Home > gloria macapagal arroyo, politics in the philippines, presidentiables > Presidentiables Reactions To Arroyo’s SONA 2009
  1. July 28, 2009 at 4:14 pm

    will!!honestly lng i really apreciate president achievement to our dear country, the problem is the politicians who’s inside the malacanang lng hindi sila ang gumawa ng plano kaya insecure sila.ang mga tao din hindi nakikita ang mga achievements na ito which really produce a very high porpose for the development of our country.ang nakikita lng nila ay ang mga hindi mabuti!!yun lng ang naii count nila!sa tingin ninyo.Whoever that next pres. is, will he/she be able to solve the debt of this country which Arroyo has a little solutions na about it?will they able to give solutions about puverty state of this country?that the BIG QUESTION now!!!puro lang inooppose ang mga ginagawa but please try to count her accomplishment!i could really say that I,we need her!!!!

    • July 28, 2009 at 6:09 pm

      arroyo’s accomplishments – the number of poor increased during her term. all time hunger was reached. unemployment and underemployment remain high. the number of OFWs continue to grow that shows there are not enough jobs in the country. very little investment in agriculture. the country’s infrastructure remain the worst compared to other comparable asian countries. corruption is very high.

      there are a lot more accomplishments but those are they key.

      • just passing by...
        July 30, 2009 at 2:10 pm

        wawam, the way your giving your comments seem like your only focusing on the negative side. if you aim to make an objective comment/ info, pls try to turn the other face as well. the world (and people) are not just plain BLACK and WHITE. there are gray areas which are also worth mentioning. but i guess you dont have the time to delve into these aspects huh? you prefer to focus on where the drama is.

        • July 30, 2009 at 5:35 pm

          first question you need to answer is this – are the negatives true or not? the negatives mentioned here are very well documented and with facts and figures if not good logic.

          we should not want to live in a country where all we do is “see no evil”, “speak no evil” and “hear evil”.

          this is the basic problem in our counotry – too few good things are beng done, while too many bad things being done. we need to break the cycle as unless we break it generations upon generations of pinoys will suffer the samee fate.

          • just passing by...
            July 30, 2009 at 7:23 pm

            i want to throw back the question to you – are the positives true as well? i agree we must not live in a country of “see no evil and “speak no evil”. and i dont think we are. the fact that we have interactions like this means we are aware of what’s happening around us. but just because i am optimistic (and you’re not) doesn’t mean i am indifferent. sometimes we just have to see good in people. after all, seeing bad in others won’t be better for us in the end. national success is a matter of teamwork – leaders and public. as they say, “it’s take two to tango”. if you look at yourselves and evaluate introspectively, i guess you would know there are still a lot of things you haven’t done for the country. but others are not judging on you or saying harsh words about you – they’re giving you the chance to prove yourself. you can at least pay it forward by being a little trusting and appreciative of what has been provided to you. as an example, the fact that you’re righting blogs and comments like this is because of democracy and freedom which has been bestowed AND PROTECTED by our leaders (it may not necessarily be GMA). you should at least to appreciate. this is also the basic problem of our country (quoting your words huh?) – there are many people who keep on complaining and didn’t even have a sliver of good deed to pay the philippines in return. most of those who complain are even those who have done nothing – plain words; no action.

            • July 30, 2009 at 10:57 pm

              these are the truths:

              based on government data the number of poor families have increased during the arroyo administration.

              based on surveys the incidence of hunger have increased and in fact reached an all time high during the arroyo administration.

              based on eco data, those living under the poverty line have increased.

      • observer
        July 31, 2009 at 6:32 am

        sorry!! i don’t agree with that,, dahil kaya maraming filipinong OFW kasi sa hirap ng buhay dito sa pinas… maraming napipilitang mag-abroad pra tumaas ang antas sa buhay at dahil narin sa mgandang sahod.
        one thing: mas matindi ang corruption sa pinas compared to other country… and that’s the truth!!! well its my opinion kasi un ung nakita ko eh.

    • July 29, 2009 at 12:23 am

      hey. I’ll ask for your permission about printing your opinion about the sona. Its for our reaction paper in Social Studies. I really thank you for your opinion. 🙂

    • Dong Cadungog
      July 30, 2009 at 4:53 pm

      That’s the problem with the type of politicians we have, whoever sitting their in malacanang, the opposition normally is blinded of good things, all they can see is the bad things, why? they will use those in their personal gain during election campaign. I’m pretty sure whoever sit in malacanang after 2010 election and whatever failure in her/his management and leadership it will be blame to the previous administration as an scapegoat of their failures to address the issue. Expect lot of “kasi” “dahil”, “Becuase” the previous administration left this, left that, “minana”, etc., blah, blah,..ay naku ko mga kandidato sawang -sawa na kami sa inyo, imbis na magtulungan kayo paano hanapan ng solution ang problema ng bansa sinisira-an nyo para maymagamit kayong isyo. tanda-an nyong lahat kayo ay inihalal para sa lahat at hinde para sa kakampi lang.

      I agree with clarisa, those who are callous with the president cannot count, see or acknowledge those accomplishment she have done. I would not say she have done best but she have done better than her predecessor.

    • Jayson
      August 7, 2009 at 9:16 am

      bkit magpabulabulagan nlng ba ang mga pilipino beyond any mestake…. surely hindi pwede yan!!!we need to correct amministration regem,,,because for me i realize more much defficulties in our present time!!!

  2. July 30, 2009 at 1:16 am

    every SONA, many promises arrise. how many will come true?

  3. July 30, 2009 at 4:38 pm

    I hope all the policies and laws being implemented and planned by the incumbent administration to effect will be for the benefit of the citizenry and not for the interest of few people in the position. Philippines doesn’t need charter change, what is lacking is the characters exhibited by those incumbents that are disadvantageous for the whole country. We need the so called “CHARACTER CHANGE” and not Charter change!!!!!

    • July 30, 2009 at 5:32 pm

      there are many examples of those. the most recent one is HR 1109, con-ass which the ongressmen rammed through congress and approved the measure at close to midnight.

  4. Chen
    July 30, 2009 at 8:58 pm

    Arroyo is just using the figures to cover up the corruption issues of her Administration. She and her officials are raking so much money from her SONA and pump priming projects. A lot of the jobs fair initiatives especially those initiated by non-employment generating agencies are shams. The figures are overstated. Recycled workers – after 3 months of employment they become out of job and they are rehired again by the same program/company. The same persons but they are counted twice. Listed hired workers during the jobs fair are not real. They are either existing employees or invented names. Panloloko sa bayan ang ginagawa.

    There’s more….just look into the agency initiatives. they implement all the impossible orders of the President.

    • July 30, 2009 at 9:38 pm

      most of the employment generated specially in the last months are what others have called to be “street sweeper” types. these are very low paying temporary jobs.

      you could be right about that – they are probably counted more than once.

  5. observer
    July 31, 2009 at 6:57 am

    arroyo is just using the good things that she have done to cover up the corruption of her administration…

  6. claire
    August 4, 2009 at 8:05 am

    For a woman, I admire her for being strong and not declaring emergency powers despite the harshest criticisms that bordered to country’s destabilization.

    i hope that the next pres. will do his\her best for the seek of the people…

  7. Jayson
    August 7, 2009 at 9:19 am

    don;t leave promises if can;t do…….

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