Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Quoted: PGMA's 2009 State of the Nation Address

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  • "I will defend democracy..."
  • "I have never declared martial law..."
  • "I have never expressed the desire to extend my term..."
  • "I have been falsely accused of using my position for profit..."
  • "Those who lived in glass houses should not cast stones..."
  • "Governance is not about looking and getting even..."

The above quoted statements are taken by yours truly from the recently concluded President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo's State of the Nation Address - July 27, 2009.




The State of the Nation Address or better known in its acronym - SONA, is one of the most controversial and highly criticized event in the Philippines' Republic. And the main reason behind this is the fact that this is a very special event wherein the current President of the Philippines reports on the status of the nation as a whole - in different areas and perspective, normally to the resumption of the Congress' joint session (the House of Representatives and the Senate). This is one of the duties of the Philippine President as stated in Article VII, Section 23 of the 1987 Constitution:
"The President shall address the Congress at the opening of its regular session. He may also appear before it at any other time."


The following 5 quoted statements are the 5 things which PGMA included in the list of her administration's achievements:


  • "We have a strong economy in a strong fiscal position to withstand political shocks."
  • "We built new modern infrastructure and completed unfinished ones."
  • "The economy is more fair to the poor than ever before."
  • "We are building a sound base for the next generation."
  • "International authorities have taken notice that we are safer from environmental degradation and man-made disasters."


With this recently concluded event, there have been mixed reviews given by the people of the Philippines towards PGMA's SONA itself, but more importantly to her governance as a whole. I shall bear witness to these reviews... I have heard people praising her for her achievements and I have heard people mocked her.

And later, I will be revealing my personal views or reviews rather, on such issue - particularly in PGMA's governance as a whole. So you better watch out for it on my next posts...

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22 COMMENTS:

Vera said...

Truth is, inantok ako sa SONA. as in nakatulugan ko na lang sya. Para ba syang defensive?

blogsall said...

we're all waiting for what she has to say but we heard what wasn't expected. frustrating!

Philippine Exam Results said...

I don't seem to understand her... cut that crap pls..

Saiza said...

mga ilang palakpak hanggang natapos? la lang... ning2x lang oks... Go GLoria!!! VIVA!!! heheh

Analou said...

I just hope my friend that GMA will be truthful to what she said. Marami na kasing mandaraya dito sa mundo natin at mahirap ng magtiwalang muli. I still believe there is a miracle that will happen for our country and hopefully it will come as soon as possible. Thanks for always visiting me back. Enjoy your day and take care my friend.

reigun said...

phil. politics: pagpapapogi habang sinasabi mo sa katapat mo na ang panget-panget niya.

tsktsk

atenean101 said...

honestly, i find her SONA interesting but as usual it`s boring kasi ang tagal nga. hehe. interesting in the sense that out of what she has stated, one would surely end up thinking...

atenean101 said...

@blogsall: i really find her sona, interesting. and it is simply because from her statement itself, she confirmed all my doubts... i mean, it`s indeed interestingly annoying! haha.

atenean101 said...

i couldn`t agree less. "strong economy in a strong fiscal position to withstand political shocks", is this really true? i never really thought this could be part of her achievements because it is really not!

atenean101 said...

ay gurl? maka PGMA ka?

atenean101 said...

she`s just witty enough to be truthful... haha.

anyway, thanks din sis for always visitin' me back. it is really appreciated. hehe.

atenean101 said...

well i guess it`s not just the philippine politics but most of us filipinos as well. and this is indeed a very sad realization...

katherine said...

ay ewan sa'yo lola Gloria...sana matapos na sya at maiba naman ang kapitbahay ko sa Malacanang.

Guestring said...

ako rin pagod na kay tita glory. nakakasawa narin sya, at nakakairita ng patulan ang mga pasaring nya. hindi na nga sya maganda, pandak pa!

atenean101 said...

haha. me ganung tirada sis? haha. well i guess it`s really time to for a new one... but i hope it would be someone worth to try. hehe.

atenean101 said...

anu daw yun? hehe. well cguro, we just have to extend our patience... anyway, 2010 is about to come. hehe.

MMO said...

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atenean101 said...

no problem, thanks too!

anne said...

I hope she will not run again, coz if she will, tiyak malaking gulo na naman to haaayyy

atenean101 said...

based on our current constitution, she`s no longer qualified for the position... no unless cha-cha will push through... and that`s what we`re trying to stop!

Bryan Karl said...

Astig ang SONA! Yun lang.

atenean101 said...

haha. ikaw na talaga kuya. nag aattitude ka na naman dyan ha. hehe.