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#SONA2015: #SONAHugot And The Best Reactions On Social Media

One thing more newsworthy than PNoy's speech itself: How the people reacted to it
by John Paulo Aguilera | Jul 28, 2015
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In this day and age of social media hyperactivity, an event as big as President Noynoy Aquino's State of the Nation Address (SONA) will certainly not be missed by the all-seeing and all-knowing netizens.

For a "concerned citizen" who has more important stuff to do than put up effigies as massive and as terrifying as those freaks on Attack On Titan, 140 characters (for Twitter) and a bustling news feed is all it takes for one to stay up to date with all the day's inanities. Even with the Palace declaring July 27 (also Iglesia Ni Cristo's 101st anniversary) as a special national working holiday, almost everyone still tried to lend an ear to PNoy's last-ever SONA.

That included the country's celebrities and media personalities, who each had their own take on #SONA2015:

For one, expecting mother Bianca Gonzalez lauded PNoy's attempt to be hip and relatable to the current generation.

Though not everyone was too amused with some of the prez's choice of words.

Teen actor Julian Trono didn't quite like PNoy bringing up past controversies. #AnongBago

By the way, love the irony, Howie.

Whoa there! The former APO Hiking Society member may have gone overboard here.

Tour guide-cultural activist Carlos Celdran obviously cherishes these huge occasions.

Even PBA teams couldn't help but air their discontent with the scope of the President's annual report.

Not to be left out were parody accounts which—as expected—took care of the lighter side of things.

Like The Editors of Manila's concept of change:

Senyora Santibañez, for her part, pointed out the obvious at the pre-#SONA2015 fashion show.

If anything, the PNoy's wisecracks opened the door for a new yet short-lived trend: #SONAHugot.

Negative or positive, this kind of social media traffic is a good sign that the society still hasn't grown apathetic even with the prevailing public perception that SONAs are of no use nowadays.

Speaking of reactions, nothing could've topped Senate President Franklin Drilon's retort to the Makabayan bloc, whose members blatantly booed PNoy at the end of his speech:

Aquino booed by critics, some congressmen included. Senator Drilon booed back at them.Watch #SONA2015 stream on Rappler:

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Posted by Rappler on Monday, July 27, 2015

Was that a "Boo," or a "Moo"?

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