President Noynoy Aquino’s 5th State of the Nation Address #SONA2014

Philippine President Benigno Simeon “BS” Aquino will be giving his fifth State of the Nation Address (SONA) soon. Just like his previous SONAs, we can all expect him to start off with motherhood statements and then proceed to bash the people he thinks are getting in the way of his agenda. His previous SONAs have become so formulaic so much so that some Filipinos think that he’s just wasting everybody’s time.

noynoy_sonaThe most annoying part of BS Aquino’s speeches is his use of the words “po” and “bosses”. His over-the-top show of deference does not mean that he cares about what the average Filipino thinks. On the contrary, the bulk of his message actually gives the impression that he thinks the Filipino people are stupid enough to believe his propaganda.

It is hard to believe the President is being respectful especially when he spews negative propaganda against his political enemies and engages in the blame game in the same breath. Yes, he plays the blame game every chance he gets. His SONA will include blaming the Marcos years and his predecessor. Never mind that in four years, he could have done a lot to reverse the damage if only he had real vision for the country and had he not focused on persecuting his political enemies.

BS Aquino’s fifth SONA will also include blaming the Supreme Court Justices who got him in trouble for ruling parts of his Disbursement Acceleration Program (DAP) unconstitutional.

BS Aquino’s fifth SONA could be dedicated to how the DAP supposedly benefited the Filipino people. Of course he will not mention that a big bulk of the funds went to lawmakers whose priority projects include building impractical structures and giving handouts to individuals or groups of people who they think “deserve” their help. Their so-called “projects” won’t likely help our country achieve First World status. What these do achieve is help the lawmakers and their families stay in power for years to come. You see, a lot of Filipino voters love receiving freebies from public servants who look generous giving away public funds.

A week before the President’s SONA, the public already got a taste of what they might hear. In a televised speech defending the DAP, President BS Aquino gave a veiled threat to the Supreme Court saying that if they do not reverse their decision, he will have no choice but to order his minions in Congress to “intervene”. Judging by the move by the Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) to request for the justices’ statement of assets, liability and net worth (SALN), we can all assume that “intervention” means Congress could start impeaching the justices one by one.

The threat could just be a bluff or a joke. As Communications Secretary Herminio Coloma insists, BS Aquino is a joker and should not be taken too seriously. The President’s communication team has become so good at spinning that they can turn around a joke that has gone flat or a statement that has become a public relations disaster. His threat to the SC for example, is something they have denied as soon as there was public uproar after his speech on the DAP.

Hopefully, the Supreme Court justices will not bow down to the pressure from the Chief Executive and his allies. If they have nothing to hide in their SALN, they shouldn’t have a problem even when BIR boss, Kim Henares is breathing down their necks. If they still care about the future of the Philippines and the democratic system, they should not allow BS Aquino to bully them into reversing their decision on the DAP. We can only hope that the justices have filed their SALN correctly. Otherwise, BS Aquino will have something to use against them.

BS Aquino’s fifth SONA will be interesting to some people. During his previous SONA’s the President’s popularity rating was high. Because of the outrage on the DAP, he knows a lot more people will be taking note of everything he says. The real question is, will he behave or throw another tantrum?


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Hyden Toro

“Hell is empty; and all the Devils are Here.”

From: Romeo & Juliet, by William Shakespeare

The Devils are really in the Congress and Senate. The Chief Devil is Aquino himself; speaking lies and giving threats to those who are in his way.

There is no sense in his SONA. Everybody knows the State of the Nation. It is run by Thieves and Corrupt people.

Dale Gozar

“Crocodile tears (or superficial sympathy) are a false, insincere display of emotion such as a hypocrite crying fake tears of grief” -Wikipedia

No PUN intended

“Cry me a river, build a bridge, and get over it” – Justin Timberlake

“Like crying wolf, if you keep looking for sympathy as a justification for your actions, you will someday be left standing alone when you really need help.”

Move-on & just do your Job RIGHT.

Pnoy is ok for me. he’s so brave and blunt. But I cant deny there’s something bit of wrongs in his administration. Something fishy. But so far, looking to the positve things he’s done during his administration, he’s really ok. I guess it’s just really hard to find the perfect president. We cant .. never. He’s right at the last part of his sona that’s filipinos make the change. ’cause we are the root for a better change in this country. Filipinos are more into superficial things. Forgot how to earn own money. ONe 31 yr old filipino still depending… Read more »

I can only think of two replies to this:

1 – Please try to clarify your message;

2 – You can always write in your local language if you have trouble with English. 🙂



I’m sure you did NOT say those things when Arroyo was president.

If there is a NEW president, the better. At least Gibo and Gordon will have a chance.

Johnny Derp

I think you are smart enough to realize that protecting someone like Mr. Aquino isn’t going to give you any credibility here.
Spreading your pathetic propaganda isn’t going to convince us, it’s best for you to look for a REAL job instead of continuing to lick the falling president’s hairy ass.

hanica scott

“It’s not given to people to judge what’s right or wrong. People have eternally been mistaken and will be mistaken, and in nothing more than in what they consider right and wrong.”
Do not judge, or you too will be judged. For in the same way you judge others, you will be judged, and with the measure you use, it will be measured to you..
indi madali ang maging presidente ng before u judge to other think about it kung gaano kahirap ung obligasyon blng isang pangulo..sana po wag tayo magusga ng kapwa…


..bqt ba ang lakas niyong manghusga ng kapawa??may ebidensya ba kayo na nagpapatunay na may ginwang mali ang ating pangulo??diba wala namn??bqt ganun nlang kayo kung magsalita??ganyan nmn tlaga kayo kht cnung nagiging pres.dami nyong angal!!!bqt hndi nlang kaya kayo ang maging pres.??ng maranasan ninyo kung gaanu kahirap paunladin ang bansa??kaya hindi umuunlad ang bansa natin dahl sa mga reklamo nyo!!,,naturingan panaman kayong edukadong tao tapz ang kikitid ng mga utak ninyo..!!!