Twitter Trending Topics

 

From poking fun at the fashion choices of legislators to their thoughts on what the President has to say, here are some of the funny tweets from #SONA2018:

1. President Duterte’s Ultimate Fan Boy is…

Screencap: Mia Magdalena | Twitter

2. The Love of Money is Corrosive.

Screencap: Rod Magaru | Twitter

3. Thunderous Applause.

Screencap: Purple Nerdy | Twitter

4. Choose Your Fighter.

Screencap: Rex | Twitter

5. She’s Back!

Screencap: Ash Respeto | Twitter

6. Palibre Naman!

Screencap: Miguel Joaquin | Twitter

7. Blood-inspired Gown

Screencap: JR Castillo | Twitter

8. Yee-haw!

Screencap: Eis Balcueva | Twitter

9. Glow in two pictures

Screencap: Pachuci | Twitter

10. Black Panther is #Shookt

Screencap: Jover Laurio | Twitter

11. Robredo Vs. Pacquiao

Screencap: Alt Bongbong Marcos | Twitter

What did you think of this year’s SONA? What moments stood out to you? Let us know in the comments below!

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