LISTEN once more to Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo deliver her state of the nation address before Congress, this time with images taken by the PCIJ of the events in and outside the Batasang Pambansa last Monday, July 28.

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Click to listen to the SONA

(Photos by Karol Anne M. Ilagan, Jaileen F. Jimeno, Isa Lorenzo and Tita C. Valderama. Video stills by Alecks P. Pabico)

3 Responses to Same old, same old SONA



August 1st, 2008 at 4:36 pm

Listen once more? Why go through the BS again? :)



August 2nd, 2008 at 3:53 am


I was out for four days, ( the reason is in my blog), 3 days of which was in a pressure-packed encounter in California and back in Michigan Friday morning, read the PCIJ and found all anti-GMA articles.

I was more into Time Magazine, though it has some liberal bias, it tried to hide the bias by putting up articles and views that are pro-conservative. But I found the magazine since I started reading and even when I cannot afford to buy it by picking up a copy from my high school in Naga City and found the magazine enjoyable.

I could say that I pick up my writing style from the Magazine. Simple, direct and less verbose.

I wish I could learn from PCIJ too but its bias is too much now and I wish that PCIJ learns from Time Magazine if it has to establish itself as a legitimate forum of ideas and purveyor of truth and is servient only to the genuine aspirations of the country and her people.

PCIJ must look not only for the support of people who already agree with it, but also of the people in disagreement. The true test of mass media legitimacy and its objectivity is its ability to take its friend close and its enemy even much closer.


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