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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.

Philippin Daily Inquirer Front Page July 18 2009

Philippin Daily Inquirer Front Page July 18 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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  1. July 27, 2009 at 11:16 am


    magandang araw po hinihintay ko po yong reply niyo sa sulat ko.More power and goodluck

  2. ck
    July 27, 2009 at 5:22 pm

    ang galing

  3. July 27, 2009 at 5:42 pm

    damn it!

  4. ciaossu!
    July 27, 2009 at 7:04 pm

    Just wnat to hear ur reaction..

  5. jessa
    July 27, 2009 at 8:16 pm

    how could the president says that there is a economic dev. where in fact looking into the real scenario ang daming taong gutom at walang trabaho. there is so many crimes na walang justice…..wala syang pangakong natupad. She is only good for promising and nothing more!

  6. samvoy
    July 28, 2009 at 10:24 am

    We have different views on what reality is in our country. your views may be good as my views. The same is true with GMA. We can all judge her based on what she reported. But we just have to take these just like a grain of salt. If we are in her shoes, we might be behaving just like her. Sino ba ang gustong mapahiya sa harap ng madla?

    GMA whether you like it or not is our President. If she is a bad president, then democracy and republicanism dictate that you just should not vote for her in the next election. If people again vote her, accept it and lets support her. This i think should be the true essence of true democracy.

    Ang problema kasi, bakit hinihingi ng oposisyon na sabihin categorically ni GMA na di na siya tatakbo sa kahit anong posisyon sa gobyerno. Is this fair? In a democracy, all have equal rights. Many anti-GMA believes democracy and republicanism ONLY if it favors their respective interests.

    For me, the blunders her family committed while she is serving as the highest official of the land is good enough for my reason not to vote for her. Be that as it may, i can fight for her right to be voted upon.

    • July 28, 2009 at 10:59 am

      arroyo as president of this country and given the fact that the constitution says she needs to give up power in 2010 makes it her moral duty if not legal duty to state her plans. asking her to define this is not just fair, it is what is rigth.

  7. samvoy
    July 30, 2009 at 7:24 am

    If she got no plan to be politically visible after that term, or just plainly have no governmental plan why should we bother?

    For me we just have to have a common stand and that is, “no arroyo in the government.” if we succeed on this then we have done fairly.

    • just passing by...
      July 30, 2009 at 2:04 pm

      agree samvoy. in another page of this blog i have said – the assurance that wawam is asking (GMA to mention in the SONA about her 2010 plans) is not actually a complete assurance let alone appropriate or mandatory – these are just words; no complicance controls attached.

      there are ways to ensure she doesn’t run and not just through blabbering it in the SONA that wawam was so thirsty about.

  8. July 30, 2009 at 4:51 pm

    gloria sona mo ayusin mo

  9. July 31, 2009 at 9:34 am

    anu ba yannn… walang effort… ganyan nalang palagi.. walang asenso.. ayusin mo naman ung problema ng bansa..

    • Genno
      August 18, 2009 at 2:12 pm

      ang tamad mo…

  10. July 31, 2009 at 12:05 pm

    i was so impressed and astounded on the sona of our president. she has explicitly stated that she can surmount all the fraud allegations to her. we should salute her.

  11. July 31, 2009 at 8:53 pm

    wahaha nka2tuwang mga comment,,, relax lng jZ stay cool…?
    ahhmM only i can say is if ders a gud leader der wud be a gud follower am I ryt…?
    being a leader is not all abwt I.Q but d most important thing is the discipline…?

  12. s'v
    August 1, 2009 at 1:55 pm

    haist! pangakong laging napapako! :c

  13. Lhyn
    August 3, 2009 at 9:41 am

    ahahahah!! wla aq msavi..b0ngga nman parang glit na glit kau ky GMA,.tao lng rn yan xA nag ka2mli rn..
    dpat igalang nyo rn xa,bqt pur0 mga mali nlng ni GMA ung nki2ta nyo??pansinin nyo rn ung mga gud things n gnagwa nya,.dva?

    un lang..

  14. August 9, 2009 at 9:12 pm

    The state of the nation address of the President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo caught the attention of every Filipino since all of them cared about their county. All I can say about the SONA is that why do all presidents of the Philippines only point out the good things, the developments, the improvements and the progression of the Philippines. Why not discuss upon the needs and the flaws of their governance? The people of the Philippines might help their own country’s problems since nobody neglects his own birthplace. It would be more believable to hear not only those improvements but also those problems that we are facing. We students are also concerned about the needs of our nation. We are capable of helping the government in our simplest ways. If I only have the authority, I will demand for those presidents to talk not only those developments but also those things that need to be developed.

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