Tag Archives: Benigno Aquino

Salute to the Fallen44

Salute to the Fallen 44

The military band kept on playing. The tune sounds painfully sad. The band kept playing for hours because the honor guards walked slower than slow-motion, perhaps fearful of disturbing the fallen comrade-in-arms inside the coffin. It took hours because there were 42 coffins that came home to Camp Bagong Diwa [Update: Why family of slain SAF from Bicol didn’t wait for Aquino]. The 2 other fallen police officers were buried earlier in accordance with Islamic rites. 44 dead. A lot of officers and gentlemen died performing their sworn duty to protect the country. Continue reading

5th State of the Nation Address (SONA) of President Benigno S. Aquino III

[State of the Nation Address of President Benigno S. Aquino III, fifth of sixth for his 6-year term, delivered at the Session Hall of the House of Representatives, Batasang Pambansa Complex, Quezon City, on 28 July 2014. Reproduced here for easy reference. See the official English translation. Feel free to express your reactions and opinions through the comment section below.] Continue reading

PNoy’s Move Away from Holiday Economics

The title of this post should have been in the form of a question, intended to solicit your opinion: Do you agree with Malacanang’s policy to discontinue the holiday economics of the previous administration? You could go direct to the bottom of the post to write down your opinion. Or you can read on. Continue reading

English Translation: Second State of the Nation Address (SONA) of President Benigno Aquino III

(Note: English translation of the second State of the Nation Address [SONA] delivered by His Excellency Benigno “Noynoy” Aquino III, President of the Philippines, at the Session Hall of the House of Representatives, Batasan Pambansa Complex, Quezon City on 25 July 2011. Click here for the full text or transcript of the original Filipino version. The English translation is provided by the President’s media bureau.) Continue reading

Second State of the Nation Address (SONA) of President Benigno S. Aquino III (Full Text)

(Note: This is the full transcript of the State of the Nation Address delivered by His Excellency Benigno “Noynoy” Aquino III, President of the Philippines, at the Session Hall of the House of Representatives, Batasan Pambansa Complex, Quezon City on 25 July 2011. See English translation of the full text.) Continue reading

President Benigno Aquino’s First Year in Office

(In his report to the nation after one year in office, P-Noy pointed to the accomplishments of his administration and highlighted the irregularities during the administration of former President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo. Reproduced below is the full text of the speech delivered by President Benigno S. Aquino III, on the 1st year anniversary of his inauguration, delivered on 30 June 2011 at the PhilSports Arena, Pasig City. This is not the State of the Nation Address [SONA] that the President is required to give before a joint session of Congress. Use the comment section below for your reactions and opinions. The informal poll is found at the right sidebar of this blog.) Continue reading

Why the Inauguration of Noynoy Aquino is Historic

Tomorrow, 30 June 2010, is the inauguration of the 15th President of the Republic of the Philippines, Benigno “Noynoy” Aquino III. It is also the inauguration of Vice-President Jojo Binay. The ceremonies start at around 11:00 a.m. at the Quirino Grandstand in Manila City, although roads in the area will be closed as early as 7 a.m. (more details here; read also inaugural speech). Continue reading