Fast facts about the Sona
Mar. 22, 1897: Date of Andres Bonifacio’ s State of the Katipunan Address, precursor of today’s Sona
Sept. 15, 1898: Date of Emilio Aguinaldo’s State of the Revolutionary Nation Address (Sorna) titled “Mensaje Leido por el Presidente del Govierno Revolucionario para el Congreso” soon after the opening of the Malolos Congress
June 16, 1936: Date of Commonwealth President Manuel L. Quezon’s Socga or State of the Commonwealth Government Affairs, delivered during the National Assembly’s inaugural session
80: Number of rounds of applause President Corazon Aquino received for her first Sona in 1987
23: Number of times President Joseph Estrada was applauded when he delivered his first Sona in 1998
29: Number of rounds of applause Mr. Aquino received in his first Sona
35: Minutes in Filipino it took Mr. Aquino to deliver his first Sona last year where he announced he would sign a “first ever executive order” on the formation of a truth commission that would investigate wrongdoing in the past nine years.
66: Minutes the first Sona of President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo took in 2001, her longest
25: Minutes it took Arroyo to deliver her shortest Sona in July 2005
9: Number of times former President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo delivered a Sona
Compiled by Inquirer Research
Source: Inquirer Archives
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