Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Benigno "Noynoy" Aquino III 5th SONA 2014: Reaction Paper

A reaction based on President Benigno S. Aquino III 5th State of the Nation Address of which he recounts the miseries, chaos, and problems of now a very weak Philippines.

President Benigno S. Aquino III delivered his fifth State of the Nation Address (SONA) on July 28, 2014, in the Session Hall of the House of Representatives, Batasang Pambansa, Quezon City.

The President started his speech with a famous and common Filipino saying “Ang hindi marunong lumingon sa pinanggalingan ay hindi makakarating sa paroroonan” And he started recounting the miseries , chaos and problems of a very weak , unstable and poor Philippines at the start of his reign. He compared our country to wrecked house to be renovated yet no resources are available to  do so. With humble hearts and sincere voice, the President presented the transformations , progress and peace his government had done and accomplished .

The President's speech lasted for an hour and a half, focused on the Aquino administration's achievements. He even presented the beneficiaries and recipients  of the so called “ tuwid na daan “ . Many of which are really true , but the desperate question of his “Boss” ( the Filipino people )  is  “How many among the 90 million Filipinos felt the love and the compassion of the Aquino government ? How many are  the chosen ones ? Many are still waiting, aiming , and hoping  for the warmth and  sincere touch of the government .

The President is facing three impeachment complaints before the House of Representatives, two of which cited DAP as basis. What happened to the “tuwid na daan” ? What happened to the sincere governance?   His BOSSES   are in great confusion , who are telling the truth ? To whom will they believe? Are we still  living ,after five years of Aquino government,  in the country of lies and corruption?

Towards the last part of his SONA, Aquino's voice broke and he appeared close to tears while recalling the memory of his parents, slain Senator Benigno Aquino Jr. and the late President Corazon Aquino. The President mentioned one of the famous lines of his father  " the Filipino is worth dying for, the Filipino is worth living for, and he added , “the Filipino is definitely worth fighting for,"

In the midst of great distress , as the President got his lowest popularity ratings,  as to add the three impeachment complaints against him ,he still manages to stand up , be firm in what he believes , in what he knows  would bring the Philippines to the greatest success . In sincere humility , he appealed to be given the chance to go on and finished what he had started to bring his countrymen back to the “tuwid na daan” leading to a more economically stable , progressive and peaceful Philippines .

Many  had been published, many had been said , so may accusations, so many issues, so many confusions , your Boss is puzzled now .Mr. President , are you still our hero ? Are you still the President we used to dream of ?

The Filipino people could not just believe in whatever you say now . Please show us how  a good and sincere Aquino government could change and transforms our life. We couldn't see any light now, all we can witness is political war. political instability, one against the other. We need to see, witness and experience  the real transformation .