Aquino's Sona live at Sun.Star website-A A +A
Friday, July 20, 2012
CEBU CITY -- Two days from now and it's the fourth Monday of July once again - time for the Philippines' Chief Executive to report to the whole nation the state of the country and tackle the government's agenda for the coming year.
When President Benigno Aquino III takes the podium Monday, July 23, before a crowd estimated to be almost 2,000 at the Batasan Complex in Quezon City, Sun.Star will also be there to deliver the latest updates on his State of the Nation Address (Sona).
Sun.Star at www.sunstar.com.ph, a network of community newspapers in the country, will have its staff all ready to give real-time reports for its global audience.
The website will stream live the President's Sona, courtesy of the People's Television Network. Sidelights at the Batasan will also be brought live.
There will also be an interactive timeline of Aquino's speech that can be accessed at specials.sunstar.com.ph/noynoyaquino, plus multimedia reports, pre- and post-Sona interviews
with Filipinos abroad, Sona fast facts, glossary of Filipino-English terms used by the President in his report, and even a transcript of his address.
Sun.Star also welcomes a healthy discussion through its live blog of the Sona, one of the most significant events in the country's history. The live blog will be opened starting 10 a.m. Monday when the 15th Congress opens its third regular session.
The website will also provide online polls to give its readers a chance to rate President Aquino's performance. The polls will be made available both on Facebook and on the PNoy special section at specials.sunstar.com.ph/noynoyaquino.
This extensive coverage of the President's address to the nation will continue even after July 23, with 11 Filipinos from outside the country expected to air their comments on Aquino's speech through a map showing video interviews with them. Immediate insights from Sun.Star columnists will also be posted.
To make the experience of watching Aquino deliver his address more exciting and fun, Sun.Star has also created a campaign on social media to encourage interaction among its readers. Cool prizes await the participants.
All these and more at www.sunstar.com.ph. (LRM/Sunnex)