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Reaction to the last SONA of PNoy

President Benigno "PNoy" Aquino III delivered a State of the Nation Address on Monday, July 25, 2015, at Batasan Complex, Quezon City, in front of senators, congressmen, his Cabinet, members of the press, business leaders, diplomats and other very important personalities. The President's final SONA, which marked the opening of the Congress, started at exactly 4:00PM and ended after 2 hours. It earned several rounds of applause from an audience composed lawmakers, government officials, local and international media, dignitaries and other important personalites. PNoy started his speech by showcasing the disparity of his administration to that of Pampanga Representative and former President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo, whereas he mentioned the fertilizer fund scam, the NBN-ZTE anomalous deal, and "Hello Garci" scandal which happened in the previous administration. He then highlighted the major achievements of his 5-year administration under the "Daang Matuwid" thrust, which includes the improved economy and outlook, increased collection of revenues and benefits of his social service programs, including the Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program (4Ps) and PhilHealth.. One of the more interesting part of his SONA, however, was his veiled swipes at Vice President Jejomar Binay, the standard-bearer of the United Nationalist Alliance (UNA) for next year elections.He answered Binay's previous tirades that his administration is 'manhid' and 'palpak' by highlighting the performance of the PhilHealth under his term. He then questioned UNA’s slogan “Gaganda any Buhay" and pushed for the passage of the Anti-Dynasty Bill, contrary to the proposal of Vice President for term extension and re-election of future presidents.At the end of his speech, the President went into valedictory mode as he thanked almost everybody, including PSGs, members of his…...

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