2013 Philippine National Budget

By Cielito M. Reganit MalacaƱang on Tuesday submitted to the House of Representatives its proposed P2.006-trillion 2013 National Budget, a day after President Benigno Aquino III delivered his third State of the Nation Address (SONA). Budget and Management Secretary Florencio Abad presented the Budget of Expenditures and Sources of Financing as well as other supporting [...]

2012 SONA Summary of President Benigno S. Aquino III

By Sweetie de la Torre President Benigno S. Aquino III said that health services is his top concern. In his third State-of-the-Nation Address before the joint session of Congress on Monday, Aquino said that whatever the basis, the number of Filipinos with no government health services remained his concern, noting that 85 percent of Filipinos [...]

Reaction to Pnoy Sona 2012

After going through several drafts and countless hours of revising and re-writing, President Benigno S. Aquino III is finally ready to deliver his third State of the Nation Address (SONA) at the opening of the Joint Session of the 15th Congress at the Batasan Pambansa in Quezon City on Monday, Presidential Spokesperson Edwin Lacierda said. [...]

Summary of President Aquino SONA 2012

By Michaela del Callar – The Philippines will not back down from its territorial claim in the West Philippine Sea amid increasing Chinese aggression, President Benigno S. Aquino III said on Monday as the country boosts its military arsenal to protect its sovereign waters. During his 3rd State of the Nation Address, Aquino assured the [...]

Reaction to Pres Aquino SONA 2012

President Benigno Aquino III on Monday called his third state of the nation address (SONA) a “SONA of the Filipino nation” as he thanked those who have helped in bringing positive change in government. “I remember well those early days when we first started working. I was keenly aware of the heavy burdens we would [...]

Aquino 2012 Sona Summary

President Benigno S. Aquino III said that health services is his top concern. In his third State-of-the-Nation Address before the joint session of Congress on Monday, Aquino said that whatever the basis, the number of Filipinos with no government health services remained his concern, noting that 85 percent of Filipinos are now enrolled in PhilHealth, [...]