TIMESMAN| Don’t pee anywhere, and better read this

AFTER the sixth and last State of the Nation Address (SONA) of President Aquino, we have heard of mixed reviews from allies and critics on the two-hour speech of the Chief Executive-the longest ever which elicited 146 rounds of applause from the audience.

Of course we only expect critics of the administration, especially militants, who criticized the five-year of Aquino administration as a failure and full of lies. I’m no longer surprised. This is what they say whoever is sitting in Malacanang.

Many were embarrassed by the militant party-list representatives that displayed anti-administration placards inside the session hall after the SONA saying “Tormentor of the poor!” “Pork Barrel king!” and “Oppressive land lord!”

My president-to-be Rodrigo Duterte gave the President seven and a half out of 10 rating on the over-all performance of Aquino while City Administrator Melchor Aquino rated Aquino 6 or 7, by saying “…He is a leader but sa tingin ko eh kulang sa kanya is he cannot inspire people. He needs to inspire.”

As for me, I’ll give President Aquino a perfect 10. How come some people easily forget that the five-year performance of his administration was able to get the confidence of local and foreign investors to invest in a country that had a poor economy and corrupt officials which he inherited from his predecessor? The Philippines is now the second richest in Asia after China.

Let’s be practical and admit that President Aquino is a far cry from all our previous Presidents (except President Cory) some of whom got rich while the country remained in the list of the poorest countries in Asia.

Enough of P-Noy’s SONA, and take note of this report from Reuters in the United States.

“SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – Don’t get into a pissing match with walls in San Francisco.

“The city’s Public Works agency is testing a pee-repellant paint on walls in areas saturated with urine. Anyone urinating on the especially treated walls will get the spray splashed back onto them.

“San Francisco’s director of public works, Mohammed Nuru, got the idea when he read on social media about the use of the paint in Hamburg,Germany’s nightclub district, to stop beer drinkers from relieving themselves in the street.

“The paint, called Ultra-Ever Dry, is sold by Ultra-tech International and is billed as a superhydrophobic coating that will repel most liquids.

“The urine will bounce back on the guy’spants and shoes. The idea is they will think twice next time about urinting in public,” said Rachel Gordon, a Public Works Department spokesman.

“She said the super-hard coating made the ‘bounce back’ effect much stronger than when peeing on a regular wall.

“In a pilot program, San Francisco last week painted nine walls in areas around bars and other areas with big homeless populations. ‘Hold it…seek relief in an appropriate place,’ said signs near the paint.”

–ooOoo–

This is another bad news for Vice President Jejomar Binay who unofficially launched his candidacy for President in 2016 elections.

According to Presidential sisters—Ballsey, Pinky and Kris they will not support the candidacy of the Vice President contrary to what Binay announced earlier that the Aquino sisters are behind him.

Ballsey said the family didn’t support Binay then and voted as one for P-Noy-Mar Roxas tandem in the 2010 elections. Unfortunately, Roxas lost to now Vice President Binay.

Ballsey said the Aquinos will support whoever P-Noy endorses to the presidency in next year’s elections.

Meanwhile, as of this writing, the Vice President is still fishing for his running mate, but it seems no one wants to take the bite.

Last we heard Binay is asking Senator Bongbong Marcos to partner with him, but the son of the former dictator Marcos, who the Vice President fought to force him in exile, is also dilly dallying in accepting the offer.

Siguro naisip lang ni Bongbong na mahirap na baka ma-exile rin siya. Dah.

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