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Most Filipinos have been waiting for the President’s Fourth State of the Nation Address. Many speculations have been said and published . According to some surveys , the president’s popularity rating decreases . The time , most Filipinos have been waiting for , finally came, on July 22, 2013 President Benigno Simeon “PNoy” Aquino III delivered his fourth annual State of the Nation Address in Batasang Pambansa Complex, Quezon City with the theme, “Sa Gitna ng Daang Matuwid.” The SONA which lasts for almost two hours was then reported to be the longest SONA the President ever made .
            The SONA covers a lot of areas in the government . In fact , the President received numerous applauses from the audience that includes the Senators. Congressmen and government officials.
            PNoy talked about his government’s accomplishments in political and economic aspects . he also praised public officials and offices who had made outstanding and excellent performances and services for the country but frankly said his criticisms and disappointments against corrupt public servants and agencies .

The President stressed some important national issues as  the Bangsamoro peace framework, success of his Pantawid ng Pamilyang Pilipino Program, more TESDA scholars, housing program for informal settlers and the 7.8% GDP last year, RH Law, Sin Tax Law, AFP Modernization Act and the K-12 Law.
He also mentioned the heroic acts of the three policemen who uplift the PNP and mentioned some department secretaries for a job well done as Albert del Rosario of DFA, Armin Luistro of DepEd, Rogelio Singson of DPWH and the late Jesse Robredo of DILG.Yet he also made mention of the controversial government officers as the former TESDA Administrator Boboy Syjuco, and the agencies of Bureau of Customs, Bureau of Immigration and National Irrigation Administration.
With my personal perception and assessment , The President was able to deliver his SONA excellently and with utmost honesty . We can’t deny the fact , thet amidst all the controversies and criticisms that the government is facing right now , still it is without doubt that he is a good and righteous President .

In his SONA , the President may be so sarcastic but it can be truly understood for it is with authority and with a sincere desire to serve the Filipino people  and to uplift their quality of life .
The President ended his speech with this controversial statement that hits each Filipino ,and may never be forgotten as far as Pres. Noy is concerned, “I am Noynoy Aquino, and I proudly say to the world: I am a Filipino. How wonderful it is to be a Filipino in these times.”


From his concluding statement , contentment can be felt in the President’s heart . I believe , that the President believe that He has done a great job  and was able to direct the nation back to the “Daang Matuwid.After serving the Filipinos ,  the President really is on its’ strong desire to free the country from the graft and corruption . maybe , in the eyes and opinion of others , much more with his detractors and critics , he may not be able to achieve and fulfill his promises , yet , we can see sincerely in his eyes that he has done his best to serve the Filipinos with utmost  and sincere dedication .

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