Tuesday, August 7, 2012
State of the Nation Address 2012 Philippines
July 23, 2012 – another memorable day of the year. This was the day when President Aquino delivered his SONA to the Congress of the Philippines at the Batasang Pambansa Complex in Quezon City. Citizens from all over the country witnessed this much awaited event of the year. Government officials and guests were also ravishingly dressed to witness the event. Of course it is not so surprising to see rallies everywhere during this day.
President Aquino delivered a speech consisting of 8890 words and he got interrupted 120 times for
applauses. His SONA this year really outnumbered the applauses he got from last year. He got 29 during his first SONA and 48 during his SONA last year. He still failed to top the record of former president Gloria Macapagal who got 126 applauses during her SONA way back in 2009. But the sudden burst of applauses meant a lot to everyone because it simply states that for the two years he has been serving the country, he is doing quite a good job.
When he talked about the “Responsible Parenthood Bill” or the much known RH Bill, he got the longest and loudest applause. Some of the officials there also gave him a standing ovation for that.
"Forgive and forget na lang ba para sa mga naulila ng limampu't pitong biktima ng masaker sa
Maguindanao? Maibabalik ba sila ng forgive and forget?" Aquino said. This was another part of his
speech where he was overwhelmed with applauses.
President Aquino had made at least 7 drafts before he got his speech done.
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