Information from the palace including the president himself said that his SONA will be shocking. It will reveal the anomalies of the previous administration and also gear up the plan for the country in the next six years.
Former President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo ignored Noynoy Aquino's SONA today and instead decided to go to Hongkong with her husband. Other members of the Arroyo family including Ang Galing Pinoy (AGP) party list representative, Mike Arroyo was seen present during the opening session of Congress.
Saranggani representative and pound-for-pound king Manny Pacquiao who will be figting Antonio Margarito in November 13 is also present at the opening session of Congress.
In other developments, Sen. Kiko Pangilinan of the Liberal Party already dropped his bid for the Senate Presidency and Sen. Manny Villar's block is seen to support the continuing leadership of current Senate President Juan Ponce Enrile.
Militant groups had also been increasing along Commonwealth Avenue, a major thorough fare going to the Batasang Pambansa or the Congress Compound. The police had only allowed them to stay in front of Ever Gotesco Mall which is a good 3-5 kilometers away from the Batasan. The militants failed to convince Aquino to allow them to get near the Batasan.
Please stay tuned and updated as we give you the latest on President Benigno Simeon “Noynoy” Aquino’s 2010 State of the Nation address (SONA).