PNoy SONA 2011 Reaction Paper

President Benigno Aquino III last Monday, July 25, 2011, has delivered a long but impressive State of the Nation Address before congress. Now the best part is, everyone will have their own time and chance to react on PNoy's speech, more so the students whom we believe will be tasked to make a reaction paper as an assignment.

SONA 2011 Reaction PaperWorry about that assignment no more!

Here at, we will provide the salient points of PNoy SONA 2011 for your reaction paper based on the transcript and reactions, comments, views and thoughts from all over the internet, from social networking sites Facebook and Twitter, blogs and online fora.

Some salient points of President Benigno Aquino III's SONA on July 25, 2011 for your research/reaction paper:
  • President Aquino vows to end culture of ‘wang-wang’
  • President Aquino government lines up new legislative measures for people’s benefit
  • President Aquino calls on private sector to pay proper taxes
  • President Aquino vows to defend country’s territory, sovereignty
  • President Aquino ready to submit proposed 2012 national budget to Congress
  • President Aquino appoints Carpio-Morales as new Ombudsman
  • President Aquino asks Filipinos to stop ‘culture of negativism’ or ‘crab mentality’
You can compose a summary of the SONA from the downloadable Tagalog and English transcripts that are available on this page.
When it finally happened on July 25, the president reiterated his policy against corruption and abuse of power. He cited his “No wang-wang (siren)” policy as a “the symbol of change, not only in the streets but also in society.”

He again enumerated irregularities in the previous administration, revealing that the Philippine Amusement and Gaming Corporation spent P1 billion for coffee.

Aquino also announced the appointment of former Supreme Court Justice Conchita Carpio-Morales as the new Ombudsman.

In the delivered entirely in Filipino, which lasted nearly an hour, Aquino said his administration may bring the West Philippine Sea dispute before the International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea.

He also cited the country's better credit ratings, a more stable economy, and a lower “hunger rate” among his administration's accomplishments.

Though the president got more applause from the audience in his second SONA, socio-civic groups expressed that they were disappointed with his report to the nation. They said he did not address reproductive health and teachers' salary, among other issues.

The president also did not mention the freedom of information bill, which he promised to support during the presidential campaign. ~ Yahoo!
You may likewise get some more points from the 2011 State of the Nation Address Technical Report, as follows:

The 2011 State of the Nation Address Technical Report