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Last July 27, 2015 at Batasan Pambansa in Quezon City, the man of the hour, President Benigno Aquino III delivered his sixth and presumably his last state of the nation address (SONA).  

It was the longest SONA delivered by President Aquino in his entire term. The speech lasted for about an hour and fifteen minutes. He might have poured all of his conceited accomplishments, tirades and anguish in a form of a lengthy speech. 

While applauding his cabinet members for putting into action his promise of “Daang Matuwid” for the Filipinos, he unsurprisingly blamed the previous administration for the headaches that the country is experiencing today. 

Technical problems and extended mound of commuters lining up the MRT stations everyday are estimated to be 600,000 strong as they consider the MRT as their primary means of transportation. President Aquino insisted that the antecedent administration is the one to blame for the piteous condition of the MRT ( metro rail transit )today.

As expected, President Aquino defended his DOTC Secretary Joseph Abaya and claimed that the latter should not be blamed for all the MRT problems that are showing up at the moment. He stressed out that the MRTC knowingly forgot and left all of the the obligations behind to the Aquino administration. 

He said that the government is doing necessary actions to solve these problems. Such actions includes, the rehabilitation of MRT by purchasing railway lines which was previously disapproved by the MRTC.

“Ang  trabahong pribado, ipinasa saatin. Ang solusyon naman natin, hinarang nila”. President Aquino said.

MRTC denied this accusation later on and admitted that the main reason why the government rejected the proposed project was fund deficiency. They suggested that the budget should be increased in order to finally purchase the railway lines.

President Aquino stood firm by his indictment to pursue the buyout and the rehabilitation process of the MRT. He also mentioned that the DOTC (Department of Transportation and Communications) is working rigidly with the process to solve other problems of the MRT such as the signaling system, the defective trains and the failing railway lines.

The Aquino administration have done a pretty good job in governing the country but it is indeed inappropriate to point fingers to something or to somebody when in fact, they are the ones who actually contributed in making these problems even worse. 

They should instead stop whining and concentrate in coordinating and materializing all the possible improvements that they could possibly complete before our great President Benigno Aquino III’s term ends.