Monday, July 26, 2010

PNoy's First SONA, Solutions not Lampoons

President Noynoy Aquino's first State of the Nation Address was direct to the point and littered with a lot of data. It was totally different from that of the past president's SONA which was full of self-praise and bola. What I liked about his speech is his call to have everyone walk the straight path and help our nation. It is a good reminder that our nation will not rise by itself, we all have to work hard for it. Of course it helps to have bottomless optimism.

Service. That's what my Dad instilled in me since I was a kid. In fact my Dad has a whole book about it entitled, "Solutions not Lampoons". If you are interested to read it please leave a comment with your address and number (or leave a message here) and I'll try to send you a copy.

Thank you P.Noy, you have inspired me to work even harder to be of service :)

Some great links:
Copy of the 2010 SONA of President Simeon Benigno C. Aquino III
Archive of Tweets with hashtag SONA2010
Video of the 2010 SONA (part 1 and part 2)


  1. is there a softcopy you can email to me? pdf or lit format. thanks.

  2. is there a softcopy available you can email to me? pdf or... thanks.

  3. Hi Aileen, the book sounds interesting. I am Triton Santos, not really into politics but always aspiring to contribute towards the development of our nation. The facts and views of your Dad might give me some ideas on how to do my part, in my own simple way. Here is my address, 421 Callejon C. Fidel Street Gagalangin Tondo Manila. My email address is in case you find it hard to send it printed. Thanks and God Bless!

  4. @The Mentat my first sentence includes a link to it. Just click it and download from the source.

  5. @Triton getting copies from my Mom. Will send it to you within the week. Thanks! ;)

  6. Hi Aileen, received the copy last Friday. Thanks. I owe you one. I got myself reading the book immediately, and it is informative and have lots of implementable insights. It just needs political will, on who is on authority to do it. I also noticed that at page 51-52, there is duplicate paragraph. just informing. I am yet to complete or finish the entire book. thanks a lot.