By LUIS V. TEODORO Vantage Point | BusinessWorld Some Filipinos complain that the State of the Nation Address or SONA has become too politicized, but not just in one, but in two senses has it always been political. Delivering the SONA is a duty required of the President by the Constitution, and it’s been a…
“We are ‘notorious’ only in the hearts of those who make the people suffer, but we are loved by the people.”
Members of progressive organisations from various sectors hurdled police blockades to deliver the true state of the nation, July 27. Photos by Dee Ayroso, Fred Dabu, Anne Marxe D. Umil, Marya Salamat, Bettina Catli, Kathrina Manuel and Christine Cabanatan Editing by Ronalyn V. Olea Music: Live performance by LAPIS Produced by Bulatlat Multimedia
By BENJIE OLIVEROS Bulatlat perspective Called by Asian Development Bank president Takehiko Nakao as a potential “rising star of Asia,” is the country really headed toward being an economically developed country as President Aquino boasted in his last State of the Nation Address (SONA)? Well, for one this is not the first time that an…
“Aquino repeated the general outline of his previous SONAs. It goes like this: first, blame the previous administration, cite parents, then give out some cherry-picked data. Blame anyone else…for other shortcomings.” – Kabataan Rep. Terry Ridon
Artists bring their art, songs and dance to depict the people’s lives at the SONA protest.
“This run down MRT is like Noynoy Aquino’s rotten administration, which should’ve long been replaced — useless, unreliable, and a danger to people’s lives.”
As President Benigno Aquino III delivered his last State of the Nation Address (SONA), netizens shared their insights and sentiments.