SONA 2014: 10 Eyebrow-raising Quotes From the President’s Speech

Here are the quotes that caught our attention.

( Every year, President Benigno Aquino III’s State of the Nation Address (SONA) has its fair share of highlights. This year, we got Kris Aquino crying and a ridiculous number of applauses. (Some estimate it at 86.) We’re compiling 10 striking quotes from the hour and a half-long address.


Did we miss anything? Sound off in the comment box below.


1. "The Filipino is worth dying for. The Filipino is worth living for. At idagdag ko lang po, the Filipino is definitely worth fighting for."

He concluded his speech by putting a twist on his father’s last words. Well, that’s definitely one way to end an address.


2. "Bakit nga po ba sila galit na galit? Natural na kontrahin tayo. Ang pinakamaingay na kumukontra sa atin ay ayaw ng transpormasyon."

Some might argue, "What transformation?" Then again, we have that one and a half-hour long speech to tell us.


3. "Kung sa susunod na taon pa uusbong ang problema, dapat ngayon pa lang handa na ang solusyon."



4. "Sa mga hoarder ng bigas, okay lang. Subukan niyo. Mas malakas ang estado."

Very action star of you, Mr. President.


5. "I can tell you eye to eye, I’m contented [with what we have achieved]."

Sometimes we’d rather be underachievers, too.


6. On 2016 elections: "Kayo ang boss, kayo ang lakas, kayo ang gumagawa ng pagbabago kaya kayo rin ang magpapatuloy nito."

If we were really the boss, we’d have the FOI Law by now.



7. On critics: "Iilan lamang sila, at napakarami natin."

We’re not sure who he was addressing, exactly.


8. "Gabi-gabi po, bago ako matulog, thank you na nakalampas pa ako ng isang araw."

Tomorrow is another day, sir.


9. "Kung tinalikuran ko ang pagkakataon, parang tinalikuran ko na rin ang aking ama at ina, at lahat ng inaalay nila para sa atin."

For context: P-Noy got emotional talking about his parents and their sacrifices for the country.


10. "Totoo nga po: Kayo ang aming lakas."

Aww, thanks.

Recommended Videos
Share this story with your friends!

Help us make better!
Take the short survey

Read more stories about

Latest Stories

Load More Stories