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Philippines
July 27, 2009 10:28pm CST
I really missed the entire state of the nation address of PGMA. Are there any controversial issues uttered by her in the SONA?
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@danilliam (278)
• Philippines
28 Jul 09
i remember she say about the vanishing cellphone load that is not yet solved. she say that her critics are very scared and say bad things about her and she prove them wrong.i know that in her speech she is saying things that is saying about a former president and others but she not naming names.she also say that "i will step down from this stage, but i will not step down from the presidency. My term will end at 2010.". she also say that she has not expressed that she will want to stay in the office after 2010.that is all i remember about the controversial things.
• Philippines
28 Jul 09
whow, that's pretty heavy. She really said some hints there, doesn't she? about what will certainly happen next, don't you think?
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• Philippines
30 Jul 09
yes.that true but we know that sometimes people do the things different from what they say.
• Philippines
30 Jul 09
Yep, you're absolutely right! I really do think that the Filipinos are getting wiser politically, with responses such as yours. Happy MyLotting!
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@24Champ (465)
28 Jul 09
There's a full transcript and video of GMA's SONA in gmanews.tv website (just browse for it).
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• Philippines
29 Jul 09
Thanks! I'll do that...(**,) Happy MyLotting!
@jules67 (2790)
• Philippines
28 Jul 09
What came out as something new was her tirade on some political personalities, like Senator Mar Roxas and Former President Joseph Estrada. We all know that she had been getting all those attacks from the opposition. Apart from that, there was the usual report on all those things that she had accomplished while in power. And one thing that we should take note of is her hanging remark on whether she will stay in power or not. It was not categorically stated.
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• Philippines
29 Jul 09
oh, well. I guess she don't want another epsiode of the "Palabra de Honor" issue she underwent last time.
@rsa101 (28247)
• Philippines
28 Jul 09
I missed it too but is not so interested in knowing the whole thing as when I arrived home from work the news has it and of course in a much shorter version already. Those important words that she delivered that are just hints to what she plans for her last term. The thing I was interested is she declaring she is going to step down in 2010. Although some says it was not categorically said that she will step down. Different politicians have their different interpretation on her speech of course. As to her plans to run for Congress next year that is to be seen. I am seeing that she is mum about that and never heard in her speech that she has intended to run for such position. I think we can only hope she can stand by her words till May 2010.
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• Philippines
28 Jul 09
oh, well, you see here, I haven't really watched news every night since I'm off to law school after my work, so I reach home so late. Yeah, you're right. I too hope she'' stand by those words she uttered, and not turn back on her words, just like what she did last time.
@kate635 (127)
• Philippines
30 Jul 09
I missed it too but is not interested in knowing it by transcript. All I know is that she failed to enumerate things she should have like - what is her plan for the remaining time she has in her term. The Philippines is a poor country who is made more poorer by these politicians. No words from the president can ease the burden the country is carrying.
• Philippines
30 Jul 09
Maybe you're right. No words from the president would ease the burden the peoplea re carrying. But what then should the government do? Or won't it be better if the people would act too? I'm not an avid supporter of the president, or anyone in politics, but don't you think things are getting absurd, with the people always blaming their worries on the government, yet they are not acting for their betterment? Just a thought though. (**,) Happy MyLotting!
@kate635 (127)
• Philippines
11 Aug 09
In part, your are right because there are a lot of Filipinos too who are not helping themselves the very reason why they are stuck in an uncomfortable situation; yet there are a lot of Filipinos too who work tirelessly to contribute not only to their family's coffers but also for the Philippine economy as well. OFWs around the globe is a plain example of this. But the economy still suffers and that is because of corruption in the government. What is lacking here is the political will of those who are in position. The president should not be the only one to blame but she carries the burden of the responsibility.