Over 280,000 tweets during the live TV broadcast of President Duterte’s first-ever State of the Nation Address (SONA)
With much anticipation from Filipinos worldwide, newly-elected Philippine President Rodrigo ‘Roa’ Duterte delivered his first State of the Nation Address (SONA) and Twitter served as a platform for Filipinos around the world to share their thoughts and reactions on this momentous event. In fact, Filipinos and Philippines’ watchers sent over 280,000 Tweets during the live TV broadcast (from 2pm to 6pm today), peaking at over 3,000 Tweets per minute when he talked about the implementation of Reproductive Health Law at 4:29pm during #SONA2016.
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There were several notable conversations on Twitter about the President’s first public address since the inauguration. In addition, the most shared and liked Tweets reflected the points raised during the President’s 92-minute speech that resonated the most among Filipino citizens.
Embeddable Tweet: https://twitter.com/vicegandako/status/757511876221677568
Embeddable Tweet: https://twitter.com/coleengarcia/status/757495367499849729
Embeddable Tweet: https://twitter.com/bongbongmarcos/status/757493906636468224?lang=en
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Embeddable Tweet: https://twitter.com/allanplusdale/status/757491562515304449
“The ability to connect, comment and discuss with others in real-time, especially on a significant event like the President’s first State of the Nation Address is important for the Filipino democracy,” said Pratiksha Rao, Head of Media Partnerships, Twitter Southeast Asia. “This is why we are honored to partner with the current administration and empower them with the necessary platform and tools to make its digital governance efforts possible within and beyond the country’s borders.”
As expected, many Twitter users also made light of some highlights during the speech, welcoming the President’s serious message with humor.
Embeddable Tweet: https://twitter.com/OhGerald/status/757484504176918528
Embeddable Tweet: https://twitter.com/NicoleCurato/status/757441315801935872
Finally, video Tweets from the @PresidentialCom account gave behind-the-scenes access to the latest happenings at Batasang Pambansa before the start of #SONA2016.
Embeddable Tweet: https://twitter.com/PresidentialCom/status/757486972768137217
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