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Aquino to highlight achievements, vision in today's SONA

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President Benigno Aquino III will highlight what he has done in his first year in office as well as where he intends to bring the country next year, when he delivers his State-of-the-Nation Address (SONA) today, Monday, Deputy Presidential spokesperson Abigail Valte said.

“Kailangan po nating tandaan na ang Pangulong Aquino po ay nahalal noong 2010 dahil sa kanyang pangakong anti-corruption program, at ipakikita po ng Pangulo kung ano ang nagawa na to fulfill that promise in the year or so that he has been in office,” Valte said in an interview aired over dzRB Radyo ng Bayan on Saturday.

“Pangalawa, yung isa pa pong pag-uusapan ng Pangulo, is kung saan niya tayo gustong mapunta in a year’s time,” she added.

Asked by reporters if the public can expect measurable announcements from the President like job generation, poverty reduction and growth target, Valte said the President will report about those issues particularly good governance and accountability.

“Magkakaroon po, magbibigay po ng mga undisputed facts and figures ang Pangulo—kasama po ‘yun doon sa address niya on Monday,” she said, adding that apart from the constitutional mandate of the President, the chief executive will talk about the real state of the nation.

The President’s Cabinet has just concluded the Pilipinas Natin Cabinet Cluster fora in the run up to his SONA this Monday. The series tackled economic growth, investments, climate change mitigation and food security.

Other clusters held their separate fora discussing human development and poverty reduction, climate change adaptation and mitigation, security, justice and peace as well as good governance and anti-corruption. (PNA)




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