The 2015 SONA is over and done with and depending on your opinion of the President, you either think it was the best thing ever or you wished he would just shut up. Let’s be real for a moment here.
It’s wholly delusional to expect the President to be hard on himself and to criticize himself during his very own SONA. To assume that he would say anything negative about his own administration would be rather absurd. Despite that, there are a few topics that he glossed over that would have had no net negative upon him to have discussed in detail. No, not the insignificant topics like the Freedom of Information Act or a more concrete way to honor the Fallen 44. We’re talking about really important stuff like…
8. The new incoming cars for the MRT
He mentioned it almost in passing, but for an issue that really plagued the President when it comes to his Manila-based constituency, you would think he’d have talked about this more. This is something we’ve been waiting for ever since we found out that only 8 were actually left from the original 73 during Erap’s time.
7. “Daang matuwid”
We need to hear this metaphor more, apparently, because it was used a mere 15 times over the course of PNoy’s speech. “Daang Matuwid” is every bit as underplayed as Ed Sheeran’s “Thinking Out Loud.” By all means, please, tell us more about this straight and narrow path to progress, free of “wang wang.”
6. Blind Items
5. His parents
4. Passive-aggressive shots at his own VP
As a statesman of amazing poise and restraint, it was pretty impressive that PNoy devoted only two segments of his speech to making an “Eh Di Wow” joke at the expense of his own Vice President, and then all but putting his name as the cautionary example for the Anti-Dynasty Law on the President’s remaining political agenda. Surely this preemptive mudslinging could never possibly backfire!
3. How well-improved the PNP is
2. How awesome Mar Roxas is
1. The failings of the past administration
What were the other topics you wished PNoy had discussed further during his last State of the Nation Address? Let us know by leaving a comment below!