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Ah, what would a State of the Nation Address be, without motherhood statements?

Here are 13 motherhood statements from yesterday's SONA. (There are more.) Read between the lines, fellow Pinoys, read between the lies – er, lines, I meant to say.
  1. Tapos na ang halalan at pamumulitika; panahon na para maglingkod nang walang damot, mamuno nang walang pangamba maliban sa kagalingan ng bayan, and to govern with wisdom, compassion, vision and patriotism.
  2. We will have achieved the hallmarks of a modern society, where institutions are strong.
  3. Isang milyong trabaho taon-taon.
  4. crushing terrorism wherever it threatens regardless of ideology; and in putting a stop to human rights abuses whatever the excuse.
  5. Imprastraktura ang haliging nagtitindig hindi lamang ng kapayapaan kundi ng ating buong makabagong ekonomiya: mga kalsada, tulay, paliparan, public parks and power plants.
  6. As we build industry, we must ensure people have clean air to breathe.
  7. In today's global economy, knowledge is the greatest creator of wealth. Mahusay na edukasyon ang pinakamabuting pamana natin sa ating mga anak. Yun din ang tanging pamana na ayon sa batas kailangang ibigay sa bawat mamamayan.
  8. We have spent more on human capital formation than ever in the past. Why? Because if government of the people and by the people is not for them as well, it is a mockery of democracy.
  9. May malaking pag-angat ang kalagayan ng maralita, gaya ng trabaho, pag-aaral at pagamot.
  10. We fight terrorism. It threatens our sovereign, democratic, compassionate and decent way of life. Therefore, in the fight against lawless violence, we must uphold these values. It is never right and always wrong to fight terror with terror.
  11. We must weed out corruption and build a strong system of justice that the people can trust.
  12. I stand in the way of no one's ambition. I only ask that no one stand in the way of the people's well being and the nation's progress.
  13. The time for facing off is over. The time is here for facing forward to a better future our people so desperately want and richly deserve.

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