Task force aims to cut down cost of Aquino’s final SONA

THE committee in charge of the overall preparations for President Benigno Aquino III’s final State of the Nation Address (SONA) has aimed to bring down the cost of next week’s event.

House Secretary General Marilyn Barua-Yap, chair of Task Force SONA, said that although the cost of food will be much higher compared to last year, the overall expense for the occasion on July 27 will not exceed last year’s budget of around P2.3 million. (Read more)

Aquino: I’m already contented

MANILA — Faced with impeachment complaints and sliding popularity ratings, President Benigno Aquino III turned emotional in his State of the Nation Address (Sona) on Monday before members of Congress.

Aquino said he’s already contented that if the time comes for him to go, there will be those who will continue the reforms he have made since he took power in 2010. Read more

Aquino’s 30th death anniversary commemorated

DESPITE the heavy rain caused by storm-enhanced monsoon, the City of Manila pushed through with its commemoration of the 30th death anniversary of martyred former Senator Benigno “Ninoy” Aquino Jr. on Wednesday.

Manila Mayor Joseph Estrada and Vice Mayor Isko Moreno led the wreath-laying rites at the Aquino monument along Katigbak and Bonifacio Drive. No member of the Aquino family was present in the program.

President Benigno Aquino III, son of the former senator, was checking the condition of flood victims in evacuation centers in Laguna and Mandaluyong City. Read more

Aquino urged to undergo medical check-up

AFTER his coughing episodes during his State of the Nation Address (Sona), President Benigno Aquino III is now being encouraged to undergo physical check-up by the Philippine Medical Association (PMA).

In a statement, PMA president Dr. Leo Olarte said they are calling on the President to undergo a check-up immediately in order to appease worried Filipinos on the possible health condition of their president.

“We urge him to immediately consult his physician so that the country can all be assured that our president is in good condition to perform his job as mandated by our people,” said Olarte.