Senator Alan Cayetano set to deliver minority’s ‘contra-Sona’



Senate Minority Leader Alan Peter Cayetano will deliver a “contra-Sona”—the Senate minority’s view of what was missing in President Benigno Aquino III’s recently delivered State of the Nation Address—despite his being a shoo-in for the administration’s senatorial ticket in 2013.

Cayetano said the Senate minority’s report would not be a counter-argument to the Chief Executive’s speech before a joint session of Congress last Monday, but listed down what the minority believed were what remained to be accomplished by the administration.

“I look at the contra-Sona as a means to help this administration rather than pull it down,” Cayetano said in a text message. “Contra-Sona is the technical name but actually it’s not the intention.”

He added, “If [President Aquino’s] Sona was [titled] Report to the Boss, the minority report, or contra-Sona, would be the Dreams of the Boss.”

Cayetano, of the Nacionalista Party, said the planned coalition between his party and President Aquino’s Liberal Party was all “but a formality.”

Aside from the ruling LP and the NP, led by Sen. Manuel Villar, the administration’s powerhouse coalition also includes the Nationalist People’s Coalition of businessman Eduardo “Danding” Cojuangco.

“The coalition is just a formality of the past two years of the LP and the NP working together under a critical collaboration and cooperation system,” Cayetano said.

He said the NP “helps where programs are good, criticizes and gives good suggestions if they can be improved, brings up an issue when it is in the national interest, yet the administration has not put it front and center.”

Cayetano said, “We have discovered in the last two years that the LP and NP see eye-to-eye on many issues.

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  • 8284

    Wag na Senator Cayetano. Punta ka  sa Malakanyang sabihin mo kay Pnoy yan.

    Politica lang  at di pag solve, guguluhin pa  ang konting good news.

    Mag kaisa na .

    Dyan mga Tsinks , di ba .

    Nagsasaya sila pag magulo tayo.

    Naman  naman  !

    • sanjuan683

      Anong magkaisa eh 20 percent lang ang bumoto sa ABNOY mo presidente. ehehehehe ibalik na lan yun two-party system makakatiyak ka pa malaki ang ilalaman ng isang presidente na posible magkaisa ang tao bayan. 20-percent unggoy lang bumoto sa kanya papaano mahihikayat yun 80-percent na unggoy na ayaw sa kanya ang makiisa sa isang ABNOY  na presidente. hehehehehe

      • OFW28

        ikaw kung kaya mong ibalik, hindi ka nag-iisip isa kang pinakamababang uri ng unggoy!  

  • regd

    So, if they see eye-to-eye on many issues, guess they went blind with the SONA?

  • victorts

    The NP is not the opposition.  In fact, it is coalescing with the LP, the ruling party.  Cayetano’s response will just be a waste of time as he has time and again shown that he does not have the guts to go against Noynoy.  Start making laws instead.

    • sanjuan683

      pareho-pareho lang sila mga unggoy, kunwari magkagalit pero banda huli magkasama. hehehehehe. Buwaging na yan multiparty system ibalik sa dating two-party. Kaya walang suporta ang isang presidente sa atin dahil 20-percent lang ang bumoto sa ABNOY mo presidente. hehehehehehehe magugulo ang mga yan may pa-coalition pa sila iisang lang ang mga mukha nila mukha dorobo. hehehehe


    MABUTI yan….the other side of the coin!  Let it on.

  • johnllander

    Greatest Dream of the Bosses: 
        Pass ANTI-DYNASTY law now!

  • padrefaura

    si APC kunwari pang minority, lap dog din naman ni Pnoy. 
    ang tunay na minority sa senado si Bongbong na talagang kalaban ni Pnoy. 

    • botets

      padre ang minority group is usually the opposition group.. Not necessarily magkalaban ng personal gaya ni bong bong marcos at di pinayagan na ilibing si macoy sa libingan ng mga bayani. Andyan pa yun paghabol hangang ngayun sa mga ill gotten wealth ng mga Marcos. The minority group is composed of Joker A, Mirriam S. who are still allied to the previous admin.

  • virgoyap

    One of the missing links that P-Noy missed to mention is about political dynasty which is very common today among politicians for their political ambition. Hope this will also be taken up by Senator Alan Cayetano, ha ha ha, I’m not against the Senator.

    • Lolo Mo

      Another is the crime of treason against PNoy, Alberto del Rosario and Raul Hernandez, both of DFA for bangling in the Scarborough Shoal incident and reaction to China’s threat in general.

      Still, another one is the penchant of PNoy to unload and sell to the Chinese all government lands, assets such as commerical stocks, and government owned and operated corporation. Gusto ibigay lahat sa Chinese. This is also an act of treason. Why unload these lands and assets considering that our Filipino-Chinese government headed by PNoy are merely as custodians, in short, it is the entire Filipino populace that owns these governmentassets and not the present administration.

      Let us not fool ourself. PPP or Public Private Partnership is legalizing the stealing of government assets and lands infavor of the Chinese. This is an act of treason.

  • Lolo Mo

    There should also be a law that Filipino-Chinese should be banned from participating in the government. They are a threat to our national security. Let us adopt the INdonesian and Malaysian way.They disqualify Chinese and Indians in their government. Three decades ago, both Indonesia and Malaysia looks like the City of Davao. Now, it is a megalopolist. Both has surpass us in any aspect. In fact, PAL was up ahead before. Now, it is just a tiny Airline compared to other airlines. INdonesia and Malaysia, including Thailand will order the Airbus 380. PAL can only buy Boeing 777. Why is this so? Because our assets, all of it were remitted to China by the Filipino-Chinese, while in INdonesia and Malaysia, their capital circulates in their country and encourage economic growth. Wala na tayo. As long as Filipino-Chinese with doubtful loyalty is in our government, they can fool around with our laws to tailor in their plunder.

    Si former CJ Corona, a Filipino-Chinese may have been impeach, but the unexplained and taxable wealth were intact. Our government allowed him out scotts free. That’s how Filipin0-Chinese protects each other. You can be terminated but you are allowed to carry your loots.

    • jimiji

      brad si pnoy filipino -chinese din yan baka nakalimutan mo

    • It’s No Time To Doubt Now

      Lolo Mo, boto ako diyan sa panukala mo. Si Enrile ay may lahing intsik sa mata pa lang. Si Drilon ay intsik din na nagtatago sa apelyidong pinoy. Si Lacierda at Robredo ay pawang mga intsik na nagtatago lamang sa apelyidong intsik, kung kaya’t nakakapag-intsik si Lacierda sa mga kawani ng intsk sa embahada ng intsik. Si Belmonte ay may dugong intsik din sa pamilya ng nanay niya. Ang mga Osmena ng Cebu ay nagmumula sa patriyarkong intsik din. Ang mga Lopez ng ABS-CBN ay mga intsik din na yumaman sa tubuhan at azucarera sa Negros at Ilo-Ilo. Ang Gatchalian na siyang alkalde ng Valenzuela ay mga intsik din na pineke lamang ang apelyido (anak ni William Gatchalian na mas kilala bilang Plastic King). Si Associate Justice Carpio ay may dugong intsik at bakas naman sa kanyang kasingkitan. At higit sa lahat, ang ating pangulo ay intsik din. Mula sa ehekutibo, lehislatura hanggang sa hudikatura ay pinamumugaran ng mga intsik. Tila hindi na yata tayo tatantanan. 

  • kilabot

    naloko na. ginagawa na lang chubibo ang taong-bayan ng mga pnp na eto.

  • It’s No Time To Doubt Now

    Marahil ay nagsisisi na rin ngayon si Balot Kayetano. Matapos niyang patalsikin ang Koronakot, pinalakas lang pala nila ang partido ni Noynoy. At ngayong nagkakamabutihan na sila LP at UNA, mukhang liliit ang papel ng NP sa coalition. Kung sa bagay, sira na rin ang pangalan ng mga Kayetano, matapos ang pagbabalimbing at pamumulitika. At lalo pang nasira noong napawalang-sala yung mga Vizconde rapists. Magbenta ka na lang ng balot Alan. Yan naman ang bagay sayo eh.

  • eltee mulawin

    “I look at the contra-Sona as a means to help this administration rather than pull it down,” Cayetano said in a text message. “Contra-Sona is the technical name but actually it’s not the intention.”
    >>> before 2010, ang tapang magsalita ng Cayetano dahil babae naka-pwesto noon at dahil  din SMELL IS GOOD 2013. 
    >>>Lahat ng nasa Congress na saksakan ng tapang magsasalita at magsiparatang sa babae noon NGAYON PAWANG LAHAT NABUSALAN NA ANG MGA BIBIG AT HINDI MAKAKILOS DAHIL SA BIGAT NG MGA BULSA.   

  • Cal_Reznick

    One of the President’s men is giving the “contra-SONA”?? That seems a little off…next will be seeing a Batman movie whose villain will be Robin.

  • John

    KSP si Senador. Hindi siya nabangit sa sona.

  • vir_a

    Kunwari kontra. That’s fooling the pinoys.

  • Anne Torre

    LP and NP see eye-to-eye in pork barrels. Why is there little concern on power generation? Is it because the shortage is in Mindanao? Long-term solution for this must have been started several years ago. If Nhoynhoy have no qualm in wasting taxpayers’ money in his CCT by the billions, why can’t he not act for Mindanao energy solution where the taxpayers’ money will be put to a good use unlike CCT (Continuing Corruption and Thievery?

    GMA really has great influence on Nhoynhoy. I hope he stops his frivolous and fictitious barking about anti-corruption! CCT is to Nhoynhoy, ZTE is to Arroyo!

  • popeyee

    What a waste of time, Mr. Senator.

  • $25214711

    Nothing wrong about that. It’s just the timing.


    Opposition??? Hello???!!!!

  • oraman

    LP-NP see eye to eye the there is no more need for contra SONA or pwede na rin siguro ang  short sentence I agree with most of what the president said in his SONA.

  • FernandoBusi

    Nako gayagaya sa US … dapat yung time frame gayahin din nila di yung more than a week na old news….

  • D_BystandeR

    Whoever thought of this “contra Sona” to be delivered by Sen. Alan Cayetano representing the minority, which is a copycat of the US politics is “daydreaming!” I’ve heard so many people who admired the President’s SONA and I myself can attest to that as exuding in  clarity and truthful revelation of the many positive accomplishments that P-Noy’s administration has successfully done for the people and country. But when apprised of what the good senator is about to say in his “contra sona” I am not alarmed that it could create a “divisive” impact among the people as it is described as “non-toxic” comments but an “addendum” to further enhance the realization of “the dreams” for a government responsive to the common needs and aspirations of their countrymen.

  • lloyd g

    ibang klase 2 si cayetano nahhilo na yata dapat oposisyon ka nalng! kinakain mo sinabi mo na maguunahan sa oposisyon ang mga kandidato dahil sa kapalpakan ni noynoying. sigurado bokya kayo pagsumanib kau sa administrasyon, puro lang kasi daldal si Pnoy pabagsak na

  • lloyd g

    contra sona tapos ssanib din sa Noynoying group?????????????????????

  • Romulus Fenandez

    kapal ng mukha ng oportunistang CAYETANO,  pagkatapos batikusin TOPAK sina panot ngayon kakampi na,  ha ha ha ha……kung saan may pakinabang nandun ang 2 CAYETANO!

  • Jezzrel

    “brings up an issue when it is in the national interest” please bring up Spratlys & Bajo de Masinloc…..

  • Jon

    Cayetano said, “We have discovered in the last two years that the LP and NP see eye-to-eye on many issues.

    Aba’y tahasang lokohan na ito.
    Kung ganoon, bakit minority pa ang turing nyo sa sarili ninyo?
    Kamo nga, buddy-buddy kayo di ba?
    Mayroon bang maasahang tunay na kritisismo at pagpuna kung sanggang-dikit kayo?
    Baboy na nga ang sistema ng gobyerno, lalo ninyo pang binababoy sa mga kabalbalan nyo.

  • Maldi2

    Whose interested in this anyway?  Just another media propaganda to advance personal gain.  Baga sinigang na walang asim!  PWE!

  • lex

    people do not be deceived by the how good these politicians talk! in fact they are all talk! they are just wasting the peoples trust and money. tama ! propaganda lang ito at lolokohin na naman ang sambayanang pilipino sa mga pangakong napako! 

  • 8284

    Magaling ka din . Kaya lang halata na pulitika.

    Babagsak ka . Huwag na.

    Crime lumabn kay Pnoy ngayon.

    Tulong lang saka pressconference.

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