Tuesday, July 25, 2006

On State of the Nation

The President had her State of the Nation Address (SONA) yesterday and as usual the constant bickering and the carnival of political clowns [composed by the paid rallyist and their messiah’s] paraded with their tongue-swaging lamentations.

All have their own views about the inanities of the President’s speech and the media hyperventilated with delight as they feasted amongst the politicians who can’t wait to give their two cents.

I admit I’m a pro-administration and pro-GMA.

Why? Because, in as much as the President have her own shares of incapacities, I still recognize that she is working for the greater good.

The oppositions, on the other hand, always bicker and complain about our present situation but were not doing their own shares of plight—like working their ass off for the goodness of their constituents to start with. They don’t have any concrete plans should the President be impeached. All they have are mere words of promises—void of substance and truth.

This is the reason why they cannot get the mandate of the people to go outside and forcefully remove the President. We simply don’t trust them and we know for a fact that they have deep ulterior motives which is far more sinister than the present government. If choosing the lesser evil should be made—then I trust the present evil which I have come to know.

Oppositions are downright arrogant.

They don’t recognize the contribution of each and every Filipino in nation building. What feeds the major chunk of our economy are Dollar remittances of our Overseas Filipino Workers, whom, despite the longing to be with their family, continue to work abroad just to provide food in the table. As an individual, we contributed to the holistic economic change through paying our taxes. Small scale businesses, though we are in trying times, still persist and investors in spite of the political hurricanes manage to keep the investments afloat.

We must all recognize that building this nation needs our collective effort. The President is not the answer for our fiscal inadequacy; neither is she the answer for poverty or widespread corruption. She is not our Messiah!

All the problems we have now are self-inflicted…this is the State of our Nation!

…just thinking aloud.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

i am really saddened that we are in a situation of choosing between a lesser evil. but i am more saddened that between an evil traditional politician and a new promising leader, filipinos will choose the former.

11:01 AM  
Blogger tin-tin said...

honestly, i just can't accept the fact that instead of helping the person on top, people would find negative things about her. or whoever they want there

7:15 PM  
Anonymous snglguy said...

That is the sad truth about politics in these islands. And there's no one to blame but the voters themselves. So until we can educate the 'masa' on the follies of voting into office their favorite movie and tv personalities. We as a country will forever be trapped in this vicious cycle. Just my two cents...

Oh BTW, thanks for dropping by my blog. :-)

7:54 PM  
Blogger vic said...

It is sad that long after an election, the country is still split on the political scene. I am a card-carrying member of Conservative Party of Canada, and I go all out for my party during the Election Campaign and donate time and money for my party, but whoever lead our government, we give Him or Her our full support, until such time, when we have to again exercise our democratic rights and privileges to elect our own choice. I just hope and wish that sooner you'll all achieve the Maturity that will make the whole society appreciate the beauty of Democracy in its true essence...

9:23 PM  
Anonymous carey said...

tama ka jef, GMA's not the answer to our country's woes and we have to unite our efforts to make this country a better place... pero ba't naman she has to promise the sun, moon and stars dun sa kanyang SONA? :( di naman ako pro-opposition, sa totoo lang, ayaw ko rin ng impeachment, nakakahiya sa ibang bansa, nawawalan na tayo ng integrity

12:06 AM  
Blogger Jinjiruks said...

hindi naman kasi magandang iasa mo lahat sa government.. "kung gusto mo ng pagbabago, simulan mo sa sarili mo.." kung lahat eh magtutulong tulong para sa bansa at may sense of nationalism.. aangat ang bansa.. amen..

4:09 AM  
Blogger cruise said...

ok lang naman siguro kung may opposition, to check and balance, pero sana hwag lang extreme. feeling ko di healthy sobrang criticism.

sa USA meron din mga opposition pero once a president has been elected supportado na siya ng mga mamamayan.

12:41 PM  
Blogger jef said...

Ymir: I don't know what to say really...sometimes, that's how life works though how tough it is :-(

Tin-Tin: Let's just put it this way--maybe that's their purpose. To divide and distract hehe!

Snglguy: Sad but true, the first thing we must do is to educate the 'masa' and from there maybe, there's a chance for change.

Sir Vic: I do believe that we are maturing as a society and as much as we don't want to admit it, the Philippines we know is evolving--I hope for the better.

Carey: Tama ka..."where's the money hehe!"

Jin: Amen nga bro!

Cruise: The oppositions are pushing themselves to the limit to the point that they become the social cancer!

Thank you guys for commenting...

10:03 PM  
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