Philippine State of the Nation
Philippine President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo gave her fifth State of the Nation Address (SoNA) before a Joint Session of Congress. She… read more
Philippine President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo gave her fifth State of the Nation Address (SoNA) before a Joint Session of Congress. She had been accused of corruption and recently apologized for speaking to an election official before the final votes were announced in last May’s election. President Arroyo proposed a shift to a parliamentary form of government, in response to what she admitted was a political crisis.
Opposition leaders had called for her resignation and were moving forward with impeachment proceedings. Portions of the program were in Tagalog with English translation. close
*The transcript for this program was compiled from uncorrected Closed Captioning.
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