PNoy SONA 2011: President Benigno “Noynoy” Aquino III State of the Nation Address focuses on “wang-wang”By Angel Cuala on Jul 25, 2011 in Announcement, Asia, Events, Local, Politics •
Updated: July 25, 2011 9:08 p.m.
Manila, Philippines – President Benigno “Noynoy” Aquino III (PNoy) gave his 2nd State of the Nation Address (SONA) on Monday, July 25, 2011, and focused on “wang-wang“.
President Benigno “Noynoy” Aquino III
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As shown live on local TV that day, President Noynoy Aquino delivered his SONA 2011 with Senate President Juan Ponce Enrile and House Speaker Feliciano Belmonte Jr behind him.
The president made his speech at the Session Hall of the House of Representatives, Batasan Pambansa Complex, Quezon City, in Filipino language.
PNoy’s 2nd SONA was attended by top local politicians including former President Fidel V. Ramos and Joseph “Erap” Ejercito Estrada, as well as Vice President Jejomar Binay, senators and congressmen.
On the start of his speech, PNoy mentioned his previous vow during his inauguration, “Walang wang-wang sa ating administrasyon.” (There is no “wang-wang” in our administration).
Apparently, President Noynoy Aquino refers “wang-wang” as graft and corruption, abuse of power, and other illegal activities of some government officials and even from the private sector.
Later, the bachelor president announced the plans of his government to improve the country’s economy, job allocation, and to stop corruption, and later mentioned some of the achievements of his administration.
Meanwhile, PNoy also announced the appointment of former Supreme Court Justice Conchita Carpio-Morales as the new Ombudsman, which he received the loudest applaud from the audience.
As noted by President Noynoy Aquino, Morales will serve as a watchdog of the government to stop “wang-wang“, which the word was mentioned about 20 times in his speech.
On the latter part, the president thanked the Catholic Church and his cabinet members for all the support he received he was elected; and even suggested his countrymen to be thankful to their fellow Filipinos.
The full transcript of PNoy’s SONA 2011 is available at the Official Gazette of the Republic of the Philippines, which is written in Filipino language, but an English translation was released later.
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