Aquino's SONA more truthful than Binay's – netizens
MANILA, Philippines – A week after Philippine President Benigno Aquino III's 6th and final State of the Nation Address, Vice President Jejomar Binay delivered on Monday, August 3, what he called the "True State of the Nation."
In a Facebook poll by Rappler, more respondents thought Aquino's speech was more factual.
Which do you think is more truthful? Retweet for President Aquino's SONA and favorite for VP Binay's SONA. pic.twitter.com/zRrveWRcM4— Rappler (@rapplerdotcom) August 3, 2015
On the one hand, Aquino failed to mention the Mamasapano incident in his final SONA. Binay, on the other hand, dedicated a huge part of his speech to it. Some thought it was too much.
Kawawang mga Saf44. Patay na ginagamit pa pang pulitika. #BinaySONA— maiceecena (@myraarocena) August 3, 2015
Hindi na nahiya tong si binay, pati saf44 ginamit para sa pansariling interes. Pakyu po! #BinaySONA— J (@abueva03) August 3, 2015
Some netizens noticed the Vice President's silence on the corruption charges against him.
Let's see when you sit in the palace. Perfect ka eh. You never addressed the corruption in your office! Ulol! #BinaySONA NoToBinay— Mikee Moh (@tweetmikeeboy) August 3, 2015
How about directly addressing issues of corruption against you? These issues are of public interest. Nothing new. #BinaySONA— John Antiquerra 鑫益 (@johnreiner5) August 3, 2015
As of writing, Rappler was able to spot only two unsuspicious positive tweets, despite best efforts. (If you spot more, send us a message on Facebook!)
Sa totoo lang maikli ang sona ni VP Binay pero mas napangiti ako dito at napabilib compare sa President Sona #BinaySONA— Mart Reynoso (@martreynoso) August 3, 2015
#BinaySona boboto kita pag nag 18 nako XD— Christian❤∞ (@Christianzxczxc) August 3, 2015
Rappler's hashtag for the coverage, #BinaySONA, peaked during the Vice President's 40-minute speech, which started at around 4:00 pm. It became the top trending topic, as people started to join the conversation.
Bots for Binay?
During the discussion, Rappler noticed that several Twitter accounts with no profile photos were showing support to Binay. It is not clear whether the tweets from "eggs" came from Binay's camp or if it is an online plot to make him look bad.
Below is a collection of tweets from "egg" accounts that are tweeting the same thing:Similar tweets on #SAF44
What did you think? – Rappler.com