Another Day At The Sauna

It’s thirty minutes past seven in the evening. I’ve been spending some time watching news about whatever President Arroyo said in her recent State Of the Nation Address earlier this afternoon. I can’t help but listen to the report, since I was too tired to switch channels anymore, and I was lying down on the sofa to rest. So here goes nothing. Oh, and please note that these are only my opinions, you are free to criticize whichever way you like, but don’t be harsh on me. I’m not a member of the media nor critics, anyway.

Well basically, almost everything was scripted during President Arroyo’s speech. It’s not that I’m purely anti-administration, but really, it’s obvious that the words she uttered were only about the positive points of the administration in the past year. Every sentence was rehearsed, every clap by the audience was timed and counted. Worst of all, the government had selective hearing and speaking during the full 56 minutes of the SONA. Rallies were held under control by the police until the president finished her ‘magnificent’ speech.

I just hope that whatever she’s cooking for us right now would come out good enough for everyone in the country. Well honestly, considering the number of projects for our country, I do not expect them to be accomplished. They would be more likely dreams for some, they’re way too far from reality. Yes, there may be many strong points included in her speech, but how about the weak ones? Won’t they concentrate on them the next time around instead of concealing it?

I highly doubt it if she’ll get a high grade for her report card.

One more thing was the election for Senate Presidency also held earlier today. The opposition lost once again, therefore hailing Manny Villar one more time, ‘King of the Senate.’ Members of the opposition turned themselves on each other again, holding some (three to be exact) of their colleagues to be responsible for the loss of Nene Pimentel in the contest. Just when most people thought they could establish a strong alliance against the current government, the opposition disappoints them one more time. When will they learn to unite? Or will they ever learn? (Do not relate the statement to a song lyric, please.) Seriously, I do not know if we’ll ever survive the situation of our country right now. If even our government officials argue about senseless things (sorry for the language) what more is it for the masses?

What made the most impact for me was this part of the SONA.

“The time for facing off is over. The time is here for facing forward to a better future our people so desperately want and richly deserve.” – President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo

I hope you can justify that statement, Madam President, for everyone will surely mark this date in their calendars yet again. And I do hope that you could prove the phrase ‘promises are meant to be broken’ to be false.


16 Responses to “Another Day At The Sauna”

  1. 1 mary July 23, 2007 at 9:41 pm

    Nakabisita rin sa wakas! Updated na ang link mo.. 🙂 SONA the Awards Night… Napanood ko lang yun sa news, hindi na ko nagtyagang gumising para pakinggan at panoorin ang ating Kagalang galang na Presidente, SANA NGA mangyari ang mg sinabi niya. Yun lang.

    Bagong bahay huh.. Anong ibig sabihin nito.. hmm… hehe.. Apir!

  2. 2 Arnel July 23, 2007 at 10:02 pm

    mary – alas tres daw siya sabi ng dad ko, hindi rin ako nakanood dahil may klase eh. haha. excerpts lang sa news saka tinignan ko yung written article ng SONA. ayun, sana nga talaga matupad mga pangako niya.

    mmmmm, wag lagyan ng meaning.. haha joke. Apir. 🙂

  3. 3 Jhed July 23, 2007 at 11:24 pm

    Updated your link na rin!

    Pasensya na ha, medyo administration kasi ako. LOL. So, medyo biased ang comment ko with regards to her SONA. I was quite impressed with her SONA, she did gave out strong points for our country. Like you though, I’m hoping na sana maging reality ang sinasabi niya.

    So far though, for me.. kaya niyang gawin yun. 🙂

    Yun lang. Thanks!

  4. 4 Arnel July 24, 2007 at 12:05 am

    Well, gaya nga ng sabi ko hindi naman ako ganun ka-anti arroyo. Siyempre dapat suportahan natin ang presidente natin, pano tayo uunlad nun di ba?

    Well dapat lang kayanin niya. Hehe. 😛

  5. 5 aya July 24, 2007 at 12:16 am

    hay, lagi naman ganyan pag SONA di ba. no offense pero panay pangako naman talaga. most of the time pa, hindi natutupad ang karamihan sa mga pangakong yun. sad. 😦

  6. 6 thejoketh July 24, 2007 at 4:37 am

    haha, kaya pala! lumipat ka pala ng blog! ano nangyari sa SONA? wala akong gaanong alam sa pinas ngayon.


  7. 7 LIonheart July 24, 2007 at 7:47 am

    Hehe 🙂

    Hindi ako nakapanood ng SONA e…

    I think POSITIVE naman for the country e…

    Visit my blog… Love it!

  8. 8 rowjie July 24, 2007 at 8:42 am

    hmmm, too bad di ko napanood ang SONA kahapon. Kahit sa news. Anyway, I was not that ineterseted naman kasi parang predictable na ang sasabihin ni Madam President. Well, I just hope na maka-ahon naman ang Pilipinas sa hirap.

  9. 9 tina July 24, 2007 at 10:49 am

    whether she makes her promises come true or not… what is important is we also do our part. for me ha? forget the government. it’s an oxymoron. it is supposed to serve people.. but they don’t play that part. they never will. there might be a few people in the government who plays clean… but mostly? may hidden agendas na yan. hehe

    kaya ako? ill do everything to succeed minus the government. ahihihi. 😛

  10. 10 Arnel July 24, 2007 at 3:21 pm

    aya – wala tayong magagawa, sila ang nasa trono eh. pero pwede pang mabago ang sitwasyon natin.

    thejoketh – well, ayun as expected puro positive ang reactions ahaha. pasosyal ka na lang ngayon ah. hahaha. 🙂

    Lionheart – we should all do that. 😛

    rowjie – you got the word: predictable. yun na lang lagi. hehe.

    tina – i like your point. kung hindi kikilos ang government, tayo rin ba hindi? hehe. apir.

  11. 11 Lionheart July 24, 2007 at 8:03 pm

    Kuya Arnel…

    Adventure naman tayo minsan…

    Malay mo… Ikaw ang kauna unahang blogger na mafeature ko sa blog ko…


  12. 12 aya July 24, 2007 at 8:25 pm

    nood ka ng news ngayon. tingnan mo, pinagkakaguluhan na naman si PGMA ng media at critics sa mga pinagsasabi niya.

  13. 13 Arnel July 24, 2007 at 9:09 pm

    Lionheart – anong ibig mong sabihing ‘adventure?’ sige sama ako. 😛

    aya – oo nga eh. haha. kakanood ko lang kanina. ano kaya grade niya? 🙂

  14. 14 Lionheart July 24, 2007 at 9:45 pm

    Hehe4 🙂

    Kahit anong adventure… Kapag nakilala na kita, of course, may masasabi ako sa iyo….

    Then ifefeature na kita sa blog ko.. Okey?

  15. 15 Lionheart July 24, 2007 at 9:58 pm

    Sure yan na sasama ka ha?? Basta itext mo na lang ako.. nasa blog ko ang cell number ko…

    Then set tayo ng date Okey? friendly meet…

  16. 16 Arnel July 24, 2007 at 10:02 pm

    Lionheart – oo naman, basta ba hindi ako busy or whatever. hehe. majors. 😛

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