Take it from somebody who has delivered the State of the Nation Address six instances: Sometimes, the viewers contained in the plenary corridor of Batasang Pambansa choose to discuss amongst themselves than pay attention to the speech.
In a current interview with the Philippine Daily Inquirer, President Benigno Aquino III defined why he prefers watching Duterte’s SONA on tv Monday (July 24) than attend the joint session at Batasan.
“That would be the easiest way to understand everything that’s said there without distraction. When you’re there, the tendency is there would be someone who would be whispering to you [while the speech is in progress],” he stated.
Aquino additionally skipped attending Duterte’s SONA final yr regardless that by custom, former Presidents are invited to the occasion.
He was the one residing former President who was absent at Duterte’s first SONA.