August 3, 2012
Reaction Paper- Noynoy aquino SONA 2012
“Filipinos made change possible; change comes from the citizenry.” The president if not explicitly had implied this statement several times during his State of the Nation Address last July 23, 2012 and I admire him for that. He’s not lifting his own bench. Also, considering that he had been mentioning and commending several cabinet members because of the improvements in their sects.
PNoy, delivering his speech in Filipino really had brought more impact to the citizens of the country. He was understood by most and therefore was appreciated by most. Delivering a SONA really is a serious matter but I’m really wondering how PNoy managed to make it so light. I find him funny really He himself included in his speech the responses that he had anticipated. The way he stated everything was so queer but what is important perhaps is the thought that he was trying to convey. PNoy cited economic achievements, including the $1 billion loan the Philippines granted to the International Monetary Fund(IMF). The inherited 8% unemployment rate has reduced to 6.9%. During his term, 3.1 million jobs were created. The existence of BPO’s here in the Philippines and its continuous hiring of skilled Filipinos really had made a difference. Also, more than 30,000 nurses were deployed to over 36,000 barangays. The benefit of the Old-age and disability pensioners wherein they’ll receive at least P5, 000 per month was mentioned. He also said that bonus of government workers this year will be based on achieved targets. (At last!)
The free education also was laudable. Under his administration, 4.57 million students who could not go to school before due to poverty are now able to study. State universities according to PNoy and colleges will get a 43.61% budget increase in 2013. I was really laughing in this part when he mentioned about the students who were still planning to have a protest march in Mendiola and the joke of telling...
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