Aquino's State of the Nation Address - updates

Rappler's latest stories on Aquino's State of the Nation Address


SONA 2015: Too rosy a picture of labor gains?

Jul 28, 2015 - 10:30 PM

Aquino fails to mention plans on how to address widespread contractual labor while groups challenge the President s claim that OFWs have returned for good

President Benigno S. Aquino III delivers his sixth and last State of the Nation Address (SONA) during the Joint Session of the 16th Congress at the Session Hall of the House of Representatives Complex in Constitution Hills, Quezon City on Monday (July 27, 2015). (Photo by Benhur Arcayan / Malacañang Photo Bureau)

SONA 2015: Militant lawmakers stage protest inside plenary

Jul 27, 2015 - 6:45 PM

They carried placards that read: Serbisyo Palpak

LIGHTNING PROTEST. Militant lawmakers are able to get past security and stage a protest inside the Plenary Hall.

Aquino signs PH Competition Act, amended Cabotage law

Jul 21, 2015 - 11:03 AM

UPDATED The two new laws are expected to help ensure continued growth in the country through market competition and lower shipping costs

President Benigno S. Aquino III signs into law Republic Act No. 10667 or the Philippine Competition Act and the Amendments to the Cabotage Law at the Rizal Hall of the Malacañang Palace on Tuesday, July 21. Photo by Lauro Montellano Jr. / Malacañang Photo Bureau

Why was the President quiet on FOI?

Jul 31, 2014 - 11:26 PM

While the President himself emphasizes the importance of building people s trust in government he doesn t seem to fully appreciate the role played by free access to information in building public trust