Talumpati sa Kalagayan ng Bansa or State of the Nation Address (SONA) is the most awaited speech of the president of the Republic of the Philippines with the Congress of the Philippines. This is in accordance with what is stated in the 1987 Constitution. The SONA is addressed by the president every fourth Monday of July and the venue is at the Plenary Hall of the Batasang Pambansa Complex in Batasan Hills, Quezon City, Metro Manila. This is to let the public know what is happening in the country in different aspects such as economy, projects, funds, etc. This started during the Philippine Commonwealth.
The thing now is what to expect during the SONA? Our current president is Benigno Aquino Jr. and he has been a subject to controversy on the current DAP which is claimed by others as unconstitutional. This is the right time to know about the real score on the said issue. This issue also became a basis for others to file an impeachment rap on him.
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Aside from the DAP issue, probably one of the most awaited part of the speech of the president is the issue on the territorial claims of China on the areas owned by the Philippines. It would be nice to know the issue and the current situation of the said issue. We have known that the country has fought for its right on the said territories claimed to be rich in oil reserves.
In the case of the economy of the country, it is good to know what is happening including the projects that the government has started and currently working along the way. The economy determines the status of the country in terms of socio economic condition, is one of the most looked forward to in the speech.
Other issues that, in behalf of CenterTechNews is expecting to be included in the SONA is the current standing of the case on the pork barrel scam issue and also the three convicted senators who allegedly were involved in the scam named Ramon Bong Revilla Jr., Juan Ponce Enrile and Jinggoy Estrada.
With the issues mentioned above, it is exciting to listen to this year’s SONA. I bet you have in mind an idea on what to expect on the SONA. Well, what is written here are just opinions and expectations that might or may not be included in the speech tomorrow, July 28, 2014. Let us all watch and be updated on 2014 Pres. Benigno Aquino III State of the Nation Address via Live Online Streaming here.