Government Achievements, Stimulus Plan Highlighted Before SONA – Manila Bulletin
The government will embark on an information campaign to highlight its recent achievements as well as the economic stimulus package ahead of President Duterte’s State of the Nation Address (SONA) later this month.
Cabinet members are expected to organize four pre-SONA forums showcasing achievements in the economy, infrastructure development, poverty reduction and other social protection programs starting next week. These pre-SONA events will focus on the theme “Pamana ng Pagbabago 2021”.
“The pre-SONA forums (are) where we will formally brief the Filipino people and encourage their support and participation in these activities as a prelude to the sixth and final State of the Nation Address by our beloved President Rodrigo Roa. Duterte, “Cabinet secretary said. Karlo Nograles said at a recent online press briefing.
The first pre-SONA forum, organized by the Cabinet Cluster on Human Development and Poverty Reduction, will be held in Bohol on July 14. The second forum will be led by the Cabinet Cluster on Participatory Governance in Cebu City on July 16.
The Cabinet Cluster on Security Justice and Peace will manage the Third Pre-SONA Forum in Manila on July 21 while the Cluster on Climate Change Adaptation and Disaster Risk Reduction will lead the Fourth Assembly in Manila on July 22. July.
Nograles said the pre-SONA events are aimed “at giving executive departments and agencies of the Cabinet cluster system a way to educate the Filipino public and all stakeholders on priority government programs and projects.”
He said they also intend to help the president report back to the people on the accomplishments of his administration over the past five years as well as plans to scale up for the remainder of his term.
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Upcoming pre-SONA forums also aim “to provide the general public with the opportunity to interact directly with the executive and provide feedback on government programs and projects,” according to Nograles.
“These forums will also present a report on our collective fight against the COVID-19 pandemic as well as our recovery strategies to help our country recover from the impacts of this crisis,” he said.
The president is expected to deliver his sixth and final SONA in both houses of Congress on July 26. Duterte is expected to travel to the Batasang Pambansa in Quezon City for the traditional event, but authorities will tighten safety and health protocols for limited guests as a precaution against the coronavirus outbreak.
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