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Aquino: We’ve proven the impossible possible

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MANILA, Philippines –  President Benigno Aquino III on Monday said that after going through two years of reforms in the government he has learned that “nothing is impossible.”

“We have proven the impossible possible; now, our task is reform towards true justice that continues even after our administration,” Aquino said in his third State of the Nation Address before the joint session of both houses of Congress at the House of Representatives.

Aquino, however, admitted that there are still many flaws in the system, “and repairing these will not be easy.”

“I am aware of the weight of your mandate. But this is what our people tasked us to do; this is the duty we have sworn to do; and this what we must do,” he said.

He also turned down calls for him to forget the sins of his predecessor so that the country can move forward because he strongly believes that the Philippines would suffer if he let those who enriched themselves plundering the country go unpunished.

“I find this unacceptable. Shall we simply forgive and forget the ten years that were taken from us? Do we simply forgive and forget the farmers who piled up massive debts because of a government that insisted on importing rice, while we could have reinvested in them and their farmlands instead? Shall we forgive and forget the family of the police officer who died while trying to defend himself against guns with nothing but a nightstick?

He said with reforms in public spending, the time was now ripe for the government to implement high-profile projects, invite more tourists in the area, spend more for education and health care. He vowed to parlay the robust economic confidence into economic gains and into higher wealth for his “bosses.”

“Nothing is impossible because if the Filipino people see that they are the only bosses of their government, they will carry you, they will guide you, they themselves will lead you towards meaningful change,” he said.

“It isn’t impossible for the Philippines to become the first country in Southeast Asia to provide free vaccines for the rotavirus. It isn’t impossible for the Philippines to stand strong and say, “The Philippines is for Filipinos—and we are ready to defend it.” It is not impossible for the Filipino who for so long had kept his head bowed upon meeting a foreigner—it is not impossible for the Filipino, today, to stand with his head held high and bask in the admiration of the world. In these times—is it not great to be a Filipino?”  the President said.

Open for business

The President also declared that the country is now truly open for business.
Citing information that the Philippines was now enjoying positive credit, he told the nation that the stock exchange index now no longer went below 5000 from the earlier 4000, earning him applause from the audience.

Aquino said that what was once the sick man of Asia “now brims with vitality,” noting that the Philippines was once the debtors.

“Now, we are the creditors, clearly no laughing matter. Until recently, we had to beg for investments; now, investors flock to us,” said the President.

He cited testimony from foreign investors and analysts calling the Philippines as “Asia’s Next Tiger” and that “the Philippines is no longer a joke.”

“Last year, I asked the Filipino people: Thank those who have done their share in bringing about positive change in society. The obstacles we encountered were no laughing matter, and I believe it is only right that we thank those who shouldered the burdens with us, in righting the wrongs brought about by bad governance,” Aquino said.

The President thanked the members of his Cabinet for their dedication in implementing reforms.

“The Filipino people are lucky that there are those of you ready to sacrifice your private and much quieter lives in order to serve the public, even if you know that you will receive smaller salaries, dangers, and constant criticism in return,” he said.

He said growth in the economy is reaching the masses through the government’s “Pantawid Pamilya” (conditional cash transfer) program which has more than 700,000 beneficiaries.

By 2013, Aquino expressed hope that the government can provide the poor with 3.8 million more housing units.

The President said his reforms have taken root especially in the health sector with 85 percent of Filipinos now covered by PhilHealth after starting at 65 percent, or an additional 23.31 million more Filipinos covered under his watch.

 Aquino is targeting full coverage within his term limit and he is planning to use additional revenues from the pending tax reforms on alcohol and cigarettes for this and other health care reforms

“We can easier fulfill all these goals, if the Sin Tax Bill—which rationalizes taxes on alcohol and tobacco products—can be passed. This bill makes vice more expensive while at the same time raising more money for health,” said the President.

The President said his job generation strategy was anchored on building and interconnecting the country’s infrastructure with completion of airports, railways and expressways in the country within his term.

”We will not build our road network based on kickbacks or favoritism. We will build them according to a clear system. Now that resources for these projects are no longer allocated haphazardly, our plans will no longer end up unfulfilled—they will become tangible roads that benefit the Filipino people,” said the President.

Catalyst for tourism

The President said that the infrastructure development program would be the catalyst for more tourist arrivals in the country. From 3.1 million tourist arrivals in 2010, the President said foreign visitors were on track to hit 4.6 million by the end of this year. “In two years, we would have had a bigger growth in tourist arrivals, compared to the increase charted by the previous administration in their nine years. But Secretary Mon Jimenez is still not satisfied. He says: if 24.7 million tourists came to Malaysia in 2011, and around 17 million visited Thailand, would it be too far-fetched to have ten million tourists visiting the Philippines annually by 2016?” said the President.

Aquino said when he came into office, the unemployment rate was 8 percent, but as of April 2011, the rate dropped to 7.2 percent and as of the first half of 2012, it has been reduced to 6.9 percent.

He said that some 3.1 million new jobs were created in the past three years of his administration. In the BPO industry alone, 638,000 people have been given jobs and this has infused $1 billion in our economy in 2011. The BPO industry has also generated many other indirect jobs, he added.

AFP modernization

According to Aquino, the Armed Forces of the Philippine will receive many equipment and aircraft by early 2013.

By the end of the year, he said, the AFP will receive 21 refurbished UH-1H helicopters, four combat utility helicopters, radio and other communication equipment, rifles, mortars, mobile diagnostic laboratories and station bullet assemble.

He added that by January 2013, BRP Ramon Alcaraz– the country’s second Hamilton Class cutter– will arrive in the Philippines. With a report from Gil Cabacungan


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  • adam_d_ant

    investors flocking?  hwe. he ehe. …. mister president,  kamuntik ng mapatid ang bra ko …

    baka “flocking” na nakita ni senyor presidente ay ang mga migrants birds na nag fa-flock sa candaba swamps.  pero negosyo?  saan puwedeng mag apply mr. president?

    hindi kasi yellow-colored ang salamin ko kaya baka ‘yon ang problema.  

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_YAU43R25CAHGNYPHE6HLAM3V6Y Benjamin

      TALAGANG GANYAN..ANG MGA DIMONYO WALANG NAKIKITA  KUNDI KAUGUKAN adam_d_ant..SUGO NI SATANAS ITO…AT NAMROBLEMA PA ITONG HINAYUPAK NA TO….

      • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_OSPLKSPHZHKEVAMNJQQV4GDGAQ ely

        prang galit ka ata???

        caps lock lahat…

        just share your opinion…

        parang si lacierda ka rin na pikon.

      • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_YAU43R25CAHGNYPHE6HLAM3V6Y Benjamin

        WALANG PAKIALAMANAN..PURO KAYO DAKDAK AT KANGKANG…MGA ALIPORES NI GLORIANG MANDARAMBONG…TAPOS NA ANG KALIgAYAHAN NYO..MGA HINAYUPAK KAYO..NAKAtagpo kayo ng katapat…

      • adam_d_ant

        ikaw ang katapat?  ha. ah.a ha….. kailan ka nakalaya sa mental?

         o baka ikaw ang tagapunas ng uhog ni retard…

        he he he… katapat  .. saan bahay mo “tapat” ng mental?

        ang mga nauuto talaga ni budoy ….. ngeee

      • adam_d_ant

        he. he. he…

        ganito ang itsura ni taning …. kalbo, mahadera, tulo laway at higit sa lahat kamukha mo  … ha.a ha. ha….. 

        mali ang nautosan mo … hindi ako ‘yon.  naka t-shirt lang ako ng yellow akala mo nauuto din ako ni budoy …. hoy, hindi lahat ng naka yellow ka-tribo mo …

        magawa na ngang basahan ‘tong yellow t-shirt  … sayang, tommy pa naman.  

      • tagalinis

         wala kang magagawa diyan kay adam_d_ant, talagang ganyan ang mga bakla
        (kamuntik ng mapatid ang bra ko …) mahilig magpasaway!!!

      • adam_d_ant

        he. he. he… halika tita, ikabit mo ulit ang bra ko ….. pagkattapos maglinis ka sa paligid ng bahay … dumi-dumi … tama na ‘yang kapanood ke kris – tulo ….

        haayyyy  … sumbong kita sa ate ko …. “tita ninay” … ang bad nila…. sabi eh bakla ka daw  ….whoooooaaaa

        ang mga nauuto talaga ni budoy ….

    • http://www.facebook.com/dave.panganiban.1 Dave Panganiban

      Eto ..sigurado Lider nila ito 

      mga samahang May SAPI !  ..lmao

      • adam_d_ant

        ows  …. nasapi-an ka ng ka-abnoyan … hala ka …. dadami ang abnoy sa lahi mo … ikaw din   …

        ang mga nauuto talaga ni budoy …. ngee

      • http://www.facebook.com/dave.panganiban.1 Dave Panganiban

        LOl…isang wisik lang ng yan ng  HOLY Water

        gagaling din kayo.!  LMAO

        Ang SAPI Bow !……….

        sige pag patuloy nyo lang ang pag tira…ganyan talaga ang mga 

        DIMONYO..Lol !  ( tama ) devils advocate huh!  :)

        ok sana ..kung ang SAPI nyo   ay ”  mabuting espiritu ”

        Kaso ..DIMOnyo  Lmao!…………….

  • Ilonggobyblood

    Good Speech Mr. President! Mabuhay po kayo! Nagtitiwala po ako at kaisa ninyo sa tuwid na landas!

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_OSPLKSPHZHKEVAMNJQQV4GDGAQ ely

    kalokohan…

    baka ibig mong sabihin FLocking of OFW living the Phils.

    • http://www.facebook.com/dave.panganiban.1 Dave Panganiban

      isa ito sa mga “sinasapian ”

      Lol!

  • Vernon UK London

    Bravo Mr President. We want another term for you to finish your work! I cannot wait to vote for you again!

    • joerizal

      fyi, unless we change the constitution, he is just a 1-term president.

      • JJF724

        for the sake of the nation, it should be amended to give him automatic 1 more term and no need to go for election to save cost

  • Verlito Ablin

    I am just wondering if the unemployment data of the government is correct. There is just not much employment opportunities nowadays in the Philippines as compared in previous years. For instance in our place for example and nearby localities, there are at least I think 10 medium-sized manufacturing firms who were not operating anymore and employees were being laid-off or retrench.

    The government should solve and confront head on the problem of higher unemployment rate in the country, rather than be in a state of denial just for mere political gains.

  • 189COWARDS

    Investors flocking, really??  Must the 12B$ promised by the Chinese in 2011… is it?  Or 3 to 6B$ by the Americans?  Or the Japanese?

      

  • Fulpol

    BPO industry… hoy Noynoying, di mo man lang acknowledge si Arroyo.. siya ang nagpalago ng BPO at hindi ikaw.. tagasalo ka lang..

    kapalmuks..

    hahaha
    hahaa
    hahaha

    … the Devil’s Advocate

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/2VWUN7OULJZ5VV572N3T27RZBY Luther

      Arroyo zombie…GMA’s advocate

  • tagalinis

    @ely baka ibig mong sabihin “leaving” imbes na “living”! ayusin mo naman ang mag-comment bago mo i-post!

  • Fulpol

    tourism? pasalamat ka sa Amerika kasi ikaw ang Amboy nila..

    noong panahon ni Arroyo, ilang beses ba naglalabas ng travel advisory ang US, UK, Australia at iba pang bansang kaalyado ng US..

    travel advisories ng mga bansang ito ang sumira ng tourism sa panahon ni Arroyo…

    eh dahil Amboy si Noynoying, kaya ayan, di na naglalabas ang Amerika ng travel advisories..

    iba talaga pag tuta ng Amerika… di ka sisiraan..

    hahaha
    hahha
    ahhaha

    … the Devil’s Advocate

  • pablosantino

    kaya hindi na kayo magtaka kung bakit nasa billionaires list ang may-ari ng fortune tobacco at emperador distillers

  • Fulpol

    AFP Modernization??

    Modernization ba ang tawag sa pagbili ng mga obsolete at refurbished pa… anong silbi yan sa mga modernong armas ng China…

    ginagawang bobo at polpol ang mga Pilipino… mga polpol naman kasi…

    hahaha
    hahah
    hhaha

    … the Devil’s Advocate

  • Fulpol

    employment reduce in 6.9 percent in first half of 2012..

    hoy Noynoying, mahiya ka naman… copy cat ka lang sa istilo ni Arroyo..

    para dumami ang trabaho, road renovations din ang ginawa… bakit road renovations? para mabayaran niya ang mga kaalyado niya sa Congreso at Senado..

    ayan, pati istilo ng pagbabayad, ginaya din ni Noynoying..

    panloloko..

    hahaha
    hahaha
    ahahah

    .. the Devil’s Advocate

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_YAU43R25CAHGNYPHE6HLAM3V6Y Benjamin

      lapit ka dito sa pwet ko…hayan..ganyan nga..o.isalpak mo yang hinayupak mong mukha sa pwet ko..ganyan nga…PWAAAAARRRRKKKKK!!! o sige singhutin mo ng husto,,,,grabe ka namang makasinghut parang wala ng bukas…okey lang o…SOLVE KA NA ????

      • Fulpol

        isang yellow zombie…

        zombie, walang isip..

        hahaha
        hahaha
        hahaha

  • Fulpol

    investors flock us…

    nasaan yung mga investors na sinasabi mo Noynoying… puro pledges lang nakukuha mo. walang selyado.. ang selyado napunta sa Burma…

    sa halip na flocking, nag-aalisan nga sila…

    panloloko na naman…

    hahaha
    hahaha
    hahaha

    … the Devil’s Advocate

  • 189COWARDS

    Did he promised to open ALL of his bank accounts, to show all documents pertaining to his family assets??? 

    Or he is teaming with the Cowards?

  • Fulpol

    Asia’s Next Tiger…

    pampalubag loob ng Amerika sa iyo Noynoying… na-bola ka naman…

    anong tiger pinagsasabi mo.. nasaan ang foundation ng magiging tiger economy ang Pilipinas? fighting corruption? hay katangahan..

    hahaha
    hahaha
    hahaha

    … the Devil’s Advocate

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_YAU43R25CAHGNYPHE6HLAM3V6Y Benjamin

      O ..SIGE..ANOTHER ONE …PWAAAAAARRRRKKKK!!! SIGE SINGHUT…..O LIBRE YAN HA…

      • Fulpol

        isang yellow zombie

        zombie, walang isip..

        hahaha
        hahaha
        ahahahah

      • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_YAU43R25CAHGNYPHE6HLAM3V6Y Benjamin

        dimonyo ka talaga…pagkatapos kitang bigyang ng isang libreng smak di ka man lang magpatenkyu …satanas ka talaga,,lahi ni gloriang mandarambong !!!

      • sanjuan683

        heheheheh relaks ka lang humahaba ang sungay at buntot mo. hehehehe

    • adam_d_ant

      ikaw naman pol o .

      ibig sabihin ni retard  .. next tiger … sa totoo lang, “kitten” ang ibig n’yang sabihin.  kaya galit at mas cute daw ang kitten …

      ang foundation na sinasabi ni simeon eh ‘yong pang make up n’ya …. akala ko nakukuha mo ang mga subliminal messages ni tita simone  …

      hindi naman tanga si simeon … sobra ka naman ….. sabi nga sa kantang pinoy  ni celeste ..

         matayog ang lipad ng patutsada ni simeon
         matayog ang pangarap ng “matandang” ire
         hinuli si simeon, pinagsuot ng pantalon   …

      ooops .. ayaw ni simeon ng pantalon …. gusto palda  ..

  • http://www.facebook.com/dave.panganiban.1 Dave Panganiban

    o ayan nah!..presidente na ang nagsalita…

    yung mga nega. ang isipan .banat nah  !  

    yan na lang naman ang kaligayahan nyo sa buhay!..

    ..LMAo!………..

    Gusto ng anti noynoy ..puro masama  Lol!…

    Mga sinasapian ng dimonyo ..LMAO!.

    .sige fire nah  !

  • Fulpol

    anti-corruption drive?

    nasaan ang Freedom of Information Bill (FOI)?

    bakit di niya ito i-push? kasi siya at mga tauhan niya ang matatamaan.. kaya mag-focus na lang siya sa nakaraang administrasyon para ilihis ang atensyon ng publiko sa pamamahala niya…

    panloloko…

    hahaha
    hahaha
    hahaha

    .. the Devil’s Advocate

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_YAU43R25CAHGNYPHE6HLAM3V6Y Benjamin

      MAHILIG KA SA LIBRE HA ? o eto smakin mo >>>PWWWWWAAAAAAARRRRRRRKKKKK !!!!!!

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_YAU43R25CAHGNYPHE6HLAM3V6Y Benjamin

      bwakang inang yan sabi ko na nga ba ikaw si inday midas,,,dami mo ng gamit na username gurllll

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_YAU43R25CAHGNYPHE6HLAM3V6Y Benjamin

      ano na …tung lotion mo …wag mong kalimutan…pag pinatwag ka ni atong..dapat always ready…..

  • Beguine

    A very very optimistic but dreamlike speech about the near-future of this country.

    But just look around you at the reality. Be aghast at the escalating crime rate, the 
    misery and poverty and hopelessness of the millions and millions of poor
    and sick and destitute. The millions upon millions of unemployed and prone to 
    resort to crimes. The hunger and famine stalking the land relentlessly.

    Inspiring maybe, but surely not for the poor and underprivileged who can only gnash their
    teeth and shed tears. 

    • JJF724

      The graph already shown to all of us ang you still don’t get it…  very very very low IQ lang ang hindi nakaintindi…  pretty sure you will not know who has the low IQ

    • Belekoy

      What you said is the real SONA. These facts are nowhere to be heard in his speech to well-dressed audience last night.

  • pepengkabayo

    “Aquino: We’ve proven the impossible possible;”

    I think Pnoy made a stride on his first 3 years of administration. He is going there slowly, one at a time, Baby’s step.
    He is focused and dedicated and the enthusiasm to lift the Filipinos not only in spirit but in life as well.
    Good Job, Mr. President.

    The Pantawid Pamilya is really a good social welfare assistance to the poor who have nothing at all. This is done in US and Canada to supplement the family.
    Maybe the President can also add food stamp or in tagalog Pambigas….a usual word by driver to earn a kilo of rice.
    But is this Pantawid Pamilya a program of past admin. which was not given enough publicity then. Well, in this case the PR of Pnoy is doing great too. Dissemination of information is a must to know what the gov’t is doing.

    On the issue of admiration of the world..
    Filipinos are already admired by the countries of the world, as OFWs work as nurses, engineers, lawyers, accountants, nurses, caregivers, workers, etc etc. Helping their citizens and their economy.
    And to add more, Manny Pacquiao is the leader and bearer why Filipinos are admired in the word, not only admired but given respect.

    To Pnoy, nothing is Impossible…as This is his quest..To follow that star..No matter how hopeless
    No matter how far..And the Philippines will be better for this..That Pnoy, scorned and covered with scars…Still strove with his last ounce of courage
    To reach the Unreachable Star

    • 189COWARDS

      3 years already, really?  it seemed so long to you?

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/774GDBSB7VKLWOSCFNUWDASE24 Roby

       tanga

      • pepengkabayo

         Mas lalo kang TANGA !!!!!!!! UNGAS !!!!!!! STUPID!!!!!! IDIOT!!!!!!
         BOBO !!!!!!!

    • sanjuan683

      heheheheheh bravo puro kuwento kutsero lang yan hehehehehehe

    • Belekoy

      Pepengkabayo, I think your support for President Aquino is made ineffective by the fact that he really has not done anything for the filipino people except to proceed with his condemnation of GMA as a negative symbol of corruption. As for Pantawid Pamilya program, it is a doleout for the poor which keeps the poorer forever. He should instead institute a cradle-to-grave healthcare and social services programs for our people so that his ability to lead and create social policies can be felt. Otherwise, this cash transfer program is open to constant manipulation and abuse of his government. As for Filipinos being admired by the countries of the world, look here pal. It is the opposite, the OFWs are being eagerly awaited by foreign employers and household owners as people that they can abuse and cheat, where they can lay their hot flat irons on, and whom they can rape and molest.

  • $18209031

    Noy is in lala land . Is he starting to use cocaine ? Dapat mag hanap ka ng chika , sir. Kung puede dalawa para masarap ang buhay. May pera ka sir huwag mong sayangan ang panahon.

  • Fulpol

    Impossibe possible…

    pang grade one laang ang accomplishment mo Noynoying…

    wala ka ngang vision, pati originality…

    mga polpol na Pilipino, ang baba ng standard…

    hahahah
    hahaha
    haahah

    … the Devil’s Advocate

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_YAU43R25CAHGNYPHE6HLAM3V6Y Benjamin

      inday midas nandito ka pala…hwag kang magkakain ng bayabas..pag binanata ka ni ato baka sya masalubsob.bwaaaaaaaaaaaa

  • TheMightyOne

    kawawa naman si fulpol puro negative ang comment hahaha , kawawa ka naman boy siguro ang sama o ang lungkot nang buhay mo ;) start to appreciate little things in life :) and you will be successful not in material wealth but as a person … 

    • Fulpol

      kaya nga ang buhay ng Pilipino, pang Third World lang… kasi yun lang abot ng kanilang utak..

      hahaha
      hahaa
      ahahha

      • TheMightyOne

        kasi naniniwala ka na hangang pang third world country lang tyo ;) sana ikaw si midas at magkita tayo sa personal ahahah, nang maliwanagan ka sa mga sinasabi mo hahaaha…. tandaan mo sa mundung ito na hindi parating lahat dahil laging may naiiba at hindi tyo lahat pare parehas dahil kung kaparehas mo ako mag isip ay kawawa naman ako … mayaman ka nga wala ka namang kwentang tao ahahaha…

      • Belekoy

        Or it could be that President Aquino is acting as runner of the ruling class and in order to keep their stranglehold on the poor, his government wants this country to remain a Thirld World country…

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_YAU43R25CAHGNYPHE6HLAM3V6Y Benjamin

      si inday midas po yang si fulpol…nagtatago sa maraming username

  • Nic Legaspi

    To the President: Good job. But there is room to do a BETTER job.

    1. Go after those who have enriched themselves in the previous administration, but do not forget the ones who are still doing it now. The people want GENUINE change, not selective justice.
    2. I’m not sure about the investments coming in. Clearly, huge manufacturing companies are still leaving our country for our neighbors. It’s high time the government look into this.
    3. If the growth in the economy is really “reaching the masses”, the CCTp is not the way. The middle-income workforce is the biggest contributor to our coffers and yet, we’re not feeling any benefits yet. The best way for the government to address this problem is to have a strong educational system, social services that work, and public infrastructure that works to everyone’s convenience.
    4. The President’s job generation strategy should include expanding the LRT network outside and more importantly, INSIDE Metro Manila. Getting to work easily would boost productivity, and would lessen complaints from employers and tourists. The administration should draw up a plan to service other high density areas with rail lines (e.g. The Fort, Eastwood, Makati CBD).
    5. Tourists KNOW there is not much to see in Manila. Considering the country’s rich history, it’s really strange why the government can’t properly maintain Luneta, Intramuros, and the National Museum, among others.
    6. We can’t keep buying refurbished defense equipment for our military modernization. We should get the licenses to build these arms, produce them locally, and harness the Filipino talent!

    The government is walking in the right direction, but as of now, they should be running towards their goals.

    • sanjuan683

      heheheheh gasgas na ang tenga ko diyan puro nakaraan administration ang sinisisi mo. hehehehehehe matuto ka naman sisihin ang sarili mo katangahan. hehehehehehe bulok

    • Belekoy

      What you said is PROOF that President Aquino has no idea that the country is in crisis. He is working so slow in his ballyhooed reform moves  It’s almost the middle of his term and he has no solid achievement yet that he can show to his critics and the world, except his fight against corruption. Can a hungry Filipino family eat this “fight against corruption”?

  • Fulpol

    ang speech ni Noynoying,…

    panloloko, denial, kasinungalingan, pagtatakip…

    Presidente ka at yun laang ang sinabing mong ginawa mo? at hindi pa totoo at palpak pa…

    ang nakakatawa, full of emotion pa ang delivery.. 

    hahaha
    hahaha
    hahhaha

    … the Devil’s Advocate

  • wawa2172

    The President SONA is not different from the others. He presented his annual report and plan. In his speech he pictured that the country is moving on towards a better future. He claimed that his corruption campaign is working and there are now few poor and unemployed during his term. He is dreaming though and he wants us to follow him in his dream. But to majority of the Filipino people are still living in poor and miserable situation.  The well prepared speech of Noy is no match to the hungry and unemployed people. The reality is 180 degrees out of phase of what Noy  had promise to the Filipino people.

    • sanjuan683

      heheheheheh high  yata sa drug ito si Penot hindi alam ang sinasabi. hehehehehe

    • Belekoy

      And another thing, P-Noy was not able to explain to the Filipino audience why he was silent while the simple “castles” of poor Filipino families — though squatters — are being mercilessly demolished…

  • Fulpol

    very proud pa si Noynoying na ilabas ang housing sa mga police…

    ang tanong, house ba talaga o isang hawla laang sa laki??

    gaano ba kalaki ang housing nila? 15 o 20 square meters? at sinasabing bahay na yan?

    nasaan ang dignidad dyan…

    panloloko…

    hahaha
    haaha
    hahaha

    … the Devil’s Advocate

    • TheMightyOne

      hahaha at least meron di ba? eh ung boss mo may nagawa ba?? puro ka iyak ahahah.. IYAKIN IYAKIN na toooot

    • sanjuan683

      hehehehehe eh sinlaki ng kulungan ng baboy ko 15 o 20 sq mtrs. hehehehe binababoy lang kayo ni Penot alyas ABNOY. hehehehehe

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_YAU43R25CAHGNYPHE6HLAM3V6Y Benjamin

    at itong si Fulpol walang utang na loob…binigyan ko ng libreng smak ..di man lang nagpatenkyu…SI INDAY MIDAS ITO..GAMIT ANG USERNAME NA FULPOL…BISTADO KA NA !!!

    • TheMightyOne

      hahahaha inday inday badiday ahhaha… kawawa naman yan no sobrang bitter sa buhay ahaha wala na kasi siya pag suporta sa mga “papa nya” 

      … the Angel’s Advocate

      • Fulpol

        pasalamat nga ang sambayanan kay Fulpol dahil siya ay nagbibigay ng enlightenment…

        pero mga yellow zombie, hindi ma-enlighten mga yan… kasi ang zombie, walang isip..

        hahaha
        hahaha
        hahaha

        … the Devil’s Advocate

  • Ommm

    Forgive and forget is a huge question….the Spaniards and Catholics are very big on punishment but time is limited so perhaps it’s more fruitful to move forward and achieve changes and let karma deal with those who have raped and plundered this nation.

    Written everywhere in this land is God? is good…God? is righteous…so if you really believe that let God?  deal with their souls and move on…time is a wasting….

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/774GDBSB7VKLWOSCFNUWDASE24 Roby

     Inquirer is an empire of pro-noynoy. What a bunch of Shi##

    • Fulpol

      Inquirer is a yellow media… pro-Noynoying..

      pero hindi ito empire… paano magiging empire kung ang istilo ng reporting niya ay para sa audience na Pilipino laang.. parang cheap..

      hahaha
      hahaha
      hahaha

      … the Devil’s Advocate

  • 189COWARDS

    He will only fill his pockets… and his family’s pockets!  Same for his team of liars… Another 4 years to go…

    • Belekoy

      True. P-Noy filled his 3rd SONA with lies and more lies. His generalizations are not supported by facts. While in the streets, the real SONA was brewing…

  • TheMightyOne

    ouch ang daming account pero iisa ang  ang ip address hahahah.. kawawa naman :(( 

  • TheMightyOne

    inday mga amiga mo ba yang kasama mo sa iisang bahay ? ahhaha my blog session pala kayung mga inday ahahahha

  • http://twitter.com/pharce1 pharce

    if anyone can prove that an impossible is a possible, then the impossible is not impossible.

    • wvillaro822

      YOU MEAN IF THE IMPOSSIBLE IS POSSIBLE THEN THE  NOT POSSIBLE IS POSSIBLE AND THERE WOULD BE NO IMPOSSIBLE

      • http://twitter.com/pharce1 pharce

        impossible is impossible, otherwise everything is possible, objectively.
         impossible subjectively is not impossible objectively and possible objectively is not possible subjectively.

        the combination is 2 times 2 which makes 4.

        that is why it is so confusing because on one knows which one of the four the president meant.

        impossible objectively to possible subjectively, possible;
        impossible objectively to possible objectively, impossible;
        impossible subjectively to possible subjectively, possible;
        impossible subjectively to possible objectively, possible.

        everything possible is subjective.

        so which subjective did the president chose?

        it really means nothing, because they are all associated with subjectiveness.

        being subjective, I can claim the moon is the number one public enemy to China;
        being subjective, I can claim Sun is part of PH;
        being subjective, it is possible to claim everything, even it is impossible to claim;

      • joe__bloggs

        Like what someone famously said:

        There are known knowns; there are things we know that we know.There are known unknowns; that is to say there are things that, we now know we don’t know.But there are also unknown unknowns – there are things we do not know, we don’t know.

        Rumsfeld

  • julymorning

    HAHAY KA ABNOYAN TALAGA PINAGSASABI NIBUDOY. LAHAT PAPAPOGI POINTS, SABI NGA NI MRERIAM, :MONGOLOID!” PERO YUNG MGA IMPORTANTENG TUTUKAN NYA, WALA SYANG BINANGIT, GAYA NG MGA HUMAN RIGHTS ABUSES AT UNSOLLVED KILLINGS, GAYA NG KAPWA NYA MONGOLOIDS NA MGA AMPATUAN.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/AUNBI66J3EGEPMV5LFCN53OUGI JEO

    Good Job Mr President! better than the last decades! But it’s not over yet, we are far from being better. We must always improve our economy, system,people and military to compete the real world. I know it will take time reform the system but I can wait 20 years for our country to become a developed country. I believe our people and talent can change this country for good, so Go Philippines!

    • 189COWARDS

      YES!  UR RIGHT!  6 months now to receive your car plates…. no more 2 months!  Supplier is changed… what for???

  • chuggy

    You’re doing a decent job PNoy, but be objective! The sound macroeconomic fundamentals that we enjoy today was put into place by the previous administration that you constantly criticize. Even your precious cash transfer program was a product of the previous administration. Stop taking credit for other people’s work!

    • Belekoy

      I wholeheartedly agree with your observation. P-Noy is bereft of originality in launching programs and setting up policies that will benefit the Filipinos. All he does is trumpet his fight against corruption and narrows down this fight to one political figure, and that is the former hardworking and brilliant leader of the land, G-M-A…What about the other supposedly corrupt officials, are they in prison also?

  • Nagagalitna

    The best pa rin talaga si Gloria…di ba mga Bros? Kaya ngayon masama si Pinoy kasi kahit papaano mag positive na nangyayari sa bansa natin.

    Hay naku ang talangka nga naman hindi na nuubos…hehehe

  • Cal_Reznick

    This SONA and the achievements mentioned reads so much like “BEAT the ODDS: Another Stone for the Edifice” which is FPGMA’s book listing all her achievements. If you come a across it, you should check it out. Its a big book filled with a lot of achievements.

    Maybe the President’s SONA sounds eerily similar coz many of his achievements were actually initiated during FPGMA’s term. For one, the whole BPO boom was established way back before 2005 and just kept on escalating throughout her time in office and because of her vision to focus on that and IT it just continued to go up from there.

    And with education, she awarded so many scholarships to deserving youth and also improved teaching training plus invested in science and engineering, R&D. Just to name a few. This is all fact, research it if need be.

    The reason i mention these, is because its really ironic that the President asks about the whole shall we forgive and forget stuff and yet he forgets that the previous Administrations achievements are essentially are being claimed by him now. On top of that he mentions 10 years taken away from us, how can that be?? During the world economic crisis because of the former Presidents plan and doing the Philippines did not suffer the same fate as the world and in fact the Philippines thrived.

    The SONA was filled with nice words but at this point after 2 years in office there are still a lot of problems in the country that are getting neglected that obviously did not make the pretty SONA. I just hope the President drops his personal vendetta against the former President and focuses on the real issues currently affecting the nation.

  • Fulpol

    pinagmamayabang pa ang pabahay sa mga pulis..

    anong area kaya ng house na yaan? 20 o 25 square meters? single attached ba yan o row house?

    kung row house, hay nasaan ang dignidad dyaan.. kinawawa ang mga pulis…

    masabi laang na may pabahay, kahit hindi adequate at dignified…

    hhahah
    hhahah
    hahaha

    … the Devil’s Advocate

    • filipinaskoh

      kahit na 25 sq meter lang iyan- bahay pa rin. kesa naman sa wala. Ang masama ung walang nagawa para sa kanila.

    • RHumabon

      Ang pabahay ng mga sundalo’t pulis ay mas mabuti sa inuupahan nlang isang kwarto o dili kaya sa tinitirahan nila sa lugar ng mga illegal settlers. ..Meron na silang matawag na tahanan na may sariling c.r., kusina and mahalaga sa lahat – privacy. . .Pag sila’y na promote ng rangko, sila’y puedeng lumipat sa medyo maluwag luwag na tahanan. . .Pagka ngayon mag-umpisa muna sila sa “starter home”. . .20 taon mula ngayon, baka meron na rin silang 3-4 bedroom at 2-car garage.  

  • joerizal

    It’s great to hear the President talk of continuity and sustainability beyond his term despite the fact he still has 3 years to go. Things can still go sideways during his watch. However casting cynicism aside, he has done quite a great job at mending the government’s infrastructure, culture and other foundational stuff. It is very difficult for the common people to see and appreciate these achievements which is why the volume of discontent and dissatisfaction still overshadows what should be a celebratory atmosphere. Kung walang laman ang bulsa at tiyan, mahirap sumang-ayon sa mga magagandang balita na pinararating sa atin. We’re like the Israelites who roamed the desert for 40 years, complained a lot (wished to be sent back to Egypt) and could only be appeased by God’s miracles. While many people today complain and demand a miracle, they fail to see the one that is happening in front of their eyes. Mahirap gisingin ang nagtutulug-tulugan. All I can say is congratulations Mr. President and keep up the good work.

  • tskpinas

    He cited testimony from foreign investors and analysts calling the Philippines as “Asia’s Next Tiger” and that “the Philippines is no longer a joke.”

    I showed this quote to my investment advisor… he gave me a chuckle… /facepalm

    • http://twitter.com/pharce1 pharce

      it is a joker because a single japanese invester just showed an “interest”.

      interest is not capital, period.

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/SRLWUTE6TYKA332DDUG5E2YGUQ Sandiego

       Why always the snide comments with you filipinos. Stop sniping at Mr. Aquino. I had my doubts but he has proven himself so far to be an honorable and dignified man. A pragmatic man doing what’s needed to move the country forward. Good for you Mr. Aquino for not letting the evil borg lady get away with stealing. These are the same type of people that killed your father. Make an example of her. Let her rot in jail. Good job. Remain strong. Finish what your father started.

      • tskpinas

        It’s not about honor or dignity, it’s a matter of reality. I for one would like for a better Philippines not only in surveys but in actual reality.

        SONA (State of the Nation Address) it is what it is now and not in the state in future. Get real Philippines!

    • RHumabon

      “Commentators the world over voice their admiration. According to Bloomberg Business Week, “Keep an eye on the Philippines.” Foreign Policy magazine, and even one of the leaders of ASEAN 100, said that we may even become “Asia’s Next Tiger.” Ruchir Sharma, head of Morgan Stanley’s Emerging Market Equities said, “The Philippines is no longer a joke.” And it doesn’t look like he’s pulling our leg, because their company has invested approximately a billion dollars in our markets.” . . .Excerpts from P-Noy’s SONA, July 23, 2012

      • tskpinas

        Does it really feel like we are at par with the likes of Hong Kong, Singapore, South Korea and Taiwan today?

        Thailand, Malaysia and Indonesia has an even better economy than us and Vietnam is about to overtake us pretty soon.. really are we an Asia’s Tiger economy? Get Real!

  • filipinaskoh

    O hayan ha!
    sabi nyo walang magawa si PNOY. Puro lang Noynoying.Yan ba ang walang ginagawa?

    Kasi masyado kayong nasanay kay GMA, iba na ngayon.

    • tskpinas

      Oo nga ang galing gumawa ng SONA, sana magkatotoo.

  • ApoLapullapu

    I cannot believe the state of criminality he mentioned with killings left and right, robbery almost everyday.  Crimes big and small happening sometimes victims do not report to the police anymore because only few are solved.  Since, I am in doubt of this item because I see the indicators, I have the reason to doubt the other items.  The much-applauded SONA was like the “Walang Kaibigan, Walang Kumpare” speech of Erap at the Quirino grandstand.  A year later People Power happened when the truth came out.

    • tskpinas

      Did you also notice all the items are good news… nothing bad ever happens in the Philippines it’s always fun!

  • http://www.facebook.com/dave.panganiban.1 Dave Panganiban

    Kumpleto ang grupo ng   ” SAPI ” here !

    nag iinit lahat sila sa magandang ipinakita ni President  Noy sa Sona

    i just wish meron here na pang wisik ng matanggal ang SAPI nila !

    kaso di yata kaya ?….kc 

     ” Dimonyo ang Sapi nila ” ( devil’s advocate nga )  LMAO

  • kilabot

    it’s been proven that a do-nothing congressman and senator, can become a do-nothing president and adored by red district workers.



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