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Aquino to skip Duterte’s SONA again

/ 01:19 PM July 16, 2018

Former President Benigno Aquino III. INQUIRER.NET PHOTO/CATHY MIRANDA

Former President Benigno “Noynoy” Aquino III will be skipping President Rodrigo Duterte’s State of the Nation Address (Sona) for the third time, the House of Representatives’ Inter-Parliamentary Relations and Special Affairs Bureau (IPRSAB) disclosed Monday.

It has been a tradition and protocol to invite former presidents and national officials during an incumbent president’s national address.

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The IPRSAB meanwhile confirmed that Vice President Leni Robredo would be attending Duterte’s third Sona on July 23.

“VP Leni is attending SONA; Pres Aquino already sent regrets,” it said in a message to reporters.

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The office said as of now, only Former Presidents Fidel Ramos and Joseph Ejercito-Estrada, and former Senate Presidents Juan Ponce Enrile, Aquilino Pimentel III, and Manny Villar and former Speaker Jose de Venecia, Jr. have confirmed their attendance on July 23.   /kga

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