SONA 2013 reaction paper guide, sample

The fourth State Of the Nation Address of the President Benigno Simeon Aquino III will be today, July 22, and surely teachers around the country will be requiring students to write SONA 2013 reaction paper afterwards.

PNoy will be delivering his SONA in Batasan Complex, Quezon City, marking the third year of his presidency and opening the session of Congress.

Here’s a quick guide on how to write a SONA reaction paper, plus the sample which you can use in writing your own. Please don’t just copy and paste.pnoy sona 2013

Simple Reaction Paper guide

Teachers have varying formats on how to write a reaction paper, but usually it is divided into three main parts: Synopsis, Analysis and Reaction.

Synopsis. In the first few sentences/paragraphs, you can state a brief summary of the details of SONA 2013 including information on date and time, location, attendees, and other important information like the main theme or topic of the fourth SONA of PNoy.

Analysis. In this part you can write about the highlights of the SONA, the talking points and references the President made in his talk. What did the PNoy emphasize in his address? What examples/citations did he use? Did he miss on some important details? You can answer those questions in the analysis.

Reaction. Share your personal reaction and sentiments about the SONA. You can answer the questions such as: Do you agree with what the President stated? Have you felt the accomplishments achieved by his administration? What do you think of the goals he stated for the next 3 years? What thrusts should the government give priority in the remaining years of his term?

Of course you have to watch the SONA today so that you can write a very good reaction paper. I have prepared livestream and full text post here.

Sample SONA reaction paper

I will give you a sample later today, as soon as I’m done watching the SONA so please bookmark and check back on this post. Click below for the sample reaction paper.

Sample Reaction to SONA 2013 by Nonoying.com

President Benigno Simeon “PNoy” Aquino III delivered his fourth annual State of the Nation Address in Batasang Pambansa Complex, Quezon City on July 22, 2013 with the theme, “Sa Gitna ng Daang Matuwid.”
The midterm SONA marked his third year in presidency and opened the 16th Congress in a joint session of both houses. The annual address started at exactly 4:03 PM and ended at 5:46 PM. It was the longest SONA he had given so far, earning 88 rounds of applause from Senators, Congressmen, government officials, local and international media and other dignitaries and important personalities in the country.
PNoy’s speech was very comprehensive, covering a lot of areas which include the accomplishments of his administration in political and economic aspects, praises for public servants and government departments who made outstanding services for the country, and also strongly-worded criticisms against corrupt public servants and erring government agencies.
The President mentioned the fresh mandate from the people via domination of his senatorial candidates in May 2013 elections, the Bangsamoro peace framework, success of his Pantawid ng Pamilyang Pilipino Program, more TESDA scholars, housing program for informal settlers and the 7.8% GDP last year. He also hailed the passage of RH Law, Sin Tax Law, AFP Modernization Act and the K-12 Law.
PNoy specifically lauded three police enforcers for their great acts that helps lift the image of the PNP, and also department secretaries Albert del Rosario of DFA, Armin Luistro of DepEd, Rogelio Singson of DPWH and the late Jesse Robredo of DILG for a well-done job.
On the other hand, he minced no words in castigating corrupt individuals, specifically former TESDA Administrator Boboy Syjuco, and the agencies of Bureau of Customs, Bureau of Immigration and National Irrigation Administration.
The almost 2-hour speech also included a video testimonials of the exemplary public servants.
He ended his speech with words, “I am Noynoy Aquino, and I proudly say to the world: I am a Filipino. How wonderful it is to be a Filipino in these times.”
In my own humble opinion, President Aquino was successful in relaying the inclusive growth of his administration and regaining the trust of the Filipino people in the presidency, and his SONA exuded the confidence he has with his accomplishments. However, I felt that the speech was too long to miss on some important issues like the passage of Freedom of Information bill, amendment or repeal of Cybercrime Act, and especially the P10 Billion pork scam. True or not, he should’ve mentioned the scam, for anti-corruption is his main thrust in the Daang Matuwid platform.
Of course, we all know that the President cannot reform the country all by himself, and his theme of ‘beginning the change’ and enjoining the citizenry to work arm-in-arm with the government in achieving these goals is very laudable. We must support PNoy’s programs so that we can fully feel the trickling down of economic gains of his administration. And also, we must remain active in urging the him make true to his promise of curbing corruption that is consuming most of our government’s coffers.

Disclaimer: I’m not an expert in writing reaction paper, but I hope this guide and sample can give you an idea on what to write about SONA 2013. For more updates, follow me on Twitter @nonoy or circle me at Google+.

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  1. allen says:

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  2. Aleck says:

    Reaction paper po now!! :(

  3. Kathryn Bernardo says:

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  4. el-el says:

    Reaction Paper po!! I need it right now po,pls help! help! po..
    ..thank you po
    !:)

  5. raymond says:

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    :-)

  6. thankzzzz poh d2 malaking tulong ito xaken at sa grades q.

  7. geavenjoy says:

    thanks for that that is really helpful… hope for more intelligent help from you .. thanks again :)

  8. ryan says:

    Thanks big help ito sa mga anak ko.

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  11. roy romano says:

    Thanks talaga, it helps me in making my reaction paper.

  12. janelledelacruz says:

    Thank you ser qivinq us an example how to write an reaction reqardinq the sona of mr.president
    and that qive me an idea in my assingment
    thank you very much :):)

  13. Zaym HK says:

    Thank you for this. It gives me a lot of ideas to make my Reaction paper an A+

  14. moses says:

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  15. Sidratol says:

    these informations will help my big problems haha
    reaction na lang kulang ko. Salamat po :D God Bless and pls do continue sharing ur knowledges and humble opinions. More power.

  16. john manahan says:

    THANK U PO ! sa reaction paper .. :)

  17. rowel says:

    thank you dito. Now i know.

  18. raymond says:

    Ang aking reaksyon:
    Hindi binigyan ng importansya ang mga biktima ng maguindanao massacre pati rin ang hustisya ng mga biktima.Pangalawa hindi sinabi ni pnoy ang mga problema ng mga OFW sa abroad.Hindi ako sumasangayon sa SSS contirbusyon ,sa crisis ngayon.Sumasangayon ako kay pnoy tungkol sa “bad elements in customs”.Hindi ako sumasangayon dahil ang ibang magsasaka ay hindi nakatanggap ng benefit sa gobyerno.Sumasangayon ako sa sinabi nyang “ang biyaheng SLEX hanggang NLEX na dati’y inaabot ng dalawang oras, kaya nang takbuhin ng labinlimang minuto.”dahil ito ay importante sa mga taong nag siksikan sa SLEX at NLEX.Ang issue ng baguhin ang pilipinas na maging Filipinas ay hindi binanggit ng pangulo.Sangayon ako kay pnoy na binaklas na ang mga sasakyang naghaharian sa daanan.Nagustuhan ko na sinabi niya na binigyan na nya ang mga sending victims at halos lahat na ay na bigyan.Nagustuhan ko rin ang sinabin na binigay na ang lupa ng mga hasyenda luisita.Magaganda ang mga sinabi nya sa mga studyante na nagngailanganat mga kailangngan mga libro nila.Hindi ako kontento sa sinabi nya na marami na raw ang taong may trabaho pero hindi lahat ay nabigyan ng oportunidad na makapag trabaho.Sangayon ako sa kanya dahil sa sinabi nyang “The DPWH, he said, has saved more than P18 Billion which can be used for other projects”. Sangayon ako sa kanya dahil sa sinabi nyang “ An irrigation project in Iloilo will benefit 24,000 farmers”. ”. Sangayon ako sa kanya dahil sa sinabi nyang”PhilHealth enrolees, he said, increased from 62% to 81%; benefits were also enhanced”. ”. Sangayon ako sa kanya dahil sa sinabi nyang” 9,377 housing units have been completed for victims of Typhoon Sendong while 26,050 houses were built for policemen and soldiers in the second phase of the housing project”para sa mga nasalanta sa bagyong sending na naka patay ng maraming tao at naka giba ng maraming mga bahay.

  19. raymond says:

    Ang aking reaksyon:
    Hindi binigyan ng importansya ang mga biktima ng maguindanao massacre pati rin ang hustisya ng mga biktima.Pangalawa hindi sinabi ni pnoy ang mga problema ng mga OFW sa abroad.Hindi ako sumasangayon sa SSS contirbusyon ,sa crisis ngayon.Sumasangayon ako kay pnoy tungkol sa “bad elements in customs”.Hindi ako sumasangayon dahil ang ibang magsasaka ay hindi nakatanggap ng benefit sa gobyerno.Sumasangayon ako sa sinabi nyang “ang biyaheng SLEX hanggang NLEX na dati’y inaabot ng dalawang oras, kaya nang takbuhin ng labinlimang minuto.”dahil ito ay importante sa mga taong nag siksikan sa SLEX at NLEX.Ang issue ng baguhin ang pilipinas na maging Filipinas ay hindi binanggit ng pangulo.Sangayon ako kay pnoy na binaklas na ang mga sasakyang naghaharian sa daanan.Nagustuhan ko na sinabi niya na binigyan na nya ang mga sending victims at halos lahat na ay na bigyan.Nagustuhan ko rin ang sinabin na binigay na ang lupa ng mga hasyenda luisita.Magaganda ang mga sinabi nya sa mga studyante na nagngailanganat mga kailangngan mga libro nila.Hindi ako kontento sa sinabi nya na marami na raw ang taong may trabaho pero hindi lahat ay nabigyan ng oportunidad na makapag trabaho.Sangayon ako sa kanya dahil sa sinabi nyang “The DPWH, he said, has saved more than P18 Billion which can be used for other projects”. Sangayon ako sa kanya dahil sa sinabi nyang “ An irrigation project in Iloilo will benefit 24,000 farmers”. ”. Sangayon ako sa kanya dahil sa sinabi nyang”PhilHealth enrolees, he said, increased from 62% to 81%; benefits were also enhanced”. ”. Sangayon ako sa kanya dahil sa sinabi nyang” 9,377 housing units have been completed for victims of Typhoon Sendong while 26,050 houses were built for policemen and soldiers in the second phase of the housing project”para sa mga nasalanta sa bagyong sending na naka patay ng maraming tao at naka giba ng maraming mga bahay.
    pls reply and give good replies:-)

  20. jen says:

    reaction paper po ng sona ni pnoy … can u help me sir ?

  21. glenn isla says:

    hingi ng 2long guyz kailangan ko ng reaction paper about sona!!need help!!

  22. Shahary says:

    thank you so much for the informations, it really helped me. :)
    God bless you more!! :D

  23. Bryan says:

    Thank you po sa guidelines!! :))
    Grabe magdemand ng reflection paper ung iba jan ah

  24. jean says:

    thank u po sa idea nagagalak po ako dahil may pagbabasihan na po ako sa reaction paper ko!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :)

  25. marlon says:

    need outline of the SONA please!

  26. arjay says:

    pls po kailangan ko ng reaction paper para sa school elementary lang po ako grade 5 pls tulungan nyo na po ako

  27. arjay says:

    tulungan nyo na po ako pls grde5 lang po ako pls reaction paperlang po pls

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