President Benigno Aquino III successfully deliveredhisfifth State of the Nation Address (SONA) at
the Batasang Pambansa Co...
attackers. We appreciate the positivity and the improvementsbut sheer avoidance of more pressing
matters is not a developm...
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President benigno aquino iii successfully delivered his fifth state of the nation address

Published on: Mar 4, 2016
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  • 1. President Benigno Aquino III successfully deliveredhisfifth State of the Nation Address (SONA) at the Batasang Pambansa Complex in Quezon City and discussed matters regarding the country’s economy, defenses, public works, education, and many more. President Noynoy, or PNoy also addressedthose keen to bring his administration down. Unfortunately, he did not delve deeper into the controversialDisbursement AccelerationProgram (DAP) that many of the citizens and critiqueshave been waiting for. The DAP merely receiveda notable mention with, of course, slight defense. In his talk, the government meant well. There was no admission of any major problems in the system, and nothing about what is eating the country fromthe inside and out: corruption. If youwere visiting fromMars and randomly droppedinto one of the comfy Batasan chairs to hear the president’s speech, youwould probably feelvery optimistic about living in the Philippines – the improvements, the country’sacceleration, andthe implied contentment of the citizens; it almost sounded too good to be true. All of the funds, accordingto the president, went to the placesthey are supposed to go. There are new fighter jets, helicoptersand a landing ship. There are also new weaponry and arsenal for soldiers and police officersalike. Respondents and relief workerswere quick during disaster situations. The educationhas been widespread all over the country that our natives are now sent to school. Thisadministration deservesa lot of credit for what it has done for the country. It is now at investment rate, the economy is flourishing, and there are no bloody conflictsor horrendous kidnappings. Plans for road development and improvements, housing, schools, and other infrastructure are underway. The president’s SONA is full of metaphors; at some point he was the captain on a ship, ferrying the Filipino people froman island of corruptionto an island of flourishing beauty. It’sall so dreamy – he discussed mainly the beauty of what is on the surface, but not what is rotting at the core. ThisSONA is the president’s fifth, the secondto the last, and we are expectinghim to discuss more about what is happening now – impeachment complaints because of DAP, territorialdisputes, pork barrel scam, energy problems and more. It is all very superficial. Despite the improvements, there are matters deep in the crevicesof the systemgreatly affectingthe country that have been left unmentioned. There are many comparisons between his administration and the old, and most of all, there is lot of spite expressed fromhis
  • 2. attackers. We appreciate the positivity and the improvementsbut sheer avoidance of more pressing matters is not a development in any form. Also, we are irkedby the frequency of KrisAquino’s appearance. She lookedlike she was watching heavy teledramawith her emotional crumpled face and notable tissue dabbing. Nothing the president said was tear-worthy.

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