National News Features President’s SONA in Sign Language

I was very much blessed to participate in one of the most important experience of a sign language interpreter, that is to interpret for the President of your own country. I considered it historic because it was the first time a televised State of the Nation Address (SONA) of a Philippine President was interpreted in sign language. It was also the first SONA of the newly elected President Benigno Aquino III.

I also feel honored that I was one of those chosen to interpret him, albeit in cyberspace and not on national TV. It was shown live stream on the Internet through GMANEWS.TV.

Here is a featured news about the SONA shown on national TV via GMA-7’s “24 Oras” last July 27 wherein I was one of those interviewed. It’s in our vernacular so I took the liberty of putting an English subtitle. Enjoy!

Here is the entire video of SONA 2010 with sign language inset.

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  1. RLM

    Many thanks for posting this video enclosure for us to see what is going on with Phillippnes. 🙂


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