SONA addresses Filipinos, not Tagalogs @plsburydoughboy @momblogger

Tagalog is a southern Luzon dialect. English is a national language understood by Filipinos across the entire Philippine archipelago and is the lingua franca of international statesmanship. This is the 21st Century and the outlook of most modern societies is towards a more global perspective while looking out for local interests. You can do both (think global and act local as the cliche goes) in English.

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