Saturday, July 24, 2010

President Aquino's SONA "shocker"

On Monday, Philippine President Benigno "Noynoy" Aquino III will give his first State of the Nation Address (SONA) to Congress as what the Constitution requires him to do. Wags are now having a field day on predicting what that shocking revelation could be.

The blurbs say it is about the top 5 corruption allegations of the administration of ex Prez now Representative Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo, which left the nation's coffers having only 100 M left. If this is true then the government is functionally bankrupt.

While Noynoy won the presidency on an anti-corruption platform, I hate to say this but the wags are right. Filipinos are so inured to corruption that any revelation wouldn't be a shocker at all.

What are the things that can really shock the Filipino people?

The wags say

1) Mr Aquino gives a SOMS (state of my sexuality) rather than a SONA speech!
2) Mr Aquino arrests Mrs Arroyo after he gives the "shocker" speech.

But of course none of that would happen!

Seriously though, airing those allegations mean nothing even in Congress. He should direct the government to file charges against the allegedly corrupt government officials.

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