PRESIDENT AQUINO delivered his fourth State of the Nation Address Monday, July 22. He enumerated his administration’s accomplishments and agenda. He was straightforward. He was specific. No-frills, no drama, no Freedom of Information Bill.
The Philippine Daily Inquirer noted that the President’s speech was interrupted at least 90 times with applause. The President did not mention anything about the FOI Bill. That received the loudest and longest round of applause from lawmakers.
It was a long speech. He spoke for 1 hour and 42 minutes – setting a personal record for the longest period spent without lighting a cigarette.
President Aquino had a long speech, one hour and 42 minutes to be exact according to reports. While the President was fighting corruption, attendees were fighting sleep.
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