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SONA 2013: President Aquino to deliver State of the Nation Address on July 22

Philippine President Benigno Aquino III (PNoy) is set to give his 2013 State of the Nation Address (SONA) on Monday, July 22. More than the fashion sense of our beloved lawmakers, we are more interested in what would be contents of the president’s address.


This was taken during the 2011 SONA

Will there be real good news for the Filipino people or there’d just be another set of false hopes? Will he bombard us with statistics on developments or just plain lies?

While we are yet to know what would be the transcript of his address, let’s all hope that the President gives something worthy of listening, and believing. Something that could encourage us to do more, believe more in the Government, and live more for the benefits of the majority.

SONA is required by the 1987 Constitution of the Philippines and must be delivered every fourth Monday of July at the Batasang Pambansa Complex in Batasan Hills, Quezon City.

Everyone has expectations, definitely. What are yours? Let us know in the comments below.

We would be providing you transcripts and videos of SONA 2013 here. Feel free to comeback. Bookmark this post for future reference.

We will be listening to SONA as it happens tomorrow. Feel free to talk with us. Tweet us @elysplanet your thoughts or whatever. See you online!

Watch the LIVE STREAMING of the fourth SONA here:

Related: SONA 2012 Full Transcript in English

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Ely Valendez

Ely Valendez is an award-winning blogger-journalist based in the Philippines. He handles several social media marketing projects for various brands in his home country as well as for a US-based IT/e-commerce company, PCM where he works full time. He uses his spare time doing financial consultancy for a UK-based company. He also sits as member of the Board of Directors of the Philippines Communication Society and serves as a web manager and resource person of the Philippine Press Institute.

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