Tuesday, July 26, 2011

BiTZ...DaBhezt@21: KAPE't WANG-WANG!
(SONA Analysis and Reflection)


I was among the many Filipinos who decided to spend some time listening to PNoy's State of the Nation Address (which may also be dubbed as Kape't Wang-wang Address) yesterday. I thought of making an analysis of the SONA, but later on I decided to give more of a reflection, since I am not in the proper position to give an analysis. I shall leave it to the old guys.

As he usually does, the SONA this year is full of bomb-like revelations and praises both for himself and for the government for a job well done throughout the past year. At the Inagural speech of PNoy, he commanded that there should be no Wang-wangs. If you don't know what wang-wang is, think of sirens you may hear every time an ambulance or a firetruck is passing by. 

This, according to the president, is also the mentality of those officials who do not think of the nation's welfare, and instead consider their own welfare - including their pockets. As the government is undermining the anomalies of the past, it is also trying to do good for the society and shun the old system of corruption - the wang-wang mentality of the government of the Philippines.

There are the anomalies in roads, rice, helicopters, Philhealth, ARMM elections, and yes, precious money wasted in COFFEE. Like it is possible, it is reported that a certain agency had alloted Php1 Billion for COFFEE expenses. Impossible? The old folks have done it.

In return, the government, which according to our President is patterned to our modifications, is giving out their best to do their job and deliver proper service to the nation. From giving housing benefits to police and army officers, to rightful roads and bridges, to the defense of Recto Bank and West Philippine Sea, to the efforts to put an end to the culture of negativism and corruption in the main system. 

In all, the Kape't Wang-wang Address had been received warmly by those who are open to the changes offered by the government, but rejected by the militants and protesters. Whether everything in the speech is true or not, it is left for the nation to feel and experience. 

In actuality, if you are going to ask me whether the Kape't Wang-wang Speech is full of impact, I may reply, yes. Punung-puno ng rhetorics! PNoy speaks to the nation, thus the Filipino language, but for the learned man, this may mean lots of rhetoric artistry. Come to think of it, the society nowadays cannot be anymore lulled with melodic words. The society is looking for action which must be felt, relished and experienced. 

Hindi naman po sa sinasabi kong wala namang nagawa ang pamahalaan. Meron kung sa meron. But the thought given in the SONA is somewhat surprising to my ears! May nagagawa naman pala, bakit hindi ko nararamdaman? Bakit panay anomalya ang lumalabas sa telebisyon ko, imbes na mabubuting nagagawa ng gobyerno? Bakit panay habol sa nakaraan ang ginagawa, kung meron naman palang nagagawa sa ngayon? 

For me, the quest against wang-wang mentality means delivering the proper service to the people who need it the most, and stopping the trends that are against the fight for the right. PNoy had said it, Dapat personal ang laban natin para sa tama. It doesn't mean that we should look back and run after the sins of the past all the time. We may do this, but we should not give proper focus to it. Look! We have a country waiting for progress. Naglalakad na tayo papunta sa Daang Matuwid, sana maramdaman rin natin ito! 

Bottomline: If we are against Wang-wang, then we SHOULD do it by citing more the things that the government of the present does for us, and less of looking back and pinning the government of the past  for the things that are making us suffer to the bone. 

I hope the next time the President delivers his SONA, he may give out the real facts. I hope that he may give out the real thing for us. Kung may kaunlaran naman pala, dapat nararamdaman, hindi yung panay salita lang! 

3 comments:

  1. Anonymous11:19 AM

    Weldan, ang iniisip mo wang2 lng alam mo ba kung ano ang meaning ng wang2,arrogance. Lupaypay ang bansa for 1 year kaya bang ibangon, kahit pa pres. ng america or si superman pa masisira. Gustoo mo ba ung speech na puro pangako, bakit hindi natin tulungan ang pres.

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  2. Anonymous11:20 AM

    ako makaPNoy ang i believe na hindi ganung kadali ang maging pangulo, galing tayo sa halos isang dekadang puno ng dilim at katiwalian ang ating bayan. kulang pa ang isang taon o malamang ang buong anim na taong termino ni Pangulong Aquino upang linisin ang mga putik sa ating pamahalaan nha iniwan ng ganid at gahamang nagdaang pamumuno. imagine mo ang damit pag may matinding matsa di ba maraming kung anu-anong bagay ang ilalagay o ritwales ang gagamitin mo para mawala ang matinding mantsa sa damit ganun din si pangulong aquino marami kailangan ayusin upang mawala ang mantsa ng katiwalian at ganid sa ating bayan. mahirap yun at hindi kayang gawin ng pangulo lamang dapat tayo ay magtulong-tulong. tulungan natin ang pamahalaan ni Pangulong Noynoy Aquino upang ganap na maihaon ang ating bayan tungo sa pag-unlad at sagipin ang bayan mula sa kumunoy ng katiwalian at kasakiman ng mga wangwang ng nakaraan... (hanep nosebleed pwede na akong kumandidatong Pangulo ng Pilipinas hahahaha)

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  3. Maria Diosa5:21 PM

    Totoo, bitin ang State of Nation Address ni President Aquino. Pero hindi sapat na dahilan un para sarain ang pangalan nya. Ang isang taon (1 year) na panahon ay napakaikli para sa demand ng mga Pilipino. Hindi madaling plansyahin ng nag-iisa ang gusot na iniwan ng mga dating namuno sa bansa natin.

    Yan ang isang sakit nating mga Pilipino na mahirap tanggalin, ang pagiging JUDGMENT. Madali lang mag-judge, sa isang tingin pwedeng pwede nating husgahan ang isang tao... pero hindi lahat ng 1st impression ay laging TAMA. :-)

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