President Benigno Aquino III will deliver his second State of the Nation Address.
MANILA, Philippines – Amidst many issues that the present administration is dealing with and doing its best to address the nation’s concerns, the 51-year-old and 15th President of the Republic of the Philippines, His Excellency, Benigno Simeon ‘Noynoy’ Aquino III will deliver his second State of t he Nation Address (SONA) today, July 25 at Batasang Pambansa Complex, Quezon City.
Constitutionally-based, according to Article VII, Section 23 of the 1987 Philippines Constitution: "The President shall address the Congress at the opening of its regular session. He may also appear before it at any other time." Aquino will highlight achievements—what he has done for his first year as well as where he envisioned to lead the nation for the following year.
President Benigno Aquino III will highlight what he has done in his first year in office since his assumption into power on June 30, 2010 as well as where he intends to bring the country the following year.
The President’s Cabinet has just concluded the Pilipinas Natin Cabinet Cluster fora in the run up for today’s SONA. The series tackled were economic growth, investments, climate change mitigation and food security, and other clusters discussed human development and poverty reduction, climate change adaptation and mitigation, security, justice and peace as well as good governance and anti-corruption.
Deputy Presidential spokesperson Abigail Valte said, “Kailangan po nating tandaan na ang Pangulong Aquino po ay nahalal noong 2010 dahil sa kanyang pangakong anti-corruption program, at ipakikita po ng Pangulo kung ano ang nagawa na to fulfill that promise in the year or so that he has been in office.”
The SONA serves as the President’s report to his real ‘bosses’—the Filipino people.
Despite the expected heavy jam on the streets of Metro Manila, Malacañang announced earlier that classes and work in government offices will have no suspensionand that traffic rerouting scheme along Metro Manila’s thoroughfares leading to Batasang Pambansa Complex will be implemented though in line with the SONA.
As early as 12:01 a.m, north-bound and south-bound lanes of Commonwealth Avenue from Quezon Memorial Circle or Philcoa to Fairview will be cleared and illegally parked vehicles will be towed according to Police Superintendent Arnold Casingal Santiago of Quezon City Police District’s traffic enforcement unit.
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