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PINOY PULITIKA Series: "Hits and Misses -- Zoning in on the SONA" -- A Roundtable Discussion

posted Jul 29, 2013, 12:50 AM by Philippine Political Science Association   [ updated Jul 29, 2013, 1:02 AM ]

The Philippine Political Science Association (PPSA)
in cooperation with
The Philippine Social Science Council (PSSC)

PINOY PULITIKA: Hits and Misses -- Zoning on the SONA
A Roundtable Discussion
9:00am to 11:00am
2 August 2013, Friday
Philippine Social Science Council (PSSC) Building, Diliman Quezon City

President Aquino delivered the fourth State of the Nation Address of his administration on 22 July 2013. Nearly two weeks after, we are still in a quandary what to make of it. Quite a number of individual persons were praised, a number of agencies shamed, corrupt civil servants threatened, and past administrations blamed. While a number of issues were raised, this nearly two-hour speech left us asking even more questions not only on what was not said (as is usually the case after a SONA) but also on what was said. So, what should we expect from the PNoy administration this 2013-2014? At this juncture, what are the priorities of his administration? Are these priorities consistent with those of the past three years? Is the Pnoy administration missing anything?

Resource Persons
Amado M. Mendoza, Jr., PhD - Department of Political Science, UP Diliman
Antonio C. Contreras, PhD - Department of Political Science, De la Salle University Manila
Jean Encinas Franco, PhD - Department of Political Science, UP Diliman
Michael Jensen Garcia - Graduate student, Media Studies, UP Diliman
Temario C. Rivera, PhD - Department of Political Science, UP Diliman

Asst. Prof. Jalton Garces Taguibao, UP Diliman