Finally, I’ve read the entire SONA transcript.
I couldn’t really say anything about how badly he was in executing the speech (because I missed the live telecast), but I felt how he tried to articulate his sentiments just by reading the text. I was never a fan of finger pointing but I am of sarcasm. It may have a great impact on those still in position and are (if true) still getting the extra benefits but I feel they are not so much to be dwelled on. It is a known “secret” that government officials are getting more than they should. For me, it would suffice to just say, “I have discovered and actually have firm confirmation that there are thieves among us. I would like to thank the thieves. They gave my administration another reason to do noble things and hopefully save the stained reputation” Sorry, in native tongue pala- i’ll try. “Aking napag-alamanan at nakumpirma na maraming magnanakaw sa gobyerno. Nais ko silang pasalamatan. Binigyan nila ang aking administrasyon ng karagdagang dahilan na magpakadakila at kalaunan ay maisalba ang madungis na reputasyon ng gobyerno .” (nice try… hehe)
I admire how much he wanted to make all things right. Honestly it is not easy, but not impossible. His proposition can be done. I just hope that we (the people) try to participate. We cannot always expect change if we ourselves aren’t ready to contribute to change.
I read an email from Jaime Garchitorena about what he thinks of the SONA. He mentioned in his email that it is a hair-shy of tabloidal; direct accusations and the dreamy finish. I believe the latter is where we usually start off… A dream. How it can be converted to reality is the real work and I am very much hopeful that we can achieve it. What motivation do we need? The answer is in one of PNoy’s ending statements:
At kapag nanalig tayo na ang kasangga natin ay ang Diyos, mayroon ba tayong hindi kakayanin?
Maraming Salamat. Bow!written 29 July 2010, 12:32pm