Senator Trillanes says won’t attend Aquino SONA

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Senator Antonio Trillanes IV. Photo by INQUIRER.net’s Noy Morcoso III

MANILA, Philippines—Senator Antonio Trillanes IV on Sunday said he won’t attend President Aquino’s State of the Nation Address on Monday.

In an interview with Radyo Inquirer 990AM, Trillanes said that although he won’t be physically present at Aquino’s third SONA at the House of Representatives in Quezon City, he would listen to the President’s address on television.

Trillanes explained that he preferred to watch the annual affair on TV to being at the SONA venue because of the many “distractions” inside the House plenary hall.

Besides, Trillanes said the plenary hall is not the best place to listen to the speech, adding that and if there will be a power point presentation, he won’t be able to see it quite clearly.

He added that based on his experience last year, there was a shortage of seats, with even those reserved for the senators being taken by gate-crashers.

He said his decision not to attend the SONA is a personal choice and that the President is still assured of his support.

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  • http://profile.yahoo.com/7VXJSSFLTENHOIM7UM6J7SP7MM jay

    kailangan pa bang ibalita ang mga ganitong statements ng mga pulitiko?

  • sigena

    tama lang na di ka umattend. panggulo ka lang

  • http://whywontgodhealamputees.com/ Lucky Luciano

    Wise decision

    • TGM_ERICK

      AGREE! Trillanes is just showing his being independent minded. :-)

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_WYX4ZTAV4BUGW2RIMT45CPYBGA Pio Gante

    magpapa-importante ka pa…….

    eh di wag ka um-attend tutal puro boladas lang naman ang maririnig mo doon.

  • http://www.facebook.com/agangelogomez Angelo Gomez

    e wala ka naman kwetang senad0r eh…hangang ngayon wala kang nagawa, hinde ka kawala..kapal mukha mo ,.arrogantebg mayabang na senad0r..

  • BatangSingapore

    Trillanes hindi ka na mananalo sa susunod na eleksyon kaya huwag mo na pagpilitan pa sarili mo sa TV.  for sure talo ka. hahahhahahahhaha

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/LY763CL2IQRQ6ESBDNB6PZGZOM Timmoo

      kaibigan, gusto ko lang ipunto na hindi na kailangan nagpapapogi ni trillanes sa tv para manalo dahil kung titignan mo ang mga nagawa niyang batas makikita mo kung gaano niya kamahal ang bayan.

      • BatangSingapore

        tumaas ba sweldo ng mga filipino?

        ang seguridad ng bansa sure na sure ba? o sadyang duwag ang militar upang ipagtangol ang bayan sa manlulupig?

        nabawasan ba ang mapang samantala sa bayan tulad ng abusadong mga negosyante”?

        nalipol ba ang mga kriminal?

        o baka naman dahil senador na yan si Trillanes ay sarili na lang niya ang inuuna at inililigtas niya?

        hindi na bobo ang mga mamayan ngayon ng tulad ng iniisip mo.  delikado na sya bilang senador at sa darating na halalan ay hindi na sya manalo.

      • BatangSingapore

        sige nga tulad ng anong batas na siya ang nag author?

  • UNAHINangBAYAN

    Tama lang na wag na pumunta. For sure magiging fashion show na naman Batasan bukas

  • MrRead

    Does anyone know Trillanes is a TRAITOR?  more like Judas..

    • Flower01

      Bakit po mr read ano ba ang ginawa nya sayo? Baka naman po tumutulong lang po si senator sa pagwalis ng masasamang elemento para naman po sa kabutihan ng ating bansa di ba po?

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/LY763CL2IQRQ6ESBDNB6PZGZOM Timmoo

      ano naman ang basehan mo para tawagin siyang traydor kaibigan? nakita at nabasa mo na ba ang mga naitulong ng senador sa ating bayan para husgahan mo siya?

  • MrRead

    Trillanes is a TRAITOR!

  • melanieyu

    Good decision, Mr. Senator. Madami talagang distractions dun

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/UQXLAHQCCIEO3WMCTNZSWIE3AI Lagotka

    Sana nga di kana kasali sa sendado permanently, tutal naman wala kang silbi sa taong bayan. Nanalo ka lang dahil galit na galit ang tao kay Gloria ng panahon na iyon, kaya binoto ng mga tao – kahit na sino basta kaaway ni Gloria.

    Ngayon imbes na tumulong ka gumawa ng mga bastas para sa ikabubute ng mga mahirap, social services, edukasyon, kapayapaang pang habang buhay sa buhay natin sa Pilipinas, hayun ang naiisip mo depensahan si Palparan. Ibig sabihin nito madami kang panahon para mag guniguni. Isipin mo paano matitigil ang korupsyon sa militar. Kawawa naman ang ordinaryong sundalo na sinusubo ninyo sa NPA at Muslim terror groups.

    Wala kang silbi. Alam mo lang mag-grandstanding! Tumigil kana Trillanes at sana mabasa mo ito!

    • Flower01

      Wag ka naman ganyan manalita sa kapuwa mo….Marami din syang nagawa at natulungan natuklasan….maraming nalantad at marami pa ang nasusubaybayan ko rin.marami syangau ng dyos natulungan na maysakit, mga scholars….wag tayong ganyan sa kapuwa natin pra naman pagpalain tayo ng Diyos wag tayo maghusga ha kapatid?

  • joereyes

    Yes, i agree. How can you appreciate and analyze the content of the speech when there are lots of distractions and most of the time people are clapping, even when there’s nothing to clap about.

  • pepengkabayo

    Senator Trillanes says won’t attend Aquino SONA….

    Good decision by the Good Senator.
    It is better to watch than being watched. Live listening is boring and he might be caught by the camera yawning or sleeping.
    Whereas in his home,he can analyze the speech. Of course, the content will be Corona, GMA and the good economy that Gloria left behind.
    Besides, how could he be in the company of senators and congressmen which he knows are all sisp sip to Pnoy.

    Good Job Mr.Senator. Just watch, look and listen sabayan pa ng iling kung pambobola na naman ang banat.

  • danesreyes

    Tama lang. At sa tv napapanood mo rin kagad ang reaction ng ating mga kababayan. Sa batasan kanya-kanyang bolahan lang ang mga tao dun

  • les21reago

    Actually the SONA should be HELD in the PALACE and should be AIRED by Schedule on TV in Filipino and English languages…

  • Adrian

    Tama po kayo sa inyong desisyon po. Mas mainam po na makinig ng SONA sa isang lugar kung saan tahimik at maririnig mo sya ng maigi. Compare naman sa plenary hall ng Kongreso mainngay na then ang dami pang agaw eksena, hindi naman kasali pero nakikisali. 

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/ZBCPCO2JKAPD2SB7WXAYZJJLNA Jing

    You’re decision not to attend is right . 

  • melbakit

    Tama. Ang importante nakikibahagi sa tunay na pagbabago at di lang nagpapakita tuwing SONA para pumorma. Buti na nga lang at sa Filipino gagawin ang speech para naman nakakarating ang mensahe sa mga Pilipino at hindi lang sa mga elitista at mga banyagang bisita sa Batasan.

  • Hunter421

    It seems that a Senator of the Republic should be obligated to attend, if not by law then by personal responsibility. I would imagine that a gate-crasher would jump out of his/her seat if the intended Senator confronted them.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/ZBCPCO2JKAPD2SB7WXAYZJJLNA Jing

    he actually intends to focus on pnoy’s speech so he wanna avoid the distractions/politicking around. That’s a first! I admire you for that.

  • juandelacruzii

    sakto lang, kanya kanya namang choice yan e, kung mas makakpagisip ka sa tv instead pumunta why not. pampapogi lang naman pagattend ng sona, 

  • linoca

    Senator Trillanes, di kana isang REBELDE para hindi umatend ng court hearing, para mag take over ng hotel at para gawin ang gusto mo.  Isa ka ng Senador na may tungkulin sa bayan.  Sana ay nag file ka ng batas na nag-aalis na ng SONA..  UMAYOS KA…..

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/SFRAGCB74P6E6VW5S6NLV3F7BU Michael Angelo

      this doesn’t even make sense…..

    • Flower01

      Linoca sana malaman mo naman din ang mga naipaglaban ni senator….ako nasundan ko ang mga ipinaglaban ni senator….gigawa niya yun para sa bansa sana alamin mo rin para di mo na sya husgahan .

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/LY763CL2IQRQ6ESBDNB6PZGZOM Timmoo

      at ang kanyang tungkulin ay gumawa ng batas at hindi sumunod sa fashion trend ng mga papogi. kaibigan, hindi mo ba naiintindihan ang paliwanag ni trillanes? gusto niyang mapagaralan ng mabuti ang nilalaman ng sona ng hindi naiistorbo ng mga kung sino sinong nagbubulungan katabi.

  • DarkSideOfTheMoon2

    Excuses…..Excuses…
    `this senator really has an àttitude…..

  • DarkSideOfTheMoon2

    bakit hindi na lang lahat sa bahay manood….

  • Calvin Penamora

    a matter of choice lang naman yan e, mahalaga e makinig tayo at may maiambag sa pagbuti ng bansa.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/7DK7OBCJDWJG4B23EF6IQD6CPA Yvette

    Tama, wag na lang umattend, kasi kung pakikinggan lang naman ang speech ni pinoy eh di sa tv na lang, pag sona naman nagiging main attraction lang lage ay kung ano ang mga suot ng umaattend!

  • Binibiningmaldita

    Yeah it is his choice, mag attend sya or hindi basta he is doing his job, dressing up for the media is not his cup i guess, i like senator trillanes talaga!

  • Purple Heart

    With all due respect elected candidate, please do not feel that your seat in Senate came from heaven. You took an oath to serve the Filipino people and not act as if your were a Viceroy from London given the right to be called “Sir”. Public Servants must be obedient to show solidarity. Trust me, I will call on my fraternity brothers of over 20 thousand to junk you in the next election. ArroganT. Fits your initials.

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/SFRAGCB74P6E6VW5S6NLV3F7BU Michael Angelo

      Obedience to show solidarity? 

      Since when was it an order to attend the SONA? You call him out on how he acts, do you even know his acts? The man has authored numerous bill for the cause of the soldier, elderly and weak and even fighting for the territory of the country itself. It seems you need to educate yourself on the man who you call arrogant, after all it is arrogance to judge others on no other basis than your own two sense.

    • Flower01

      My dear friends wala naman po sigurong masama sa choice ng isang tao ang masama dun ang pigilan natin ang inakala na makabubuti sa ating bansa.Its his way naman.Sa isang banda naiintindihan ko ang na gusto mo ang pagkakaisa… yes yun naman talaga ang gusto siguro ni sen. trillanes but at the end siguro mas gusto niyang tutukan kasi nga naman maingay sa loob, ma echo pa siguro di ba? Hindi naman tama sa harap ng may kapal ang maghusga tayo.Hindi talaga nawawala sa atin ang ugali na maghusga.sana matoto na rin naman tayo yong pag ibig sa ating kapuwa para naman di na tayo napaparuhan ng kalangitan.

  • http://twitter.com/duchessbebe duchess

    Tama,, wag na makigulo pa sa mga pupunta, papampam lang mga pupunta dun, agaw eksena pa kay Pnoy, wala naman mawawala kung di ka ppunta di din maiintindihan sinasabi dun, mas mabuti na sa lugar na mapapakinggan mo talaga!

  • duchess bee

    To attend or ot to attend is everyone’s choice.. Your main role and obligation is to make legislation and not to attend such events for media attention.. I honestly feel that they only attend the sona for the sake of media coverage. I salute you Trillanes!

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/OXINQXEKUU2AF4IQB45CA5PNGM Axel

    Good choice Senator!

  • Bonggebongge

    ok lang yan di naman compolsary eh

  • billy gunner

    tama senator trillanes! mga gunggong lang ang aatend doon!

  • Hey_Dudes

    Like any other practices, official functions and political gatherings being part of our government system, this president like other presidents before him has no choice but to deliver his annual state of the nation address.  For those saying this event is only for media mileage only exposes themselves being ignorant.  Just as this event is hosted by congress every year and criticized as well, what do you think these rent a mob critics will say if this president or others will suddenly dispose of this practice of informing the people of the country of past achievements and what is in store for the remainder of the year.

    The problem why our country is not catching up with the rest in the region is, aside from being critics of just about anything in the country, corrupt, dishonest and easily persuaded by the color of money, we are no good at doing anything else but whine.

  • Fulpol

    maraming baklang gate-crashers…

    hahah
    hahaha
    ahahahha

    • Flower01

      ay brother wheart be troubledag po tau mag husga ng ating kapuwa para naman di tau mahusgahan sa langit ok…. dont let your heart be troubled :) 

    • Flower01

      ay brother  wag po tau mag husga ng ating kapuwa para naman di tau mahusgahan sa langit ok….:)

  • Fulpol

    neither attend or watch in TV..

    yan ang choice ni Fulpol..

    hahaha
    hahaha
    hahaha

  • gie965

    yan ba dapat re elect na senator? kahit di compolsary punta dun. dapat punta dapat kase joint session of congress yun…… kung simpling attendance di punta, pasaway, whatmore kung senado…. parang ka ugali na rin mga makakaliwa comunista……

  • feargo

    If Trillanes cannot bear those little inconveniences, then I say yes, don’t attend – not just the Sona – but all Senate  sessions! Goodbye!

  • rajukhan

    Tama lang na manood na lang makakapagconcentrate pa!

  • http://twitter.com/AbiePrincess Abie Bonifacio

    ok lang yun Sir! kaisa ka namin sa maraming manonood. what is important is you support the president..kahit walang media na nakakakita ng mga gawa ninyo…tapat ka pa ring naglilingkod!!!

  • isabela22

    YAN ANG GUSTO KO SAYO SENADOR!! SINASABI MO ANG TOTOO HINDI KA TALAGA PLASTIK!! BIHIRA ANG KATULAD MO NA POLITIKO SA BANSA NATIN!

  • jekkool

    MAGANDANG GABI! 
    SIGURO NAMAN NAINTINDIHAN NIYO ANG SINABI KO NO?SUBUKAN NIYO DIN KAYANG INTINDIHIN ANG SINABI NG IDOL KO!

    • downas18

      hahaha =))

  • downas18

    paRA saKin Ok ey Lng nMAn na hIndI umatEnd si SEnatOr sa sOna ni mr. president aQuinO… e kung dun siya mas kOmpOrtaBle eh… kUNg pupUnta ba sIya dUn uunLAd aNg banSa?.. di naMAn dibA?.. kung anO man ang sasaBihin ni pinOy maririniG at makikiTa nYA p din un,. at mas maiinTindiHan nYA dahiL waLang mGa distRAksyOn sa paliGid.. di katulAd n andUn ka nGa mdami nMAng mainGay sa paLigid.. sO Okey n un.. intindiHin niyO nLng sana si SenatOr .. =)

  • Calvin Penamora

    ayus lang, kung san ka komportable diba, pastaran lang naman yang sona na yan, may mga kuntodo bihis pa, kala mo naman maappeal

  • isabela22

    GRABE DATING NI SIR..BAWAT SABIHIN NYA APEKTADO ANG MGA BAKLA..HAHAHA ANO BA PROBLEMA NYO KUNG DI SYA AATEND,,,CHOICE NYA UN EH..ANO PROBLEMA NYO HAHAHA…UMARANGKADA NA ANG DEMOLITION TEAM..AGA HA!

  • jenniferjoycuevas

    everyone has  personal choice, whether u are a senator or an ordinary citizen.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/QTA2QASJS7YRXBQNQYA4LV46Y4 Allyson

    keriblez lang yan senator, magulo naman talaga dun sa kongreso kapag SONA pasikatan lang ang nangyayari..

  • isabela22

    UNG GUSTONG UMATTEND EH DI UMATTEND..AYAW NYA UMATTEND..GUSTO NYO UMATTEND EH DI..UMATTEND KAU..BKIT ANO PROBLEMA NYO MGA UNGASIS..TINANONG XA KUNG AATEND XA SA SONA..SINABI NYA HINDI..ANO NGAUN PROBLEMA NYO LOL!

  • jenniferjoycuevas

    i dont see anything wrong with trillanes  opting not to attend the SONA. mahalaga naman sinabi nyang makikinig sya. ganun din naman yun, mas malinaw nga pag sa TV eh, andun na lahat.

  • robrano

    to Hey_Dudes

    Wrong. SONA means State Of Nation” and not Storytelling Of Nonsense” as what is to expect. It is the state of Aquinos dreams and misleadings which has little to do with the reality. So, why to go there? At home it is more comfortable and when it becomes too much senseless, just off the TV. Others go there just for to show their”prominence” and the new cloths and jewelry.

    • Hey_Dudes

       Why didn’t you comment the same when GMA’s bangkang papel and extolling the virtues of one butcher named Palparan? I guess when GMA was guarded by 7500 police and soldiers it was alright by you?  However, now that it is the current president whom you dislike is guarded by 6500 you will also criticize it as ‘palabas?”  Like I said – we are a nation full of professional whiners.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/2H5PDN2XBYV4ZM42XSET67B55M Peter

     nag gulo dun ehmas maigi pa nga yata na hindi magpunta dun sa Kongreso, puro trapo dun eh! magsama-sama sila! tama yun, hindi naman worth it na umattend sa SONA tutal magulo kaya dun saka kanya-kanya ring desiyon yan noh! ginagalang namin ang desisyon mo senador trillanes!

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/EUAEPYVCTQXLAJBMZT4POYNTPA Arthur

    Parang Oscars naman na kasi ngayon ang SONA. Pagandahan ng damit. Saka totoo naman ang sabi ni Trillanes, mas maiintindihan mo ang SONA pa sa bahay ka na lang manuod, yung walang distraction.

    • Flower01

      tama ka arthur mas ok kung mkinig sa bahay

  • Flower01

    approve ako sa choice ni Senator Trillanes. Irespeto nlng po natn dahil tau man diba? mas  gusto ntn na tutukan ang mga bagay na importante sa ating buhay. Gusto lng naman ni Senator na ma pick up ng maayos ang bawat detalye at nilalaman ng SONA ni President Aquino para masuportahan dn naman niya lahat mga naiintndhan nya.. lalo n sa mga power points na lalabas.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/Z4NJN6TLDBJEZBHMPTRMXEIFCU Marlene

    low profile talaga si trillanes, di sanay sa limelight.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/V4SE5GF663CN2EN54DCI7PASVY Liamkyle

    di lang siguro nakagawian ni senator ang mga ganitong events that is why he decided not to attend. personal choice nya yun, lets respect it.

  • kayeceekitch

    Don’t let your heart be troubled..!

    Let’s respect Senator Trillanes decisions.. its his choice!

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/5I7NITWGJ3BJQL5FG6GQCECOHA Ana

    di ka na talaga maabot senator, pati ang di mo pag attend sa sona big deal na.  panalo.

  • Flower01

    Hindi ko personal na kilala si Senator Trillanes, but to his advocacy nakikita ko ang sincerity niya sa choice niya. Kapag tapat ka sa gingawa mo hndi mo na iintndhin ang mga negative comments. Ang mahalaga may katotohanan sa puso niya. Let us respect nlang sa gusto niyang mangyari… ok? :)

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/MEI2VZOCPGKA62EEHMX3T5MQHI Roxanne

    parang superstar na si senator konting kibot super react na. napa isip tuloy ako siya lang kaya and di aatend sa sona?

  • hesukristo06

    what’s the big deal if the trillanes wants to concentrate? seriously, people should stop bashing the good senator for something petty as this. 

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/FPFNWCXCIWGPDSPEU72M32G544 Gloria

    Tama lang po ang decision ni Senator Trillanes, mabuhay ka idol.

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/IODBX55LUXPAQ6ESHEKSJJDZDU Douglas

      haha, nakakatawa siguro kung ibang “Gloria” ang nagsabi nito….

      • http://profile.yahoo.com/LY763CL2IQRQ6ESBDNB6PZGZOM Timmoo

        hahaha…! ayos comment mo kaibigan! mabuhay ka sen.trillanes!

  • hesukristo06

    he said it himself that he doesn’t want distractions while listening to the president. that shows us that he take this event seriously and not just make “papogi” in front of the media.

    • Flower01

      Naku correct na correct po kau mabuti naman po naliliwanagan ang lahat maraming salamat sa mga tao tulad ko inirerespeto ko rin ang adhikain ng mabuting senador na ito o di ba po?

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/SFRAGCB74P6E6VW5S6NLV3F7BU Michael Angelo

    “Ngayon imbes na tumulong ka gumawa ng mga bastas para sa ikabubute ng mga mahirap, social services, edukasyon, kapayapaang pang habang buhay sa buhay natin sa Pilipinas….”
    HAHAHAHAHA! Obvious naman tol na di ka nagbabasa. Eh di sana alam mo na hundreds na ang bills ni trillanes tungkol sa mga yan. Magkano ba ang kinikita mo as professional blogger? or as staff ng kung sinong corrupt na opisyal na threatened sa mga matitinong opisyal. 

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/SFRAGCB74P6E6VW5S6NLV3F7BU Michael Angelo

    hahaha, la lang. statement lang. la paliwanag, ebidensya o common sense. pero im sure, tumagal tagal lang ng kaunti mga ganyang statement marami na ang maniniwala lol. ITS MORE FUN IN THE PHILIPPINES!

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/SFRAGCB74P6E6VW5S6NLV3F7BU Michael Angelo

    Huh? wala nagawa? nabasa mo ba ang bills niya? ang mga pinatayu niyang mga ospital? ang public hospital medical aides? ang feeding programs niya sa urban poor? wow tol, basa basa muna bago mag react.

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/Q53JHAST5JMENEZOAVXJZG7O5Y Michael

      Binasa ko yang mga sinasabi ngaun lang sa website ng senado. I admit nagulat ako, la ka naman kasi nababasa sa dyaryo o nakikita sa news tungkol sa mga ginagawa niya. Tumaas respeto ko kay trill. balak ko ngaun isa isahin yung mga senador para malaman ko kung ano ano po d ko nalalaman sa media.

    • Flower01

      Michael tama ka nasubaybayan k lango rin ang dami nya talagang natulungan na may mga sakit, may mga scholars pa nga daw at higit sa lahat ipinaglalaban niya tau.Minsan kasi kung sino pa ang tapat maglingkod  nababato….pero tingnan mo naman ipaglalaban niya talaga umangat at uligsahin ang mga corrupt ng bansa di ba?

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/LY763CL2IQRQ6ESBDNB6PZGZOM Timmoo

    hahaha…! daig pa ni trillanes ang mga artista ah. konting sabihin lang nya issue kagad. ibig sabihin lang kaya di dadalo si trillanes ay ayaw nyang iasa kung kanino ang pag himay ng detalye ng sona.dahil kung dadalo siya puro bulungan at chikahan lang ng mga nanonood ang madidinig nya at mahihirapan siya na maintindihan yung nilalaman ng sona.

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/SFRAGCB74P6E6VW5S6NLV3F7BU Michael Angelo

      amen to that. ako man sa tv ko na lang panunuorin, mas makaka focus ka sa statements kesa sa fashion ng mga nandun.

      • http://profile.yahoo.com/LY763CL2IQRQ6ESBDNB6PZGZOM Timmoo

        tama! dahil madaming mga politiko na dadalo eh porma at papogi lang ang gusto kaya sila magpupunta at iaasa lang nila sa mga tauhan nila yung pagintindi at pagreview ng sona.

    • Flower01

      Tama ka timmoo mag pasalamat talaga tayo kasi kabutihan ng bansa ang ipinaglalaban nya.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/LY763CL2IQRQ6ESBDNB6PZGZOM Timmoo

    nung nakaraan binaluktot yung sinabi niya tungkol kay palparan ngayon naman pati pagdalo sa sona big deal. kung nakakabuti naman ba yung intensyon ni trillanes para lalo niyang maunawaan yung sona bakit kailangan pang siraan o batuhin ng mga kung ano anong kumento? basta ang alam ko matapat yang si trillanes kaya para dun sa mga sumisira sa pangalan niya tignan nyo muna ang mga nagawa nya sa bayan bago nyo siya batuhin ng mga kasinungalingan.

  • Hey_Dudes

    Senator Trillanes did not have to state his position on media and that would have eliminated the stir of such a pronouncement  will create. He could have just stayed at home tune in or recorded the event on his audio/video equipment and that was the end of it.  However, as a member of the upper house of congress, it is his duty to attend this annual event.  Being there is only 24 of them, a few senators absent from it will be visibly prominent when compared to few of the 268 representatives missing.  But we are, after all, Filipinos who will not take advantage of any mileage be it wrong or not.  It is our culture in not controlling our egos.

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/SFRAGCB74P6E6VW5S6NLV3F7BU Michael Angelo

      I recognize yung photo na ginamit nila, eto din yung sa round table discussion with the media last week. If thats the case, sunod sunod ang bato ng tanong ng mga media tapos sasagutin niya, tapos per issue, hiwa-hiwalay na ilalabas ng media ang mga statement niya. Kaya di naman niya eto press release kundi sagot lang sa mga tanong ng mga editor.

    • http://twitter.com/SamSeeing Sam Sy

      Trillanes was merely responding to the media’s question — they asked, he answered. They chose to publish this as news, good for the both of them. The reporter has something to write about, Trillanes gets talked about. On second thought, maybe, he should have attended so the media could have talked about how divine he looked in his barong. Please.

  • juandelacruzii

    anu naman saysay ng pagattend nya sa sona? sinb na nya dhilan diba d nga daw mkpgconcentrate e. freedom of choice

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/2H5PDN2XBYV4ZM42XSET67B55M Peter

    para sa akin hindi rin worth it na umattend sa SONA. tv na lang, mas maiintindhan pa

  • langitna bughaw

    tama naman. pano mo ma-aanalyze yung mga sinasabi ni PNoy kung napapaligiran ka ng mga bolero. 

  • dinadaga

    sa karanasan niyang makinig ng sona sa kulungan noon ay nakasanayan na siguro ni Sen Trillanes na sa tv na lang manood.

  • Many Inasal

    ayos yun. hindi siya sasama sa mga trapo na poporma lang dun. Sa TV makikita niya kagad yung mga reaction ng mga tao. Kung naniniwala ba sa mga accomplishments na nilatag ni PNoy 

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/M57ZN6I3BPF5GFZVC4V6LBNONA Vannah

    tama nga naman, mas maganda ngang manood na lang sa tv para mas makapagconcentrate sa panonood.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/QTA2QASJS7YRXBQNQYA4LV46Y4 Allyson

    tama! kung senador o kongresista din ako, ganyan din ang magiging desisyon ko.

  • http://twitter.com/AbiePrincess Abie Bonifacio

    Mere presence during the SONA does not guarantee the success of President Noynoy programs. Sen. Trillanes works hard to improve the quality of our life, beyond the clapping of hands.

  • Flower01

    Bakit po kau naghuhusga….alam mo ba ang puso’t isipan ng Dyos batang singapore?Di dapat tau manguna sa kung sino ang nais ng maykapal?Si senator trillanes ay talaga namang nakikita natin na gusto niya ang matuwid. Wag natin syang siraan wala naman syang masmang ginagawa sao
    yo di ba?

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/Z4QZS3M3RMF3OKG3PVNUSAOAK4 Silver

    nice. like listening to the sona inside a classroom taking down notes. mas maiintindihan mo nga nman. 

  • rajukhan

    Senator Trillanes’ presence or absence during P. Noy’s SONA will not make our life better or worse. What counts is his sincere effort to address the ills of our society!!!

  • Flower01

    Bro. hinay ka lang lahat naman siguro tayo di kilalang personl si senator trillanes pero bakit galit na galit ka sa kanya? mag search na lang po kau kasi ganun ang ginawa ko.Mahirap po pala ang maghusga ng kapuwa.Marami po palang nagawa angelo si senator.Ay naku bro ang puso mo ingatan mo basta pag pray mo na lang na sana maging daan si trillanes para maresolba kahit papano ang mga problema ng bnsa. 

  • kayeceekitch

    irespeto nlng ntn ang gusto ni Senator Trillanes…

    kanya kanyang Desisyon lng naman yan !
    kung gusto nyo eh d kau nlng ang pumunta sa SONA ..representative ni Sen. :)

  • Keithley

    WAG NGA KAUNG APEKTADO SA DESISYON NI SENATOR TRILLANES.. HNDI NTN KONTROLADO ANG ICIP NIYA.. un ang gusto niya eh irespeto nlng ntn siya! mas gusto niya ang manood nlng…wag ung mrmi p kaung negative na sinasabi jan ..halatang apektado kau..anu naman kung gusto nya manood..? eh mas komportable si Sen. Trillanes kung manonood nlng sya eh ..

  • jplopez221

    sabi nga ni joker di rin sya aatend kasi puro fashion show lang doon, hay. di naman yan ang totoong representative ng mga pinoy

  • snowwhite23

    ok yun, mas maka-kapag concentrate sya sa SONA ni Pinoy..

  • babybratz

    wag na syang sumama sa mga nagpapaporma lang
    na pulitikong wala namang binatbat..

  • Love God

    Good decision. Even I would prefer to watch it on TV than going there. BTW I am not a senator or congressman. 

    It is more of a yearly fashion parade of the trapos. No one listen/hear the speech clearly but all will clap together… 

    Stay home and listen the SONA live on TV without being distracted.

    • http://twitter.com/SamSeeing Sam Sy

      Couldn’t have said it better. Good decision, Senator. Who on earth even cares if Senator this or Congresswoman that chose to wear a two-piece Speedo in the plenary??? Maybe only Tim Yap and the other Gutierrez twin.

  • jenniferjoycuevas

    so what kung hindi sya umattend? gawin ba namang big deal??! kanya-kanyang desisyon yan.

  • Keithley

    BIG DEAL SA MGA KONTRABIDA ….. :)) HAHAHAHA….
    BAKIT BA KASI HNDI NYO MATNGGAP N HINDI PUPUNTA SA SONA SI SENATOR TRILLANES?…UN NGA ANG DESISYON KC NIYA… irespeto nlng ntn!! lahat naman tau my knya knyang pag iicp..

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_AMAFMGL7XLSNBSZ4E7P3YKFVLA Eric

    What’s the big deal Mr. Coup Plotter???

    • reggierivera

      there does not seem to be any, di ba eric? why is this article making such a fuss about trillanes not attending sona. it’s his choice. 

    • http://twitter.com/SamSeeing Sam Sy

       Trillanes was merely responding to the media’s question — they asked,
      he answered. They chose to publish this as news, good for the both of
      them. The reporter has something to write about, Trillanes gets talked
      about. On second thought, maybe, he should have attended so the media
      could have talked about how divine he looked in his barong. Please.

  • jenniferjoycuevas

    not attending the sona does not make trillanes less of a public servant/legislator. i dont see anything wrong with that

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/2H5PDN2XBYV4ZM42XSET67B55M Peter

    ok lang yan, pwedng pwede mo naman masubaybayan ang sona kahit nasaan ka. hindi na kailangan pa mgpunta nang personal. epal lang naman ang karamihan dun

  • d_cons_enrico

    walang basagan ng trip ika nga, hehe. kung mas mapakikinggan ng maayos ni trillanes ang sona sa tv e di tanggapin na lang natin, wag ng gawan ng isyu. ang mahalaga, suportado pa rin nya si p-noy.

  • big_boy12

    wala namang masama kung hindi sya dadalo. ang mahalaga ay may mga panukalang batas syang inihahain na susuporta sa mga ninanais ng pangulo sa kanyang sona.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_PNOWPSWXATEANF5DIH7JNKYE2M Mr.Fat_free

    yung iba naman umaattend lang ng sona para ipakita ang porma nila. parang red carpet premier lang ng pelikula, hahaha.

  • Lorraine Mendoza

    Good decision Senator Trillanes, wala naman mapapala doon sa plenary hall kung di payabangan at pagandahan ng mga suot. Makinig na nga lamang sa radio at tv.. 

  • jackylu

    Respeto n lng natin dicision ni Senator Trillanes. 

  • Binibiningmaldita

    Ok lang yan kahit hindi nag attend si senator, nagpagandahan lang naman ng damit dun eh!

  • http://twitter.com/SamSeeing Sam Sy

    And why is this even news? Slow day in the news room?

  • http://twitter.com/SamSeeing Sam Sy

    Good decision, Senator. Who on earth even
    cares if Senator this or Congresswoman that chose to wear a two-piece
    Speedo in the plenary??? Maybe only Tim Yap and the other Gutierrez
    twin.

  • tweakthor

    Sen. Trillanes misses an important point. On many instances attendance to an affair is a duty dictated by etiquette …. dictated by custom by tradition or dictated by sense sense of decency or duty.  The SONA is an affair where basically the Congress invites the President to clearly spell out to them the state of the nation, including his legislative agenda. 

    It can be readily argued that this can just be done in writing …. sort of a report,  but again the traditions of the ceremonies of governance dictate that the president go to and report to the congress. Sort of a symbolic acknowledgement of the sovereign will of the people as placed in their representatives in the congress.  Decency and duty dictates that whether one is for or against the president, as a member of congress one should attend.

    Parang katumbas ng “noche buena” ….. kahit na asar ka sa magulang mo o sa ibang mga kapatid mo …. one should attend out of decency in honor of the tradition and the symbol it projects which is the strength and unity of family (even in adversity).

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