Backpedalling on Noynoy's witch hunt SONA

After trumpeting that the first State of the Nation Address of President Benigno "P.Noy" Aquino III will be "an exposé", Malacanang now backpedals and says it will be an exercise in "truth-telling".

Compare the first teaser released to the Aquino Family newsletter by the palace on the 23rd of July...
MANILA, Philippines—President Benigno Aquino III may decide to reveal the alleged irregularities in the previous administration that were uncovered by the new Cabinet when he delivers his State of the Nation Address (SONA) on Monday.

...and the more sober tone of today's "report" (the 25th July):
MORE THAN its "shock and awe value," President Aquino’s first State of the Nation Address (Sona) will be an educational and "truth-telling" speech.

"This is not simply about exposés or accusations," Presidential Communications Group member Herminio Coloma yesterday said of the speech that Mr. Aquino is to deliver at the first joint session of the 15th Congress tomorrow afternoon.

Whatever you say, folks. Whatever you say.


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