What do you think of Pres. Noynoy Aquino of the Philippines SONA ?
July 25, 2011 5:07am CST
I've listened to the SONA (Sate of the Nation Address) and watched it on tv. It was delivered in Pilipino language, enough basis for me to pressume that it was limited to a Pilipino audience. His message was metaphoric,in a sense that he compared the corruptions and irregularities of the past administration to the issue of "wangwang" that he is proud to have completely eradicated. Wangwang refers to the unnecessary, disturbing noise, result of a prolonged siren coming from a vehicle running on the streets, perhaps with exception given to ambulances and police patrolling cars on important mission. He promised that his administration will bring more changes for the betterment of the government, for the Pilipino people as a whole. What do you think? Does his SONA contain the substance of a 100% performance for the past one year of his presidency? Was there really improvement in the lives of the Pilipino people?
25 Jul 11
The content of the message is good but one thing I noticed is that Noynoy is not a very good speaker, it's very obvious that he's reading everything and it shows in some blunders and mispronounced words, to an extent I can sense that he's anxious. In short, it seems as if he didn't practiced the speech and it looks like that's the only time he read it after his speech writers are through writing the piece. It's actually the first time that I got interested in listening to a SONA and although I didn't finish the entire speech, it looks very promising. If everything that he mentioned were true like the credit rating upgrade, less hungry filipinos, more transparency in the government's acquisition processes then I could let his poor performance as a speaker pass, after all what matters is the content of his speech and not on the way he delivered it.