By Louis Bacani | The Philippine Star
MANILA, Philippines - President Benigno Aquino III may have delivered a lengthy State of the Nation Address (SONA), but a senator from a rival political clan was left wanting for more.
Senator BongBong Marcos said Aquino's speech failed to mention new policies on various sectors. He said the administration may have chosen not to use the SONA to announce these expected policies.
The senator, whose father was ousted through "people power" led by former President Cory Aquino, said he was looking for the President's foreign, environmental, monetary, and foreign direct investment policies, among others.
"Para sa akin, especially, I was hoping to hear a plan on long-term public investment, but we did not hear it either because in my view, it was necessary," Marcos told reporters.
"All of these areas are critical so that the rest of the country knows what direction we are going to take," he added.
Marcos said he now expects to hear these new policies in the coming days or weeks.
Asked to describe Aquino's SONA, Marcos said it was a [celebration of] "the heroism of common, ordinary Filipinos."