Today, President Gloria Arroyo gives her 6th State of the Nation Address (SONA). According to this Manila Standards report, the focus of the SONA is on the economy of the country. Which is good, I think. For most working class citizens, our main concern is of course the guarantee of having a stable economic environment for companies to “live” in.
Sen. Miriam Defensor-Santiago says here that it is all-economy and virtually no governance. She’s expecting Mrs. Arroyo to discuss or at least mention the present political problems concerning the legitimacy of the current administration. Well, frankly, the SONA is not the best venue to talk about governance. It’s going to be a complete waste of time since we constantly hear about about it. Also, I’m tired of hearing about the filing of more impeachment complaints. It’s becoming less and less serious everytime. So that’s that.
I just want something that is close to inspirational. I already know – and see! – what the current state of our nation is in: not good. However, I want to hear what state our nation will be in the future. I need something that I can look forward to. A vision that would help me see that the future of our country is not all dark, cold, and wet.
I want to hear that we, as a country, have a fighting chance not only to merely survive, but to actually thrive.
I hope there is. And I hope that others can see and work towards it as well.