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What P-Noy failed to say

Friday, July 27, 2012

What P-Noy failed to say

There is no question that P-Noy’s 3rd State of the Nation Address (Sona), a 90-minute fact sheet of his achievements in his first two years in office spiced with undeserved praises for some members of his “inner circle,” the obligatory condemnation of the excesses of the previous administration and overly dramatized references to events of long ago, was rich in detail and titillating in its exhortations. It was, in a very real sense, a clear and convincing sop to the convinced and the advocates.

What was more striking, however, were the things which P-Noy failed to even mention as he cajoled his audience to join him yet again to “do the impossible.”

He did not say anything about our topsy turvy land use and settlements plan which has resulted in urban disarray and decay, a huge housing backlog and, yes, squatter colonies all over the place. It didn’t matter that days before the Sona, the case of Delfin Lee, the fugitive developer who was a favorite “partner” of the previous HUDCC and Pag-IBIG leadership, was splashed in media to the point that many came to believe it was a prelude to P-Noy’s strong statement on the need to go all out against, at the very least, “professional squatters and squatting syndicates” and for discipline and creativity in the development of settlements and housing for all..... MORE

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