SONA 2008


SONA: Cheers, Jeers, and then Some
President Arroyo delivered her State of the Nation Address on July 28, 2008 – her eight SONA in eight years as president of the Republic of the Philippines. If she stays good, she’ll have one left. If she opts to be bad, she’ll have more than that.

Leftist groups lambasted President Arroyo’s SONA saying it was no different from her previous SONAs. The president downplayed the leftists’ reaction saying it was no different from their previous SONA reactions.

Sen. Miriam Defensor-Santiago gave President Arroyo’s Sona a grade of 1.5. Former president Joseph Estrada gave her 30 out of a perfect score of 100. Environment secretary Lito Atienza gave her 8 out of 10. Benjamin Abalos, Romulo Neri and the ZTE execs gave her a 13 under par/59 on a par 72.

Fernando Poe Jr.’s daughter Mary Grace Poe-Llamanzares who joined the militants’ anti-Sona rally told the crowd, “If FPJ had not been cheated, our Sona wouldn’t be like this.” That’s morbid. I can’t imagine a Sona being delivered… posthumously.

Sen. Jamby Madrigal described President Arroyo’s support for VAT as reckless and called on Congress to repeal the law saying it’s anti-poor… which should be the least of her problems considering the enormity of her wealth.

Fifty Cents Per Text
President Arroyo’s announcement that telecommunication firms have agreed to cut the cost of text messages between networks from one peso to 50 centavos received the loudest cheers from the people at the House of Representatives. Here’s the catch though: before you could avail yourself of that promo, you must first download an MMS photo of the president.

President Arroyo announced that telecom firms have heeded her request to cut the cost of text messaging between networks by half, from one peso to 50 centavos. Smart to Globe or Globe to Sun, singkuwenta. Smart to Smart or Globe to Globe, piso. Weird.

Well-Applauded
Reports say the president’s SONA was applauded 104 times. That figure could have been higher if the person assigned to press the “Canned Applause” button didn’t fall asleep while listening to her speech.

President Arroyo’s 2008 Sona was applauded 104 times or one more than 2007’s 103. Thanks to that brave mayor in “bahag.”

Chieftain Steals Show
Rosario Camma, the mayor of Nagtipunan, Quirino who is also the chieftain of the Bugkalots, an indigenous group, attended the Sona wearing only a G-string or “bahag.” He later claimed he thought Malacañang was inviting him to a sauna, not Sona.

Bugkalot chieftain and Nagtipunan, Quirino Mayor Rosario Camma who attended the Sona wearing only a G-string or “bahag” stole the show. Credit that to Malacañang who stole his clothes.

Bugkalot chieftain and Nagtipunan, Quirino Mayor Rosario Camma attended the Sona wearing only a G-string or “bahag.” He was later cited in the president’s Sona for the food sufficiency in his town. The moral of the president’s story? To achieve good harvest, wear a G-string while farming.

The mayor of Nagtipunan, Quirino attended the Sona wearing only a G-string or “bahag.” He later admitted it was difficult because he had to avoid staring at beautiful and sexy women in the gallery.

This early, Mayo Camma is being invited to attend next year’s Sona. But instead of a G-string, he must come in a suit. GMA will then cite him as an example of a tribesman who’s “ramdam na ramdam ang kaunlaran.”

This Just In: Annabelle Rama has threatened to pull out his son Richard Gutierrez as endorser of Bench after last week’s Bench denim and underwear show where his son was outshone by fellow Kapuso star Dingdong Dantes. She accused Bench of favoritism. Ben Chan was unfazed by the threat. He monitored the Sona yesterday and discovered a more daring replacement. Mabuhay, Chief!

A Glitzy Affair
President Arroyo’s Sona turned into an Oscar-like affair as government officials, lawmakers, their wives, and other celebrities showcased their gowns in the red carpet. GMA’s gown was by JC Buendia, Sen. Loren Legarda’s dress was by Paul Cabral, Audrey Tan-Zubiri’s attire was by Rajo Laurel, and Assunta Da Rossi-Ledesma’s terno was by her husband Jules.

Sen. Loren Legarda wore a backless Filipiniana dress at yesterday’s Sona. Senator Edgarda Angara wished he were single.

Sen. Loren Legarda’s backless gown exposed her flawless skin. Partida pa ‘yan! Kulang pa ng glutathione ang Lucida huh!

Sen. Jamby Madrigal looked elegant in her own terno. But everybody agreed, she would have looked better in a Barong Tagalog.

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92 thoughts on “SONA 2008”

  1. BFAD had ordered Circulan, where Annabelle Rama is an endorser, of pulling out their products in drugstores. This action is due to Rama’s accusations that there was a favoritism in Bench’s underwear fashion show.

    Just like the glutathione issue, BFAD might as well test samples of Circulan which may have not enough of that substance to really promote ‘good blood circulation’ of Annabelle Rama.

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  2. Text Messages: She says she asked the telcos to cut costs between networks and as an effect, the cost of text is now down to 50 centavos.

    Fact:It’s just a 3-month PROMO of telcos!

    Here’s SMART’s promo about it.
    Smart released an info about their “text to others” promo on major broadsheets yesterday… the day of the SONA.

    You need to register to avail of this promo. to do that, type: TO20 then send to 2827.

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  3. how sad that knowing our country’s situation is really really bad…. but then arroyo is making our country more ridiculous…. I have passion for our country…I’m stiLL praying for our country’s future…. I hope that our future president will do his best to put out this country to the third-world counties and make it more progressive…

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  4. REACTION PAPER yarnaj(manen malalaki hahahahahah nose blead english par)
    The State of the Nation address of our very own President Gloria Macapagal is very interesting, why? It is because in her all promises in her previous (SONA-2007), Many Filipino people wants to know if she has accomplished, yes “she says that our country have improved its economic stability” but the question is did the Filipino people feel this improvement? Obviously the answer is NO.
    As every Filipino observe our country is facing a lot of problems the no.1 problem is poverty, if our country is in good condition poverty must decrease in its percentage but as I can see the number of poor family today is fast increasing because of unstoppable graft and corruption in our government specially the one in the highest position (PGMA).
    About what she had promises again, her statement about Value Added Tax is partially good because if VAT is totally removed where our country will get its yearly budget, but the point is yes we need the VAT but not the VAT with very high amount or interests, instead of 12%VAT they must reduce it a lower rate like 6-8%. Instead of reducing VAT what she did is the reducing the costs of texting in between networks in our country I think she did this step because it is very easy to accomplished even thou it will help many Filipino it is not a good way to increase the economic condition of our mother land, “Texting is a way of life” she said it is a way of life Yes but it is not a way to make our country become rich. “I say this is a global crisis where everyone is a victim,” she said., I think this is her reason to put in mind to every Filipino that our country is not only the who experience crisis but the whole wide world but what can she say about thus reach countries that are investing in our country. Are they in crisis?
    State of the Nation Address is very nice to hear because her words are very excellent to get the heart of the people but what I have said it is only WORDS, which are not to be considered on solving the problems of our country, how can these beautiful words solve poverty? if she is really sincere in all what she had said in her previous SONA I think no one will give a critics about her leadership in our country, if she just done what she had promises maybe our country now is in peace. The lesson here is “if you want peace make a promise and be sure that it will be accomplished for the time that the person is expecting”.

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    1. addressing poverty is a very complex matter. no president could solve the problem not unless each citizen would help especially in slowing the population explosion. it is soooo unfair to blame the president for everything that we too are also responsible for. Graft and corruption? why blame the president alone? how about those who have the pork barrels you have also voted for during the election? ang mga barangay officials and city officials na ibinoto ninyo na may hawak ng pondo ng gobyerno? sila rin ang nagpapasasa ng pera ng bayan

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  5. Also…. People nowadays just buy another sim for texting other networks… What is the use of the .50cents off if we got unlimited texting or “load 10 get 40 text and 10 for other net and 10min call”? also… texting is not the only way of life… others can’t even buy the 2nd hand 3310 or lower because of the HIGH taxes…

    Geez,,

    Sorry for double posting…

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  6. mahal ko ang Pilipinas
    pero hindi ako mahal ng Pilipinas

    daig ko pa ang sapilitang pgpa2layas sa mga illegal vendors sa calle
    sa sobrang hirap ng bohay

    sheet naman ung 50cents, prang sobrang mk2solusyon un sa kahirapan…
    !@#$%^&e pnu ung mga kb2yan nating mahirap pa sa daga, ala celepono..
    mga G!@#$%^!!!!

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  7. PGMA and her administration really sucks, Philipines would be better if they will all be fired from their different positions………………………anf for other information about what I feel abuot diffferent things contact me at my website
    I also accept psychotherapy if anyone who reads this is interested n talking in mail

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    1. I agree. It’s about time to appreciate what she has done for this country. enough of too much cynicism and negativism! being a president is a very dificult job. she is much better compared to others who spend pork barrels to enrich their pockets not to mention, those unscrupulous senators/congressmen or politicians who financed the militant groups to embarrased the president and hurting the people more by delivering faulty information. If you care for our country, Stop disrespecting the head of our country. next time vote wisely

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  8. the reason why people say that they can’t feel the improvement in our economy is because of ignorance….it is easy for the critics to complain yet they don’t dare to give their proposals on how to solve the problems….are you sure you’re giving your own thoughts about this issue?or nakiki-ride on na lang kau sa issue? know the details before you react coz at the end of it, you will end up ignorant…be objective in reacting about the SONA of Gloria…admit it or not,some of her statements are true…mag-aral kasi kayo…un lang…i’m not a pro gloria or anything…juz stating the fact…pls reflect urself…

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  9. kung kaya kau nasa pwesto nya!..hirap dba!..isa isa lng kc!…
    kung makapag salita kau kla nyo kng cno kaung mrunong mamahala!…
    mayayabang lng kau!…..
    gmit k tgalog d dhil d aq mrunong mag english ha
    kc wika ntin toh!..
    dpat nga i2 gamit nyo!
    puro kau salita!…
    ung mura ng mura!..
    daig nyo pa ung mga nasa prisinto ha!
    respeto lng nmn kc!!!…
    ui!..babae po aq ha!….
    bka isipin nyo boy aq!…….
    kau tlga!……….
    wla nga kaung masabi na maganda ung iba lng!…

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  10. kung kaya kau nasa pwesto nya!..hirap dba!..isa isa lng kc!…
    kung makapag salita kau kla nyo kng cno kaung mrunong mamahala!…
    mayayabang lng kau!…..
    gmit k tgalog d dhil d aq mrunong mag english ha
    kc wika ntin toh!..
    dpat nga i2 gamit nyo!
    puro kau salita!…
    ung mura ng mura!..
    daig nyo pa ung mga nasa prisinto ha!
    respeto lng nmn kc!!!…
    kau tlga!……….
    wla nga kaung masabi na maganda ung iba lng!…

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  11. Bakit ba pag porblema ng bansa ang pinaguusapan eh ang pangulo lagi ang sinisisi? Hindi sa pro/anti PGMA ako. Naisip ko lng, bkt hindi natin sisihin ang mga sarili natin. Tayo ba may nagawa sa ikauunlad ng bansa natin? Bago tayo mag salita ng kung anu-ano ay isipin muna sana natin kung ano na ba ang nagawa natin para sa ating bayan. Ang hirap kasi sa mga tao, kahit gaano karami ang nagawa mong kabutihan, minsan ka lang magkamali ay parang nakakalimutan na natin ang mga kabutihang nagawa. Siguro sa halip na puro paninisi ang gawin natin bakit kaya hindi nalang tayo gumawa ng bagay na makatutulong para sa kaunlaran. Tandaan natin, ang pagbabago ng isang bansa ay magsisimula sa atin mismo. Isipin nyo kung bawat mamamayan ay magkakaroon ng disiplina hindi ba’t napakasarap isipin nun. Pero hindi eh! Kaunting kamalian kabi-kabilang rally na agad ang makikita mo sa mga lansanangan! Para sa mga pulitiko naman huwag naman tayong makasarili! Isipin naman natin yung mga taong nasa paligid natin.
    Wala po ako masyadong alam sa pulitika pero alam ko naman po ang mali sa tama. Yun lang po ang aking masasabi.

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  12. Don’t blame the president of what you encountered, it is not only the president who run our government but the people itself, for we are a democratic country.
    It is not the fault of the president today, she;s only solving the problem,a problem that been never solve since before PGMA….

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  13. The State of the Nation address of our very own President Gloria Macapagal is very interesting, why? It is because in her all promises in her previous (SONA-2007), Many Filipino people wants to know if she has accomplished, yes “she says that our country have improved its economic stability” but the question is did the Filipino people feel this improvement? Obviously the answer is NO.
    As every Filipino observe our country is facing a lot of problems the no.1 problem is poverty, if our country is in good condition poverty must decrease in its percentage but as I can see the number of poor family today is fast increasing because of unstoppable graft and corruption in our government specially the one in the highest position (PGMA).
    About what she had promises again, her statement about Value Added Tax is partially good because if VAT is totally removed where our country will get its yearly budget, but the point is yes we need the VAT but not the VAT with very high amount or interests, instead of 12%VAT they must reduce it a lower rate like 6-8%. Instead of reducing VAT what she did is the reducing the costs of texting in between networks in our country I think she did this step because it is very easy to accomplished even thou it will help many Filipino it is not a good way to increase the economic condition of our mother land, “Texting is a way of life” she said it is a way of life Yes but it is not a way to make our country become rich. “I say this is a global crisis where everyone is a victim,” she said., I think this is her reason to put in mind to every Filipino that our country is not only the who experience crisis but the whole wide world but what can she say about thus reach countries that are investing in our country. Are they in crisis?
    State of the Nation Address is very nice to hear because her words are very excellent to get the heart of the people but what I have said it is only WORDS, which are not to be considered on solving the problems of our country, how can these beautiful words solve poverty? if she is really sincere in all what she had said in her previous SONA I think no one will give a critics about her leadership in our country, if she just done what she had promises maybe our country now is in peace. The lesson here is “if you want peace make a promise and be sure that it will be accomplished for the time that the person is expecting”.

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  14. may nagawa na ba kayo para sa bansa ntin.??..
    para husgahan c pangulong gloria macapagal arroyo.??..
    look at your self first before you look unto others..
    buti nga xa kahit papano npapaunlad ang economiya ntn..
    bagsak na bagsak na ba ang pilipinas.?..
    hndi pa nmn db.??..
    kaya wag nyo xang husgahan..
    e kung kayo kaya nasa lagay nya ngaun.??..
    maaayos nyo bang lahat un ng sabay2.??..
    i admit.. nung una galit dn ako sa kanya..pero i’ve realized na hinda ako dpat magalit sa kanya..
    mhirap mging presidente.!..
    kaya dpat natin syang hangaan..
    tumitingin kasi agad kayo sa negative sides e..
    tignan nyo rin ung positive.!..

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  15. pwede ba yung mga nagsasabing wag sisihin ang pangulo sa mga problema ng bansa should really wake up. ano ba kayo?? san ba kayo galing? napaka clueless nyo naman. ang tawag po dyan ay accountability, lahat ng mga nangyayari sa bansa natin is the accountability of the person in charge, who happens to be the pres. of the philippines.

    At kung sino man yung nagsasabing “ano ba nagawa mo para sa pilipinas” ang sagot po dyan is I/we pay our taxes, simple as that. napakaliit kung titignan mo pero nagiging pondo ng gobyerno natin yan para patakbuhin ang bansa natin. capisce!?

    tsaka nga pala, sa reaction ni annabelle rama…pwede ba…wag masyadong feeling! she is so fond of throwing her weight around, maryosep inday matuto ka naman magpaka kumbaba. ultraelectromagnetic bitch!

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  16. i dont know rose and kung bulag ka nga ba p nagbubulag bulag ka lamang,subra na ang ginagawang kawalang waan ng pangulo nyong yan sa bansang ito matapos ang I am sorry ni GMA sa ginawa nyiang pandaraya sa mga kalaban nya ng election then sasabihin mong makikitid ang utak ng mga taong hindi tulad mo na walang silbi sa bayang ito!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    dapat kang itapon tulad ng pangulo mo!

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  17. maxado ka naman rose literal magisip…bt d mu kae subukang imulat ang iung mga mata sa nangyayari dito sa ating bansa,,,,tumingin sa kapaligiran…..napakaraming na22lug sa lansangan…..na halos walang makain….perhaps ur such an idiot!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!111111111111

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