P.Noy's !st SONA. What's your reaction?

Philippines
July 26, 2010 4:32am CST
What can you say about President Noy's SONA?
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@greenpeas (999)
• Philippines
26 Jul 10
I think he delivered a very detailed status report of the most urgent agendas that needs resolve. The previous ultra-corrupt administration of Congresswoman Arroyo emptied the coffers of the nation dry and it is just proper that PNoy points this out as early as possible because if he did not do it, the Arroyo gang, I mean clan, will exploit the "weakness" to revise history (GMA already started that before she stepped down, using more taxmoney to resuscistate her dirty image) and blame PNoy for the missing money. PNoy made a bullseye on eliminating the red tapes for businesses and making the country more business-friendly and let private sectors build infrastructures as this will mean billions of pesos in income and thousands of new jobs generated. Even though the ever-complaining, every-angry ultra-leftists clamor for change, we cannot do it overnight and give everybody salary raises and benefits without the economy thriving first which of course will only happen if there are more businesses. PNoy also score points when he mentioned more jobs and more help for the medical needs of the poor, and more focus on the Mindanao problem. PNoy cannot enumerate everything in his critics' pick list because if he did then he will need 3-4 hours to address them all. Overall, I think PNoy's SONA is just a taste of what is to come. Indeed, we can start dreaming that our country will rise again.
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@eileenleyva (10964)
• Philippines
26 Jul 10
Tsk, greenpeas, why do you have to beat me into this? Happy to know there are fellow Filipinos like you who listened with the heart. Don't worry, our dreams of a cleaner and brighter and healthier Philippines will come true.
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• Philippines
26 Jul 10
I agree with this. With the number of problems and anomalies he inherited from the previous administration, I believe what he said is just a fraction of everything that he needs to say for now. Though he did not lay out his long term plans, I believe he gave us some ideas on what to expect. An I agree with you too Eileen, we could expect a brighter and healthier Philippines now. :)
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@Metatronik (5911)
• Pasay, Philippines
26 Jul 10
It was really inspiring that made me feel that I should be more optimistic under his administration. Simple but it has great impact wherein he was been straightforward about his speech at all.
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• Philippines
26 Jul 10
Yes, aside from being delivered in pure Filipino, his speech has no flowery words yet hit some points directly.
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• Philippines
27 Jul 10
Hits directly on the common people as planned. He will give jobs in EXCHANGE of. You do know what it is in exchange for right??
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@Boyetski (989)
• Philippines
27 Jul 10
Hi damned More jobs equals more tax. More tax meaning more funds to restore our country. What is in exchange for the jobs you say? He said in his sona that he will generate jobs and spend nothing as much as possible. He is trying to pull in investors in our country. The navy base's he mentioned is going to be RENTED and not sold. This means that the base will earn money for our government. Since he became the president investors became active in proposing some good projects to him, because they know that their proposal will go through the proper process and not some hokus pokus bidding. Well I say yeah why not as long as it will generate descent job for Filipino people. Not like the job generated in the past admin. "Police Oyster"?
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• Philippines
26 Jul 10
Not even close....I think he's still in the campaign mode. I am so sorry , NO OFFENSE to those sensitive Supporters here What i like to hear are solutions..SOLUTIONS, he could have at least mentioned his platforms again that would have been comforting.but no, criticizes the past administration. I remember Gibo saying similar like that as well, making an even more detailed rhetorics than this one but there aren't much solution there, but at least GIBO knew the problem in detail during the campaign already. this one is a lot worse, he's doing poetry after citing the MWSS and other government agencies in the past administration. I am really SORRY, if i was working, i would be insulted. clearly he didn't cite any concrete solution in the SONA. I am not deaf, i know what i heard he cited problems, but lack solutions.
• Philippines
26 Jul 10
Good point. Our country needs solutions indeed. Identifying the problem though is always the first step in making a solution. What's to solve if a problem has not been identified analyzed? At this early stage, I think that's what should be done.
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@Boyetski (989)
• Philippines
27 Jul 10
Well Letran, If you were to heir a thrown and a corrupt thrown for that matter. And you seated there for 3 weeks and your people oblige you to show solutions. Can you you do it? Im not a supporter. I even voted for gibo. But the fact of the matter here is that you have to stop, look and listen first before you cross the road. You dont just throw in some magical solution on something this severe.
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• Philippines
27 Jul 10
so, now i know where my neg,rate is coming from. i heard his platforms before and that should have been part of the SONA. and I am not taking about magical but realistic solutions that can be proposed he's been there for nine years in the legislation, are you kidding me?
@mrfdg1972 (3238)
• Philippines
26 Jul 10
As always, every SONA is filled with make good promises but non of those will ever prosper, If this is your first time to hear a SONA, this will fill your hearts with expectation of a better future for our country, but looking at the statistics of all Presidential SONA from the past, Its like a Garden of Flower that beautifies the back wall of a political agenda that will prove otherwise non attainable.
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• Philippines
26 Jul 10
Somehow, P.Noy's SONA, as I have noticed and as have pointed out by other observers and analysts, have not stated any long term plans and long term promises. I guess what's the use of saying promises if later on he cannot accomplish it. :)
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@Boyetski (989)
• Philippines
27 Jul 10
@ mrfdg1972 Well one of the reason why a country cant prosper is the complaining people. "Nakikialam vs. Nakikisalo" I believe thats what he said. lets put it this way. People often complain that jeepneys dont stop in proper stop signs and it annoys them. But those who compalain often wait for a jeepney in the no loading zone. Then others may complain. It's just a chain of stup!d events. .
@eileenleyva (10964)
• Philippines
27 Jul 10
mrfdg, there comes a time when we must be able to recognize the sincere and the truthful from the deceitful and the false. That time has come. We had lived long enough from lies and greed and the pain of poverty. If not for thyself, do it for the child inhaling rugby at the corner of the highway just so he can forget the hunger he had been enduring since the day he was born.
@damned_dle (3944)
• Philippines
27 Jul 10
Another failure as expected. Sure he made some remarks on the former administrations errors. But, we should move FORWARD. He is concentrating MORE on what happened, not on what's next. Many people would think that is right because in order to move forward, you have to look back. BUT imagine this, what if he finished his term just looking back on the former administration? And the next President will just look back on Noynoy's former administration? On his plans to our economy: Privatizing the 'public' to have more jobs. COOL, right? WRONG! He is selling the Philippines! And who else will buy it but his relatives (A proven Cojuangco move) or the foreigners! Clearly he is a puppet on strings but he doesn't realize it. But he is HONEST. That much I can tell you. HONEST enough to tell people on what he believes. But the problem is he believes on the wrong things.
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@melmabb (580)
• Philippines
27 Jul 10
It is too early to talk and conclude,we Pnoys must be vigilant and pro active too, the Problem with us is we talked much,complain and criticized, but we don't participate on how to solve the Problems..we must also cooperate physically and mentally for the solutions...thanks!
@Boyetski (989)
• Philippines
27 Jul 10
@damned again If what he said is wrong then, what you think is right is the right thing right? Then why not show us what you want PNOY to say in his first SONA? Of course he has to expose those greedy peoples doing and then make some resolution to it. At least now you know were your taxes has been going the past 9 years. Oh wait.. Maybe you dint listen that well. You criticize what PNOY said way to early. You say it's a failure. Maybe you should look in the mirror first, perhaps you will see something you might want to change, to help the Philippines prosper.
• Philippines
27 Jul 10
I agree with melmabb. As PNoy has said it, instead of complain, engage in process... meaning participate. Also with Boyet, if we don't identify what was done wrong in the past, how can we move forward into the right direction? Privatization though could truly be a double edged sword, but it's too early to tell what could be the outcome of this. But at this point, I'd rather open the mystery door than go through a door that surely leads to "darkness" :)
@juryse (753)
• Philippines
26 Jul 10
It was short and simple. I liked that fact that he did it in Tagalog. He shared what he is currently doing under the circumstances. I guess it's too early to tell since he's been in office less than a month. I noticed though that he spent a couple of minutes highlighting the supposed wrong doings of GMA. Was it really necessary?
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• Philippines
26 Jul 10
That's the worst SONA i have ever heard, it was clear that he didn't create that SONA on his own, some made it for him. i suggest he should fire his communication and media team for that arrogance speech they made for himthere was a LOT missing in the address, and that's concrete solutions. not to mention he didn't mention OFW problems which they most expected from him.
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• Philippines
26 Jul 10
Yes it is indeed great that he made his SONA in tagalog so that the majority of Filipinos will better understand the messages he wants to deliver.
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@Boyetski (989)
• Philippines
27 Jul 10
I think the Filipino people deserve to hear the truth. It was her administration and it was her doing. Government projects, those big time projects often pass thru the presidents office for a review and for the presidents signature. NFA, MWSS and many other government agencies use OUR tax money as their own. At least he has the guts to expose this. Atleast hes promises are doable. It's possible. It's plausible.
@aaronfyzeon (1920)
• Philippines
27 Jul 10
All i can say is that we just have to wait patiently until all of these will come true. i already have responded to a lot of this similar topics. i will just observe now.
• Philippines
27 Jul 10
agreed. I just hope words will be converted into actions this time. :)
• Philippines
27 Jul 10
you're correct. we must just all keep his words in mind and observe if he will actually live up to them.
• Philippines
28 Jul 10
Of all the SONAs I've heard, this is the most simpliest, sincere, direct to the point and done in our native language. It actually made an impact to everyone, if I may say. I think, the message was able to address not just the elite but also those from lower class.
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• Philippines
28 Jul 10
It's true, though some are not impressed probably they were waiting for some "highly eloquent" words or a more emotional speech, however, the simplicity of his words shows his sincerity. Most important is, by speaking in our native tongue, he makes sure that the Filipinos will understand him
• Philippines
27 Jul 10
he focused more on revealing PGMA's crimes than making promises. i think that's really good.
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• Philippines
28 Jul 10
I agree. In order to move forward we have to determine first what holds us back.
@ancel_rdd (111)
• Philippines
26 Jul 10
It was somewhat too good to be true. I know he has a lot of supporters but what will companies gain if they help the Philippines for free, one even said they will even pay the government. I know its business and I think companies will gain more in this public-private partnerships, this might also lead to corruption. I hope its true that his programs will lead to more jobs.
@melmabb (580)
• Philippines
26 Jul 10
I like what he said,but i think he did not discuss the problems of the OFW.but IN GENERAL the speech was straight and also done in our own language i hope the Filipino people understood it clearly, the Problem now is how to chase the culprits, how to solved the problems of the past,All Pinoys must help and cooperate and share in order to help our Poor nation to gain its pedestal from the ruins of the past...Hope is there,I will help and do my share now...nicely done indeed...
@Theresaaiza (10454)
• Australia
26 Jul 10
I really haven't seen it! I have not seen TV for a long time. Our broke down.