Update, July 23, 2013: Replay videos and transcripts, both in Tagalog/Filipino and English, are now posted in this page. Please scroll down to find them.
Today, July 22, 2013, President Benigno “Noynoy” Aquino III will deliver his fourth State of the Nation Address at Batasan Complex in Quezon City.
As it happens, broadcasting stations will have special coverage and would let us watch the event via live stream videos. I’m going to embed some videos so we can watch SONA 2013 live.
Later, I shall post replay videos, photos, and transcripts of SONA 2013 by President Aquino.
Watch SONA 2013 Replay Video from GMA News
Skip to 27:50, or scroll a little lower for the cut version.
Watch SONA 2013 Replay Video from GMA News (cut version)
Download SONA 2013 Transcript in Filipino / Tagalog
SONA 2013 Philippines - Tagalog (1218)
Preview of Tagalog SONA 2013:
Alam naman natin dati, ang batayan ng desisyon, puro pulitika. Gagawin ang lahat para kumapit sa kapangyarihan, kapalit ang pagdurusa ng kasalukuyan at susunod na henerasyon ng Pilipino. Tingnan po natin kung ano ang kinahantungan ng pag-ipit sa pagtataas ng pasahe sa LRT at MRT. Ang tinatayang gastos sa bawat biyahe ng pasahero ng LRT, 40 piso. Ang bayad ng pasahero, 15 piso. Ibig sabihin, sagot ng pamahalaan ang natitirang 25 piso. Sa MRT po, 60 piso ang totoong gastos: 15 piso sa pasahero, 45 piso sa gobyerno– sa huli, bawat Pilipino, abunado. Nasa Mindanao ka o Visayas ka man, na ni minsan ay hindi nakatuntong sa LRT o MRT, kasama ka sa pumapasan nito.
Ang masaklap pa nga po: Dahil ipinamigay na ng nakaraang mga pinuno ang commercial development rights natin dito, bawat pisong maaaring makalap mula sa mga poster at billboard na nakapaskil sa stasyon o sa tren man, napupunta sa pribadong kumpanya kaysa sa gobyerno. Ang puwede sanang pagkunan ng pantustos sa maintenance at operasyon, nawala pa.
Download SONA 2013 Transcript in English
As translated by the Official Gazette of the Republic of the Philippines:
SONA 2013 Philippines - English Translation (717)
Preview of English Translation of SONA 2013:
We are well aware that, in the past, decisions were made based on politics. Leaders did everything they could just to keep a firm hold on their power—at the expense of the suffering of present and future generations of Filipinos. Let us look, for example, at the consequences of refusing to raise passenger fares for the LRT and MRT.
Each trip that one passenger makes on the LRT is estimated to cost 40 pesos. What does each passenger pay? 15 pesos. This means that the government subsidizes the remaining 25 pesos. As for the MRT, the true cost of one trip is 60 pesos: 15 pesos paid by passengers, 45 pesos by the government—in the end, each and every Filipino pays a share of the subsidy. Whether you live in Mindanao or Visayas, and not once have you ever stepped onto the LRT or MRT, you help to fund this.
What’s worse: because past leaders gave away our commercial development rights, each peso that we can earn from the posters and billboards in the stations goes to private companies, instead of going to the government. What we could have used to subsidize the cost of maintenance and operations was given away.
Articles with Summary of SONA 2013
I realized I have no time to write my own summary, highlights and key points about President Aquino’s SONA 2013, so I’m just going to give you guys a list of links to other articles that might help keep you updated to the SONA’s contents or help you write reaction papers:
(Inactive) Watch SONA 2013 Live Stream Video from Radio Television Malacañang (RTVM):
(Inactive) Watch SONA 2013 Live Stream Video from GMA News:
Watch SONA 2013 Replay Videos
View SONA 2013 Photos
Read or Download SONA 2013 Transcripts