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PIA Press Release
2009/07/27

Eastern Visayans await PGMA's SONA 2009

Tacloban City (July 27) -- The eyes and ears of Eastern Visayans will be glued to the radio and television sets this afternoon as they eagerly await for the message President Arroyo will give as she delivers her 2009 State of the Nation Address at the Joint Opening of Congress.

All government and private radio and television stations in Region 8 will air and show the much awaited event of the year where the President presents the scorecards of her administration's performance vis--vis her SONA of the years before. More importantly, the President will then enunciate her aspirations for the country and its people for the coming year.

At least two local media persons from Eastern Visayas are now in Manila to cover the State of the Nation Address proceedings right at the Plenary Hall of the House of Representatives at the Batasan Complex, a proof of how important the President's SONA is to the Eastern Visayans.

The local media people will give a remote live coverage of the SONA through the Radio DYDW in Tacloban in the afternoon of July 27, station manager Fred Balbuena informed.

The coverage will be anchored by Regine Olimberio and PIA Director Olive Tiu. They will be joined by the local media at the Batasan who will try their best to interview the government officials who are attending the SONA, especially the national government officials and the solons and other local officials from Eastern Visayas.

Already the enterprising Eastern Visayans are already betting as to what color the gown the President will wear or will the number of applause outdo the number of applause in the last SONA.

By 4:00 o'clock in the afternoon today, the third joint regular session of the 14th Congress shall be opened, with the President's SONA as its highlight.

The Eastern Visayans will surely listen intently and watch closely the President as she delivers her State of the Nation Address. More than commenting on the President's gown, the Eastern Visayans will surely await for any mention of projects or places or people in the Region, by the President.

After the President's SONA, the coverage will continue in order to get the reactions of government officials and private individuals who are at the Session Hall and even those who are in the Region. (PIA 8) [top]

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