President Benigno Simeon “BS” Aquino will be delivering his fourth State of the Nation Address (SONA) today Monday, July 22, 2013. It has been three years since majority of Filipino voters elected the son of so-called “heroes” into the highest office in the land. Little did those voters know that after he banished the use of “wang-wang” on the streets in his first month in office — a decision some thought was bold and a sign that he meant business — not much would change under his leadership.
Now, with a level playing field, and clear and consistent rules, confidence in our economy is growing. Investments are pouring in,jobs are being created, and a virtuous cycle has begun—where empowered consumers buy more products, and businesses hire more people so they can expand to keep up with the growing demand.