I liked that SONA. I liked how PNoy elegantly took on his critics without going down to the floor with them. His computation of 100% ROI on the TESDA scholars was simple yet silencing. My only regret is that nothing at all was said about solid waste management, despite the mentions of flooding. Out of hearing out of mind, such attitude by the president redounds to patent ignorance of cabinet members. Take this:
A news item dated July 18, posted on the website of the Dept. of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR), reports that Sec. Ramon Paje released P50 Million to start the National Ecosavers Program (NEP). This includes printing passbooks for students to replace improvised passbooks. Related to this, Education Sec. Armin Luistro said that schools will benefit from compost fertilizer that will come from the biodegradable trash students bring in from their homes. I don’t know if I should laugh or cry.