First of all, let me congratulate you for an excellent SONA address that was done in the utmost simplicity, and that relates to the many Filipinos who are still fighting poverty. This was for millions of Filipinos to see, hear, and most importantly, understand your real vision of change, which is the true underlying message of your speech.
Last year, you set a very simple example of a President not using the “wang-wang”. Many took it literally as we really saw the drastic change when we no longer hear such noise on the streets. That noise somehow depicted how authority was abused by many through the years. In your recent SONA, we realized that the wang-wang you were trying to eliminate also refers to the wang-wang mindset and system. Stopping the wang-wang system is an excellent symbol of a genuine change that you want for this country. It is a powerful message of change we all need to have. (more…)