State of the Nation Address (SONA) 2008 highlights PGMA's concern for poor.
On 28th of July 2008, for the 8th time, President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo address the joint session of Congress to make her “State of the Nation Address” or SONA which cited 3 ways to protect them from current global challenges.
First, the President said, "we must have a targeted strategy with set of precise prescriptions to ease the price challenges we are facing."
"Second, food self-sufficiency; less energy dependence; greater self-reliance in our attitude as a people and in our posture as a nation."
"Third, short-term relief cannot be at the expense of long term reforms. These reforms will benefit not just the next generation of Filipinos, but the next President as well."
For complete State of the Nation Address (SONA) 2008 of President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo during the 2nd Regular Session of the 14th Congress of the Republic of the Philippines just follow the link below.
Read the SONA 2008 speech text
Complete 2008 SONA Technical Report