SONA 2010: BRIEF AND CONCISE BUT EQUALLY EXPLOSIVE AND IMPRESSIVE!
The 30 minute SONA or State of the Nation Address of newly-elected President Benigno Simeon Aquino III went brief and concise for 30 minutes but equally explosive and impressive! The speech was not sugar-coated as what previous SONAs were. He spoke clearly about the state of our nation after the former President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo left his office with the country’s coffers empty. Its’ a sad news for us but I am pretty sure that justice will be delivered soon!
More than the budget deficit that we have heard about along with the dubious utilization of calamity funds, improper use of road user’s tax, the lucrative compensation and benefits of government officials and the over-importation of rice, I was amazed as how the last SONA of PGMA went so well that everyone believed that our former president has left us a stronger republic. Nonetheless, we have a country left with almost no fund to use. Thanks to our corrupt officials!
Now I get to think that everything that happened from the time that Former President Joseph Estrada was unseated to the period that President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo won another term in the 2004 National Election was part of a bigger form of injustice in this country. I get to even think that ERAP was indeed a victim and he should have not been unseated in the first place. Anyway, that is off-topic for this article. Greed has almost destroyed this nation. Tsk.
Anyway, the PGMA administration seem to have even out-record the Marcos regime in terms of allegations of corruption, extra-judicial killing and other forms of injustices. Now, I am looking forward to P.Noy to take the lead in the cleanup of the government. If corruption is addressed, this nation can have more to solve other issues particularly poverty. The SONA is a good start. Now that we know what we have, we can focus on finding real solutions.
One more thing that I appreciate with the SONA and with President Aquino is the use of Filipino as a common language for speeches. By having the SONA in our native tongue, more people will be able to understand and be informed. Remember that not all of us can speak or understand English so well. Anyway, I do hope that whatever issues mentioned in the SONA are addressed the soonest possible time. I am positive as well that we have a better government this time.
I am impressed! Please see the copy of the SONA speech at the blog article link below: