SONA Shock Jock President Noynoy Aquino

Boo hoo hoo. The national budget is depleted and the new President Benigno “P.Noy” Aquino III, as it turns out, is no “superman”. For the Average Filipino Schmoe who latched on to the promise of the “magic” of an Aragorn-led mighty army of righteousness galloping in to rescue him from his wretchedness, the road ahead leads back to Square One. And the only thing standing in the way of that doom-and-gloom scenario is P.Noy’s State of the Nation Address (SONA).

If we are to believe all the teasers sent out by the Philippine Media, this SONA is gonna be a “shocker” of an “exposé”. Why? Because Big Bad Former President Gloria Arroyo’s alleged “looting” of the National Budget will be laid out for all to see and gawk at. Hey, wait, isn’t this the handy work of an ex-President that got elected back into Congress by popular vote? Considering that counted among other morons that get elected into the Philippine Congress are honourables like some chump currently detained in Hong Kong for drug trafficking, and a renegade soldier who trashed a major Manila hotel among others, it’s quite surprising that the real source of this ingrained crookedness in our society continues to be glossed over.

A chamber of “representatives” does indeed reflect the people who voted them into office, and a writer for the Aquino Family Newsletter, Neal Cruz, agrees

That is the reason many politicians want to run for Congress. It is not to serve the people as they promise in their campaign speeches. It is to partake of the bonanza from the pork barrel.

… though not too many Filipinos would agree with the Truth about them that this highlights: that they, as voters are complicit to these ignoble aspirations that characterise the typical Filipino politician.

For me, the SONA Shocker will be no more than a false-validation to Da Pinoy that criminality resides in everyone — everyone, that is, but himself. The Filipino desperately wants to believe that Arroyo looted the National Budget. Why? Because it gives him some semblance of a rational reason why he remains the impoverished wretch that he is today — living and feeding off mounds of garbage instead of taking his place at the top of that green hill where his peers in the East Asian region picnic today.

Quite fortunate for “P.Noy”. He is poised to deliver today that assurance that Da Pinoy is not responsible for his own poverty — essentially the main point of the SONA he will be dishing out. It’ll be a PR bonanza, this SONA. At a time when Da Pinoy is mired in bewilderment over his chronic poverty, a SONA telling him that his poverty is the result of an ex-President consciously depriving him of his entitlements will be a breath of fresh air. And as an outcome of the infinite wisdom of his “Communication Team” (presumably), the SONA will also hit another bird — the increasingly apparent hollowness of his “anti-corruption” sloganeering.

Indeed, as Amando Doronila sees it;

With the shift of focus to the depleted budget, the President offered a means to open a limited number of new issues to keep his anticorruption campaign from running out of steam.

With that, let us sit back, microwave some popcorn and enjoy the Presidential Shock-Jock’s show today. Whilst lesser bloggers and “analysts” await its conclusion before they start their feeding frenzy, we are already helping ourselves to our advanced harvest. After all, we here at AntiPinoy.com are exemplars as far as foresight is concerned.

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33 Responses to SONA Shock Jock President Noynoy Aquino

  1. State of the Nation, not-what-my-predecessor-did-before-me Address.. 👿

    Stupid Speech writers and Noynoy camp.

    BTW in another note, LoL at the Reina pic. The kid who “threw” the beach ball at the pitch had death threats mailed to him by hardcore Liverpool fans. 😈

  2. The Judge says:

    barely a month in office, what else would he say but the ‘state of the nation’. it is important that we know the extent of the damage, he needs to establish that to give us a clear view, paint us the true picture of country’s condition.

    a good and realistic assessment of current problem and situation and available resources is always the ideal start to formulate the details of a proposed solution. It is so easy to promise things if you do not check what is available to you. That is why it is important for him to let us know what he has inherited, for us to account what he can realistically do with what he has.

    also, it is important to correctly determine the problem because we might give a right solution to the wrong problem.

    I understand why people are skeptic to go into that route. We are tired. Haven’t we seen it before. But we haven’t learned from it..

    Sad, but the first step is to know ‘the state of the nation’, before we can start screaming hallelujahhymen to the VISIONS.

    • Jay says:

      It is so easy to promise things if you do not check what is available to you

      Oh and easy to break promises as well! Then create something else in that place and hope for the best.

      also, it is important to correctly determine the problem because we might give a right solution to the wrong problem.

      I’m glad you’re warming up to that idea, considering its something Noy should have prepared for before years before the election he’s pretty knows he can win. When you are given that much of a head start, you can’t just say you were just filled in with the details and now outline a plan.

      And it doesn’t matter what color he paints the true condition of the country. If he doesn’t have any direct and outlined means to achieve those goals, in part short and long term he’s just full of it. Odd enough you yourself don’t have any concrete expectations of him so how do you justify that he would go the distance and give the effort?

  3. innagadda54 says:

    Does he want to lead the country or sling mud? Like I also said in a previous thread, if he believes his accusation then he should also be accountable as a fellow “public servant” for it to happen on his watch and the watch of the other senators and congressmen. Kung walang corrupt, walang mahirap. He is part of the corrupt by doing nothing while the corruption was happening.

    • The Judge says:

      “Like I also said in a previous thread, if he believes his accusation then he should also be accountable as a fellow “public servant” for it to happen on his watch and the watch of the other senators and congressmen”

      yah, right! why don’t you sue the entire congress! sooooo brilliant boy. tsk! sama mo na si gordon. 😕

      • UP nn grad says:

        Every court case is “one-at-a-time”.

        Noynoy gives me the impression of preferring 😦 laziness — slander — over hard-work — preparing a court case to get the guilty in jail.

        If Noynoy has non-laughable evidence, then Noynoy 😯 admin should initiate a court case against Gordon. Same with the former FG : as long as hindi siya pagtatawanan, If Noynoy has non-laughable evidence, then Noynoy admin should initiate a court case against former FG Mike Arroyo. And if Enrile is a 🙄 smuggler as rumor says he is, then Noynoy should work to get better than slander — with non-laughable evidence, then Noynoy admin should initiate a court case against Enrile.

        Needless to say, Noynoy admin should work hard to get beyond slander and patumpik-tumpik katamaran. If Noynoy has non-laughable evidence, then Noynoy admin should initiate a court case against Guuuu-lllOOOORRRR- 😉 YYYYAAAA.

  4. innagadda54 says:

    Gordon ran on what he has done and what he could do. Noynoy ran on smoke and mirrors. Who was more credible?

  5. The Judge says:

    are you engaging me to defend noynoy? barking on the wrong ass amigo. i’m all green!! :mrgreen:

    as to your question, it’s no brainer – the rotund dick wins by a mile. happy ka na? 👿

    • ben says:

      And what did Gibo run on?

      • The Judge says:

        @Miriam : Some jerk in my radar is asking what Gibo ran on . 😆 😆 where have you been ben?? My crush Miriam would be sooooo disappointed. Ingat ka! 😯 😯

      • ben says:

        Funny how u couldn’t just answer… tsk tsk… some of the greens are jst evolved yellows.

      • miriam quiamco says:

        The Judge, I trust your judgment on this one, ignore this guy’s provocation, the election is over, and Gibo himself would recommend healing instead of divisiveness. He is baiting you, if he is really interested in Gibo’s vision of governance, there are tons of sources on the internet, including my old posts.

  6. Marcing Pin says:

    More like “Death of Our Fucking Nation Address” (DOFNA)… its all about complains and same old repetitive lines of degrading his successor without presenting a fucking solution..

  7. mel says:

    Pulse Asia’s survey on the day of SONA before the speech: 85% of Filipinos trust PNoy.

    Nothing new. SWS said that before, with 3% difference.

    The Yellow Army is busy consolidating the attention before the speech, as if knowing that PNoy cannot awake the trust of the people.

    • Jay says:

      I got that from ANC as well. All while dumping boatload of Gloria speculation before Noynoy’s turn on the podium.

      Hay naku. Whoever said Noy wasn’t going to go head hunting and scapegoating didn’t count on trust their fearless lider enough. Now media is trying to make out that he’s going to deal with Gloria’s problems, especially the budget issues. I thought a fiscalizer was up to the task for that kind of thing, almost superman-like efficiency.

  8. The Judge says:

    Moron! Go knock yourself out! We are here talking about SONA and there you are still stuck with Gibo’s platform. You really expect me to fall for that? Kuwang man siguro ka ug panglugod bai! Pahuway oi! 😉

    • ben says:

      And so hypocrisy comes in different colours I see…

      “yah, right! why don’t you sue the entire congress! sooooo brilliant boy. tsk! sama mo na si gordon.”

      If you’re gna include Gordon in your comments with that tone, expect discussions and arguments. U rant like a little child who didn’t get his favorite toy. Fall for what? Stop making a fool of yourself. G1bo supporters are the 2nd biggest trolls on the internet, next to the zombies. Well, they are cousins after all.

      • wowie says:

        “G1bo supporters are the 2nd biggest trolls on the internet, next to the zombies. Well, they are cousins after all.”

        Funny, you’re acting like a troll yourself. I noticed that you get riled up bad sputter bulls**t like this every time Gibo is even mentioned in any of the posts here.

        And I say I don’t a believe you’re a true Gordon fan acting like that, compared to most Gordon supporters here who at acknowledge that Gibo is a worthy opponent to Gordon. Geez, just get over it.

  9. bokyo says:

    Typical of P.Noy.

    Instead of focusing on what to do on different issues like the environment, education, health, infrastructure, economy, etc., he only focused on BUDGET DEFICIT and blamed it to GMA.

    As if he didn’t benefitted from those highways, ports and airports that the unpopular ex-president invested.

    Then the typical Yellow will give a hoot on how P.Noy has addressed the real problem of the country, where in fact P.Noy still haven’t given any details on how to solve this complex web of “State of the Nation”

    I only took a glance at De Quiros’ column and he’s still on high on HOPE and JUSTICE, while Neal Cruz had a field day on writing about Rep. Binay’s “dole outs”, P.Noy’s way to pay the deficit from “his bosses” and a bit of punch in the reality of the mendicancy and laziness of the typical Pinoy.

  10. Abu Mishal says:

    Nothing beats the cynicism of the ANTIPINOY and the anti-PNoys.

    THE JUDGE is right in saying that a realistic appraisal of the nation’s real condition have to be had in order for the new administration to establish a clear road map of what is achievable within the next six months and it was simply inevitable that a littany of errors of the past administration have to be exposed during the entire process.

    On the other hand, THE FUNDAMENTALIST harped on “State of the Nation, not-what-my-predecessor-did-before-me Address…” but he might have forgotten that where we are right now as people and as a nation is because where our past leaders have led us.

    Well, one things remains clear. Even the acid tongued ANTIPINOY, for all his boasts of being an exemplar as far as foresight is concerned, was reduced into admitting that today’s SONA was a PR bonanza for PNoy.

    • benign0 says:

      @ Abu Mishal:

      Well, one things remains clear. Even the acid tongued ANTIPINOY, for all his boasts of being an exemplar as far as foresight is concerned, was reduced into admitting that today’s SONA was a PR bonanza for PNoy.

      Indeed it was, just as Cory’s death was also the PR bonanza that launched Noynoy’s presidential career.

      That’s the moral of the story of the legend of Icarus and Daedalus. Icarus flying on wings he fashioned by sticking feathers together using wax soared too high and too close to the sun. As a result the wax that kept his wings together melted and he fell to his death.

      The higher Noynoy soars on unsustainable PR bonanzas, the longer his fall will be once reality catches up with the vacuousness of his position.

      And that, dude, is where the foresight is applied. 😀

      • Abu Mishal says:

        I beg to disagree but the way the SONA was crafted, which resulted to the PR bonanza which you, me and ANTIPINOY agree on, made it the perfect antidote to the “Icarus Effect”. Why?

        1. The realistic appraisal of the nation’s real condition as reflected by the SONA established a clear road map of what is achievable within the few six months thus tempering the expectations of both friends and foe.

        2. As to the “vacuousness of his position”, you might have forgotten that necessity is the mother of invention.

        The precarious position he is because of his predecessor’s profligacy doesnt entirely put him in an untenable position at all as he has the political capital to make the necessary decisions how hard they maybe.

        3. Last but not least, please never forgot that it was GMA’s flawed concept of governance that placed President Benigno Aquino III in the position he is in right now.

      • benign0 says:

        @ Abu Mishal, I wonder what you are begging to disagree with, dude, because I agree with you on all three counts you cited:

        (1) Indeed Noynoy and his PR machinery is in the midst of a massive exercise of “tempering the expectations of both friends and foe”. That’s because his moronic campaign promised the world on the basis of the “magic” of both the Aquino name and the Edsa “ocho-ocho” Revolution that his clan had laid claim to. Now everyone is expecting him to deliver on that magical promise, spectacularly. So here he is now, in a pathetic exercise of dispelling these expectations;

        (2) He has the “political” capital on the basis of popularity. Popularity has never been a strong indicator of validity. And just like celebrity which, by the way, is also built upon popularity, Noynoy’s “capital” is fleeting; and,

        (3) Yes, it was “GMA’s flawed concept of governance that placed President Benigno Aquino III in the position he is in right now”. That’s because part of his campaign involved making out his foes to be “evil” whilst at the same time making his camp out to be some sort of “Messiah” to deliver Da Hapless Pinoy from the clutches of this “evil” construct created by his PR machinery.

        So there you have it. Right on all three counts. But then let me ask you this:

        Where among those cited above is there any reference to the future?

        You will note that all of the above allude to the past and appeal to the vacuous need of Pinoys to latch on to celebrity and pedigree. All of which are marks of a primitivist society of people whose minds are imprisoned by their world-renowned loser mentality.

        – 😀

    • ilda says:

      @Abu Mishal

      Yeah, one big PR bonanza without any substance. The only thing that matters to the P.Noy mob is that the catatonic Pinoys bought it. They don’t care about addressing their critics.

      Here’s another accurate prediction of how his speech was going to be like:

      P.Noy’s first SONA

      • miriam quiamco says:

        Read parts of the SONA, is there something we should be positive about the SONA, the only thing that strikes me as a brilliant idea in the whole SONA is the partnership between government and the private sector which his government is going to implement to make up for lack of money for infrastructure. This is brilliant I say as this is done in Japan, but will the private sector be willing to work with the government on its agenda for economic development, like building airports where they are necessary for tourism and promotion of commerce, energy development, etc., etc., etc. N/A mentioned the number of classrooms needed, yeah, it is true, the amount of money needed is tremendous, but he did not mention the key role of education in building up a robust economy, no mention of revamping the curriculum and which subjects we should emphasize to be competitive in the world economy.

        He spent a great deal of time describing how the budget has already been used halfway through the fiscal year, well, aren’t we used to deficit spending by now. Will his policy of restricting government spending in favor of partnership with the private sector in building infrastructure pay off in terms of economic growth. He has not mentioned anything at all about job creation. True, he wants to shorten the application for business permits, but he has not spelled out his vision on how to implement this. Will his partnership with the private sector be limited only with the oligarchs, Ayalas, Lopezes, and to the exclusion of multinationals. How could he tap the potential of this partnership when multinationals are surely marginalized in our not so foreign-investment friendly environment. In short, I wasn’t impressed by his SONA, still lacking in tact and filled with negativity. I hope he does not blame GMA if his fiscal conservatism doesn’t generate economic growth. He failed to mention the good news that the economy grew 7.4% during the first quarter of the year under GMA. Could it be that a great deal of the budget was tapped to stimulate the economy, thus, the growth.

        Japanese national debt is pegged at 237% of its GDP, why is N/A hysterical about the 3% to GDP deficit of the country when in fact, the economy generated a 7% growth during the first quarter. I found the SONA not quite rational and most importantly, lacking a grand vision for the country.

      • Abu Mishal says:

        @ Miriam Quiamco, what “grand vision for the country” are you talking about? Maybe something like the “Philippine 2000” slogan of FVR?

        You exactly missed the point of the SONA if you expect him to explain on the nitty gritty of things when the intent of the President’s speech was to provide policy direction.

        I find it funny that you call his deficit reduction program as being miserly and fiscally conservative when all that he is trying to do is just plug the gapping holes in our national budget?

        I also find it strange that you still have it in you to defend GMA by justifying her profligacy as the engine that powered our GDP growth to the 7% level during the 1st quarter of 2010 when it was clear that it was all that money that was spent during the election period that was the reason for it all.

        Moreover, the manner with which the money was allocated despite the greater need of the other provinces only shows that the 2/3 of the national budget already spent by GMA was spent to serve her personel ends and not to stimulate the economy as per your contention.

        I will leave the matter of FDIs to some other time but let me give you a hint: local companies whom you label as the “oligarchs” hold enormous amounts of money which can be plowed right back into the country’s economy in the form of investments.

      • UP nn grad says:

        An entrepreneur in mainland China got to billionaire status —- business model is “…partnership 💡 between government and the private sector which his government is going to implement to make up for lack of money for infrastructure.”

        Billionaire as in US-dollars Billionaire. I did more research —- the business model can be done in Pilipinas, too…. hard work, but it is “regular” hard work, nothing more (But you can’t do Noynoy’s no-work-on-Saturday style)!!! The business model is ❗ legitimate. Getting to a net worth of US$50Million within 5 years is almost automatic; ➡ hitting networth of US$200Million in 7 years (a little after noynoy’s term expires) — almost automatic.

      • miriam quiamco says:

        Abu Mishal, haven’t you read the latest economic report explaining where the growth came from? Only a small percentage came from election spending, the agricultural sector actually turned in some growth along with OFW remittances and manipulation of the capital markets. Wouldn’t you agree with me that the farm-to-market roads which where ubiquitous during the GMA regime have paid off in terms of productivity in the agricultural sector. We had a drought at the beginning of the year, what did the government do to alleviate the problem, simply government spending was increased to stimulate the economy, at times, a government has to do that, and it doesn’t matter that the deficit is going to increase, economic growth is very important.

        I did not quite read that 2/3 of the national budget was spent on her personal needs, this is a lie and an exaggeration, what I read was that, the calamity fund spent in Pampanga, 2/3 of it was spent only on one district, now, if this was illegal and so N/A should file charges against GMA. Well, if she spent it on one district, most plausibly GMA’s district, then, at least it did not go to GMA’s personal needs, was a law broken? Then, the corruption buster-Aragorn should get her arrested, for if I were GMA, I would sue his government for fabricating lies, but that will be counter-productive and GMA is too intelligent to waste resources on such shenanigans, N/A as president is full of vindictiveness and hate, when will he stop blaming and start spelling out his big plan for the country, not only stop-gap measures, Jesus, any idiot could have said what he said, there was no grand vision, no clear targets set for what country should aspire for in the next six years.

  11. UP nn grad says:

    Hey…. somebody (identity unknown… but clearly not Noynoy, Noynoy sounds very unsure about this) somebody proposes to rent the Navy complex along Roxas blvd. 😉 One hundred million dollars, Noynoy says.

    If the 100-million dollars is for a hundred-year-lease, Pilipinas is getting 😥 robbed!!!
    If the 100-million dollars is for a 50-year lease, that is two-million-dollars a year for that piece of property, Pilipinas is still the loser of the deal.

  12. Hyden Toro says:

    The National Treasury is depleted. Noynoy Aquino was a former Senator. He helped deplete the National Treasury. He was part of the government system, that bankrupted the country. By being a government employee; that did nothing, but received his pay. He is as guilty as Gloria Arroyo in raiding the National Treasury.

    The Aquinos are good in BLAME GAME. They blamed Marcos; now they are blaming Gloria Arroyo. They even balmed the Bloggers, for their problems. They cannot see themselves, as the problem. If they could see themselves, as the most common denominator of the problem. Perhaps, we could all pitch in and help. It is like a Patient. He refuses to accept his illness. Nothing could be done, unless he accepts his illness.

  13. ulong pare says:

    … daaang

    @juantamad… ay sus ginoo… nagsabog na si unggoy…

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