Monday, July 25, 2011

Aquino's SONA focuses on 'social transformation'

President Benigno Aquino III’s second State of the Nation Address (SONA) will be devoid of theatrics or new slogans, and will focus more on “social transformation," Malacañang said on Sunday.

“The President will talk about transforming our society," said Presidential Communications Development and Strategic Planning Secretary Ricky Carandang, who was part of the team that drafted Aquino’s speech.

Carandang said Aquino saw six drafts of the speech before the final version. “But we actually had about eight or nine drafts."

He said he does not expect the President to make any more changes in his speech.

Deputy presidential spokeswoman Abigail Valte said Aquino’s SONA will neither have theatrics nor new slogans. “We don’t have human props. That’s not the style of President Aquino," she said.

Valte, however, was tight-lipped on the specifics of Aquino’s second SONA. “What we can share is, it will be in Filipino and just like his speech in his first anniversary in office, there will be audiovisuals," she said.

Source: GMA News Online.