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SONA 2013 like Dolly the Sheep

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Today’s technology can do such intricate things that can be considered out of the ordinary. Science had produced the art of cloning where one can have an exact replica of his or herself. However, the clone or the replica may not last long. They usually die first than the original being.

Clones do not only exist in laboratories but they now appear on a president’s speech.

The fourth SONA of President Benigno S. Aquino III had been much of a clone of last year’s SONA than a different one. The numbers were new but the issues were similar. It was just rearranged. Never did the president tackled other issues like the FOI bill or the budget of the SUCs. A lot were updates of last year’s projects. Nothing new, really.

The audience replicated the trend of flaunting fashionable gowns and barongs just like how it was done at the Oscar’s and at the Grammy’s with the never dying tradition of the red carpet. I know it’s a big event but this must not be a way to brag how easy the politicians (who should be public servants) can get access to designer gowns and expensive clothing that will be used once, while the rest of the nation is hoping for the alleviation of one’s standard of living.

When protestors outside the Batasang Pambansa waved their placards and burnt their effigies, it had become a clone of previous SONA protests. Because issues of the masses are not given time to be understood, time and time again, protests and violence is repeated. Dichotomies between the powerful and the powerless remains. It will be a continuous cycle of replication until an alteration of the matter is not being put into action.

As for every success of having cloned a certain thing, shortcomings occur. Much as we want to see it successful. It crumbles down. I do hope a new set of goals and visions for the administration will be given importance next year. This might be the only change that happens to be important and better for everyone.


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A for Apple, B for Brown. 18. Journalism student. Landscape, Lights and Macro shots enthusiast. Doesn't own a camera but finds ways to capture adorable moments.

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