It was declared non-working holiday so I was spared from holding the class. Instead, I woke up early and watched Pres. Noynoy Aquino's inauguration via Studio 23. What do I have to say? Not much, really. Listening to his inaugural speech actually bored me. Replete with cliche and usual politician's promises which were often far-fetched, his speech could never be more that a political ad. The fact that he actually revised his speech several times so as to appear it came from his heart, proved of no help. The way he delivered his speech seemed a bit rehearsed (memorized, that is) and at times I felt like watching and listening to his political ads prior to the elections last May--coaxing for a change. Can he ever fulfill those promises?
But I liked the fact that he said his government will be a people's government--that he will listen to the cry of the masses who are truly the "bosses" of our country. The part when he kiddingly said, "Hindi si Noynoy ang gumawa ng paraan, kayo ang dahilan kung bakit ngayon, magtatapos na ang pagtitiis ng sambayanan. Ito naman ang umpisa ng kalbaryo ko, ngunit kung marami tayong magpapasan ng krus ay kakayanin natin ito, gaano man kabigat," was a bit touching though. At least I felt a tinge of hope.
Then again, it still sounded like a bloviation of platforms we need/I need to see being implemented--from curbing corruption to improving tax collection. Otherwise, the new president will be nothing more but a jejune joining the ranks of good-for-nothing officials.