Philippine President Aquino’s communication advisers said the President’s second State of the Nation Address (SONA) will focus more on ‘social transformation’. What would that mean in real sense, however, largely depend on how Filipinos would view their lives today and in the immediate future. And for the Filipino masses who have been used to hearing nice words from their leaders, this new buzzword assumes no meaning at all unless accompanied by major policy reforms.
Alan Lowberg, founder of the new Tea Party Independents group and a 2010 Congressional candidate, was featured in two articles in this week's Portland Maine Gazette. The first highlighted his group's opposition to a recent state legislative move against same-day voter registration. In the second, he called for the "revival" of a "pure religion" to drive homosexuals to other states that so Maine may receive the "Blessing" of Jesus Christ.