SONA 2012 State of the Nation Address

President Benigno Aquino III will deliver his third State of the Nation Address (SONA 2012) during a joint session at the opening of the 3rd regular session of the 15th Congress on Monday, July 23.


PNoy will report the country’s status, unveil the government’s agenda for next year, and possibly propose to the Lower House and the Senate some legislative measures.

To find out what we think is the content of the president’s report to the nation, click here.

According to deputy presidential spokeswoman Abigail Valte, President Aquino’s SONA 2012 went through the fifth revision recently.

Valte said the president’s speech will highlight his administration’s key achievements on anti-corruption and anti-poverty programs in the past year as well as the government’s goals for the coming year.

President Aquino is expected to wear a new barong Tagalog made by designer Paul Cabral, Valte added.

Meanwhile, relative to the 2012 SONA, media organizations are preparing to cover Monday’s event. Some broadcast entities have already announced their provision of live videos and news updates as well as the setting up of facilities and webpages dedicated to President Aquino’s SONA.

Here at, we will provide embeds/links of the live broadcast from legal sources. We will also post SONA-related articles and downloadable/printable documents and research materials for the use of students and other interested parties.

Watch the 2012 SONA of Pres. Noynoy Aquino here.