The nation in our hearts

By Arnold Alamon

WE HAVE heard once again the current administration’s assessment of the State of the Nation.

Ideally, it is a political ritual meant to dramatize the principle that government exists for the common good with the President reporting to the people about what he has done with the political power vested in him. But over the course of our nation’s political history, it has instead become the yearly reminder of the divide that separates the ordinary Filipino folk and our entrenched political elites. This year was no different.

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