Palace asks public to watch Sona

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Saturday, July 26, 2014

MALACANANG urged on Saturday the public to watch and take part as President Benigno Aquino III delivers his fifth State of the Nation Address (Sona) on Monday.

"We invite everyone to watch the Sona and take part in the national discussion on the state of our country, as we reflect on future endeavors and the gains we have collectively achieved these past four years," deputy presidential spokesperson Abigail Valte said over dzRB Radyo ng Bayan.

She also said that as the Palace prepares for the Sona, it also wants to invite the public to view its special Official Gazette page for the 2014 Sona at

"It contains links to the transcripts of all previous Sonas, as well as to our Sona history page, which features enlightening trivia on past presidents," she said.

The Sona will also be streamed live on the website on Monday, after which the Palace will upload the transcript and the corresponding technical reports, said Valte.

The Palace official, however, could not give yet the possible theme and other details of the President's Sona, such as its length.

The President is still doing his preparations for the Sona together with his speechwriters, the Presidential Management Staff, the Office of the Cabinet Secretary, and Office of the Executive Secretary, Valte said.(SDR/Sunnex)

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