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the day after GMA’s SONA 2009

what arroyo delivered was the State Of The Nation Address. this is supposed to basically have two main parts – where the country is in the past year and the second part where the country will be in the coming year.

we heard a lot of the first part, that is if you took pains to read the SONA on your own. i say that as we don’t really remember many of the things said for the first part. we remember the 4% of the words she said criticizing her presidentiable opponents, but we hardly remember the 96% of the words she actually devoted to boasting about her achievements.

i don’t remember hearing or reading anything on the second part. i don’t think arroyo mentioned what new programs or key strategies she will adapt for the next year.

i remember arroyo saying something that refers to the rest of her term but she said that in reference to something else and not in reference to her future plans for the country.

if we are going to judge SONA 2009 on that basis, her SONA failed miserably.

more importantly, from the perspective of what will happen in the coming year, she did not say what the filipino people was waiting for her to say – her plans after 2010. she did not say anything about it or at best she was unclear. either way, she gave us no clue as to what she will do after 2010.

the other very important part of a SONA and this every leader ought to know is that it should at least inspire if not excite the people about the future of the country.

a SONA is about the past but more importantly about the future. everyone looks for hope in these types of speeches. specially for our country which has been having tough times and more importantly for arroyo whose leadership is most unpopular among the people.

after the SONA, how are aw as country? are we inspired? do we see a brighter future? do we see hope?

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