People are itching to shake Duterte off their skin like a parasite
This is Duterte’s SONA where I expect the least from him. The bankruptcy in ideas of his administration in dealing with the COVID-19 crisis has made him a lameduck President this early into the 2022 presidential elections. He himself said it, that he is already an “inutil”, a useless, witless old man at the end of his days barely two years before he even steps down from office.
For all intents and purposes, this is already the end of the Duterte regime.
People are itching to shake Duterte off their skin like a parasite and move forward to a new government.
We are just going through the motions of living through the next two years without any expectation whatsoever that things will still change for the better.
Because of this, this year’s SONA will probably be the most expensive “tagayan” session where his allied senators and members of the House will indulge him in his most drunken ramblings in his penultimate SONA.
As for us, after Monday, we only have to suffer one more SONA before this nightmare is finally over, and then we begin dealing with its consequences: a ruined economy, a runaway and rampaging virus, a divided nation, a rudderless ship of state, and a hopelessly devastated people.
But we have no choice but to deal with these consequences. It is the responsibility we assumed as citizens the very day 16 million Filipinos voted an incompetent, corrupt, and murderous sociopath to the presidency.