The Office of the President, through its official website, has just published the transcript of President Noynoy Aquino’s 2011 State of the Nation Address. He gave his address almost entirely in Filipino (http://www.gov.ph/2011/07/25/benigno-s-aquino-iii-second-state-of-the-nation-address-july-25-2011). I am reposting here the English translation, which I got from http://www.gov.ph/2011/07/25/benigno-s-aquino-iii-second-state-of-the-nation-address-july-25-2011-en.
Just a few hours before President Aquino’s scheduled State of the Nation address this afternoon, investigative magazine Newsbreak posted in its website (http://www.newsbreak.ph/2011/07/25/leaked-copy-of-pnoys-sona) a satire of what the President will say later. His was written by a person using the Twitter handler @I_amHolo. Obviously, many
Mga Paghahanda sa SONA ni PNoy, tuloy kahit umuulan Sa kabila ng malakas na buhos ng ulan nitong hapon, nagpatuloy pa rin ang ginagawang paghahanda ng mga ahensya ng pamahalaan para sa ikalawang State of the Nation Address ni Pangulong Benigno Aquino III bukas
by Mark Pere Madrona (This blog has been published in DefinitelyFilipino.com last August 11: http://definitelyfilipino.com/blog/2011/08/11/saudization-means-fewer-overseas-work-opportunities-for-filipinos/) Through the years, much has been written about the misfortunes that plagued overseas Filipino workers. Countless OFWs have been abused physically and sexually. Many were forced to work in extremely
Rev. Ceejay Agbayani has been all over the media lately. He has been interviewed by the likes of Karen Davila, Vicky Morales, and Kara David as the administrative pastor of Metropolitan Community Church (MCC) – Philippines. MCC-PH has gained considerable attention because it administers holy
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