Paul Soriano is set to direct the upcoming State of the Nation (SONA) address, the first one for the new President, Ferdinand Marcos Jr.

The filmmaker, known for movies like “Siargao”, “First Love”, and “Mananita”, told ABS-CBN News that he is grateful and honoured for the rare opportunity.

“Anytime the President needs me, I will deliver and do my best,” he said.

As for his plans for the said SONA, the filmmaker said that it will be simple and traditional, with the objective of focusing on his message.

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

Prior to Paul, the most recent SONA under the Duterte administration was helmed by Joyce Bernal, and Brillante Mendoza before that.

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Paul and wife Toni Gonzaga are known to be firm supporters of Marcos

(Photo Source: Paul Soriano Instagram)