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Saturday, 20 July 2013

President Noynoy Aquino SONA 2013 on July 22, 2013 Live Update

Catch President Noynoy Aquino SONA 2013 on July 22, 2013 Live Update. On July 22, 2013, President Benigno S. Aquino III will deliver his third State of the Nation Address (SONA) during a joint session to mark the opening of the first regular session of the 16th Congress of the Philippines.

There have been 74 SONAs, and the forthcoming address of President Aquino III will be the 75th since 1935 and the 27th since the restoration of democratic rule under the Fifth Republic in 1987.

The SONA delivered by the President is a yearly tradition wherein the chief executive reports on the status of the country, unveils the government’s agenda for the coming year, and may also propose to Congress certain legislative measures. The SONA is a constitutional obligation, as written in Article VII, Section 23 of the 1987 Constitution: “[t]he President shall address the Congress at the opening of its regular session.” Moreover, Article VI, Section 15 prescribes that the Congress “shall convene once every year on the fourth Monday of July for its regular session.”

Watch here the Official Live Streaming of SONA 2013 by PTV4.


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