Yahoo to Webcast Philippine SONA

On July 26, 2010 at 2pm GMT+8, Benigno “Noynoy” Aquino III will deliver his first SONA (State of the Nation Address). Yahoo! Southeast Asia will provide a live video stream of the SONA, in partnership with broadcast network TV5, MediaQuest and FutureGen.

This will be made available on the Purple Thumb site of Yahoo! Philippines, together with a live blog that will give up-the-minute updates and allow readers from all over the world to post their comments.

Just as in the Purple Thumb coverage of the first automated elections in the Philippines, bloggers and citizen journalists can take part in Yahoo!’s social media coverage by using the hashtag #PurpleThumb together with their election-related tweets. These #PurpleThumb Twitter updates will be automatically posted on the live blog, where they can be read by the millions of readers who visit the Yahoo! Philippines site.

Link to P-Noy’s first SONA :