#SONA2013 - updates

Rappler's latest stories on #SONA2013


Peace, beyond the lines

Aug 04, 2013 - 1:58 PM

Ours is the day and age where activism has to play and will continue to play a huge part in waking up a sleeping humanity

House minority to Aquino: Where's the road map?

Jul 29, 2013 - 8:21 PM

The House minority will focus on 3 things: scrutinize the budget investigate the misuse of pork barrel and oppose piecemeal amendments to the Constitution

Photo wRap: #SONA2013, #RoyalBaby, Lebron

Jul 28, 2013 - 10:30 AM

In case you ve been hiding under the rock the past couple of days you need not wonder what you ve missed Here s a list of what happened in photos

#SONA2013: Citizen participation and engagement

Jul 25, 2013 - 4:37 PM

Rappler s BudgetWatch partners provide context and commentary to President Aquino s 4th State of the Nation Address

The President as cheerleader

Jul 25, 2013 - 3:18 PM

Without addressing criticisms and controversies the SONA renders the demands of citizens invisible

Miriam to Aquino: Why silent on pork?

Jul 24, 2013 - 10:23 AM

Sen Miriam Defensor Santiago criticizes Aquino s silence on the pork barrel scam and his 2 hour long SONA

DAANG MATUWID? Sen Miriam Defensor Santiago says President Aquino should have discussed the pork barrel scam in his SONA to be true to his anti-corruption crusade. File photo by Rappler/Ayee Macaraig

Aquino: PH on track to achieving rice sufficiency

Jul 22, 2013 - 11:12 PM

The President says no imports will be made on top of the country s international commitments this year

SELF-SUFFICIENT. President Benigno Aquino III says the government is helping farmers increase their harvests in line with the country's goal of being self-sufficient in rice. Photo by AFP

Aquino cites DPWH for licking corruption

Jul 22, 2013 - 10:10 PM

The President cites how an agency which used to be the hub of corruption has become an example of honest and effective service

AFP file photo

'SONA mo ito!' Social media on #SONA2013

Jul 22, 2013 - 7:42 PM

Read social media reactions to SONA2013 here

SONA 2013. What's your reaction to this year's State of the Nation Address?

Aquino promises growth for all

Jul 22, 2013 - 7:14 PM

President Benigno Aquino III vows his government will continue focusing on improving the lives of the poor as it works toward achieving inclusive growth

INCLUSIVE GROWTH. President Benigno Aquino III reiterates his government's inclusive growth agenda in his 4th SONA on July 22. Photo by Leanne Jazul/Rappler.com

Aquino to nation: 'This is your SONA'

Jul 22, 2013 - 6:01 PM

You will be the ones who will make sure that we will completely eradicate corruption; you will be the ones who will make sure that we will never again stray from the straight path

Aquino on NAIA-3 delays: Please bear with me

Jul 22, 2013 - 5:58 PM

The 4th president to handle NAIA 3 cites legal technicalities encountered in an arbitration court abroad for the delays and efforts to ensure repair works are properly covered by warranties

Hacienda Luisita distribution begins in September – Aquino

Jul 22, 2013 - 5:49 PM

His family dodged government efforts to put the sugar estate under agrarian reform for decades Its distribution to farmers will be completed within his term

Aquino: SSS funds to dry up by 2018

Jul 22, 2013 - 4:53 PM

President Aquino wants a higher contribution rate for SSS since the pension fund has an unfunded liability of P1 1 trillion causing the funds to dry up by 2018

#SONA2013 on Rappler

Jul 22, 2013 - 3:35 PM

On July 22 President Benigno Aquino III delivers his fourth state of the nation address Rappler will bring the event to you live with SONA2013

Belmonte: Prudence in spending PDAF

Jul 22, 2013 - 3:19 PM

We must nurture a legal ethos that mandates and extolls prudence in spending and transparency and accountability in the use of public funds especially in the use of Priority Development Assistance Funds or PDAF Belmonte says

Pinoys want Aquino to tackle jobs in #SONA2013

Jul 22, 2013 - 10:45 AM

Filipinos want President Aquino to discuss in his SONA what he s doing to create jobs reduce prices of basic goods and address poverty

#SONA2013: No elementary, HS classes in QC

Jul 22, 2013 - 10:07 AM

The Batasan branch of the Quezon City Polytechnic University QCPU has also suspended classes

Cloudy SONA day in Metro - PAGASA

Jul 21, 2013 - 10:30 AM

There will also be some isolated rain and thunderstorms particularly in the afternoon or evening

A political conversation with the president

Jul 20, 2013 - 4:37 PM

The SONA is my conversation with the President Here are 10 questions I will bring to this conversation

No rallies near Batasan during SONA – QC gov't

Jul 17, 2013 - 10:06 PM

The Quezon City government rejects Bayan s application for a rally permit saying demonstrations will cause traffic jam in the Batasan area

#DearPNoy: Letters to President Aquino

Jul 17, 2013 - 12:12 PM

If you were given a chance to speak to President Aquino what will you tell him? Tell us using DearPNoy