Aquino reports to the nation

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President Benigno Aquino III INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

MANILA, Philippines—President Benigno Aquino III faced the Filipino people on Monday  afternoon for  his fourth  State of the Nation Address (SONA) where he is expected to outline  his accomplishments.

Aquino, who was welcomed  by  newly-elected Senate President Juan Ponce-Enrile and Speaker Feliciano Belmonte  when he arrived at the  Batasang Pambansa, was escorted directly to  the House’s presidential legislative office.

At  exactly 4 p.m.,  Drilon and Belmonte formally opened the joint session to hear the President’s annual report to the nation.

This year’s SONA marked Aquino’s third year in office since his assumption in 2010.

High ranking officials,  diplomats, and prominent personalities. like Vice President Jejomar  Binay and former president and now Manila Mayor Joseph Estrada, attended Aquino’s SONA.

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