Philippine State of the Nation Address

Philippine President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo gave her State of the Nation address before a Joint Session of Congress. President Arroyo… read more

Philippine President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo gave her State of the Nation address before a Joint Session of Congress. President Arroyo was re-elected on May 10. She outlined her agenda for the next six years, which includes: jobs, education, youth opportunity and the budget. The president also talked about Angelo de la Cruz, a Filipino truck driver who was captured by Iraqi militants on July 7. Two weeks after his capture, President Arroyo ordered withdrawal of Filipino troops from Iraq. Angelo de la Cruz was then released by the Iraqi militants.

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Philippine State of the Nation Address

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Program ID:
182979-1
Category:
International Telecasts
Format:
Foreign Legislature
Location:
Manila, Phillipines
First Aired:
Aug 4, 2004
Last Aired:
Aug 12, 2004

Airing Details

  • Aug 04, 2004 | 7:17pm EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • Aug 12, 2004 | 4:11pm EDT | C-SPAN 3