Direk Joyce Bernal to direct Duterte’s SONA for free

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Think of romantic comedy films — her name will most probably come to mind. But to direct a SONA?

Indeed, another movie director who happens to be popular for her romantic-comedy films will be directing the country’s 16th President Rodrigo Duterte’s third State of the Nation Address (SONA). Moreover, know that it’s for free.

As per a story by GMA News, the 50-year-old director said there’s no need for a work contract; well, unless the government will so require it.

She disclosed: “For free po… Presidente natin ‘yan e, and para din to sa mga tao, para din sa mga kababayan natin, para sa mga kapwa ko Pinoy, para sa mundo na gustong malaman kung paano tayo.”

[It’s free, being our president, and this is also for our countrymen, for my fellow Filipinos, for the world to know our status.]

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She said that among the changes to happen is to make the SONA brighter for the audience feel that they are a part of the promised change.

This means she will be requesting for more lighting from the Presidential Communications and Operations Office (PCOO) to bring about a lighter and cleaner atmosphere.

For the records, she is not disclosing the possibility that there will be criticisms after the SONA, but whatever — she’ll be prepared for it.

President Duterte is set to address the Congress as it convenes its regular session on Monday, July 23.

The renowned television series and comedy films director Brillante Mendoza was the president’s previous SONA director .

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