On January 24, 1938, President Manuel L. Quezon delivered his third State of the Nation Address, “On the Revision of the System of Taxation,” before the Third Session of the First National Assembly. Above, a 32-second newsreel showing Quezon delivering his SONA.
Here, in the just and equitable solution of social problems, is the real test of the sufficiency of democracy to meet present-day conditions of society.
Gentlemen of the National Assembly: The time to act is now. Deeds and not words is what our people want. We dare not disappoint them.