SONA should focus on what needs to be done – senators

SONA should focus on what needs to be done – senators

Senators are expecting President Rodrigo Duterte to report the true state of the nation in his 5th State of the Nation Address (SONA) and present a concrete plan in addressing the coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) pandemic rather than resort to his usual rhetoric and expletive laden speeches.

Ralph Recto elected as 7th House deputy speaker

Recto to Duterte: More books than transistor radios

Senate President Pro Tempore Ralph Recto suggested that instead of handing out transistor radios for public school learners this coming school year, the government should instead implement a “1 book to 1 student” ratio in public schools, saying that a complete set of textbooks at home is needed by children to cope with online classes.