President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo’s State Of The Nation Address 2009 (SONA 2009)- the true state of the nation in today’s PDI
i think today’s (july 18, 2009) front page of the philippine daily inquirer gives a very good picture of the state of the nation in 2009.
the article in encircled in red says: “GMA: There will be elections in 2010” . (click here to read article: http://bit.ly/h1ubh) from the article, arroyo says: “Let me say, in no uncertain terms, there will be elections in 2010. There’s your headline for tomorrow.” well, PDI did not make that as its headline story.
the article encircled in blue says “Nograles : charter change train back on track“. that is probably the reason why PDI did not put arroyo’s “revelation” as it’s headline . doubts? half-truths? while arroyo is now saying there will be an election, the other thing that arroyo did not talk about is why does she want an election and more importantly, what are her plans after 2010 when her term expires? (read article on cha-cha train - http://bit.ly/z6wYT)
the article encircled in green, right below the nograles article, in it’s full glory is the article, “70% oppose charter change – SWS” which seemingly defies the article above it. (read about what the people want – http://bit.ly/alicO)
this is the true State Of The Nation in 2009 (SONA 2009):
we have a president who tells us what we want to hear, that there will be an election in 2010. but this president does not tell us the rest of it.
she stays quiet on cha-cha and her plans after her term expires in 2010. president ramos and the rest of the country says she needs to tell us her plans after 2010 but her palace spokesperson defends her silence as it is something private, conveniently forgetting arroyo is the number one most public person in the country.
when asked about cha-cha, the only thing they can say is they are not involved and that it is something the congressmen are doing on their own. and yet arroyo does not say whether she wants it or not, whether she endorses it or not.
the congressmen were voted by the people in the districts were the congressmen and the people live. they are neighbors. people vote congressmen to represent them in congress. what congressmen do, is what the people are supposed to want.
but not on cha-cha. a high 70% of the people do not want cha-cha that will extend arroyo’s term. why then are the congressmen pushing it through congress? the congressmen are doing something the people do not want.
the true state of the nation:
- on one hand the president says the election 2010 will push through but she does not say the most important half – what are her plans after 2010. on the other hand congress, says the cha-cha train is on track. this is suspected to be the medium by which arroyo will extend her term.
- on one hand, the people do not want cha-cha and do not want to extend arroyo’s term but on the other hand, congress and the president are pushing for cha-cha and con-as$ and other con things. congress and arroyo are doing things the people do not want and yet the people is who congress and the president are supposed to serve.
in one sentence, this is the state of the nation – we have a president and a congress who were elected by the people, duty-bound to serve the people and do for the greater good but are doing something the people do not want them to do for the greater good of only one person.
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read other posts:
- 9 Years Of Arroyo: A Review – Cayetano Paderanga Jr.
- Budget unbalanced, injustice in tax policy – Cielito Habito
- Employment record: Good, bad and ugly – Tomas Africa
- Education: Plugging leaks, shortages – Juan Miguel Luz
- Gloria and her SONAs: Long on show, short on substance – PCIJ
- Health: Good news with lots of buts… – Jaime Galvez Tan
- Sona 2001 revisited, Performance against targets – Ibon Foundation
- Palace stinks with scandals – Eliza Victoria, Cyril Bonabente
- At Supreme Court, she won some, lost big – Isagani Cruz
- Scandals without closure overshadow successes- juliet labog-javellana
- Environment suffered badly, say critics – philip tubeza
- Arroyo’s performance, trust ratings. It’s downhill after 2004 -Minerva Generalao, Kate V. Pedroso
- 8 State of the Nation Addresses of Arroyo
- Arroyo ‘has done little or none at all’ – PDI readers