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Philippine President Benigno “Noynoy” Aquino III is due to deliver his second State of the Nation Address (SONA) to a joint Senate and House session of Congress. What is he going to say? What is he going to claim? What achievements are he planning to present to the duly-elected “representatives” of the Filipino People?

Twelve months ago, Aquino delivered his first SONA to Congress. It was a laughable speech that…

[...] devoted 1,558 words out of the 4,055 words in his 35-minute [speech] to whining about the plunder of the National Budget (whatever that means exactly) and the salaries and bonuses of some Government employees.

So bad it was that the Inquirer.net top headline of the following day, We can dream again, came across as a sad “report” that “pathetically pleads for [that first Aquino] SONA to be perceived by the public to be a forward-looking solutions-focused message.”

Will the President step up and come up with a speech befitting a true statesman this time around?

Last Sunday, June 12, President Aquino delivered a speech on the occasion of the day marking the 113th year of Philippine “Independence.” The speech was in the previous day trumpeted by Deputy presidential spokesperson Abigail Valte as one that “is expected to be a preview of [the President's] upcoming State of the Nation Address (SONA).”

Unfortunately, for Aquino, Valte’s fearless forecast, it seems, was dead on target anticipating the renowned Presidential style of “communicating.” In his June 16, 2011 column Is he losing it?, Rigoberto Tiglao weighed in on Aquino’s “Independence” Day speech, describing it as “beneath the dignity of both the occasion and his office” and delivered “in the manner of a grade-school bully.” Tiglao was referring to Aquino remaining pretty much consistent with his juvenile style of demonising his predecessor, stringing up his “enemies” for lynching, and off-the-hip quips that he would like to believe makes him come across to the Filipino masses as a down-to-earth kind of guy.

And, just to reiterate, this would be the speech that, according to Valte, is supposed to be our “preview” of Noynoy’s 2011 SONA on the 25th of July.

This is disturbing to say the least considering how important a speech such as the SONA is. Back in July 2010, Ilda wrote an article anticipating Aquino’s first SONA where she highlighted how critical it would be to setting the theme of his presidency…

As economic expert Winnie Monsod had warned: “The President must be specific in his budget message during the SONA so that both houses of Congress can clearly understand what government plans to undertake annually for realizing such agenda.” For his part, blogger Benign0 also offers key performance measures for evaluating how successful the President is in meeting his corruption eradication promises. Obviously, people are waiting for P.Noy to speak clearly and realistically about how he is going to tackle the economy.

And as such.

P.Noy has to look at the big picture and not just Gloria Arroyo’s picture to delete vengeance from his agenda. So many times before P.Noy has been quoted criticizing former president Gloria Arroyo for overspending, something he claims resulted in a P340 billion budget deficit. It should be stressed here that the huge spending done by the former administration was not all for travels and huge dinners. As Senator Edgar Angara said, expensive dinners and too many travel entourages notwithstanding, if former president Arroyo did not pump-prime the economy, it would have contracted like other European nations did.

Even that time in 2010, Aquino sought to highlight in his SONA then the untenable national situation he “inherited” from former President Gloria Arroyo’s administration by focusing on revealing “shocking” figures showing her government’s budget-blowing expenditure that left his own government empty coffers. This strategy backfired when he seriously bungled the use of basic accounting terminology in his speech

In at least a thousand words, [Aquino] tried to tell us that his government is broke. But he did it in a way that would make anyone with even the most basic understanding of accounting principles cringe. Bottom line is that the concept of budget is not logically compatible with the concept of depletion. Whoever supplied the President with the fodder for yesterday’s SONA should step up and clarify.

I wonder what his communication “strategy” is going to be in this coming second SONA and, for that matter, in the next 12-month fiscal year of his government? Is his next SONA another one of his world-renowned gaffes in the making?

As the ABS – “Cojuangco Broadcasting Network” – CBN say: Abangan ang susunod na kabanata.

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165 Comments

  • izzy says:

    I WATCHED THE SONA OF PRES.AQUINO,,,GUSTO KO UNG sONA NIYA,WAG MUNA NATIN SIYA IJUDGE KASI DI NMAN SIYA MANUNUNGKULAN NG 1 TAON LANG KUNDI 6YRS OF LEADERSHIP.KEEP IT UP PRES.AQUINO..GOODLUCK..HOPE THAT WE CAN REALLY ACHIEVE OUR SUCCESS IN OUR LIFE AND ESPECIALLY OUR COUNTRY..

  • julia adajar says:

    There’s no perfect anything especially a perfect leader.
    Ang hirap nga sa pwestong yun eh.. konting maling galaw mo lang..sunod sunod na ang mga pang huhusga..
    It’s obvious how badly damaged the government is just before he took over..so.. we cant blame him if there isn’t any much progress happening and besides,, he has only been president for a year..what do you expect? magic? nu ka hilo?
    Pero naniniwala ako sa kakayahan ni PNoy….
    through all this years ang mga namumuno sa atin ay lagi na lang pinapairal ang talino .. wala ang puso…Kaya naman mabilis malasing sa kapangyarihan eh… Dito sa bansang Pilipinas ang kailangan ay isang mamumunong hindi aabuso sa kapangyarihan.
    at syempre.,, bkit ba puro sa nakaupo isinisisisi ang LAHAT?
    sino ba nag papatakbo ng buhay mo? Subukan mo rin kayang kumilos para sa sarili mo.

  • Kit says:

    I believe that the biggest problem in the Philippines is corruption! If President Aquino’s only accomplishment is just that, I would not mind at all. Problema ng mga Filipino as what President Aquino said is Complacency. Its part of our culture to be forgiving, pero hindi po uubra na palagi na lang forgive and forget. Ginawa napo natin yan for how many years, may nangyari ba? Ang mga bansa mauunlad, they have good check and balance. Philippines is a nation of very talended and hard-working citizens, bakit ba ang hirap umunlad sa Pilpinas? Bakit ba, pag ang Filipino pumupunta sa ibang bansa, eh most of us excel and better ourselves? Kasi po, may mga opportunity. Eh sa atin ang opportunity is only given to a few sector of the society, kasi nga sa corruption. We should embrace this time of change, we should focus our efforts to possitive suggestions rather than reklamo. I once thought the Philippines is a lost cause, President Aquino change that! Sa mga taong nag-iisip na hindi maganda ang ginagawa niyang pagpapabayad sa mga may sala, bakit po pa, isa po ba kayo doon?

    • Ilda says:

      @Kit

      Problema ng mga Filipino as what President Aquino said is Complacency.

      It’s funny that you mentioned that. I was wondering too why PNoy seems a bit complacent particularly when he was still a congressman and a senator. As I said in my recent article:

      “But had he done his duties diligently in Congress and the Senate when he had the chance, he could have contributed more to changing the mindset of entitlement or the ” wang-wang” mindset as he figuratively refers to the abuse of power by some public officials in Philippine society. Both his previous positions offered him more than enough opportunity to influence his peers and the general public to stop the “powerful few” from acting like “kings”.

      Please read: The truth about the SONA

  • Kit says:

    So you’re saying that he did not do his job well as a congressman and a senator, so he should not do good as a President? Parang unfair naman po yata yon. Also, I think if he had an opportunity to change the mindset of “some” corrupt officials when he was still in Congress and Senate, I don’t think its actually as easy as now that he is President. Yong mga nag-iimbistiga now hindi naman mostly kamara di po ba. It his cabinet members, right? I respect your opinion po, and kudos to people like you. We need critisisms to balance things. Sana naman po, eh di lang puros negative ang nasasabi natin. Also, ang problema sa Pilipinas, cannot be solved in 6 years, masyado na pong malala. Eh ang America nga ngayon, they are scrumbling tayo pa kaya. Let’s give him a chance. As I said, I would be happy enough if Pnoys only accomplisment is to eliminate corruption in our country. Sana rin po makita ng mga Pilipino na ang mga baluktot na ways, only will make their lives even harder. Matuto ho tayong magreport if ang ating mga elected officials eh gumagawa napo ng hindi tama, kahit na ikakabenefit natin. Kasi yong benefit na nakukuha natin is temporary lang. Ang longer term effect is sa atin din papunta. God bless po!

    • ahehe says:

      EXECUTIVE EXPERIENCE: ZERO
      Tapos hinayaang humawak ng Executive position.

      Watch his latest interview with jessica soho. And weep.

    • Ilda says:

      @Kit

      So you’re saying that he did not do his job well as a congressman and a senator, so he should not do good as a President?

      When he starts including his “Kamag-anak, kaibigan at kaklase or KKK” in his crusade against patronage politics or when he initiates economic reforms, that’s when I’ll start taking him seriously. I have been writing about him since he announced his candidacy in 2009 but so far, I have not seen anything that can convince me he is for real “change”.

      Matuto ho tayong magreport if ang ating mga elected officials eh gumagawa napo ng hindi tama

      Well, that is why I continue to write about our public official’s shortfalls, which includes PNoy.

      • Kit says:

        Yon nga po, I agree. Pero sana huwag puro puna naman. Wala po ba talaga kayong nakita na ginawag niya maganda since he became president?

        • Ilda says:

          Yes, I commend him for standing up to the Church in his support for the RH bill. Other than that, there is nothing special about his style of leadership. An ordinary guy can do what he is doing. During the campaign, I’ve already noticed that he was over promising. After a year in office, there is enough evidence to suggest that he might under deliver. It is my mission to remind Filipinos of the consequences of their choice in the hope that they will learn their lesson and choose wisely in the next election.

          Fighting corruption should not be PNoy’s only agenda. He is not even fighting corruption in the most effective way. Job creation should be his priority. When there are less unemployed, there will be fewer poor Filipinos. When the number of poor people goes down, there will be less corruption.

  • ahehe says:

    @enki boi , agree. PNoy is a good FAULT-FINDER. Like this, oh. Hehe

    http://www.manilastandardtoday.com/insideNews.htm?f=2011/july/29/news1.isx&d=2011/july/29

    • Ilda says:

      This administration highlights the result of the popularity surveys when it is to their favor; when the result is against them, they don’t make a big deal of it. Instead of seeing the negative result as a sign that they need to shape up, they still find a way to congratulate themselves.

      Even Winnie Monsod noted that their use of survey results is very selective. Here’s what she had to say:

      “Selective data

      Meanwhile, Monsod hit Aquino’s supposed selectiveness in citing statistics – in particular his reference to a Social Weather Stations (SWS) survey on self-rated hunger in the second quarter of 2011.

      “Nitong taong ito, taumbayan na mismo ang nagsabi, nabawasan ang nagugutom sa kanila. Mula 20.5 percent na self-rated hunger noong Marso, bumaba na ito sa 15.1 percent nitong Hunyo, katumbas ng isang milyong pamilyang Pilipinong nagugutom dati, pero ngayon ay nakakakain na nang tama kada araw,” Aquino said in his speech without attributing the numbers to SWS.

      Monsod noted that Aquino discredited a similar SWS survey in the first quarter of the year, which showed that the number of self-rated hungry Filipinos rose to 20.5 percent.

      “All of a sudden, he is quoting the survey without reservations,” Monsod said. “If he accepted that hunger went down in the second quarter, then he must accept that hunger went up in the first quarter.”

      The economist said the President “went the way of all his predecessors, which is to showcase his accomplishments but forget his shortcomings.”

      • Joe America says:

        The economist said the President “went the way of all his predecessors, which is to showcase his accomplishments but forget his shortcomings.”

        Ahahahaha. As opposed to, ummmm, the President who decided to showcase his shortcomings and forget his accomplishments.

        • Ilda says:

          I suppose the concept of showcasing both their so-called “accomplishments” and their obvious shortcomings is totally alien to this present administration.

      • Parallax says:

        @joe: it’s called OWNING UP.

        you know ilds, joe is really getting sloppy.

        mmmm, sloppy joe.

  • state of the nation address nde comment comment .. saka pilipinas 2 dapat tagalog

  • abby acena says:

    i think P-noy is not yet doing much, He still needs time to do all of his plans, and well, if all of what he stated was true and felt by those who are in great need, it’s a two thumbs up for him:)

    • Ilda says:

      @Abby

      Everyone here wants to support him. Like I said before, I don’t want him to fail. I just want him to change. He needs to be true to himself.

  • 1DC says:

    it seems everyone’s a critic…
    sheer pessimism aside, could we relate all these negative reactions to the distant possibility that indeed, Pnoy has offered us hope, and that we’re just too impatient to wait for results? aint that simple sour-graping?

    • Ilda says:

      PNoy’s critics can help him stay grounded. He just needs to learn to listen to the people outside his circle of friends. He won’t learn anything new from those who always agree with him.

      Meanwhile, the people who voice out their concern and point out our public official’s shortfalls are actually the ones doing their civic duty as a citizen of this nation. There are only a handful of us who try and do that.

      There are a lot of people dying from hunger in our country even as I write this comment. Time is of the essence. Since PNoy wanted to be the President, I think he needs to spend less time away from drinking sessions with his buddies and spend more time tackling the problems of our country like unemployment and overpopulation.

      • 1DC says:

        A smoker, he is, but a drunkard… not sure. But if he does drink, perhaps it’s called social life. everyone has one. I mean, Arroyo on her spare time would rather call Garci… let’s not be too judgmental.

        Voicing out concerns is one thing, criticizing him on a personal note is another. i understand where you’re coming from but personally, voicing out your support would be better.

        people are indeed dying from hunger. and for that, Pnoy assures us that the people behind this would pay… eventually. what’s sad about this is that people are already too jaded to give an ‘F’. But still, their sense of hope is all they have, and they see it in PNoy.

        for what it’s worth, i too am a bit impatient. the momentum is already there, especially when it comes to pursuing corruption raps. but i’m sure it would all be worth the wait. should we all hold our breaths? do we all have a choice?

        • Ilda says:

          I didn’t say he was a drunkard. I said “he needs to spend less time away from drinking sessions with his buddies.”.

          Hey, PNoy was voted into office because the media gave him a saintly image. So you see, it is only fair for us to remind you guys of the type of person you “support”. They should have painted him in a more realistic manner instead. People with normal jobs can afford to have a normal social life. PNoy asked for the toughest job in the land so he can’t afford the same kind of social life we have especially not when there is still so much to do.

          Remember the Mendoza hostage fiasco? He was allegedly having dinner with his buddies instead of being in the office coordinating with Chinese diplomats or those handling the hostage crisis.

          Anyway, I think you are mistaking turning a blind eye to his obvious gaffes and shortfalls for “support”. There is a big difference.

    • Parallax says:

      @1DC:

      if we – pnoy’s “boss” – have no SENSE OF URGENCY, then neither will he.

      kita mo, 12 years in public office, walang na-accomplish, pero NAGING PRESIDENTE. perfect for a people that thinks 1 year is too short to tell whether pnoy’s been on his bum since getting elected.

  • 1DC says:

    @ Ilda on August 4, 2011 at 12:44 pm

    PNoy was chosen by 40% of the country, not because of the media, dear, but because of Arroyo. I think you’re confusing him for Villar (you know, the Willy commercials?). Please be careful with your words, those 40% might think you’re dismissing them as complete media-dependent idiots…

    Also, just because a person is president doesn’t mean it’s mandatory for him to give up his right to unwind. It would automatically be the most dangerous job to date. If that is so then, damn! we should re-elect Arroyo in the hopes that she’ll lose her mind in the process!

    and please, let’s not put the blame on PNoy for the Police’s incompetence. those guys should be prepared for everything before it happens, not take additional training just to save face afterwards. Those generals should have taken the heat, not this yosi-puffing, four-eyed baldy.

    Finally, people who choose to look at the bigger picture, at the potential of something greater even, are anything but ‘mistaking’ net noobs, so to speak. If you’re a team player, i know you can catch my drift…

    • Ilda says:

      @1DC

      I hate repeating myself. I think it’s time for you to catch up on reading some of my previous articles so you can understand where I am coming from. You can start with this article:

      Noynoy Aquino does not work hard for the money

      Here’s an excerpt:

      “Even Philstar columnist, Ernesto M. Maceda backed Tulfo’s claim: “The President’s laid-back working style is demonstrated by his short working hours, and his irregular and infrequent Cabinet meetings. In addition, only one LEDAC meeting has been held so far.” And PNoy’s unconventional working habits have seen his popularity take a dive once again. To be sure, if PNoy keeps his working habits, there is only one way but down for him and his administration.”

      • 1DC says:

        Spoken like a real critic who chooses only what one wants to see… which is understandable. there are detractors, then again, there are pessimists.

        oh yes, Maceda… the youngest Cabinet Member of the Marcos administration. the one mocked by then Manila mayor Lacson as someone ‘so young, yet so corrupt’… seems Maceda himself couldn’t please everyone. no offense sir Senate President… i love your work.

        we could quote everyone all day long… but have you actually quoted yourself? i mean, what u wrote was Maceda’s opinion. What’s yours?

        is your hatred towards the president and all he represents genuine? or have you only been influenced by what you hear without finding the truth out for yourself?

        anyways, good luck on your articles. although i think im not quite familiar with them. would appreciate if u send me copies though.

        hey, here’s an idea… consider this in one of your articles: “When you do the common things in life in an uncommon way, you will command the attention of the world.”
        - Washington

      • Parallax says:

        okay that’s it. i’ve read enough, 1DC.

        “a real critic who chooses what one wants to see”

        “hatred towards the president”

        these are just about as accurate as a teenager’s rant towards a parent who’s setting him or her straight. seriously, you’ve just come across like an emo juvenile yelling “i hate you” to the parent/s who grounded him/her. in case you are one, you need to mature a considerable degree for a while.

        and no, i’m not suggesting ilda is your parent.

  • 1DC says:

    Ilda on August 6, 2011 at 7:24 am

    dunno… u tell me.

    • Ilda says:

      @1DC

      If you don’t know, then why did you say I hate PNoy in the first place?

      • 1DC says:

        then why those harsh comments about the guy?

        i too am a bit disappointed about how slow things are turning out. but hey, he’s president for a reason. For those sticking out their sanity for him, he’d better stay true to his word about redeeming this country…

  • 1DC says:

    Parallax on August 5, 2011 at 11:57 pm

    Para to the rescue…

    stick to the argument or zip it, ‘Dad’…

    u guys in a relationship or sumthin?…

    • Parallax says:

      alright, mister. yer grounded! i’m sending you to sensitivity school first thing tomorrow morning where your uncle joeam was sent against his will. and by george we’ll straighten you out than a blue pill ever will.

      now go to your room.

      • 1DC says:

        hey Para… for a guy who voted for Gordon, i think i kinda like u.

        could i stay just a little longer dad, plsss?

      • Parallax says:

        okay, but don’t stay up too late. otherwise my steel-toed shoes are itchin’ for some kickin’ and boy, the itch will need scratchin’ given the right excuse.

        and be good to the nice lady. she’s one of pnoy’s “bosses” as well.

  • 1DC says:

    Ate I1da… just curious…

    who earned your vote for president?

    • Ilda says:

      Secret ;)

      There’s a reason why they call it a secret ballot.

      • 1DC says:

        hehe, got it!

        sorry if i got a bit rude… thnx for putting up with my comments Ate I1 & Daddy Para.

        good luck to you guys, your columns…

        where could i get in touch with your articles po?

      • Joe America says:

        Of course some cynics would say that you refrain from stating a preference so you can preserve a pristine platform from which to criticize those who have the courage to make clear their choice. I’m happy to say I have nary a cynical bone in my body, having turned over a new leaf under the scorns of ridicule heaped upon me at this here site.

      • Parallax says:

        “the courage to make clear their choice”

        you mean “the INSISTENCE upon others to pick their dumb choice”. you yellows are still in campaign mode even a year after your chicken (pun might be intended) has taken over the coop.

        “the scorns of ridicule”

        hahahahaha! geez, joe. if you take it upon yourself to be the self-designated online peddler of pnoy’s vaporware then it follows that you’ll be at the receiving end of whatever criticism your yellow prince might garner. capisce?

        —-

        oh, everybody don’t forget: The Manila Hostage Massacre documentary on History Channel, tonight at 10PM

        here’s the airing time schedule in case you can’t see it tonight:

        Sunday 07 August 10:00 PM HK/SIN/MAL 9:00 PM Thai/WIB
        Monday 08 August 4:00 AM HK/SIN/MAL 3:00 AM Thai/WIB
        Monday 08 August 8:00 AM HK/SIN/MAL 7:00 AM Thai/WIB
        Monday 08 August 4:00 PM HK/SIN/MAL 3:00 PM Thai/WIB
        Tuesday 09 August 11:00 PM HK/SIN/MAL 10:00 PM Thai/WIB
        Wednesday 10 August 5:00 AM HK/SIN/MAL 4:00 AM Thai/WIB
        Wednesday 10 August 11:00 PM HK/SIN/MAL 10:00 PM Thai/WIB
        Thursday 11 August 2:00 AM HK/SIN/MAL 1:00 AM Thai/WIB
        Friday 12 August 11:00 PM HK/SIN/MAL 10:00 PM Thai/WIB
        Saturday 13 August 2:00 AM HK/SIN/MAL 1:00 AM Thai/WIB
        Saturday 13 August 12:00 AM HK/SIN/MAL 11:00 AM Thai/WIB
        Sunday 14 August 6:00 PM HK/SIN/MAL 5:00 PM Thai/WIB
        Saturday 20 August 11:00 PM HK/SIN/MAL 10:00 PM Thai/WIB
        Sunday 21 August 5:00 AM HK/SIN/MAL 4:00 AM Thai/WIB
        Tuesday 23 August 11:00 PM HK/SIN/MAL 10:00 PM Thai/WIB
        Wednesday 24 August 5:00 AM HK/SIN/MAL 4:00 AM Thai/WIB
        Wednesday 24 August 11:00 AM HK/SIN/MAL 10:00 AM Thai/WIB
        Wednesday 24 August 5:00 PM HK/SIN/MAL 4:00 PM Thai/WIB
        Saturday 27 August 1:00 PM HK/SIN/MAL 12:00 PM Thai/WIB

  • 1DC says:

    @ Parallax on August 6, 2011 at 9:51 pm

    nice, vocal, & pretty as well…

    what are u waiting for Dad? make a move on her already… ur kinda slow, like PNoy

    • Parallax says:

      sshhhhh. you’ll wake your mother up.

      just gimme a couple minutes to make you something else, we’ve run out of cereal. ah, okay. i’ll make you some sloppy joes. mmmm, sloppy joes.

      speaking of, did you know your uncle joeam had to be DRAGGED OUT of sensitivity school because he liked it so much there he never wanted to leave? apparently every other patient i mean student there was pinoy.

      man, that kid was so sensitive he could feel all of his friends with his face without touching them. i mean, looky at this comment from uncle joe right here:

      Joe America on August 7, 2011 at 9:40 am

      do you suppose he made a google alert with his name on it?

      • 1DC says:

        Speaking of google alerts, Para, looky what i’ve found:

        “I write in anonymity because I can be disagreeable in the extreme. Sometimes I don’t even agree with what I write, but being provocative is the antidote to being complacent. Stirring the stew ensures the flavors mix.
        Bottom line, I am very interested in the well-being of the Philippine community. Many, reading my perspectives, will assume otherwise, but that is their limitation, not mine.
        -Joe America

        as the well versed, articulate intellectuals that you all are, debates are inevitable, but a balanced presentation of views and opinions should always be welcomed, not mocked upon or alienated especially when views are somewhat diversified.

        yo’ll play nice now…

      • Parallax says:

        i’ve been putting up with joeam’s politico rhetoric since the fv days, and pandering is something he does so well that i don’t take his “I am very interested in the well-being of the Philippine community” at face value.

        what he presents are nowhere near balanced views – they just appear to be because they look acceptable to polite society and they echo the fad of the day. i don’t care how many times he will insist that he wants the well-being of the country if heeding his constant caterwauling is the equivalent of the remaining thinking pinoys shooting themselves in the foot like everybody else did. no thanks.

        this should have been revealing to you: “Sometimes I don’t even agree with what I write, but being provocative is the antidote to being complacent.” sounds deep, but b.s. nonetheless. he isn’t above disparaging people who beg to differ, so be it. all who disagree with him are the ones waking him up from his complacency. of course, you can’t rouse a guy pretending to be in deep slumber. indeed, that’s our limitation.

      • Joe America says:

        It is fruitless for me to try to respond to this kind of comment. Readers who are interested in my values and ideas may wish to hop on over to my blog site and read away: http://thesocietyofhonor.blogspot.com/

  • 1DC says:

    woah, Para, get a grip man!

    Looks like you guys go way back… similarly, it’s apparent that we’re way past the issue of PNoy’s Sona here. It’s like you guys are way beyond the gracious exchange of opinions, and that now it’s personal.

    don’t mean to intrude, but have you guys tried sorting things out?

    • Joe America says:

      IDC, I appreciate the mediation, and the way your brain works, but that would be like asking a crocodile and a lion to dine harmoniously on a zebra.

      • 1DC says:

        LOL!

        you guys must have to excuse my ignorance about how things work around blogs like this for i’m relatively new to this realm of manifested thoughts… be friendly guys, for a student like me already finds the environment intimidating

        I do admire everyone’s commitment on delivering sharp ideas and the justifications you guys make on every criticisms your opinions receive, while retaining craft, tact and wit; not to mention your sanity.

        must be a lot of work…

      • Joe America says:

        1DC, I have this sneaky suspicion you will do just find in the blogging arena. Good perspectives.

    • Parallax says:

      same here, 1dc. i tried being nice to him once, and he replied nicely as well, and then he went back to his old confounding antics. (i don’t really mind, because it gives me an excuse to open a can of you-guessed-it on him.)

      i won’t keep you from reading his stuff. go ahead and figure him out. he’s got a good brain on him, though he seems to lose it all when it comes to defending, er, i mean, “supporting” pnoy, as he says. same difference.

      • 1DC says:

        LOL! you guys are something else…

        Thanks Para… Not only Joe’s work, but i plan to follow everyone’s work on GRP.

        Stay true guys, you owe it to your followers

      • Parallax says:

        joe and me, we’re mara and clara, oil and water, pork and beans. oh, wait. never mind.

        stay cool, 1dc.

        and don’t forget tonight on history channel asia at 10pm – the manila hostage massacre documentary.

  • 1DC says:

    LOL! You’re killing me man!

    Anyways, noted ‘boss’ Para…

    would you guys be talking/blogging about this documentary afterwards? Sounds like a plan, right?…

    • Parallax says:

      if anybody writes about it and i don’t have any work brought home, i’ll take a dip.

      i’m really curious as to what pnoy had to say about his noodles that evening, and how his buddies liked the fried rice.

  • 1DC says:

    @ Joe America on August 7, 2011 at 9:58 pm

    and indeed, good perspectives are what i expect…
    everyone has been impressive so far. will take in as much as i could muster.

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