The question is, was he able to live up to his banner?
Aquino’s supporters will definitely applaud, pointing out only the positive outcomes of his term. While the opposition will flood out disapproval or mortification saying that “Daang Matuwid” is nothing but a dead end.
It is expected that PNoy will try his best to convince the mass that the country is on its best situation.
The Philippines is currently deemed as the “Rising Tiger of Asia” in terms of having a developing economy after defeating the 6.8 percent annual growth rate. However, it is said to be only felt by the upper class, leaving those who are below the poverty line.
There were certain allegations saying that the country is under a pseudo economic development because the Philippines is not exactly developing.
The Gross Domestic Product (GDP) may have bloomed to 7.8% because of the remittances we receive from The Overseas Filipino Workers (OFWs). The economy may seem to be improving. But the truth is we are merely relying on what OFWs are earning.
The bigger problem is that they are only contractual workers. Their contract could expire any time and when they return to the Philippines, there will no longer be jobs available for them. This is the cause of the bothering increase of unemployment from 7.3% in 2010 to 7.5% this year.
The Philippines, currently, is an export-oriented and import-dependent country. The country doesn’t have its own processed product which causes the instability of the country’s economy.
The nation is hoping for PNoy to elaborate both his achievements and shortcomings.
Presidential Spokesperson Edwin Lacierda also added that the Presidential Mangagement Staff (PMS) is now gathering information regarding those departments or agencies that are worthy of a commendation.
- House spruced up for Monday’s SONA (newsinfo.inquirer.net)
- #SONA2013 Hangout: Three More Years (rappler.com)
- No rallies near Batasan during SONA – QC gov’t (rappler.com)
- Photo booths set up for SONA at Batasan (newsinfo.inquirer.net)
- SONA 2013: PNoy’s fourth (therationalanthem.wordpress.com)
- Group to Pres. Aquino: Mitigate the impact of returning OFWs (leytesamardaily.net)
- Think ahead: State of the Nation (kwentongtapa.wordpress.com)