IN MEMES: State of the Nation Address 2015
MANILA, Philippines – President Benigno Aquino III delivered his 6th and final State of the Nation’s Address (SONA) at the Batasang Pambansa on Monday, July 27.
The SONA is meant to inform the citizens of the Philippines about the current state of the country as well as the administration’s plans and promises for the next year.
But Filipinos have a knack for injecting humor into every situation. As people glued themselves to TV screens, live streams, and social media accounts, they shared their thoughts on all sorts of issues.
This year, we rounded up the funniest, snarkiest, and best of Filipino political humor on #SONA2015.
Would you miss being called "Boss" by the President?
Toto Madayag of "Libreng Komiks" took a shot at predicting the issues Aquino will cover for his last SONA.
Food is a topic that always stirs interest. Here’s what people thought of the SONA banquet.
Many took notice of the style and fashion of the various politicians, and decided to pose for their own photos.
There were a few who mocked the buzz over what politicians wore as the walked on the red carpet.
: I'm wearing a tattered shirt and pajama pants from Landmark 2nd floor. #SONA2015— Magic Mike Rayearth (@Watdahel_Marcel) July 27, 2015
Before the SONA, several netizens had begun creating memes about the event.
President Aquino wasn’t the only one whom netizens talked about. They were all eyes on Senator Nancy Binay and her dress, after the daughter of the Vice President drew flak for her gown last year.
Even Internet celebrities weighed in.
Pag ako naging presidente, uupakan ko lahat ng mga tangang jeepney driver
Pag ako naging presidente, uupakan ko lahat ng mga tangang jeepney driver— Drivers of Manila (@DriversOfManila) July 27, 2015
An hour into his speech, President Aquino started using slang terms such as, “Eh di wow!” which garnered mixed reactions.
After "I thank you, bow" and "edi wow" , PNoy will reportedly end the SONA with
PAK! TULOY ANG MOWDELLING! PARA SA EKONOMIYA NG PILIPINAS!
After "I thank you, bow" and "edi wow" , PNoy will reportedly end the SONA with PAK! TULOY ANG MOWDELLING! PARA SA EKONOMIYA NG PILIPINAS!— Thysz (@thysz) July 27, 2015
Sino ba talaga si Eddie Wow?
Sino ba talaga si Eddie Wow?— Chino Razon (@chinoraz) July 27, 2015
Aquino also took the time to thank the people who helped him throughout his presidency.
Well, almost everybody.
Some netizens even started to post their thoughts on next year’s elections.
What are your thoughts on Aquino’s latest SONA? Plan on watching it again? Mich Santillan suggests a drinking game for you to try next time.
As always, #hugot pa rin ang mga Netizens (Netizens are still bitter):
But at the end of the day, everyone paid attention to the issues.
What was your experience watching Aquino's final SONA? – Hannah de Vera & Mayelle Nisperos/Rappler.com
Hannah De Vera and Mayelle Nisperos are interns at Rappler.