SONA is a source of drama and intrigue. Is it the fact that Bb. Joyce Bernal directed it this year? Maybe our feisty, feeling too legit to quit president is an unstoppable source of drama. Let’s face it, this nation is a Black Mirror episode that got shelved quickly for being too disturbing. We watch our dystopian future unfold in front of us today.
This is not to say that we’re staying put. There’s a responsibility within the youth. Whether it’s going to Anti-SONA protests or by the power of a hashtag, we keep it clear to the nation that we’re aware. Keep the bias commentary on the PR website of the Malacañang Palace. Here are reaction tweets from this year’s SONA that are serving better shade than any low-pressure area can.
15. Digong and Arroyo: This is not a love story
joyce bernal's new comedy film is really great, i love the jokes! #SONA2018
— rae ?️? (@rae_doroteo) July 23, 2018
We’re filing this in for the Academy’s consideration. If this doesn’t get a MMFF nomination, the system is even more broken than we thought. This is Philippine Cinema at its finest.
14. The only ounce of truth in this SONA
"You will puke with what's happening to this country" – Pres. Dutertes SONA 2018
For once, I agree with you Pres. Duterte
— Guido Gatmaytan (@gvpg2002) July 23, 2018
This is the real tea right here. Thank you, Mr. President. When are you going to swallow it though?
13. Why isn’t the police barging in this gig?
PS: Also problematic: an all-sexist line-up. pic.twitter.com/Fo0Y0suqMm
— Nicole Curato (@NicoleCurato) July 23, 2018
A line up that no gig nor a country deserves. Is there a way to cancel our RSVP to this?
12. Louder for the people at the back
Department of Disaster Management = DeDMa #SONA2018
— Lyndon (@lyndonbulahan) July 23, 2018
But isn’t this real for almost every government department? Let’s be real. Here’s to you, LTFRB.
13. The Philippines, China’s new province
"WE WILL NOT WAIVE OUR INTERESTS IN THE WEST PHILIPPINE SEA"
– Chinese Provincial Governor Rodrigo Duterte#SONA2018
— Keeper of the Grades (@NerdofManila) July 23, 2018
Our governor is incredibly brave for standing up for us. Mao Zedong will be proud.
12. For July’s meme calendar: House Speaker Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo
Another one has been added, still from this year’s SONA. pic.twitter.com/Oi49OlYa6F
— FTTM (@FTTMPH) July 23, 2018
Umbridge is back at Hogwarts. Wizards and witches, beware.
11. Netflix Ph, we have a series to pitch
Who needs House of Cards when you have real life suspense, action, front stabbing (not back stabbing btw) at the Lower House? #SONA2018
— Karen Davila (@iamkarendavila) July 23, 2018
We’re going to rake millions in these just like the Philippine government always had.
10. A screencap when we need to draw the line
— lex (@eIixrie) July 23, 2018
Here’s our president teaching us the value of the word “no.”
9. Sis, where though?
Duterte: "TRAIN is already helping poor families and senior citizens." #SONA2018
— UP Buklod-Isip ✨ (@upbuklodisip) July 23, 2018
Receipts first before humble brag.
8. Our government trying to give a f—
The best thing Bb. Joyce Bernal has done today – focusing those GOVERNMENT EMPLOYEES who are using phones, SLEEPING amd NOT LISTENING TO WHAT THE PRESIDENT is SAYING. Y'all DO NOT DESERVE OUR VOTES ANYMORE. #SONA2018
— deym (@deym12344) July 23, 2018
Tito Sotto should’ve had a chalkboard with “noisy/standing/very good” written on it. How hard is it to keep awake for 42 minutes though?
7. Better than any MLM
— alfred (@AlfreeedDizon) July 23, 2018
Let’s be honest, Duterte is the abusive boyfriend this country needs to shut down and report to Gabriela real quick.
6. Queen Amidala’s right though
— PuRpLe_NeRdY (@natjmd) July 23, 2018
We hated the prequels, but man does it represent our current political landscape.
5. Our president’s losing it
— Jerard (@TomAndJerard) July 23, 2018
Is he not calling himself out or not?
Read more: Duterte’s “pampakilig” kiss as power play
4. He doesn’t want to bore us
I miss the SONAs where we see some graphs that show the actual state of the nation. Who wrote this speech. WTF #SONA2018
— Ignore Rants #SONA2018 (@ignore_rants) July 23, 2018
And yet, we are 95% sick of it. Show us more facts and not empty promises.
3. Consistency is key
To be honest, I do not like how Duterte’s speech was written.
It’s not inspiring. It’s not unifying. And worst of all, hindi ko gets.
— Mark Angelo Roma?? (@YourFACTbuddy) July 23, 2018
The only category we’re giving an A+ too. Thank you Mr. President.
2. It’s 45 minutes though
— ? ? ? (@TENGinamo) July 23, 2018
The real plot twist of SONA brought to you by Bb. Joyce Bernal.
1. The summary to end all summaries
SONA 2018: Sino mag-aadjust, House leadership edition
— Bea Cupin (@beacupin) July 23, 2018
We couldn’t have said it better ourselves.