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Pnoy’s SONA Not Far from Donald Trump’s Mexican Border Visit

welcome By: Elena Grace Flores

It helps to be positive at all times but if it involves social behavior of the general public, then the problem is obviously more serious than that. The Guardian was quoted Donald Trump as saying:

“You look at the crowds outside, the crowds are all screaming in favour of Trump. Everybody wants me,” Trump told reporters at the airport.

Signs carried by the crowd included: “Lulac [the League of United Latin American Citizens civil rights group] likes veterans, not bigots” and “Trump’s hair is illegal”.

“John McCain is a hero, Trump is a chump,” read another, referencing Trump’s recent characterisation of McCain, who spent five and a half years as a prisoner of war in Vietnam, as “not a war hero”.

On the other hand in the Philippines, GMA Network reported that protesters are already getting ready a day before President Aquino’s last SONA. Bayan Secretary General Renato Reyes, Jr. said in an interview that:

“The Aquino government is very much like the MRT. It promises to take you from point A to point B. It makes you wait. It charges you a lot for less. It keeps breaking down, but still wants you to be grateful for arriving in one piece. It badly needs a replacement. It is a visual representation of government neglect and lack of empathy for ordinary, working people,” he said.

Click this link for the complete report.

Earlier, Vice President Jejomar Binay criticized the Aquino administration with its shortcomings publicly right after his resignation from the cabinet. Here’s the link to the news pertaining to V.P. Binay’s speech during the United Nationalists Alliance launch. Also check this for the live coverage of the SONA by GMA Network.

Image Source: The Guardian

Other Important Events: Here are the links to the full transcriptions and video of July 7, 2015 Binay Senate Probe:

Part 1: Senate Probe Media Favors Binay Anew – July 7, 2015
Part 2: Trillanes’s Accusations are Opposite from the Witnesses’ – Part 2 July 15, 2015 Binay Senate Probe

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