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“SONA 2013 REACTION PAPER”
President Benigno Simeon “PNoy” Aquino III delivered his fourth annual State of the Nation Address in Batasang Pambansa Complex, Quezon City on July 22, 2013 with the theme, “Sa Gitna ng Daang Matuwid.” President Aquino’s speech was very comprehensive, covering a lot of areas which include the accomplishments of his administration in political and economic aspects, praises for public servants and government departments who made outstanding services for the country, and also strongly-worded criticisms against corrupt public servants and erring government agencies. He cited the Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program (4Ps) and increase in number of TESDA graduates. I disagree with the 4ps, its teaching Pilipinos how to become lazy, there is a saying, “give a man a fish, you feed him for a day. Teach a man how to fish, and you feed him for a life time.” It is more worthwhile to teach someone to do something, than to do something for them. Rather than feeding them, teach them how to earn a living, teach them how to develop into a person qualified for a job. Regarding the 4P's, though I know it was really a good help to its beneficiaries I hope that those people would not just depend on the government. They should be also productive in their own. And also President Aquino, did not elaborately mention what are his plans for the next succeeding years for the country.  Our president really did a good job, especially in fighting against corruption in the government. As many people know that 40 percent of our total budget will go only to the pockets to our corrupt government officials. Replace them now. There are many qualified individual out there; they should be kept in the position. It’s good to hear the Sona of our President. It gives enough information regarding on the situation of our country. But the thing is he didn’t mention the arising problem regarding on China, Taiwan and North Korea and also the plan of the U.S...