Thursday, March 29, 2007

State of the Nation Address (SONA)

When she gave her state of the nation address or SONA, Pres. Gloria Macapagal Arroyo did not do anything but painted a rosy future of the Filipino people's economic situation. Sadly, this is the same SONA we had heard in the past. But when you look deeper into the ground, the story is different or always different. 

There is hunger there especially in the remotest areas in the countrysides where government services seldom reach.The farming communities, for instance, continue to wallow in grave poverty. Many children are out of school, etc. You have a myriad of unresolved issues as a backdrop of the president's SONA.