By Carol Pagaduan-Araullo Streetwise | BusinessWorld This year’s State of the Nation Address (SONA) is President B. S. Aquino III’s last. He is expected to deliver a powerful speech replete with his regime’s achievements for the last five years with a summation of the legacy he will leave behind. Speculation is rife, less than a…
Month: July 2015
KALIBUTAN By CLEMENTE BAUTISTA Unified in addressing various people’s concerns on destructive mining across the globe, various environmental advocates, campaigners, and grassroots leaders worldwide will be launching the International People’s Conference on Mining 2015 (IPCM) in Quezon City, Philippines from July 30 to August 1, with the theme “Highlighting people’s lives and struggles in defense…
They marched under the heavy downpour, clashed with policemen, shouted slogans, and danced to the tune of “Worth It” with the lyrics changed by Sining Lila to “Noynoy you’re worthless.”
Artists bring their art, songs and dance to depict the people’s lives at the SONA protest.
“This run down MRT is like Noynoy Aquino’s rotten administration, which should’ve long been replaced — useless, unreliable, and a danger to people’s lives.”
“The MRT is the best illustration of the impropriety of the Aquino administration when it comes to providing services to their people.”
The disparity between the rich and the poor has only widened as wages were kept depressed and dragged further down by the two-tier wage system, which the Aquino administration introduced early into its term.
As President Benigno Aquino III delivered his last State of the Nation Address (SONA), netizens shared their insights and sentiments.
“The onslaught of commercialization and education deregulation under the Aquino administration has driven not one, but many students to desperation and even death. This is Aquino’s real legacy to the Filipino youth.”
“At long last, after eight years, the Manalo brothers will finally have an inch towards the path of justice.”
“The SONA overkill security preparations are indications of a regime that is scared witless of the people’s defiance and actions.”