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SONA 2015 has been the longest speech of Aquino on his five years in service.

It
started at exactly 4:00 in the afternoon and concluded after two hours and 15
minutes.
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Before the SONA, Communications Secretary Herminio Coloma Jr. said PNoy will
emulate his mother Cory Aquino who looked back at history during her final SONA in
July 22, 1991. As a result, PNoy made some rants to the previous administrations.
Be guided with our review and analysis of President Aquino's SONA 2015.
Students may use this as reference for making a reaction paper:
"My bosses, this is the story of our journey along the Straight Path," Aquino started
his speech.
Aquino recalled the issues of former President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo (PGMA)
administration that were inherited to him before his term in 2010 such as 'Hello
Garci' scandal, ZTE-NBN deal, MWSS bonus, Maguindanao massacre, and NFA
anomalies.
"May naalala ba kayong nagsabing, Sorry sa pagnanakaw at pang-aabuso, handa
na akong magbago? Ang sa akin lang po: Makaka-move on lang tayo kapag
nakamtan ang katarungan," Aquino said.
"The moment we assumed the presidency, we began to unearth anomaly after
anomaly," Aquino added.
The president boasts his accomplishments in fighting corruption and poverty under
his "Daang Matuwid" campaign and trumpeted economic gains. "The reforms we
have sown along the Straight Path will bear an even more bountiful harvest in the
future," Aquino said.
"Corruption was the root of our people's suffering. Our battlecry: where there is no
corruption, there will be no poverty," Aquino said.
He even highlighted Kung walang corrupt, walang mahirap."
Aquino lauded Commissioner Kim Henares as she spared no tax evader. 380 cases
have already been filed against those who attempted to evade taxes. In 2014, the
commission's collection went up to P1.3 trillion, this 2015, the collection up to P1.5
trillion.

Aquino said the Philippines is now called Asias Rising Tiger, Asias Rising Star,
Asias Bright Spot as the country was unanimously deemed investment grade by the
most prominent credit rating agencies. According to him, around 80,000 new
entrants join our labor force every year.