The Lost Filipino

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Saturday, August 08, 2009

GMA's SONA 2009 Left Critics Undone with Agenda; Indeed, GMA is not a Crying Lady at all!

I have reviewed the 2007 and 2008 SONA of President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo and tried to search upon it a hidden parody of a “ghost” that would certainly epitomize her 2009 SONA, but I find nothing; and instead, I find a paradoxical will-determined Presidency to rise up against the enormous flood of distaste and rhetoric of her critics.

I’ve read twice the 2007 and twice again the 2008 SONA and four times the 2009 and a one-time review of its final act in Congress through the, I am most certain this time that the people of our country was not left in vain of their choice indeed of a great First Woman President. Though in some way at first, I was very critical with the president’s travel abroad with an entourage of her own family and extended families, including congressmen and senators, I find this SONA as an uplifting seed to ponder further the things that a president should do while in office.

I have tallied the number of pauses and claps that the president earned while on her delivery of the SONA. It earned her a total of 123 pauses with an average of 5-7 minutes claps with one standing ovation at the very last part of the speech which was about 10-15 minutes. At a total of about one and half hours, the president showed up her accomplishments and sternly shoot back her critics with a thrust of words in simple terms that would certainly staggered them or made them flinching, or crashed to the bones. Such straightforward delivery of points made the whole crowd inside the congress astonished and punched out of the blue, as I did feel.

The speech was well-organized, points on points, harsh on sweets, and sweets on harsh, tremendously appealing to a well-learned audience but a crashing blow from above to the unyielding and short-sighted individuals.

As I looked at the face of the President, from smiles to stern looks, and a pause of abounding claps from the audience, I felt that she was sure of her words. The presence of Gigi Gabiola who was a household service worker in Dubai and now working at DOLE, a badjao muslim fisherfolk by the name of Tarnati Dannawi; Mylene Amerol-Macumbal, the first Muslim woman bar topnotcher, and Manny Pacquiao who was tagged as the Greatest Boxer in the History, added the power punch and a cross-cut blow by President GMA against her critics.

She epitomized Manny Pacquiao as a hard-working citizen with faith in God; who trained tirelessly, by the book, with iron discipline, with the certain knowledge that he had to fight himself, his weaknesses first, before he could beat his opponent. The power of delivering by speech of such a tremendous achievement further pinched the heart of the hypocrites in the government.

Although, VAT was not mentioned but a metaphorical symbolism of her drastic reforms while “in the teeth of political pressures and economic constraints” could not have capped the entire unexpected debacle that should have afflicted our economy today was it not for her determined economic policy formulation and a cooperative answer from the 14th Congress.

As she pursued against miscalculations and inappropriate intervention of her good governance, the President urged the whole nation to find a way to see that her administration is doing everything right. She said “everything right can be undone by even a single wrong. Every step forward must be taken in the teeth of political pressures and economic constraints that could push two steps back-if-you flinch and falter… I have not flinched, I have not faltered.” The words is historic for a close-fisted woman president assuming great responsibility with unflinching determination to pursue a patriotic agenda for the good of all. Such deterministic view was further enhanced when she said about the state of national security, “…do not tell us what we all know, that democracy can be threatened. Tell us what you will do when it is attacked…”

This enormity of assumed duty and responsibility was further clinched when she said, “…I will defend democracy with arms when it is threatened by violence; with firmness when it is weakened by division; with law and order where it is subverted by anarchy; and always, I will try to sustain it by wise policies of economic progress, so that a democracy means not just an empty liberty but a full life for all…

These staggering statements only foretell what kind of leadership that this administration is possessed. She said, “Governance is not about looking back and getting even. It is about looking forward and giving more---to the people who gave us the greatest, hardest gift of all: the care of a country.” I can see a nationalistic fervor burning within the core of a dignified presidency as it is in President Arroyo as she delivered her speech. The eyes speak of a divine perspective within her soul and that I can even feel the beauty of her heart and the thunder of her illumined patriotism that carved her personality against all odds.

I believe that she has prepared well in this last leap of joy to graduation. I see no evil in her speech, and I felt that she deserve my trust as a patriotic Filipino.

SONA 2009 is a final cry of winning the battle by total submission to what is right and what is good for the Filipino people. I will give her a perfect 10 on this!

Keep up the good work guys! It will be less than a year from now. Be a silent hero in your own right! Nobody can rob it from you and everybody owes you a lot.

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