By Arjay L. Balinbin, Reporter
Film and television director Joyce E. Bernal will be directing President Rodrigo R. Duterte’s third State of the Nation Address (SONA) for free.
Wala naman po. Hindi naman po kailangan ng kontrata. Unless, kailanganin ng gobyerno. I don’t think kailangan ng kontrata (There’s no contract. I don’t think there’s a need for one, unless the government requires it),” Ms. Bernal told reporters in a chance interview on Wednesday, July 18.
She added: “For free po. Presidente natin ‘yan eh, and para din to sa mga tao. Para din sa mga kababayan natin. Para sa mga kapwa ko Pinoy. Kailangan pa ba magpabayad dun? Hindi ako magpapabayad. (It’s free. That’s our president. And this is also for the people, for our countrymen. Do I need to get paid for that? I won’t ask for it.)”