SONA 2014
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Aquino tears up
in his 5th Sona

President Aquino choked up, surprising his audience, and left not a dry eye in the house as he wrapped up his fifth State of the Nation Address (Sona) talking about his parents who fought for democracy, the legacy they left, and how he would not let his administration’s detractors take away the gains his presidency had achieved the past four years.

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Napoles moved
to regular jail

Detained businesswoman and alleged pork barrel scam mastermind Janet Lim-Napoles was transferred by authorities late Monday night to a regular detention cell in Camp Bagong Diwa in Taguig City.

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SONA 2014 AT A GLANCE

91 minutes, 85
rounds of applause

Length: 91 minutes interrupted by at least 85 rounds of applause. Not the longest Sona: Last year’s Sona was 102 minutes long. Thanked foreign donors for their assistance during Super Typhoon Yolanda and garnered one of speech’s longer applauses.

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Ex-Aquino backers
turn backs on him

People not known to join past protest actions against President Aquino, such as award-winning scriptwriter Ricky Lee and satirist Mae Paner (aka Juana Change), were at a huge rally against the President’s fifth State of the Nation Address on Monday.

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Battle between
yellow, peach

A battle between yellow and peach on the red carpet of the House of Representatives marked the President’s State of the Nation Address (Sona) on Monday, delivered as he faced an impeachment threat and all-time low public approval ratings.

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Aquino recalls
major disasters
in fifth Sona

The supposed speedy response to disaster and crisis took a huge bite in President Benigno Aquino III’s fifth State of the Nation Address (Sona), as he boasted of the country’s achievements in the aftermath of the three major disasters – an earthquake, a monster typhoon, and a rebel siege – that rocked the country the past year.

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MOMMY D STEALS SHOW

Fashion cops
heckle Nancy B

Fancying themselves as the fashion police, netizens zeroed in on Sen. Nancy Binay’s gown during Monday’s State of the Nation Address (Sona) event.

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    I don’t know what P-Noy said yesterday. But last year, he sounded a note about legacy. …

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    Most Filipinos, looking back on their childhood, will remember a phrase frequently delivered by parents, usually as a prelude to a spanking. …

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    Time is running out for President Aquino who many hope would be the one to succeed in getting Congress to pass critical laws long languishing in the legislative mill, for lack of support or political …

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