Only facts, figures in Sona

Congress awaits clear direction from President Aquino


More than motherhood statements, “undisputed facts and figures” on gains and plans.

These are what can be expected from President Benigno Aquino III’s State of the Nation Address (Sona) on Monday, the “overarching themes” of which will center on his administration’s accomplishments in its anticorruption campaign and on what he intends to do in the coming year, Malacañang said Saturday.

House Speaker Feliciano Belmonte Jr. said the Sona would guide Congress on the government’s legislative agenda in the next five years.

“While we await a clear national direction from the President, we in Congress will continue policy reforms already set during the 2010 Sona,” he said.

“Let us remember that President Aquino was elected in 2010 because of his promise of his anticorruption program among our priorities. And he will show what we have done to fulfill that promise in the year or so that he has been in office,” Abigail Valte, Mr. Aquino’s deputy spokesperson, said over government radio.

“[T]he President will also discuss where he wants to take us in a year’s time,” she said.

Asked if Malacañang would invite Mr. Aquino’s predecessor, Pampanga Representative Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo, to the Sona, Valte said: “As [earlier stated by the President’s spokesperson Edwin] Lacierda, there’s total indifference as to whether or not she will attend.

“[O]ur call would be not for any person in particular but to the nation in general. Let us listen to President Aquino on Monday when he delivers his State of the Nation Address.”

Valte said Mr. Aquino’s speech would be in Filipino, with an official English translation made available to news organizations that use the English language.

Asked if the President would announce measurable targets instead of exposés of anomalies under the Arroyo administration, she said: “It’s not difficult to make Sona promises because we have to remember that our track really is the housecleaning and the housekeeping.

“So that is the governance side, the accountability side. Expect the President to give undisputed facts and figures.”

Valte said she was not privy to whether Mr. Aquino would push for legislative measures concerning the economy.

“I haven’t seen the draft. Unless the President says that it’s ready, the drafting of the speech is still a work in progress,” she said.

Valte said the police would ensure peace and order during the Sona.

“Of course, there would be [demonstrators], the pro and the anti. There will be different sentiments,” she said. “[The police’s objective] is to keep the peace and order in the sites where our countrymen will gather.”

All systems go

Belmonte said it was all systems go for the President’s Sona, with strict security measures already in place at the Batasan plenary hall in Quezon City.

Belmonte said he expected the full attendance of the 285 representatives and the 23 senators, as well as members of the Cabinet, the judiciary, government agencies, the diplomatic corps, and their spouses and invited guests.

He said the Sona promised to be a special media event that could be heard and watched worldwide because more than 2,000 representatives of national, provincial and foreign print, TV and radio networks, including the web media, would be covering it live.

“I am gratified by the efforts of and close coordination among the concerned agencies of the national and local governments, the military and police and our own House of Representatives Secretariat to ensure the success of the Sona,” he said.

He added that preparations had been ongoing for weeks under the guidance of the Task Force Sona composed of the House’s key officials and staff, the Senate, Malacañang and the Presidential Security Group, the police and the military, and the Metro Manila Development Authority.

Formal opening of Congress

Belmonte will formally open the second regular session of the 15th Congress Monday morning, and Senate President Juan Ponce Enrile will do the same in the Senate.

In the afternoon, the two chambers will hold a joint session at the Batasan plenary at 4 p.m. to listen to the Sona.

Military and police authorities have declared a one-kilometer “no fly zone” over the area of the Batasan complex from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. on Monday.

The militant Bagong Alyansang Makabayan (Bayan) has protested the denial of its request to hold a rally on Batasan Road near the House, and assailed authorities for suggesting that it hold its mass action at Quezon City Hall’s football field.

In a statement, Bayan said the denial of its application for a permit was “an illegal, arbitrary and ridiculous curtailment of the people’s right to peaceably assemble on Sona day.”

The Quezon City government and the police cited the hampering of the free flow of traffic and national security concerns as the reasons for the denial of the permit.

But Bayan secretary general Renato Reyes Jr. said the suggestion that the group hold its rally at the football field was “ridiculous.”

“We’re going to a protest rally, not a football match,” he said.

The President’s satisfaction rating steadily declined from +81 percent when he took his oath of office on June 30, 2010, to +46 percent in June 2011.

House Deputy Speaker Lorenzo Tañada III, spokesperson of the Liberal Party and a close ally of Mr. Aquino, has attributed the decline to the administration’s lack of direction and of a coherent economic plan, as well as its failure to stop increases in the costs of petroleum and basic commodities.

The President’s allies in the business sector, among them the Makati Business Club, Management Association of the Philippines and Philippine Chamber of Commerce and Industry—have said that he should address his declining approval rating by more action on the part of government.

They have also said that one year was enough to build the foundation for reforms and deliver on his campaign promises.

“Now is the time for P-Noy [Aquino] to act and make good on his promises,” Gov’t Watch Chair Raul T. Concepcion said in a statement. “His administration must develop and implement a sound economic program, institutionalize social reforms and efficiently deliver public services, especially to the poor members of our society.”

Concepcion said he was hopeful that the second year of Mr. Aquino’s term would bring about change, and that his administration would deliver on his campaign promises. With reports from Leila B. Salaverria, Philip C. Tubeza and Kristine Felisse Mangunay

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  • Anonymous

    I love to see the fashion of the legislators. Suggestion to Kris Aquino, please don’t wear yellow if you attend the SONA. 

    About the speech of PNoy, I bet, he will just counting again. Figures and facts. He should learn to count fast. How many houses are there, how many classrooms are there, how many hungry are there, how many corruption cases filed, so on… Just simply tell the people, we don;t need to count. We need to develop formula, and we should work on that formula. Counting is for grade one pupil. Creating formula is for college student. 

    • ernie

      o sige,ikaw na ang mag SONA !

  • Anonymous

    More Arroyo Anomaly….
    1.- P50-million bribe to FG for the president’s veto of two franchise bills
    2.The additional funding led to a 41-percent spike in advertising expenses, from P76.129 million in 2008 to P107.420 million in 2009, which went mostly to ads for Arroyo’s achievements.
    3.The report said the PIA received from the Department of Budget and Management a notice of cash allocations amounting to P344.789 million, even though only P222.488 million was appropriated for it under the national budget.
    4.- Denial of pork barrel funds to Malacanang’s political enemies
    5.- Praises for Jovito Palparan, alleged mastermind of extra judicial killings of militants
    6.- Removal of govt bodyguards for former pres and Arroyo critic, Cory Aquino
    7.- Appointment of manicurist as a member of the board of Pag-Ibig
    8.- Appointment of gardener as deputy of the Luneta Park Administration.
    9.- Midnight appointment of an Arroyo lapdog, Renato Corona, as SC Chief Justice

    – 200+ other illegal midnight appointments
    10.- Mikey Arroyo’s undeclared properties in California
    11.- Pardon of controversial convicted criminals like Ninoy’s murderers
    12.- EO 464; requiring Cabinet members to seek presidential clearance before testifying in Congress hearings

    13.- Promise (on Rizal Day) to not run for the presidency in 2004

    14.- “Vote Buying” by giving away Philhealth cards

    15.- Taxpayers’ money for her giant billboards and and PCSO tv campaign ads[/b]

    16- Appointment of Ben Abalos, a staunch GMA ally, as COMELEC chair
    17.- Mikey Arroyo’s importation of 32 thoroughbred horses from Australia worth P384 million.
    18.Former First Gentleman Mike Arroyo used 2 choppers 16 times, son Mikey 69

    • Arnel Jolo


      • Anonymous

        ikaw ang abnormal imbes na ikaw ay tumulong palaging negative ang nasa ulo mo…..kaya walang nangyayari sa pilipinas dahil sa  mga taong katulad ninyo……….

    • Orlando Tupas

      Sa dinami dami ng mga akusasyon mo kay GMA hanggang ngayon nakangisi pa rin siya sa iyo. Hindi makukulong si GMA kung puro lang lista ng mga kasalanan niya ang gagawin mo. Dalhin mo sa korte at isampa ang mga kaso.

  • Anonymous

    Arroyo corruption and many more…

    1. NBN ZTE Scandal

    2. Millions of bribe money to Congressmen and Governors (October 2007)

    3. Cheating in 2004 Elections (Hello Garci)

    4. Joc Joc Bolante Case (Fertilizer Scam, P728 Million)

    5. Jose Pidal Bank Account (Unexplained Wealth, P200 Million)
    6. Nani Perez Power Plant Deal ($2 Million)

    7. Use of Road User’s Tax for Campaigning

    8. Billion Peso Macapagal Boulevard (Overprice of P532 Million)

    9. Juetengate? (Illegal Numbers game kickbacks)

    10. Extra Judicial Killings
    11. Arroyo Moneys in Germany (Exposed by Senator Cayetano)
    12. General Garcia and Other Military Men

    13. Billion Peso Poll Automation contract to(Mega Pacific) (P1.3 Billion)

    14. Northrail Project($503 Million)

    15. Maguindanao Results of 2007 Elections (Zubiri, Bedol)

    16. NAIA-3

    17. Venable Contract (Norberto Gonzales)

    18. Swine Scam (Exposed by? Atty. Harry Roque
    19. GLORIA Arroyo son hidden assets in united states
    22.the C-5 road controversy — Senator Manuel Villar
    23.P550-million worth of funds from the Overseas Workers’ Welfare Administration (OWWA).
    24 P780-million LWUA funds-Prospero Pichay
    25 Bishop’s SUV-Gloria Pandak Birthday gift
    26 Arroyo linked in P325M lotto intelligence fund
    27 Arroyo got P200M in kickbacks from govt projects-Zaldy Ampatuan
    28.P200.41 billion or $4.6 billion in Malampaya royalties from 2002 to May this year.

    30. 600,000 metric tons of Rotten rice imported from India.Kishore Hemlani, an Indian trader allegedly close to Arroyo, reportedly bagged the P9.5 billion contract for the rice importation.

    • Anonymous

      bilib ako sa taong ito a. alam na alam lahat ng kaso ni pandak.dito sa listahang ginawa mo sa dami niyan meron na bang naisampa sa korte.pulos bintang walang ebidensiya e basura lang yan.teka pala bakit ang dami mong alam,siguro isa ka sa bayarang tuta ni pinoy? LOL

    • DoDong

      ginagamit lang ni PENOY yan bilang diversional tactics nya kasi wala naman sya kakayanan talga magpatakbo ng bansa.. kaya ginagawa nya nililibang nya mga pilipino sa mga kaso ni gloria .. tama naman ung isang nag comment alam na natin lahat yan .. bakit kelangan ubusin pa ni PENOY ang oras nya dyan inde nya hayaan ang korte humusga . at pagtuunan nya pansin ang ekonomiya … kagaya ng na ulat ng ADB .. walang kompanyansa ang mga foreign investor sa pamamalakad ni PENOY.

    • Arnel Jolo


    • nestor

      @ztefertilizerscam:disqus puede ba kitang kunin abogago sa kaso ko?ang galing mo kc mag lista ng mga katalantaduhan ng dating pangulo,ikaw ba c carandang,lacierda,valtek,or c boy abunda?what you have to do is bring it to court,file it ASAP,mana ka talaga sa Amo mo ang lakas mo yata kay mod?kahit malayo sa topic,isinisingit mo pa rin lagi ang listahan mo?ha ha ha…OGAGS ka tlaga

  • Plazans

    As we all know in the Philippines crooks are all over the place, from the scanty rooms in the barangays, to the swell twin houses of Congress and even within the polished halls of justice, and everywhere in between. Needless to say, to keep the country on his promised path of “matuwid na daan”, PNoy will have his hands full 24/7 and will remain that way until the last day of his term. Then he has his own personal calling to fulfill too. And this one could be just as tough, perhaps even tougher. The guy is 50 years old and never been married, not because he has not been looking, but it’s just what we might call the luck of the draw in his picky bachelor life. PNoy must have figured, if he can’t find his soulmate being the top-honcho in the country, what are his odds of hooking up with someone his type being an ordinary pinoy six years later? And getting rid of his Porsche is obviously not making his dating escapades any easier. As we can see PNoy needs all the help from every pinoy to battle corruption, and more importantly from sister Kris who knows a thing or two about dating and marriage. More power to you, PNoy.

    • DoDong

      hahah parang boy abunda lang lovelife ang topic ah … we dont care sa personal life nya .. parang pagpapari ang pagpasok nya sa presidente dapat devoted sya sa tao ..  ang pagigin presidente eh inde 9-6 hrs job lang dapat me devotion sya.. inde na dapat problemahin ng pilipino kung after six yrs eh me asawa sya o wala .. ang kelangan nya pagtuunan ng pansin ang kabuhayan ng pilipino..

  • Anne Torre

    Anti-corruption must be balanced with effective and efficient economic programs for recovery and peace and security actions.. these are what the people really need.

  • Anonymous

    Blackmailing congressmen into submission by withholding pork barrel releases is the worst corrupt practice ever.  It was done by previous administrations, it is being done by this administration.  Pnoy do not have the moral ascendancy to accuse others of corruption when he is doing exactly the same corrupt act.  

  • rolly metin

    The second year SONA will be clearer in terms of what to expect in the next 4 and 5 years, taking off from lessons from the 1st year. …. I agree that house cleaning and good housekeeping should take priority because that would increase people’s and investors’ confidence.. …….. I would like to see and say after 2016 that we have a cleaner government, more responsive bureacracy, people supporting our development plans……. I would like to see less people going hungry, unemployment at acceptable levels and duration, tourists coming back because the Phil is safe, comfortable and providing memorable experiences; farmers more motivated to increase productivity…. and of course, cleaner rivers, lakes, and bays, cleaner air, access to potable water and sanitary toilets……. Local government executives following a daang matuwid………. I am not just hopeful. I am positive these are highly possible, given a clean and sincere government under PNoy.  

    • Anne Torre

      “Local government executives following a daang matuwid…….” Have you gone to remote provinces and municipalities like Surigao provinces, Bukidnon, Davao Oriental, Butuan, Davao del Sur, Cotabato and other provinces?

      I don’t know how you can justify the roads there going to the barangays that becomes impossible to use once it rains, the overpriced construction of buildings and waiting sheds, the payroll padding and employment of politically accommodated persons receiving salaries without working but served as political intelligence assets, their use of public trucks for private intentions, etc.

      These remote municipalities have been miserable for scores of years now and you say “Local government executives following a daang matuwid…….” C’mon, stop joking.

  • Anonymous

    Hindi lang facts and figures dapat yung nasa SONA. Ang primary objective ng SONA ay para bigyan ang Congress ng LEGISLATIVE AGENDA. DIRECTION ng bansa. Hindi lang yung -sabi ng isang commenter dito – State of Noynoy’s Accusations. Sana nga. Gusto ko rin maging successful siya pero utang na loob TIGILAN na yang Kuwentong Barbero kung walang case sa KORTE!

    OT- Kung hawak ni Gloria yung Comelec dati, bakit nila pinapahuli si Bedol na according to him eh gumagawa ng dayaan for the administration?? It doesn’t make sense talaga tong mga kuwentong barbero ng Noynoy presidency…

  • Anonymous

    In August 2009, VERA Files, a group of veteran Filipino journalists, reported that Arroyo “has failed to declare in his Statement of Assets, Liabilities and Networth (SALN) for the last two years a $1.32 million or P63.7 million beachfront property in the San Francisco Bay Area in California, which he bought and then transferred to his wife Angela in 2006.” The house is located in Beach Park Blvd in Foster City in San Mateo County. He defended himself by saying that the money he used in acquiring these properties came from cash gifts he received for his wedding as well as from campaign contributions.

    • nestor

      @ztefertilizerscam  isa ka sa mga alagad ni Idol Abnoy ano?ang pinag usapan d2 ay kung ano ang ilalabas ng idol mo sa taong bayan,hindi yong paninisi mo nman sa dating admin?nahilo ka na talaga sa fertilizer baka nilunok mo ang mga yon,kaya pati utak mo naka steady lang sa mga amo mo sa Malakanyang,mabuhay ka amigo,sana ikaw ang ipapalit kay Lacierda,magaling ka bumira lol.. bawat kc basa ko sa mga comments mo d2,wala ka iba binabangit kundi naglilista ng mga ginagawa kuno ng dating admin.bakit ayaw mo dalhin yan sa korte para makulong na ang binagbibintangan nyo?puro kayo UTOT,wlang laman lollllll…..

  • Anonymous

    “House Deputy Speaker Lorenzo Tañada III, spokesperson of the Liberal
    Party and a close ally of Mr. Aquino, has attributed the decline to the
    administration’s lack of direction and of a coherent economic plan, as
    well as its failure to stop increases in the costs of petroleum and
    basic commodities.”

    Enough said.

    • nestor

      isa ka sa mga alagad ni Idol Abnoy ano?ang pinag usapan d2 ay kung ano ang ilalabas ng idol mo sa taong bayan,hindi yong paninisi mo nman sa dating admin?nahilo ka na talaga sa fertilizer baka nilunok mo ang mga yon,kaya pati utak mo naka steady lang sa mga amo mo sa Malakanyang,mabuhay ka amigo,sana ikaw ang ipapalit kay Lacierda,magaling ka bumira lol..

  • Anonymous

     Bakit tuloy tuloy ang corruption?
    Dahil walang nakukulong.

    Nasaan ngayon ang mga Marcos?
    Tinularan lang ng mga Arroyos.

    Kapag sa term ni Aquino
    Ay walang nakalabuso

    Ay nada espeanza
    Sayang lang ang SONA SONA.

  • Anonymous

    Hope to see in the fact & figures part to include the target plan figures. Not just by merely mentioning the current accomplished figures and the name/s of, may be, P-Noy’s KKK cabinet member/s. A very good example was Mareng Winnie Monsod’s last column wherein the administration proudly announced the 4,000 housing accomplishment of NHA where the target plan for this year was a huge 70,000! And despite of this agency’s apparent pigment accomplishment P-Noy admin seems to use it to justify the appointment of a Kaibigan or Kaklase?

  • gwen balili

    The best SONA sana:

    1. itaas ang sweldo nang mga tao.
    2. ibaba ang lahat halaga nang mga bilihin.
    3. Wala nang kuparsyon sa Gobyerno
    4. Libre na ang lahat nang Edukasyon sa lahat nang pang-
    publikong paaralan sa pilipinas.
    5. Libreng pagpapaospital at pagpapagamot sa lahat nang mahihirap na Pilipino.
    6. Ibaba ang singil ng kuryente at tubig
    7. freeze ang asset at Ikulong na agad ang pamilyang arroyo para sampol sa mga korap
    8. Ibaba ang precio ng agriculturang kemikal at pataba
    9. ayusin ang infrastructure sa buong bansa, hindi sa metro manila lang
    10. sibakin at ikulong ang mga korap na nanunungkulan sa bagong noynoy admin

    kung magawa mo lang sana itong lahat… PNOY ikaw na ang bagong rizal..
    pero kung dimo ito kaya ay wag kana mag sona please (masakit na sa tenga)

    • Joey

      Ikaw kaya mong gawin?

    • Anonymous

      lahat ng ito sa state of the nation in 1 year? I am also quite disappointed in PNOY pero kung ganito ang expectation mo sa isang presidente, I don’t think meron kang mahahanap… magician ata hinahanap mo… not even the heads of countries much richer than the Philippines can do all of these in a year or in their term…

  • Anonymous

    am i the only one finding difficulties in posting/replying comments?

    hate this Disqus! PDI please revert back to IntenseDebate platform!

  • Anonymous

    Endorse true, unwatered down Freedom Information Bill to the joint session of congress on monday so KKK’s acts are transparent.

  • Anonymous

    Aquino great performance and more….

    1. Chinese hostage taking…

    2. Taking credit for economic gain for the previous year MONTHS into office

    3. Lots of accusations against Gloria but NO COURT CASE YET

    4. SC’s overturning of the Vizconde Massacre

    5. Extrajudicial killings of journalists and others

    6. Pagbasura sa findings  na may criminal case against his best friends Puno, Alfredo Lim, Virginia Torres

    7. Copying the previous administration’s top programs and passing it as its own…

  • Partido Lakas ng Masa

    “It’s the Economy, Stupid!” The
    economic situation is becoming bleaker than ever. Prices of gasoline and basic
    commodities have risen without let-up and unemployment is rampant, while those
    with jobs suffer low wages and lack of social benefits.The unemployment rates are hovering
    between 7-8% and the underemployment rates between 18-19%. In real terms, the
    number of people looking for work is around 10 million of the total labor
    force. Hardest hit by mass unemployment are young people, from 15 to 24 years of
    age, who constitute more than 50% of the reported unemployed.The government, on the other hand, has no clear
    program to deal with mass unemployment. Partido Lakas ng Masa statement on the State of the Nation, see

    • knesset tyrone

      ahhahah. SONA? uhmmm. i have seen the sona na , just look everywhere, check the everyday news, that’s the true SONA. same old story. figures and facts? maybe, yet no actions. sigh.. penoy nga. just wasted my vote and hope on you. you’re more hopeless than i thought pnoy.

  • Isidro Valencia

    For those blogger who are clamoring for P-Noy to jail PGMA and her cohorts, and for those blogger who refused to believe that PGMA is not corrupt and need court decisions as proof, please bear in mind that we are in a democratic country and we have judicial process to observe.

    But the evidence are very clear, and P-Noy team of lawyers are beginning to file these cases based on evidence. It is only a matter of time. P-Noy is doing something to fulfill his promise during election and his last SONA. He is cleaning the house. I mean not the House of Congress or the House of Senate, dapat linisin din ni Enrile and Belmonte para sa taong bayan.

    This is the reason why P-Noy headed the Cluster of Good Governance and Anti Corruption. Now, isang balakid ni P-Noy ang Supreme Court binalewala ang Truth Commission. OK lang kasi meron namang Department of Justice and Ombudsman which are tasksed to prosecute those “crooks and corrupt” including PGMA. But PGMA and her cabals have all the rights to defend themselves in Court.

    There are many jobs that need to be done by the President. If, we citizens of the Republic of the Philippines will not support him in his programs, tayo rin ang magiging kawawa sa bandang huli. Di kaya ni P-Noy mag isa. Dapat hinde cya NAG-IISA sa pagtulong sa ating bayan.

    Sa Japan, USA, at ibang bansa after election, lahat nagbibigay ng suggestions para gumanda ang takbo ang economy, foreign policies, at maitaas ang angkat ng pagkatao. 

    Hintayin muna natin ang kanyan SONA. SANA maganda at tupdin din nia. Tatay nga nia nagpakamatay para sa ating bayan. Ganon din ang Nanay nia.  Dapat hinde siya matakot sa mga Liberal Party at ibang politicos. Ibigay nia ang buhay nia.  Huwag siyang matakot na “maimpeach” nitong mga politicians. Hanggat wala siyang ninanakaw nasa likod nia ang taong bayan.

    Sori hinde ako politician.

  • Anonymous

    “P-Noy team of lawyers are beginning to file these cases based on evidence”- so paano na yung mga kaso against Alfredo Lim, Duterte, Puno, Torres? So ok lang sila, pero lahat ng corruption ng previous administration nag po point kay Gloria?

    “Dapat hinde siya matakot sa mga Liberal Party at ibang politicos.” Dapat talaga hindi, dapat siya ang nag LE LEAD sa kanila kasi siya ay isang LEADER ng Liberal Party!

    Sana nga may ginagawa si Noynoy kaso ang nababalitaan ko sa office of the president maaga sila pinapauwi kasi walang ginagawa. 2pm palang umuuwi na. Hindi ba corruption yan?

    “Hanggat wala siyang ninanakaw nasa likod nia ang taong bayan”. What?? Binoto niyo ba siya para WALA LANG NAKAWIN? Si Cory walang ninakaw, umunlad ba Pilipinas? Panay corruption ni Arroyo kinikuwento niyo, dapat IKULONG uli  yung best friend niya na si ERAP na bukod sa CORRUPT nagpapatay pa ng mga tao!

  • Anonymous

    PeNoy’s approval rating has gone down and will continue to go down because he is a lazy chief executive…he is just good in blaming others and turning a blind eye on the faults of his classmates and shooting buddies he has appointed in various government post.

  • Anonymous

    Bat ba ang tema ni Pnoy Sona house cleaning. Eh palit na nga ng administrasyon, house cleaning pa. Sa bahay, palit gamit, tapon luma bakit kailangan pang labhan. Wala na GMA.

    This is new administration, Pnoy administration. There is new rules in the house, there is new man in the house, Pnoy.
    Pnoy has 5 years to improve the house and not clean the house, that is the house rule. Linisin mo lang ang iyong bakuran at  wag yong dumi ni Gloria, alikabok na lang yan.

  • Partido Lakas ng Masa

    Partido Lakas ng Masa calls for wealth redistribution to solve unemployment and poverty … See full statement at

    • Silverfilter

      You mean to say, I’ll give you some of my hard-earned wealth? We all took our own chances sir. We all rolled up our sleeves and toiled long hours to earn it. 

      Why not start with you?

  • renante

    All facts and figures? Well, then, this will be the shortest SONA since GMA’s “I’m sorry.”

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