Paul Soriano tapped to direct Marcos' first SONA | Inquirer Entertainment

Paul Soriano tapped to direct Marcos’ first SONA

/ 02:37 PM July 20, 2022
Paul Soriano

President Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr., Sen. Mark Villar and Paul Soriano. Image: Instagram/@paulsoriano1017

Paul Soriano was appointed to be the director of President Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr.’s first State of the Nation Address (SONA), which will be held on Monday, July 25.

Soriano, who is the nephew of Marcos’ wife Liza Araneta-Marcos, confirmed his role in the upcoming event, as reported by Mario Dumaual of ABS-CBN yesterday, July 19.


“I am grateful and honored for this rare opportunity. Anytime the President needs me, I will deliver and do my best,” the filmmaker was quoted as saying.

Soriano will reportedly rehearse on July 24 with Marcos, whose speech will be “concise, clear and direct to the point,” according to the director.


“The real challenge is for the public to hear him well,” Soriano added. “After all, this is a two-way process where listening skills [are] important to hear his message.”

Soriano has been producing Marcos’ TV and online ads since the latter’s stint as vice governor and governor of Ilocos Norte. Meanwhile, actress-TV host Toni Gonzaga, the filmmaker’s wife, endorsed Marcos during his candidacy and hosted his campaign rallies. Anne Pasajol/JB


Quark Henares questions use of filmmakers for SONA

WATCH: ‘Les Miserables’ song in Tagalog gets rousing rendition from Angel, Iza, Enchong and more for #SONAgkaisa

Read Next
Don't miss out on the latest news and information.

Subscribe to INQUIRER PLUS to get access to The Philippine Daily Inquirer & other 70+ titles, share up to 5 gadgets, listen to the news, download as early as 4am & share articles on social media. Call 896 6000.

TAGS: Directors, Ferdinand Marcos Jr., Paul Soriano, State of the Nation Address, Toni Gonzaga
For feedback, complaints, or inquiries, contact us.

© Copyright 1997-2022 | All Rights Reserved

We use cookies to ensure you get the best experience on our website. By continuing, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. To find out more, please click this link.