PSG Group Commander COL JESUS P DURANTE III PA confirms, “The President’s 5th State of the Nation Address (SONA) will be held on 27 July 2020 at the House of Representatives (HOR) in Quezon City.”
He said, “The Presidential Security Group together with the Office of the President-Events Management Cluster (OP-EMC) prepares heightened level of security measures from previous SONAs while working closely with other government agencies involved to ensure a 360-degree shield for the President and the safety of the whole venue.”
“With the ongoing pandemic, PSG will enforce additional health security measures adopted from the implementing guidelines of the PSG Task Force COVID-19, Department of Health (DOH), and Inter-Agency Task Force for the Management of Emerging Infectious Diseases (IATF-EID), as expected,” COL DURANTE added.
He also mentioned, “So far, inter-agency meetings with all the involved security agencies have already been conducted and continuous collaborations are in place.”
The Group Commander also ensures, “All our security preparations work towards the end goal of a peaceful, successful, and a COVID-free SONA 2020 of the President.”