SONA as farce

23 July 2013

farce. a comic dramatic piece that uses highly improbable situations, stereotyped characters, extravagant exaggeration, and violent horseplay. The term also refers to the class or form of drama made up of such compositions. Farce is generally regarded as intellectually and aesthetically inferior to comedy in its crude characterizations and implausible plots, but it has been sustained by its popularity in performance and has persisted throughout the Western world to the present.  http://www.britannica.com/EBchecked/topic/201791/farce

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10 Responses to SONA as farce

  1. July 23, 2013 at 3:52 pm

    “The steady State of the Nation” by Ben Kritz … i’m not sure about “steady”; more like “stagnant” except for the few. but i agree with everything else http://www.manilatimes.net/the-steady-state-of-the-nation/21909/

    • July 24, 2013 at 12:20 am
      manuel buencamino

      Ben D. Kritz. I guess he forgot to take his medication again.

  2. July 23, 2013 at 7:12 pm

    Sad. I don’t get it. The Philippines has been beaten down throughout her history, and now that she is emerging as a respected global player, you call this important democratic checkpoint a farce. You beat her back down.

    Ben, I understand. He has his own issues.

    But a patriotic Filipino who has ridden through the various political storms? Incredible.

    • July 29, 2013 at 11:34 pm
      jojie

      Measuring Pinoy’s accomplishment ia like seeing a half-full glass of water as half empty. Considering 9ys. of GMA’s history of institutional corruption, 3yrs of Pinoy cleansing the bureaucracy is too short to have a major and radical change in economic and social structure in which govt services must be delivered. There is a modicom of attitudinal change from a corrupt leader but this hasnt weighed down to the bureaucratic level to instill accountability because of the secular notion “the end justifies the means”. A wrong intrepretation of the Christian Catholic values “we are just but humans and God forgives 7 times 7”.

  3. July 23, 2013 at 8:59 pm

    “The missing measure” by Cielito Habito http://opinion.inquirer.net/57113/the-missing-measure

  4. July 23, 2013 at 11:15 pm
    BrianB

    This president is not so bad and I didn’t even vote for him.

    This isn’t a farce but a simple moral tale? When the prez is honest, the filipinos will do the rest. A few more terms with an honest prez!

  5. July 24, 2013 at 1:24 am
    chonoon

    This now president happen to be born with the silver spoon and growing up with everything handed to him imho So simpleton no need to scrounge, corruption is was obscure to him.

  6. July 24, 2013 at 5:38 am
    GabbyD

    is this the first time a president has mentioned public sector pensions?

  7. July 29, 2013 at 4:17 pm

    “Again I ask: is it hopeless?” by Boo Chanco http://www.philstar.com/business/2013/07/29/1024571/again-i-ask-it-hopeless

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