Last Monday, July 23, 2012, I watched President Noynoy Aquino’s (P-Noy) State Of the Nation Address or SONA. I must admit, he’s doing a very good job being our president. Corruption is slowly decreasing, imported rice decreased, and the illegal logs that were cut down are now used to build chairs and tables for schools. Good job, P-Noy!
This is the time we should be proud we’re Filipinos. We always wanted the country to improve and right now, it is! Now that the amount of imported rice has decreased, we’re starting to learn how to appreciate locally made products. With the new slogan for tourism, “It’s More Fun in the Philippines”, more foreign tourists go here. We, Filipinos, also are appreciating our land and God’s creation here in the Philippines!
Now, P-Noy said that government agency workers will receive their bonuses based on their performance. I approve of that because it will make Filipinos work harder and put their best in everything! With that system, Filipinos won’t be lazy and and I think corruption will soon die down because using the government’s money for your own use is bad performance. It doesn’t help anybody but yourself. Performance-based pay or bonuses are more effective because it will help you reach goals and targets which are measurable.
One Saturday, my family and I were listening to the priest’s homily. It was about pity and charity. After the Mass ended, my dad was explaining the homily to us. He said, “Pity leads to charity”. Filipinos should have more pity for others. One simple example of pity and charity is when you see beggars or poor families on the street, living on it, and looking through garbage to find food and you help them by giving them small amounts of money and left-over food. If Filipinos, government officials and even ordinary citizens, are less selfish, would think less of themselves, serve others more, be more compassionate, then charity would begin. We will show more pity for others. We will also be like Jesus who served others instead of being served.
I don’t get it why people were rallying during the SONA. The rallyists say that P-Noy isn’t doing anything to help the country, but he is! THEY are the ones who aren’t doing anything at all. They just depend on the president to make the country improve, but they don’t do anything to help. My message to the rallyists: STOP RALLYING AND START ACTING! DO NOT KEEP DEPENDING ON THE PRESIDENT. YOU MUST ALSO DO YOUR PART TO HELP.
With these laws, programs, and systems implemented, I’m sure that we will be more united! Our country would be less corrupt and more developed. We will start appreciating local products and being diligent in our work. I thank P-Noy for doing these things to help our country improve. P-Noy says, “Walang imposible!”