Political Slip of a Tongue - Pia Cayetano

Edited Today 06 May 2010

To all concern readers please visit Pia Cayetano's webpage - Black Propaganda'

Edited Today 23 Apr 2010

This issue has been resolved through the efforts of anonymous citizen and with the help the internet. Please check comments page for the details. Case closed!

Edited Today 22 Apr 2010


"We condemn the irresponsible and insulting statement of Pia Cayetano in Harapan stating that she will increase the salary of nurses and teachers its because they are college graduate, compared to soldiers who are just high school graduate and yet receiving high compensation - Soldiers stand no vote to Pia Cayetano"
(this is the original text message that I received)

- After a few comments from concerned citizens, a link to the actual program Hiritan (not Harapan) was found. Senatoriables on Hiritan

This lines of condemnation is currently circulating around the nation via cellular phone and probably in a few minutes it will also storm the internet. If these lines are true, then such claims and differentiation of Ms. Pia Cayetano between public servants of this nations is really a irresponsible and immature. Considering the fact that not all Soldiers are undergraduate or uneducated! Considering the fact that the hazards most of these military men faced! Considering the fact that the education of a man does not solely rely on his academic achievements! Considering the fact that schools wrongly segregate their students by basing only on their academic intelligence (because according to research there are about 30 kinds of intelligence)! Considering the fact that most of these soldiers were and are and will serve this country to their last breath! Considering the fact that these men were played all along by some corrupt political and military leaders! If Ms. Pia Cayetano is one of these soldiers, will she be happy of hearing her on statement? Will she be happy after having a torn family because of serving this country? Will she be happy after having a amputated limb because of defending the Philippine Constitution? Will she be happy after having a psychological breakdown after seeing her comrade die in front of her? Will she be happy after seeing his headless comrade because of defending this country's territory? Will she be happy after seeing her son in a box because he refused to surrender her sworn duty? Will she be happy....!

Serving this corrupted nation has nothing to do with which profession you might be. And it is not a matter of compensation that weights their service! Ms. Pia Cayetano demoralized a foundation of this country that strengthened her freedom since colonial era!

"Not all teachers and nurses are soldiers! But amidst the Rooster of Troops is a soldier or a nurse, who decided to serve their country by enlisting into the Armed Forces of the Philippines!"

Ms. Pia Cayetano, While the complexity of political erand is on your hand. The complexity of political warfare and the battle between life and death is between a soldier with a gun and his will to obey his sworn duty! They were soldiers! Are you?

21 comments:

Anonymous said...

good read sir.. sundalo po ang Papa ko at kuya ko. na pa kawalang kwentang statement buti nalng lumabas sa bibig niya..

Anonymous said...

Is this true? When and where did she said it?

Aerrox said...

It was stated in the text message that it was on a TV program called Harapan.

Anonymous said...

i dont see any info about pia statement..

Aerrox said...

hinahanap ko rin nga po, kung totoo ito malamang itinago ang info, maaring kasabay ito nung nacancel na harapan schedule dahil sa isyu kina Loren and others....

Anonymous said...

is there a video that when pia said it... any1 knows a link please post it... i would like to watch it....

Aerrox said...

If anyone who have a link on the video please share it. para ma prove natin ito...

Aerrox said...

if you have facebook or tweeter, spread the word para mabasa ng mi alam, ma clarify itong issue na ito. ty..

Anonymous said...

http://www.gmanews.tv/video/58452/uh-hiritan-2010-senatorial-edition-roco-plaza-osmea-cayetano-part-3

link to UH Hiritan where Pia Cayetano degraded the soldiers who put their lives at stake to defend this country..

Aerrox said...

Thank you for the link sir, checking and uploading it.

Anonymous said...

nag-email ako sa email add ni senator pia cayetano at nag-reply naman ang chief of staff nya clarifying things and with the transcript of the episode-the one minute Q and A for the senator.Here's the portion of and I quote: "SONIA ROCO: Senadora Pia, gusto ko lang malaman kung mayroon ka talagang nakahanda na plataporma ngayon kung sakaling maibalik ka sa senado, para sa edukasyon lalong lalo na yon ating mga guro.

SEN PIA: Thank you po sa katanungan na yan Tita Sonia …doon ho sa 14th Congress, pinaglaban ko po sa salary standardization law ang sweldo po ng teachers and nurses… kasi may discrimination diyan against women…ang mga profession na dominated by women laging mas mababa ang sweldo…college graduate sila pero ang antas ng kanilang sweldo kapareho lang ng graduate sa high school na mga sundalo…so I have been already fighting for that…on record yon… natalo ho ako sa botohan… ang nagawa ko lang taasan yong sweldo ng teachers ng sciences and math… so I promise, because I have been doing it na, uunti-untihin ko ito dahil talagang mababa ang sweldo nila…saan manggagaling? We have unprogrammed funds…more than hundred billion…119 nineteen billion ang unprogrammed funds…56 billion from the mobile vehicle fund na walang destino…na hindi natin alam kung sann ginagamit…madalin hong gamitin yon…pinaglaban ko din yan sa budget hearing na ilipat yan sa defined programs of education and health." unquote.

Aerrox said...

As per review of the provided video and transcript, Senatorial candidate Ms. Pia Cayetano is not guilty. Maybe it was just miss interpreted due to the fact that some of the words used where not as clear as being read, but listening and watching the video over and over will help the people understand what she meant.

I think such episode was abused by onlookers that are anti Pia....

Media said...

....For those who are not aware of the Senator’s full statement, below is the full text, verbatim, of the interaction between senatorial bets Sonia Roco and Sen. Cayetano on Unang Hirit for a full background and better appreciation of the context of Sen. Pia’s one-minute remark:

SONIA ROCO: Senadora Pia, gusto ko lang malaman kung mayroon ka talagang nakahanda na plataporma ngayon kung sakaling maibalik ka sa senado, para sa edukasyon lalong lalo na yon ating mga guro.

SEN PIA: Thank you po sa katanungan na yan Tita Sonia …doon ho sa 14th Congress, pinaglaban ko po sa salary standardization law ang sweldo po ng teachers and nurses… kasi may discrimination diyan against women…ang mga profession na dominated by women laging mas mababa ang sweldo…college graduate sila pero ang antas ng kanilang sweldo kapareho lang ng graduate sa high school na mga sundalo…so I have been already fighting for that…on record yon… natalo ho ako sa botohan… ang nagawa ko lang taasan yong sweldo ng teachers ng sciences and math… so I promise, because I have been doing it na, uunti-untihin ko ito dahil talagang mababa ang sweldo nila…saan manggagaling? We have unprogrammed funds…more than hundred billion…119 nineteen billion ang unprogrammed funds…56 billion from the mobile vehicle fund na walang destino…na hindi natin alam kung sann ginagamit…madalin hong gamitin yon…pinaglaban ko din yan sa budget hearing na ilipat yan sa defined programs of education and health.

In this exchange, please note:
1. There is nothing in Sen. Pia's statement that would suggest she is advocating that our soldiers should be paid less.
2. The thrust of her response was to offset the discrimination against professional women in the civil service and seek an increase in their salaries.
3. Underscoring the discrimination by government, she merely inferred that professional soldiers who didn’t finish college are better off because they get equal, if not better pay than the women in professional sectors who are required to have college degrees. Nothing in it suggests soldiers should be paid less; only that teachers and nurses should be paid commensurately for their education.

The Senator sympathizes with the plight of our Filipino soldiers for their daily sacrifices and heroism. Taking off from that premise, the Senator has nothing but the highest respect for our men and women in uniform. In fact, in past budget hearings in the Senate, she and her brother, Senator Alan Cayetano, had proposed among others, that soldiers, regardless of rank, who die in action or are permanently disabled on duty must continue to receive their salaries until they reach the retirement age of 56, even while their children get scholarships in state universities and colleges. Unfortunately, they did not get enough support for the passage og such measure, but they vowed to pursue this for our soldier-heroes in the coming 15th Congress.

Senator Pia Cayetano has consistently fought for the welfare and recognition of our government personnel, including our teachers, health professionals and soldiers -- all of whom play their own crucial roles in society. She will never allow detractors from derailing her goal of making the government fully accountable for their duties and responsibilities to our people.

Sincerely,
ERMIN F. GARCIA, Jr.
Chief of Staff

(Part 2 of 2)

Media said...

Office of Sen Pia S. Cayetano
April 22, 2010

Omnibus response to spam texts and emails on Sen. Pia’s alleged anti-soldier remarks

On behalf of Senator Pia Cayetano, I wish to clarify the malicious allegations being raised in anonymous spam texts and e-mails being circulated recently to criticize the Senator Cayetano’s alleged anti-soldier remarks on “Harapan” (an evening show on ABS-CBN that features national candidates).

First, allow us to correct a factual error in these spam texts/emails that have sadly led some people to read and interpret the good senator’s statement out of context. No, the senator has never appeared on ABS-CBN’s “Harapan.” But she did guest on the “Hiritan 2010” segment of “Unang Hirit” (GMA7 morning show) last April 16. Obviously, those circulating the spam texts and emails never even bothered to check their facts, and in all likelihood, might not even have personally seen or heard Sen. Cayetano on Hiritan (which can readily be reviewed on gmanews.tv if they missed watching the live airing). Still, her detractors proceeded to unfairly castigate the senator.

What’s even worse is when these spammers even paraphrased portions of the Senator's full statement to make it appear that she maligned “our soldiers just because they are high school graduates only and they should be paid less.”

(Part 1 of 2)

Aerrox said...

Thank you very much for this detailed response....hoping that this will clarify such issue, and will also serve as a lesson for those who are involved and are unaware that such subtle issues can turn a "white spot into black".

Media said...

Thank you also for giving us a space in your blog to allow us to clarify this matter. Regards and more power!

Anonymous said...

no matter what clarifications will be posted, nagcirculate napo yang statement na yan... i am connected with the AFP and personnaly, nakakakulo ng dugo.. qe totoo o hinde, damage has been done. tingnan natin kung mananalo xa.. markado na xa.. to ms pia, baka hindi mo alam na pinoprofessionalize na ang armed forces? ambot na lang gyud nimo!

Aerrox said...

This kind of issue is really a pain in the heart especially if you belong to a family who have been serving this country under the colored camouflage uniform. And one of them is me.

My father died in service for this country as a soldier, he was at the brim of his profession and was assigned as a peace keeping unit between the GRP and the Muslim Rebel Returnees, a close friend of mine died in service just a few months after his graduation, a good neighbor of ours died in service in the midst of his service for this country, and many more others who wore their uniform to stand against oppression.

All these soldiers died probably with a moral cost or where just sacrificial lambs by corrupt officers and politicians. But one thing is clear they have serve this country well but are not treated well. They don't have equal level of education but the level of their service is far more greater than anyone's academic achievements.

With due respect to all parties involved who have laid their eyes and heart on this issue. Let the resolution of this issue be on their hands.

Anonymous said...

my husband is a soldier, its to hurt for me to hear about that news.. sana maintindihan nya..na mahirap sa amin malayo ang isa sa pamilya namin,,para lang mag lingkod at mag tanggol sa bayan..

Anonymous said...

To Ms Pia pls do not use and abuse the SOLDIERS in your political propaganda. WE ARE APOLITICAL. These "high school graduates", as you have claimed, risk their lives and even die for the freedom and security of this country.

Media said...

To Freelance Aerrox (and everyone concerned):

Thanks for updating us on all the new comments coming in your blog. Unfortunately, we can't convince everyone. But for the record, we reiterate the fact that in the "Hiritan" (not "Harapan," as the negative texters wrongly insist) where she guested last April 16, Sen. Pia Cayetano NEVER belittled our soldiers, nor called for the diminution of their salaries. This has been clarified in her many TV and radio interviews, as well as the text and email messages we have been sending out to concerned parties (including this blog) who want to be clarified on the issue.

Everyone is invited to check the Senate records and even visit the Senate in the coming 2011 budget hearings in the 15th Congress to see what Sen Pia has been consistently fighting for: Higher salary grades for our government nurses and public school teachers, as well as increasing benefits for widows and children of soldiers and other men in uniform who die in the line of duty. She was actually outvoted in both respects during the 2010 budget deliberations, but she is determined to continue this advocacy into the 15th Congress - hopefully with your support.

For those willing to keep an open mind on this matter, please see Senator Pia S. Cayetano's personal take on this text black propaganda. Just follow the link: http://whereispianow.com/?p=1907

Thanks and more power!

Office of Senator Pia S. Cayetano