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Cayetano tells Aquino: ‘stop labeling the opposition’

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MANILA, Philippines — Senate Minority Leader Alan Cayetano on Monday urged the Aquino administration to stop labeling members of the opposition as “pro-Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo.”

Arroyo is former President and now Pampanga Representative Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo, who is under hospital arrest in Quezon City for the non-bailable charge of electoral sabotage.

Cayetano pointed out that the pro-GMA (Arroyo’s initial) faction represents only one opposition group out of the many that form the opposition bloc.

“In a multi-party system, that’s not accurate. GMA is one opposition group. Many anti-GMA politicians also belong to the opposition,” the senator said in a statement.

Cayetano said the logic that “If you’re with Arroyo, you are with the opposition. And if you’re with Noynoy, you’re with the administration” only exacerbates existing political conflicts in the country.

“If you look at the news, first it was only the Liberal Party (LP) and the Partidong Demokratikong Pilipino (PDP) that spoke out against each other. Now, even some allegedly part of the GMA group is saying that many pro-GMA politicians are now serving under the Aquino administration,” he said.

Cayetano noted that indeed many incumbent government officials were former allies of Arroyo.

“This is how politics works in our country. But if the President wants this to change, we will engage him in that,” said the senator.


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Tags: Aquino Administration , Liberal Party , opposition , Pampanga Representative Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo , Partidong Demokratikong Pilipino , Politics , President Benigno Aquino III , Senate Minority Leader Alan Cayetano


  • generalproblem

    eh ano nga ba mr cayetano diba ganun nga. tanong mo kaya sa tatay mo

  • kilabot

    you should know sen. cayetano that pnoy “the patient” has a binary mind. it’s either you’re for him or for gma; either pay more or get dark in mindanao; pay more or don’t use fuel; pay more or don’t go to school; noynoying or abnoying; and so on..

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_ZBNYNDZ2FF32DMG7P52LXYOOBI AYAM

    stupid senator.. how can you fight china if even yourself are not unified. you are more concern of you political ambition than what the nation needs. you are all using Juan de la Cruz.

    kahit si Jesus pa presidente dyan sa pinas.. kung lahat na mga apostoles nia puro Judas.. patay pa rin ang pinas…. NA SA CROSS PA RIN SI JUAN DE LA CRUZ….

  • wanglee

    Ito ang PINAKA MAYABANG NA SENADOR NG PILIPNAS,BASTOS PANG UMASTA ITO. DAMING BOBO SA ATIN KAYA ITO NAKA PWESTO.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_ZBNYNDZ2FF32DMG7P52LXYOOBI AYAM

    as usual.. the same pareho sa salitang pinoy.. lahat na mga tao sa senado at kongreso.. same pa rin. kya kawawa ang pinuno.. hay naku.. dapat lahat na pinoy na may edad 20 anyos patayin na. pra mag bago na ang pinas.. YAN ANG BAGONG SIMULA>>>>>>

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_ZBNYNDZ2FF32DMG7P52LXYOOBI AYAM

    dapat mangyari sa pinas yong nagyari kay NOAH. nagbaha. lahat patay.. maliban sa pinili ng Panginoon magsimula sa bago. maliban kay Manny P. sira na ulo nyan. hahahhahha, sana matalo ka pra malamn mo… niloloko ka ng mga tao mo at di Panginuon  na ginagamit mo sa sarilipara  mo. Akala mo mauto-uto mo ang Dios… hahahhahaha. GUD LUCK….. God knows…

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_ZBNYNDZ2FF32DMG7P52LXYOOBI AYAM

    Manny pastor na.. bat wla pa rin maayos na resulta sa taxes mo.. at sana sabihin mo kung ilan na lahat mga anak mo sa labas na sinusuporta mo… at saka… huwag ka paloko sa mga tao sa likod mo… yan kasi wla ka pinag aralan.. di ka pa tapos high school kya niloloko ka ng mga tao mo. wawa ka naman. alam mo manny. 2 tao lang ang tao sa mundo.. manloloko at niloloko.. at IKAW YON…NILOLOKO… sana makinig ka naman sa mga tao sa labas at di sa luob.

  • Gurruod

    Kahit hindi magbayad ng tax si Manny, yong billions niya na puhunan sa negosiyo na dinala niya mula US ay malaking tulong sa ekonomiya ng Pinas.

    • hatecorrupt

      I TOTALLY DISAGREE WITH YOU. ” KAHIT HINDI NA MAGBAYAD NG TAX SI MANNY, YUNG BILLIONS NIYA NA PUHUNAN SA NEGOSYO NA DINALA NIYA MULA SA U.S. AY MALAKING TULONG SA EKONOMIYA NG PILIPINAS ” OH MY GOD!!!! WHAT A REASONING!!! WE HAVE A TAXATION LAWS IN THE PHILIPPINE AND EVEN IN EVERY COUNTRY IN THE WORLD HAS TO IMPLEMENT TO THE CITIZENRY….SUCH LAWS MUST BE FOLLOW…

    • hatecorrupt

      my god kahit ‘di magbayad ng tax!!!! ang pagbabayad ng tax ay isang obligation ng bawat citizen sa pinas kung may wasto kang kinikita. nasa batas natin yan. yung kagaya ba ni manny ang kailangang maging leader sa pinas (gov, rep, sen)? tax payment pa lang hindi niya maayos….at may pambayad naman…paano niya magagawa yung responsibilidad bilang gov, or rep, or sen. kung ganon siya. HE IS NOT GOOD LEADER. HINDI PORKE GOOD SIYA SA BOXING GOOD NA RIN SIYA AS A LEADER….SA AMERICA THERE ARE TOO MANY ATHLETE SUPERSTARS AT GANON DIN ENTERTAIMNET INDUSTRY TOO MANY OF THEM BUT THEY STILL PAY THE RIGHT TAXES THEY SUPPOSE TO PAY…..BECAUSE IT’S THEY OBLIGATION TO PAY TAXES BASE ON HOW MUCH THEY EARN (ED).
      NO EXCEPTION IS THAT SIMPLE. PLUS THEY ARE MORE POPULAR AND EARN MORE THAN MANNY…

    • hatecorrupt

      akala ko ba busy si manny reading and interperting the holy bible and preaching the words of GOD. tapos tax lang nindi niya maayos ayos. oh my god!!! baka interpretation niya sa sarili niya kung maging pastor siya….ok na rin na kahit hindi na magbayad ng tax kagaya ng mga simbahan at mga pare hindi nagbabayad ng tax…

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_ZBNYNDZ2FF32DMG7P52LXYOOBI AYAM

    ANONG TULONG YAN PAKITA MO. GURRUOD.. BKA PATI IKAW NALOKO NA

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_ZBNYNDZ2FF32DMG7P52LXYOOBI AYAM

    KYA NGA YONG PUNANAN NIA DAPAT MAY TAX.. EH WLA EH… IAKW PUNTA DUON AT MAGNEGOSYO. TIGNAN NATIN KUNG WLA KA TAX.. KAHIT SAAN KA PUNTA DAPAT MAY BAYARAN KANG BUWIS….

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_ZBNYNDZ2FF32DMG7P52LXYOOBI AYAM

    CAYETANO.. DAMI NA PERA YAN PERO ANO NAITULONG SA IYO MGA JUAN… TELL ME.. KYO NA MAG HUSGA

  • Gurruod

    Tama ka Mr. Senator. The president must understand that if one contradicts him, it does not mean he is pro-GMA. If the president does not understand, make him understand. How? Uliulitin na sabihin sa kanya hanggang maintindihan niya.

    • wawaPinoy

      Yes,  tell BS Aquino many times so that it will be programmed in his small memory.  Like a baby,  start the alphabet with big letter A  like Apple…..

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_ZBNYNDZ2FF32DMG7P52LXYOOBI AYAM

    gURRUOD….. USE UR COMMON SENSE… IT IS NOT WHO IS WHO.. IT IS ABOUT THE COMMON GOOD.. KYA LANG MGA TAO SA GOBIERNO. PASARILI… THEY ARE NOT THERE FOR THE COMMON GOOD BUT FOR THE PERSON WHO APOOINTED THEM THERE.. YAN TAWAG SA PINOY NA.. utang na luob>>>>>>>>> hahhahahhaahaha

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_ZBNYNDZ2FF32DMG7P52LXYOOBI AYAM

    utang ko yan kahit patayin pa ako.. bayaran ko yan…. Pinoy way of bayad ng utang. hahahhahaa.kung ako lang. wla na ako utang.  tipok mo yon inutangan mo.. wla ka na utang . gawa ng mga bike bike dyan di ba.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/HR6ZUASYQVJDOQZXV7ROMEF2YI Abnoy tupak

    isip bata kasi

  • EdgarEdgar

    This is where Noynoy got it all wrong. He drew a line and divided the nation into pro-Noynoy vs. everybody else. Not satisfied, he drew a smaller circle around him. Those who could not fit in were pushed out of his inner circle. Along the way, Noynoy turned off many of his original supporters, antagonized many who were previously indifferent, and radicalized the moderates. By being so petty and parochial, Noynoy managed to galvanize disparate members of society (some even of irreconcilable persuasions) into one strong opposition. Noynoy destroyed much of this country all for personal vendetta politics and hacienda Luisita. Just like his parents, Noynoy’s entire life is like a classic kung-fu movie. Full of hatred and full of revenge. Tarantino’s films don’t even come close.

    • TGM_ERICK

      100 likes!

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_3TWVIBNBHJIBKXLUC5IT2JYM5E Harry

      You forgot the most important element. Full of shouting and noise.

      • EdgarEdgar

        LMAO! Even Bruce Lee will have to take his hat off, if he had one!

    • rocky92

      Of course, if I were PNoy I would protect myself from people like you and call a spade a spade!

      • EdgarEdgar

        Protect oneself with fabricated survey data? Lame r92.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/SRXMLGOBQ5XFCRVXHHJTBVAXFU Quimbuang

    know wonder it shows  that pnoy is abnoy

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_3RMNEZCQQHXWOQRXJROQ2CORFU Homer Guo

    di naman talaga pro-gma si cayetano. PRO VILLAR SYA !!!

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_QZZKXPEA67I7HELEIYM35QVYFA Jon

    At, ayan, mga kaibigan, ang pinakamatibay na prueba na may dipersensya sa pag-iisip ang kasalukuyang presidente ng Pilipinas.
    Para sa mga tulad niya na hirap umintindi ng mga “complex relationships”, ginagawa na lang nilang simple ang uspan na pula o puti lang, walang gitna.
    Lalo na sa politika, “kung di ka kasama, kalaban ka” ay patotoo na hirap intindihin ni Pwehnoy ang komplikadong proseso ng ating demokrasya.

    • rocky92

      You are putting words into the President’s mouth. That is only your opinion which I don’t share.

      • http://www.facebook.com/people/James-Rams/1826483848 James Rams

        see nobdy likes your reply.. no one agrees with your.. yellow rock

      • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_EXFI4EUGM23PQ4FMQKLVH36OXI Jose

        Likes aren’t, and never have been, indicative of something being somehow more correct on this board.  It does mean more people agree with you, but given the level of discourse on these boards that isn’t exactly a good thing.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_3TWVIBNBHJIBKXLUC5IT2JYM5E Harry

    Sorry, senator. If you aren’t with us, you are with them. This is to make politics simple.

    • caseydean

      so it is a choice between GMA and Noynoying?

      Mas maunlad ang bansa natin sa panahon ni GMA. Magmula nang umiral ang noynoying, ang economy natin ay lumiit mula 6% hanggang 3%.

      Ang 3% na DNP growth ay kulang, darating ang panahon at ang inflation ay malalampasan ang ating eco growth.

      Panahon na to move forward, there has to be an alternative between GMA ANG NOYNOYING

  • Hey_Dudes

    Aside from making the police national in nature from what it used to be an effective police force under respective mayors, another change made in our political nature so messed up is the over abundance of parties vying for congress post.  In the 50′s before Marcos screwed up the country, there were only the Nacionalistas and Liberal parties.  Two parties that molded the country well during their days.  Today, even when members of both houses are friendly to the sitting president, they still cannot unite finding in-fighting more lucrative.  Hence explains why the country suffers from snail phase progress.  They’d rather open their jaws for unclear issues than going all out efforts in doing what is best for the country and people.

  • thunderbolt01

    Tutoo ang tinuran ni Cayetano. Maraming Arroyo allies ang naging shameless turncoats na ngayon ay noynoying loyalists na para bang walang bahid dungis kung magsalita laban sa mga kalaban sa pulitika. 

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_SHKBBO273I7GMSQTA4ZWLZCG3U Max

    Cayetano has a short memory, during the presidential campaign, he labelled Pnoy as ‘tupak si Noynoy” now he is swallowing his saliva on his own words.

  • http://twitter.com/thiefjustice RENATO CORONA

    If you’re not with me, you’re against me.

  • http://twitter.com/Werismymind Jet Plain

    Wala naman paninindigan itong cayetano na ito eh. puro daldal! pweH!

  • John_Galt_II

    Kupal na Cayetano to. Inutil! kung hindi sa tatay niya dapat dito clerk sa city hall!

  • caseydean

    Sino ba ang pinakamalaking PRO-GMA na politician ngayon kundi si Noynoy.

    Si Noynoy, Kris, at Cory ay mga loyal supporters ni GMA magmula nang tumakbo ang huli bilang senator.

    Si Cory ang nagbigay nag break kay GMA sa politics ay appointing her to DTI. Nanolo si GMA noong 2003 dahil sa pangangampanya ni Cory at Kris, pati na rin si Noynoy.

    Nag turn coat lang si Noynoy nang humina na ang partido ni GMA at nang hindi pinigilan ni GMA ang Department of Agrarian reform na ipamahagi ang hacienda luisita.

    Ang kaso ng SC sa hacienda luisita na naipalabas ngayon ay dahil sa PETITION NG MGA AQUINO NA PIGILAN ANG DEPARTMENT OF AGRARIAN REFORM NA IPAMAHAGI ANG LUPA NG HACIENDA, ISANG DECISION NG DAR NOONG PANAHON NI GMA.

    Mula noon naging kaaway na ni GMA si noynoy.

  • Francis81

    Makitid kasi and utak ng Pweenoy na to, utak pulbura pa.   Sa sobrang pag dudrugs nung teenager pa siya ayun na praning na. Shocks ang presidente ng Pinas PSYCHO!!!

  • bosesprobinsyano

    What  should be  the basis  for us  one to say PRO OR ANTI GLO? What deeds  and actions  (present and consistent ones ) must an elected official/senator do,  will be doing (aside from what has been done) we can call them PRO OR ANTI Arroyo? 



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