I went to my first State of the Nation counter rally last Monday. The campus chancellor apparently suspended classes in the university the previous night so I thought there wouldn’t be a big delegation of UP students to the People’s SONA rally of Bagong Alyansang Makabayan (BAYAN). It turned out otherwise.
By the way, isn’t so insulting how congressmen and congresswomen together with their families turn the State of the Nation Address of the President into such an extravagant pageant of expensive jewelries and gowns. Similarly disgusting is how some publishers and news networks feature our elite’s rude display of ostentation in an event that’s supposed to lay out the “state of the nation”. Also, must we be so gullible again and again? The President’s supporters have been using the same apologetics and rhetorics over and over again. It’s like they’re forever trying to make people hope and dream for national progress and prosperity that will never realize in such a crooked and corrupt system.