Thursday, July 30, 2015

PNoy's Last SONA: Deliberate Omission of More Important Issues

If I have to rate President Aquino's last State of the Nation Address (SONA), then I would give it a failing mark! P-Noy's last SONA addressed on 27 July 2015 was simply pathetic! His lengthy speech can be likened to a mere congratulatory speech - thanking and patting his allies on the back.

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He too gave a detailed narration of his "achievements." But sad to say, all his rhetoric were lousy notes that would not appease his hungry “bosses.” The people waited for him to mention his concrete plans on addressing more important and sensitive sensitive issues our country is facing right now! Ironically, he intentionally omits mentioning these issues.

Let me elaborate.

President Aquino enumerated his "achievements" and pointed out that his pet projects somehow helped improve the country in some way. P-Noy talked lengthily about the rise of the Philippine economy, but the ordinary people don’t feel it! For his shortfalls, Aquino always has someone to blame, his predecessor Gloria Arroyo. Gosh! "Kakasawa na, parang sirang plaka."

The President did mention something about the Bangsamoro Basic Law (BBL), anti-dynasty bill, and even his "yaya" and hairstylist; but glaringly failed to mention the Freedom of Information (FOI) bill, the Mamasapano incident, the anomalous housing projects for Yolanda victims, the deteriorating peace and order, among others.

He even goes to the extent of putting the blame on Arroyo for neglect of the Metro Rail Transit. All the ongoing hardship MRT train commuters had to bear is a result of his predecessor's failures to address the needs of our public train transport system. While I agree with the fact, still the burden to make the right decision on what to do falls on PNoy. My God, PNoy has guts to even praise Abaya despite his mismanagement of MRT. He should have done the right thing, admonish Jun Abaya the way he would someone who is not an ally.

To sum it up, PNoy's last SONA is full of lies. Luckily, we won’t have to listen to any more of President Aquino's his lies in the next few months up to the end of his tenure.

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