Mr Benigno Aquino III, Philippine President of the Philippines will deliver his last State of the Nation Address, today.
Benigno Aquino III, a Filipino politician, 15th President of the Philippines since he won the national election on June 2010.
He was named as one of the 100 Most Influential People in the world by TIME on the year 2013.Today, 27 July 2015, he will deliver his last SONA or State of the Nation Address scheduled this afternoon at Plenary Hall of the Batasang Pambansa Complex in Batasan Hills, Quezon City, Metro Manila.
The last SONA is expected to have more protester, against Aquino’s administration. Protesters made an image of the President, to be used on his SONA. His speech will surely include announcement on whom he would endorse official candidate, ruling Liberal Party in the general election on May 2016.
The Philippine National Police prepared for the said event. All forces were ready in case protesters make any distractions. Prepared highest security alert around the area in Metro Manila and in nearby regions.
To supervised the event, Director General Ricardo Marquez, chief of the PNP says, “We will be using the whole government approach like what we did during the papal visit and that of APEC”. “We put on board all the government agencies that could help, for instance the MMDA for the traffic,” he added.
President Aquino in his last SONA, inform nation about present economic status as well as political and social condition. This summarizes accomplishments and plans of his programme of government until the end of his term.
Being the Philippine Prseident, President Aquino experienced many criticism. Just like during and after the Typhoon Yolanda hits the country, victims lost hope on government support. The other one was accusations of evading responsibility, 44 SAF members died in a failed operation leads to the so-called Mamasapano massacre.
Phelim Kine,, deputy Asia director stated, “President Aquino has an opportunity in his final State of the Nation Address to outline lasting measures to address the human rights problems too often ignored during his five years in office”. “This is Aquino’s best - and last - chance to demonstrate that his human rights commitments are not empty political rhetoric.”
“President Aquino’s record on human rights is five years of squandered opportunity”. “Aquino should use his State of the Nation Address to demonstrate that that he will use his last year in office to focus on ending human rights abuses rather than turning a blind eye to them”, Kine added. IMAGE/thepoc.net