Obiter Dictum and the Impeachment Motions against President Aquino

By Melinda Quintos de Jesus

PRESIDENT AQUINO delivered his fifth State of the Nation Address (SONA) to members of the three branches of government. He was welcomed to the august hall of the legislature with extended applause, and 85 times hand clapping cheered him as he spoke. Outside, militant activist groups protested in greater numbers it seems than had been seen in recent years, including the years of Gloria M. Arroyo; and with more obvious logistical support.