MANILA, Philippines - Local celebrities praised President Benigno "Noynoy" Aquino's second State of the Nation Adress (SONA), especially his call to end the culture of negativism.
Via microblogging site Twitter, stars like Bianca Gonzales, Jim Paredes, and his sister Kris Aquino, praised Aquino's message of spreading good news and positive vibes.
In her official Twitter account, Kris said she will follow the President's call to promote positivism and appreciation of good work done.
"Overflowing admiration & pride for Noy. My brother did a great SONA! I will follow his lead & say thank u to 1 Pinoy I come in contact w/ everyday!"
For singer-composer, Paredes, he said that the president's speech enlightens and calls Filipinos to action.
"A good speech inspires, uplifts and calls people to action. I think PNoy succeeded," Paredes said.
Gonzales noted how the president showed more confidence in his second SONA.
"the president has so much more confidence and authority when speaking publicly, compared to a year ago! #SONA2011," Gonzales added.
"Yun kasi ang dapat baguhin nating lahat para we can help r gov't di yung puro sisi tayo na lang. If we can only do dat cguro ang ating mahal na bayan ay magbabago at magtatagumpay!," TV host Amy Perez said.
TV host Tim Yap supported the president's call to end negativism.
"POSITIVITY rules! “@gmanews: PNoy calls for the end of the culture of negativism. ""iangat natin ang kapwa-Pilipino sa bawat pagkakataon," Yap said.
Meanwhile, celebrity host and columnist Ogie Diaz said that he wants corrupt officials behind bars during the Aquino administration.
"Sana, merong makulong na politician na kurap sa panahon ni PNoy. Kaso, baka sumikip ang jail," Diaz said.