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Duterte supporters pack IBP Road ahead of Sona

 

MANILA, Philippines — Supporters of President Rodrigo Duterte have started to gather ahead of the President’s State of the Nation Address (Sona).

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Duterte’s supporters came from different parts of Luzon including Bulacan, Cordillera and parts of Metro Manila. They started arriving as early as 9 a.m. at IBP Road, a few blocks away from Batasang Pambansa where Duterte is set to deliver his 4th Sona.

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The Quezon City Police District estimated the pro-Duterte crowd at 1,160 as of 12 noon.

Ahead of the main program where prominent Duterte supporters will make speeches, the crowd was entertained with a concert.

Attendees also endured the searing heat of 31 degrees Celsius, but an actual feel of 39 degrees Celsius.

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A portion of the IBP Road was already closed to traffic for the President’s 4th Sona at the Batasang Pambansa.  /muf

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