- Written by Archbishop Oscar V.Cruz
- Sunday, 29 July 2012
It did not simply take note of a distinctly favored people here and now but also foresees them as very much more fortunate and blessed in the days yet to come. It sees a country that is not only wallowing in benefits and accomplishments now but also projects it as overflowing with wealth and honey in the days ahead.
In short, the Sona sees the Philippines as one big emerging heaven on earth.
But there were then the poor people in the streets that were hungry and angry. There were the elderly who knew not where to live, what to eat. And there were the children whose present is miserable, whose future is dim and grim.
In fact, there were protest rallies in different parts of the country. They said the same things: Living is hard, work is lacking. Food is expensive. Here in imperial Manila, some of them even became violent due to exasperation..... MORE
Source: The Daily Tribune