Tuesday, July 28, 2009

State of the Nation Address 2009

Delivered by President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo before a Joint Session of Congress on 27 July 2009 with Senate President Juan Ponce Enrile and House Speaker Prospero Nograles sharing the podium with her.



SOURCE: Philippine Commentary
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5 comments:

manuelbuencamino said...

she turned what could have been a dignified valedictory into a stump speech attacking her rivals.

HILLBLOGGER said...

A viscious and vindictive tart!

rc said...

Well, she certainly understands the art of doublespeak. There's no question about the reality vs. what she says. The only question is whether she's convinced anybody who was undecided before she spoke. I doubt it. But power has a way of creating it's own reality, despite the real results. The true test of democracy is the ability of truth to trump the machinations of power. That is the test of 2010 for the Philippines.

Anonymous said...

Isn't there a rebuttal from the opposition?

UP n grad said...

Another true test of democracy is the quality of the next Malacanang resident that the Filipino population will select in the May 2010 elections.

Wait... the democracy test is in the peaceful transition of power (unlike when GMA-and-cabal surged the gates against Erap). I do not know the category that covers Filipinos electing a quality Malacanang resident.