“The President said a lot of things toward the end of his speech that sounded a lot like it was Jesse speaking. My girls and I are all in agreement kaya nakakapangilabot,” Camarines Sur Rep. Maria Leonor Robredo said on her Facebook account.
Maria Leonor ‘Leni’ Robredo posted on Facebook via Instagram a photo of her daughter crying while watching the replay of President Aquino’s SONA.
“Tricia wasn’t able to attend the SONA with us. Here she is, at midnight, watching the replay of the President’s speech on TV and crying her heart out,” Leni Robredo said.
On Aquino’s fifth State of the Nation Address, the president became emotional. “The Filipino is worth dying for, the Filipino is worth living for, the Filipino is definitely worth fighting for,” Aquino said almost bursting into tears.
Presidential Communications Secretary Sonny Coloma, as a part of Aquino’s communication team said the emotional part of SONA is not originally in the script, “it came from [President’s Aquino’s] heart.”
Lawmakers, former presidential script writer, critics and allies admitted Aquino’s fifth SONA is so far the best SONA he delivered.
“I don’t think the President would lie with the figures. Emotional si Presidente. Para sa akin mula 2010, this is the best SONA I’ve ever heard,” Navotas Rep. Tobias Tiangco, opposition United Nationalist Alliance spokesperson said.
“I consider this his best SONA. It clearly outlines what he achieved. I think what you see there is both, this is what I did and appreciate it. When you get the reactions now, in surveys, self rated poverty, you also see the frustrations in him. People won’t give them A for effort, they will only give him A for success,” Columnist and former Presidential Speechwriter Teddy Locsin Jr. said.