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the SONA after – estrada says its ARROYONOMICS, bishop says macro is not down to earth reality

July 29, 2009 1 comment

sttange bedfellows — a convicted criminal and a bishop of the  catholic church. but that is what happened – erap estrada and bishop lagdameo of the CBCP said the same thing.

erap just had it sexier with a new word – arroyonomics.

Estrada said that President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo’s claims of economic gains in her Monday’s State of the Nation Address (SONA) were “fiction,” charging that she “either lied or was gravely mistaken.”

“Arroyonomics is a kind of economics that is out of touch with reality and real facts,” Estrada said in a statement.

bishop lagdameo has this to say. not as sexy as estrada’s “arroyonomics” but with more details.

“The state of the nation should also be looked at from the experiences and eyes of the remaining millions who are still suffering from hunger, illiteracy, unemployment, homelessness and sickness,” said Archbishop Angel Lagdameo, president of the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of the Philippines (CBCP).

“This would balance the picture,” Lagdameo said. “They were outside the SONA site.”

The Jaro archbishop said that Ms Arroyo spoke of macro-level “statistics which most do not understand.”

Macro not micro

“But the macro is not always reflective of the micro. Therefore, the state of the nation must also consider the millions who make up the micro-level and are missed in the statistics,” Lagdameo said.

(source: http://newsinfo.inquirer.net/inquirerheadlines/nation/view/20090729-217727/CBCP-Erap-SONA-not-real-or-Arroyonomics)

estrada and lagdameo are making good points here. on the same day of the SONA, SWS released the latest hunger data where it said a high number of filipinos continue to experience hunger and has increased from previous. (click here: on the day of arroyo’s SONA 2009 – SWS survey release – hunger rose, 3 points to all time record high hunger)

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