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UNA senatorial slate for 2013 polls complete – Binay

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Vice President and HUDCC chairman Jejomar Binay. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

MANILA, Philippines – Vice President Jejomar Binay on Thursday said that the United Nationalist Alliance (UNA) has already finalized its senatorial slate for the 2013 polls.

In an interview with reporters after he gave his speech at the Liga ng mga Barangay National Convention in Pasay City, Binay said that UNA has decided to include Senator Francis “Chiz” Escudero and Margarita Tingting Cojuangco in its senatorial slate.

“We are including him (Escudero) in the slate,” Binay said when asked about the status of the alliance’s talks with Escudero.

Binay also noted that he was 99.9 percent sure that Margarita “Tingting” Cojuangco, aunt of President Benigno Aquino III, would be included in the ticket.

Cojuangco is the wife of UNA vice president and former congressman Jose “Peping” Cojuangco Jr.

UNA is the new coalition formed between Binay’s PDP-Laban and former President Joseph Estrada’s Pwersa ng Masang Pilipino.

During a press conference last Monday, UNA announced that Senator Loren Legarda had accepted the party’s invitation to run as a guest candidate for the senatorial slate.

Among those who earlier made it in the slate were Senators Gregorio Honasan, San Juan Representative JV Ejercito, Cagayan Rep. Juan Ponce-Enrile Jr., former senators Juan Miguel Zubiri, Ernesto Maceda and Richard Gordon, Zambales Rep. Milagros “Mitos’ Magsaysay and businessman Joey de Venecia.

Binay and Estrada had also said that Movie and Television Review and Classification Board chairman Grace Poe Llamanzares was already an “adopted candidate.”

Binay said that he was not bothered by reports that Legarda had talks with President Aquino, saying that Legarda would campaign with UNA.

“Legarda is UNA’s candidate. She will join UNA’s political activities,” Binay said.

Asked about the campaign arrangements for Escudero, Binay said that it would be like the arrangement for Llamanzares, who he had earlier described as an “exception to the rule.”

Escudero and Llamanzares had both been reported to be likely adopted by the Liberal Party (LP).

However, Binay noted that they would not force Llamanzares to join the campaign if she would not be allowed by the LP.

Llamanzares, in earlier reports, had noted that she had not yet received final instructions from Aquino.

Binay had also earlier announced that UNA candidates would be filing their certificates of candidacies on October 1, 1 p.m.


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  • magiting78

    Whattttt a,,,,All are Trapo’s and useless candidates…wala n ba talagang ibang marunong s Pinas…bopols n nga ako mas mga bopols pa tong mga kandidato n ito…

  • $23257130

    mabuhay ang UNA. mabuhay si president binay.
    ang tunay na pag asa ng bayan!!

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_XALR35ENV2XKV327BZGZ7Q5Z5Q Ernesto

      pag-asa baka subra pa kay marcos o arroyo yan,dami na kasing pera yan eh .saan kaya ng galing dati di naman masyadong mayaman .ang pera lang ng bayan  ang pakay sa pag ka presidente.di naman magaling yan eh.ang makati kasi yan ang centro ng bizniz di naman pera ng gobyerno ang nag paunlad dyan,tingnan ko lang kung doon sya mag mayor sa maguindanao kung mapaunlad ya doon 

    • Francis81

       Kung hindi dadayain ng HOCUS PCOS ang 2013 elections tiyak mas maraming UNA candidates ang mannalo. Marami na kasing galit kay Pweenoy! Parang kiss of death para sa isang kandidato ang tumakbo sa ilalim ng LP ni Pweenoy! LP – Lampa Pweenoy!

      • http://profile.yahoo.com/UZF4OTGY4BREFE42RXP7FZJKFY Ding

        Dalawa pa lang kayo ni Palaka ang medyo nakakautuan…basahin mong muli ang mga komento, mungkahi lang, ‘yon naman ay kung marunong kayong umintindi.

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/UZF4OTGY4BREFE42RXP7FZJKFY Ding

      UNA ?  NO !    UNANO … ?   UNAtan o UNAtin mo muna para dumeretso, para sa tuwid na daan.

  • nparvus1202

    Ang ipinagsisikikan sa atin na kandidato eh iyung mga datihan din  na wala namang nagagawa. Eh wala na talaga Pilipinas. Palubog na, buti pa araw simisikat.

  • Labandera1

    UNA _ Estrada convicted plunderer, Enrile Martial Law Administrator, Binay dynasty in Makati, Mitos Magsaysay Tarayray kampi ni Gloria Macapagal Arroyo, Loren Legarda paru parong bukid…etc

  • kypros

    except, maybe, for gordon the rest malamang UNA mula sa hulihan

    • rinom

       correct, si Gordon lang okey diyan,,, but remember, bad company corrupts good habit.

  • jose_rizal11

    trapo’s and dynasty !!! wala nba ibang choice!!!

  • PabloEsscobar

    parang pilit na pilit ang dating ng pagka sali ni chiz dito ah. namamangka kase maraming makukuhang isda sa una party. pwe. 

  • http://twitter.com/ChrisDantes2 Chris Dantes

    Wow, I’m actually surprised that they got Chiz. I thought na he’s a solid independent? well…guess it goes to show how balimbing politicians act. 

  • http://twitter.com/JosephGallega Joseph Gallega

    Sinama pa tong si chiz. E naghihintay to ng mas okay na kukuha sa kanya. Patago lang yan pero balimbing din yan

  • http://twitter.com/StephenBueno3 Stephen Bueno

    Bakit si CHIZ??? Wala naman pa namang nagawa yan e. Pacute lang alam niyan. 

  • http://twitter.com/JamesMagsino2 James Magsino

    chiz , pasang awa ni Binay….magpapaloko pa ba tayo jan? tsk tsk

  • denzel_alfonso

    PURO MALIGNO!

    • Saloi-CDR

       HAHAHA MGA MALILIIT AT MAITIM NA MALIGNO?; NICE ONE DENZEL.

  • aurelius marcus

    Why Dick joined this pesky party backed with CORRUPT and QUESTIONABLE CHARACTERS…  Tskkk I’m disappointed with you GORDON… I thought you are a principled man…

    BINAY, ENRILE, ESTRADA, SOTTO and the rest are liabilities to this country. DO NOT VOTE FOR THIS PEOPLE… WAKE UP FILIPINOs, this people ran our country for decades but we are still down the trash. So please… be wise this coming election…

    • Tama Lang

      How can you support more than 1 family with your govt. salary and these other families live abroad like USA?

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_TFIZ5ISYUKPA3PYORE3YGUYR24 barangan na agokoy

    none of the above…

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_TFIZ5ISYUKPA3PYORE3YGUYR24 barangan na agokoy

    may tingting pa… sus me yo

  • Malik62

    The Filipino people should wake up and see the  ugly face of Philippine politics.  The uncritical masses are always deceived by false propagandas and deceptive appearances. The vicious cycle of patronage politics is just   being perpetuated. It’s about time to have a radical overhaul, there should be a radical SYSTEM CHANGE!!!

  • john mark santos

    wala pang election sawa na ko sa UNA..nakaka umay

  • damatannapo

    STOP POLITICAL DYNASTY

    Vote NoBinaysNoEnrilesNoEstradas 2013

    ……..Vote NoBEEs in 2013

    • tagasampaloc

      BEERs isama muna ang mga Revillas. hehehe

  • tagasampaloc

    Sa ginawa ni Binay at Kamag-anak sa Makati ay hindi dapat makalimutan at maulit:
    the family fortune rises higher than the Makati skyline.
    Maliwanag si Binay mUNA bago ang bayan- hindi dapat
    Please “LIKE” if you agree: NO TO UNA in 2013 NO to BINAY in 2016.

  • enrique119

    Chiz Escudero? Grace Poe? Looks like UNA is just including in their slate names they think will be popular even if the candidates are not really joining the coalition.  Tingtong Cojuangco? Is she a serious or even willing candidate?

    This UNA slate is so shallow. If this were a basketball team, it cannot go beyond the first five. That is only popularity-wise. Principle-wise, yeeech!

  • isidro c. valencia

    It is now BENIGNO (NUP) versus MALIGNO (UNA).
    Take your pick!

  • kilabot

    philippine politics starts with cojuangco and ends with cojuangco. one big chubibo. everybody’s in for the ride.



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