A proposed draft of Noynoy Aquino’s 3rd Official State of the Nation Address (SONA) to be delivered to Congress July 22, 2012

My dear countrymen, members of Congress, honourable House Speaker, Senate President, and Chief Justice, ladies and gentlemen of the diplomatic corps:

Today I stand before you triumphant. A major hurdle to the implementation of my campaign promise to rid the Philippine government of corruption has been eliminated. I am pleased to report that we have succeeded in our two-year-long project to remove Renato Corona from the office of Chief Justice of the Supreme Court and, as such, pave the way for our putting in place a Supreme Court team who will be more supportive of my efforts to implement the doctrine of the straight-and-narrow road or daang matuwid that I envision will come to characterise governance in the Philippines in subsequent years. To you I offer this New Order which I, your humble leader and servant, will preside over with an uncompromising focus on the highest degree of transparency and the lowest tolerance for deviance from what the law allows.

Before I move on to the other aspects of the past year that I would like to highlight, time permitting, I would like to thank a few people who have stood behind this worthwhile endeavour; this being the crowning achievement of my administration this fiscal year.

On behalf of the Filipino people, I would firstly like to thank the honourable 188 members of the House of Representatives whose expeditious pushing and signing of the complaint which articulates no less than eight Articles of Impeachment against Renato Corona made this whole enterprise possible. Ladies and gentlemen, thank you for rallying around this worthwhile cause.

Second, to the formidable legal minds of our prosecution team headed by Representative Niel Tupas Jr and augmented by a top-notch contingent from ABS-CBN who executed the complaint and lent substance to its allegations, this I have to say: I stand among my people as they salute your expert management of all the intricacies of this complex but due process. Maraming salamat po.

Third, our heartfelt gratitude goes out to the ladies and gentlemen of the honourable Senate of our Republic who took up their roles as judges in this important exercise with dignity and integrity and demonstrated to the world that Filipinos can evaluate issues of utmost consequence to their long-term future with critical and fair minds. We appreciate the highly-political nature of the challenges you faced and admire the brilliant manner with which you balanced this with the absolute rigour that this quasi-judicial edifice you had built for this momentous occasion demands that you demonstrate. Thank you, your honours, for conducting this fair trial and following through with a fair conviction.

Fourth, I would like to express my deep appreciation for the heroic role our media organisations and practitioners played in obtaining and delivering relevant, balanced, and high-quality information to our people in a timely manner. Your proud enterprises and the dedicated team of professionals who bring these to life remain a pillar of the good governance that can only be made possible by citizens who are well-informed. I look forward to continuing our partnership in shaping the Filipino mind for the greater good of country and the glory of our Roman Catholic Lord.

Last but not least, thank you to my bosses — my fellow Filipinos. Without the motivation you give to your representatives in government to do what they do and to the media to broadcast what they broadcast, suffice to say the outcome of this noble effort to bring honour back to the Philippine Supreme Court would have been a whole lot different and the straight and narrow governance that you deserve will not have come to fruition. We in government are proud to be spitting image reflections of the character of the people we serve.

With that I humbly close my report to you for the year in governance that has passed. To have achieved all of this just a year shy of the midway point of my administration is, if I do say so myself, an exceptional feat. I could not have done it alone — not without the brilliant men and women who form my cabinet and certainly not without you, my esteemed boss. My parents who I am sure look upon us from their eternal home in heaven are very likely glowing with pride. I too humbly stand here before you, albeit with my own pride paled by the glow coming from both above and from the homes of every proud Filipino.

The road ahead, ladies and gentlemen, is still a long one. But I assure you now that it will be a straight one.

Thank you.

[The above is the author’s unsolicited proposed draft of Noynoy Aquino’s 3rd Official State of the Nation Address (SONA) to be delivered to Congress July 22, 2012.]

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46 Comments on “A proposed draft of Noynoy Aquino’s 3rd Official State of the Nation Address (SONA) to be delivered to Congress July 22, 2012”

  1. how predictable. the highlight of his mediocre career…a mediocre impeachment trial.

    btw…no one has made a post about that BAYO ad mishap yet?

  2. P-noy was ignored in london by the queen, the media, no university would give him an honorary degree, and even cameron only granted him 30 minutes – not even lunch or tea
    The people should also ignore the filipino fag as one english writer called him
    English meanings – fag:
    1. Gay
    2. Slave
    3. Cigarette.

    All 3 apply to p-noy.
    What a joke he is.

    1. Correction, P-Noy did get an honorary degree from Fordham U.

      Thankfully ADMU is careful enough not to grant him even to ‘NOTABLE’ alumni such as he.

    1. Mukhang malambot si PersiNoynoy tungkol kay Marquez.

      PersiNoynoy has already fired a Deputy Ombudsman.
      Ano bang eh di dapat, he also fires marquez, hindi naman justcie si Marquez, ano ba ang pagtingin ni PersiNoy kay Marquez?

  3. “Outstanding debt of the Philippine government
    reached P5.075 trillion as of end-April, up
    P363.32 billion from P4.711 trillion a year
    earlier, latest data from the Bureau of the
    Treasury showed. The amount reflects both
    domestic and foreign debt. Thus, in theory,
    each of the 94.5 million Filipinos is indebted by
    P53,989.”

    the economy is also smoke and mirrors. the SONA will be one big lie just as much as the 102 campaign promises ( 103 if u include promise to give up smoking if elected), not 1 of which has been kept/achieved.

    is p-noy trying to indicate corruption has stopped. it is worse than ever in Customs. anyone who imports can testify to that.

    and tax officers are offering to reduce your tax payment for a fee. henares – laughing but not working. spending too much time with her 6 repeat 6 sports cars. one sad joke after another

  4. You sir are a mind reader. There should be an over/ under in Vegas how close this is to the actual one next month. Granted BS Aquino does not have much of a mind .

    1. No, he’s going to add what a great job he’s doing on the economy re the stock market and the Q1 GDP figures, say something idiotic about the K-12 program (I don’t know what; the man wouldn’t know education if it walked up and bit him in the ass), tell everyone that ruining the mining sector is a good thing, and remind everyone how well the CCT program is working.

      1. Chris Elliot on the NBC Letterman show had this riddle : how do you make a Carter Sandwich? A: get two pieces of bread and a lot of baloney.

  5. LOL! The fictional speech reminds me of the late, great, Charlie Chaplin in the classic film The Great Dictator. His parents wherever they are were exposed by the enemy of the state Jose Maria Sison. For those who failed to read about this I am re-posting the links. Political opportunism and expediency at the expense of others and the Republic speaks much about their leanings. Like father, like mother like son? You be the judge.

    http://www.josemariasison.org/?p=5114

    http://www.josemariasison.org/?p=3225

  6. “And in the interest of transparency, I will be honest in saying that I am a hardworking President. Running the country is like playing a video game; you have to build up your character and party to get ahead.”

    It took a lot of effort to remove the level 100 boss known as Renato Corona, but at least my party and I were able to bring him down using our weapons of justice and anti-corruption. And we also used a powerful spell: Demonize.”

  7. Eto naman panalangin ko kay Gloria:

    Aba naman Gloriang
    Swapang, Puno ka ng
    grassa, Pinandidirihan ka
    ng tao Ang yaman ng
    bayan ay kinurakot mo
    lahat Bukod kang mandaraya at sinungaling
    Sasambahin ka lahat ng
    sip-sip na alipores mo
    Sumaimpierno sana ang
    kaluluwa mo At
    pinagmumura din ang lahat ng mga anak mo at
    asawa mong mabaho pa sa
    bilasang isada Ang yaman
    na ninakaw mo Ay
    sindami ng kasalanan mo
    Ikaw ay sasantohin ng lahat ng demonyong
    nakapalikid sa iyo, Dahil sa
    nakaw mong puwesto A-
    M-E-N-

    1. @Nutzi Fishball

      Your prayer is not an offering to God. It reminds me of the sinful pharisee pretending to be clean and pure while beating his/her breast in front of his cold altar. Your hatred is apparent. Haas GMA and everyone associated with her. Yours is a sick mind. You are a curse to the present administration and proof of it’s moral descent. Thank you for your fanaticism and hate-think.

    2. Another laughable statement, ladies and gentlemen. I’m very sure this is from a very immature guy who refuses to grow up and loves to worship the Aquinos as demigods.

      Congrats, man! You’re a total moron. 🙂

    3. napaka dimonyo mo namang mag-isip fishboll…buong angkan mu din kaya ang alayan ng ganyang panalangin? ikaw ba may nagawa ka para sa ikauunlad ng Plipinas? e puro ka naman dakdak ah…

  8. Kahit na anong sabihin ninyo, siya pa rin ang pinakamagaling na Pangulo sa buong kasaysayan ng bansa! Wala nang hihigit sa kanya, maliban sa kanyang ina, na siyang ina ng demokrasya! Dahil sa kanya, umunlad ang Pilipinas, tumaas ang stock market at na-upgrade ang credit rating at magsisimula ng matigil ang korapsyon, natanggal na ang Corona e, isusunod na ang reyna. Bakit ba ayaw ninyo na sumali sa amin? Masarap naman ang yellow kool aid, di ba? Para nga akong lumulutang sa ere.

    1. @Nutzi Fishball

      You would want to make us believe that your great leader is the greatest president? We are not delusional like you. We live in the real world. We will never join you nor drink your yellow bile. Your great leader’s record speaks for itself beginning from the Luneta Hostage Crisis until the present and the near future. Dream on troll!

      1. LOL! Got ya! This was intended to humor Fishball, hence the name Fiskball, ‘coz I already knew what that troll would say. Guess you didn’t get the yellow kool aid which makes you feel you’re floating, much like any hallucinogenic drugs.

  9. Quotes From The Great Dictator…

    “I’m sorry, but I don’t want to be an emperor. That’s not my business. I don’t want to rule or conquer anyone. I should like to help everyone, if possible, Jew, gentile, black man, white. We all want to help one another. Human beings are like that. We want to live by each other’s happiness not by each other’s misery. We don’t want to hate and despise one another. In this world there is room for everyone. And the good earth is rich and can provide for everyone. The way of life can be free and beautiful. but we have lost the way. Greed has poisoned men’s souls, has barricaded the world with hate, has goose-stepped us into misery and bloodshed. Our knowledge has made us cynical. Our cleverness, hard and unkind. We think too much and feel too little. More than cleverness we need kindness and gentleness. Without these qualities, life will be violent and all will be lost. The hate of men will pass, and dictators die, and the power they took from the people will return to the people. Don’t give yourselves to these unnatural men. Machine men with machine minds and machine hearts! You are not machines! You are not cattle! You are men! You have the love of humanity in your heart. You don’t hate.”

  10. I have this gut feeling about what is currently happening in the West Philippine Sea. I think those islands there were already sold to China, but the only way to make this look more “legal” is through an “staged” war. Definitely China will win, Philippines will lose, and those who partake in selling those islands will have pocket-full of cash, in USD. Or, an even more sinister plot. “Staged” war with China, China ending up invading the Philippines, US & UK doing nothing since it’s all just business for them, the current admin tried to negotiate with the Chinese invaders, the Chinese accepting the peace offers, China leaving the country, those who participated in the peace talks become our “saviors”, appoint themselves as protectors of this country, the simple-minded Filipino people accepting all of it, make them their forever leaders, re-writing history, and then BAM, red dictatorship. I know this is just conspiracy theory, but it’s better not to be caught off-guard.

  11. Here’s one for Ripley’s Believe it or Not… I was browsing the Timawa military website and saw a picture of an MMDA poster. Here is what it says:

    METRO MANILANS ARE LOYAL
    We Honor our Country, and we serve
    our leaders with all our hearts.

    Is this Nazi type subliminal propaganda designed to manipulate minds? What happened to the great leader’s slogan of kayo ang boss? This may be the start of the new order and the improved society. What do you guys think?

    1. Yeah. Our leaders our supposed to serve us. I started typing hypotheticals then who knows what nerves I might hit. But it is really Orwellian .

  12. History will judge and remember, that Noynoy, Aquino , and the political opportunist , Enrile were the people, who placed our Justice System upside down. Subverted the Bill of Rights in the Constitution. And made Mockery of the Due Process of Law. It’s like the Lynching and Railroaded Justice in a White Jury , on a Black person, who is suspected of crime in the American Southern States…Justice Corona was lynched by Noynoy Aquino’s YellowTards, with the consent of the Senators and Congressmen, who impeached him…

  13. Napigilan din po namin ang pag ere ng ABSCBN fanpage poll na kung saan natambakan ang mga tuta ko sa senado. Yung dalawampung unggoy. Halos tig 1k yung tatlong tuta ni corona tapos ang may pinakamataas na puntos sa mga tuta ko ay si manong johnny na may 200+ puntos lamang.

  14. It is too easy to criticise and make fun of the country as it lurches from crisis to drama, and politicians play out their sordid little lives in public like a bad telenovela.
    I suspect that the country is already beyond the tipping point, with economic and political power being so concentrated that genuine change is the last thing that those in power want, and will in fact do everything to oppose change and maintain the status quo.
    The politics of the country is not driven by ideologies or political passion, but self-interest and easy money rooted in corruption at high level, together with access to the elite – the corporate equivalent to the key to the executive toilet, except here it is the pin number to the country’s ATM.
    The combination of an uneducated and apathetic mass struggling for daily survival, and a friendly media pushing propaganda will ensure that the majority remain subservient and access to political influence is strictly controlled – if not by money then by bullets or false promises of hope.
    Whats the answer – i wish i knew. The theory is easy, but usually dictatorships/autocracies can only change through revolution when people reach their breaking point.
    2020 is maybe when people will start to see more clearly and start to put personal pride above national shame.
    Most in politics earn 20 – 40 million pesos a year. (i earn 15 million/yr but cannot afford luxury houses & educate children abroad, mistresses etc).
    Reveal the truth and then people will react.

  15. the speech omitted the obligatory potshots at GMA…that’s usually, like, 80% of bs c aquino’s speeches. and of course, this should have been in abias-cbn style filipino, for maximum pa-masa effect.

    1. Agree sana ako but as a Christian myself, I believe more on people who DO, not don’t. Kahit pastor ang tatay ko, mas may alam siya sa pulitika.

      “Nasa Diyos ang awa, nasa TAO ang gawa.”

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