LP warns common candidates against joining UNA rallies


Acting Liberal Party (LP) president and Transportation Secretary Joseph E.A. Abaya. LYN RILLON

Common candidates, be warned: Joining the rallies of the opposition United Nationalist Alliance (UNA) could get you the cold shoulder from President Aquino.

Acting Liberal Party (LP) president and Transportation Secretary Joseph E.A. Abaya issued this warning to LP candidates Grace Poe-Llamanzares and Senators Loren Legarda and Francis Escudero, who had also been adopted by the UNA.

Abaya reminded the three that the LP policy asking them to skip the rallies of other political parties still stood.

“That has been made clear, in fact, before the list (of LP candidates) was finalized,” the transportation chief said, adding that President Aquino, the LP chair, himself had spoken to the three candidates individually on the matter.

“And I think of their own volition they will follow,” Abaya said, adding that a breach of the policy could mean the cold treatment from Mr. Aquino.

“I think just the fact that you’re distanced from the President after such a violation is enough penalty for you given (his) good trust ratings and the clear reforms that he has been undertaking. Thus, the other side is actually trying to get close to the President,” Abaya said.

He said the LP coalition would also make a distinction between the administration’s “tuwid na daan” (straight path) and the opposition’s “own path” during the campaign.

“It will be part of our campaign, too, if this is not confidential information, to distinguish between our slate and their slate, and eventually it will be apparent. We will make it apparent that there’s a clear difference (between) our slate and their slate. Amin ang tuwid na daan, kanila yung kanyang daan (Ours is the right path, theirs is their own path,” he said, drawing laughter.

Stung by claims by some UNA officials that candidates faring well in the surveys were not “full-blooded” LP members, Abaya said it was the party’s call to describe who was “true-blooded, half-blooded, or quarter-blooded.”

“That is our call, that is our decision, that is our backyard,” he said in reaction to UNA official Tobias Tiangco’s statement.

Abaya also said that the political ads of the President’s cousin, Paulo Benigno “Bam” Aquino IV, were not sanctioned by the party.

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  • Consumers Power

    Why are they portraying themselves as on the right path while in truth they’re tadpol. Shame on them !!!!

  • hmangontawar

    Choose: Integrity as shown by LP or Corrupt as UNA (Most members of UNA like Estradas, Enriles are corrupt).


    I have trust in PNoy’s candidates.

    My family will vote straight LP coalition.


  • sigena

    LP means liers party

    • kulittwit

      Clearly, you are lying.

    • sanjuan683

       UNA means una matatalo. heheheheheheheh

    • Observer_din

      LP means LIKEABLE PARTY.. hehehe

  • $15469930

    Halos lahat Ng UNA members ay belongs to thieves katulad ni enrile Estrada ….

    • sanjuan683

       Correct ka diyan

    • Observer_din

      just wondering pag nanalong presidente ng pilipinas si binay, sa lahat ng sulok ng pilipinas makiki mo PB, kasi sa makati MB makikita mo..  ano kaya yung “B” ? bulok o binay?

  • FernandoBusi

    Outright Corrupt vs Hidden Corrupt kawawang pilipino. 

  • kipbuts

    Senador/Kandidata Chiz Escudero, Loren Legarda at Grace Poe-Llamanzares namamangka sa dalawang ilog: Ilog UNA at Ilog LP. Segurista?

    • virgoyap

      Segurista at oportunista!! Walang prinsipyo. They are only after of winning. What will happen if they win?

      • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_NPV7TOHIJPG3UMTLQDTHLQJR7Y Jack

        if they win, they will all say that “they are independent candidates not UNA or LP. LP at UNA naman ang nag-adopt sa amin”

  • Maitum

    Are Tianco’s statements approved by Binay?

  • reforms

    LP> UNA…maraming corrupt sa UNA!!!

  • virgoyap

    Legarda, Poe, Escudero they are more UNA than LP. What they did truly reflects who they are as politicians. They are politicians who do not based on principle but on winning the game even if they stink.

    • louie

      Though closely related with Erap, I remember that Llamanzares said in an interview that she’s a part of the admin coalition. She appreciates the support of UNA but it’s the president who encourage her to run, thus, her decision to run under the president’s coalition.

    • yesyesyo

      Excuse me po, Grace Poe is not a traditional politician. this is her first time to run.

      • popeyee

        Papunta na siya roon, sa pagiging trapo…

      • sanjuan683

         hehehehe Ano ba karanasan niyan sa totoo lang nadala na ang mga tao sa mga artista. Kaya huag na kayo bumoto ng mga artista, o kamag-anak ng mga Binay, Estrada at Tandang Enrile. Mga lumang pulitiko yan at maiitim pa budhi.

      • yesyesyo

         Hindi po artista si grace poe.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_HEM34LOQGI24N2Z4VQEE6YVW6Y Nolan Ray

    I will vote all Lp’s,as long as they have support frm the President.our economy is doing so good now. Filipinos have to be carefull in voting good politicians.

    • FernandoBusi

      The economy is doing well because of all the liquidity from the west. You can put any monkey in any emerging market country right now and it will move up because of the free money. 

    • sanjuan683

       Correct ka diyan, dati ayoko kay Pnoy pero ngayon gusto ko na.

    • Observer_din

      tama ka, tingnan mo stock market natin, maganda ngayon, ibig sabihin tumataas ang confidence ng mga negosyante  sa pilipinas.. di natin naranasan ito sa mga nakaraang panahon, maski na noong magaling na ekonomista daw ang presidente natin, lalo lang tayong naghirap, buti pa yung student nya napaganda ang standing ng pilipinas.. mas magaling talaga ang student sa teacher.. hehehehe

  • yesyesyo

    UNA sa listahan ko mga kandidato ni PNoy.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_VPSXDLCQEZGZDJSX32G7PYHNCI Noel

    Why stop the three from campaigning with UNA when UNA doesn’t stop them from being with LP?  What is LP afraid of ?  Is LP depending greatly on the three superstars to boost its line up of weak candidates ?

    • sanjuan683

       Ibig sabihin niyon doble kara mga sigurista at balimbing. Ganyan kababa ang uri ng mga pulitiko sa bansa Pinas. Di bali malapit na matodas ang mga yan sa darating na election.


    It is just right that every candidate campaign only with one ticket. It is not right and proper that a candidate appears in two rallies of rival tickets. That smacks of opportunism and trapo politics.

    Kapag nangampanya ka sa kabila, ibig sabihin may nilalaglag ka sa isang coalition. namamangka sa dalawang ilog.

  • disqusted0fu

    What a bootlicker! So fed up with the right path slogan! What is that path all about anyway? Is it a path where you persecute your enemies? To bully your way in getting what you want? To be abusive of the law and your powers? To get good survey results? To be popular? To absolve your friends from anomalies? To deceive people? So on and so forth. If this is the right path that they are talking about, I can’t blame others why they choose their own paths. 

  • poltergeist_fuhrer

    tuwid na daan ba ung early campaign ni BAM AQUINO???napaka hipokrito talaga itong si abaya…at ang LP

    • bantaybulee

      Ano ang labag sa batas duon? Aber? 

      • poltergeist_fuhrer

        from a yellow ribbon…everything are true, valid, moral basta kapwa yellow ribbon ang gumawa…mga self righteous…

    • Observer_din

      sino ba ang hindi nag-early campaign??

      • poltergeist_fuhrer

        wala…lahat mga epal…ganyan kabaluktot ang sistema..ganyan ka walang pangil ang comelec…

      • poltergeist_fuhrer

        survey shows..and his actuation being a warfreak than being a statesman…

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/XJ6M3EEK5LGN77YOMKJHBCXF7Q jeronimo

    Trueblood? Halfblood? – Harry Potter ba ito?

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_NPV7TOHIJPG3UMTLQDTHLQJR7Y Jack

    nananakot na si abaya sa tatlo kasi yon ibang kandidato ng LP ay walang kapanapanalo. pero kung gagastusan ni pnoy yon kanyang mga manok thru his presidential funds at savings ng executive dept, which is in billions, may pag-asa sila manalo

    • http://profiles.yahoo.com/u/H6T7YUHZQHZBJ6BFWMFCIYPOQA Jokjok B

      hmmm kaya siguro nag reshuffle sa COA para di mabantayan ang pondo ng bayan

  • Yobhtron

    No to Political Dynasty, No to Trapos, and No to UNA.

    • FernandoBusi

      Sama na rin natin ang trapo at political Dynasty ng LP.

    • billy gunner

      No to Political Dynasty, No to Trapos? did you bother taking a look at LP?

  • clark

    bakit pipigilan ng LP na sumama sa rally ng UNA,,pOE AND CHIZ are independent candidates unlike LEGARDA  the true political butterfly..

    • kikomonkey

      Tama bakit sila pipigilan?si chiz bakit sya pipigilan?ang galing lang di ba?alam mo ba na si chiz ay saksakan ng tamad?try to research about him them see for yourself, wala syang nagawa for the country..tamad ang taong yan at sa bibig nya din nanggaling yun na wala syang ginagawa, nagpapacute lang yan sa tv..ayaw mo ba ng senador na merong ginagawa para sa bansa mo?yung para sa taong bayan?kung ayaw mo,sige siguro tama ka, dapat nga isama si chiz..bakit nga naman pipigilan ang taong tamad?tamad ka din ba? :)

      • Observer_din

        oo nga,laging tumutula yan c chiz.. mahilig magpacute.. dami pa ding naloloko nyan.. tsk.. tsk.. tsk..

  • tanyaaaa

    Hindi naman tama yan.. Nagiisa na nga lang ang senador na naggustuhan, si Loren Legarda na kahit saan ko nakikitang nagbibigay ng tulong sa kapwa nya at ganun din sa kalikasan..kahit anu pa yan, sya pa din ang iboboto ko..

    • vanibee

      ako din, suportahan ko si Loren Legarda! number 1 kayo sa listahan ko! ! !

    • sanjuan683

       Ala eh puro siya kalikasan bakit ganun lalo binagyo ang mindanao, hindi epektibo yun kalikasan niya. hehehehehe

  • DoReMiFaSoliman

    I like Senator Loren Legarda, she has been so dedicated in what she does, she helped a lot of people and made a lot of programs that benefits all of us.. she supported laws and bills na nakatulong in every filipino. so no matter what, i believe a lot of people will support her!

    • Janinskie

      yeah, i agree with you.. lagi kaya syang top 1 sa mga surveys! :D

    • sanjuan683

       Saan ba siya LP o UNA? Anong klase pulitiko yan sigurista? hehehehe eh di iboto mo siya ako ayoko kahit na cute siya. hehehehehehe

    • Observer_din


  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_UEHZP52OVNUUPVT3VJNWPUGVLU Peter L

    Administration’s LP leadership all bark no bite!

    • sakinlang

      While UNA’s leaders are all bite no teeth!

      • magiting78

        They are both dogs….lolz

      • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_E3CE56OQVPC4RPYD2NR4VD3SUE Bert

        I agree….hehe

    • Observer_din


  • vilmavee

    A Political Butterfly. Which group does she really support and believe in? LP, Nacionalista, UNA, PDP Laban? Saan ba sya talaga?

    • magiting78

      Anong political Butterfly???…Pulitical Prostitute…lolz

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_E3CE56OQVPC4RPYD2NR4VD3SUE Bert

    If LP is indeed into “principled politics”, then why accept POLITICAL PROSTITUTES in its rank?

    • bantaybulee

      Wag ka nalang mag boto. 

      • billy gunner

        grabe ka naman. hindi naman cguro mahirap sagutin ang tanong ni Bert.

      • bantaybulee

        Siya nalang mag hanap ng sagot niyan. Ang galing mo diba? 

      • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_E3CE56OQVPC4RPYD2NR4VD3SUE Bert

        nope, the query must really be pretty hard for bantay…..hehe

    • Alejandro Canda

      sinong political prostitutes ang tinutokoy mo? coalition ang nangyari dito at hindi prostitution…amaw   

  • renbowconnection

    I think it’s clear to see most people here are angry at the government. Then I think it’s time for a change. :) 

    Bam Aquino, Casiño, and Risa in the Senate please. 

  • Patotz

    Bam Aquino’s Rap Sheet
    Ten Outstanding Young Men of the Philippines (Community Development and Social Enterprise, 2010)GoNegosyo Inspiring Young Entrepreneur (2010)Asian Social Entrepreneur of the Year (World Economic Forum, 2011)United Nations Project Inspire Grand Prize (The Hapinoy Program, 2011)Co-Finalist, Ernst and Young (Entrepreneur of the Year 2010)PLDT Bossing Co-Awardee (Retail Financing Category, 2010)Young Global Leader (World Economic Forum, 2006) A distinction awarded by the World Economic Forum to young achievers from different countries.Jose Rizal Most Outstanding Model Student of the Philippines (1999)

    Eto ba ang gusto nyong senator? Ako oo.

    • billy gunner

      that’s because you’re a paid hack!

      • bantaybulee

        And you’re a worthless person.

    • kuracha

      That’s a pretty impressive list. Go LP! 

    • Sirena101

      Hanep. Dami. Kaya pala tumatakbo…wala talaga akong idea. :) 


      Bam Aquino hanep! 

    • theEyeofSauron

      hanep sa results si sir bam aquino kung anong gusto niyang maitulong sa tao nagagawa niya talaga…

    • Observer_din

      AYUS YAN, subukan naman natin ang bata lalo’t maganda naman ang credentials, kesa sa mga datihan na sa puitiko na puro pagnanakaw lang ang ginagawa.. BAM is the only one so far on my list for senator. Mahirap na baka maging 3 pamilya na lang ang nasa senado, enrile,binay and estrada —- ampangit ang sagwa.. nakakasuka!!!

  • billy gunner

    tuwid na daan???

    nasaan na ang inyong ipinagmamayabang na tuwid na daan? tUMUWAD NA BA???


      baka puno ng muta ang mga mata mo kaya hindi mo makita ang pag asenso ng ekonomiya ng bansa

      • abner

         umaasenso??? nangangarap ka…baka umaasenso ang pagdami ng walang trabaho…

    • bantaybulee

      Anong naitulong mo? bulok ka! 

    • olalalalala

      BASURA KA BILLY GUNNER. At least may naitulong kami. Ikaw? Panay reklamo! 

      • billy gunner

        may naitulong ka nga ba? oo nga may naitulong kang ipalaganap ang maling impormasyon ng administrasyon.

    • Alejandro Canda

      Kasapi ka billy gunner sa mga pabigat na tao sa mundo walang iniintindi kungdi ang sarili lamang kapakanan…. antipatiko sa mga hakbang ng pagbabago dahil siguro ikaw ang isang palamunin lamang. Pwe…..

  • sanjuan683

    Dati ayoko sa LP pero ngayon gusto ko na ang LP. Bakit kamo yun UNA ay siyang una matatalo. Nagsama pa ng isang plunderer at author ng martial law. Ano klase mga tao yan. hehehehehe


      UNA sa kurakot. Heehee

      • JunDax

        UNA sa linya sa sweldo. 

      • http://teampnoy.com/ GO LP!

        UNA sa early retirement package.

    • Alejandro Canda

      Sila ang mga tao na walang tinitingnan kung hindi ang sarili lang nilang kapakanan. It doesn’t need microspopic eyes to know who these people are. Their very dirty marks in public service as ultimate power abusers ranks topmost. Enrile, a foremost smuggler not to mention his role as hatchet man of Marcos during martial law; Estrada, a plunderer not to mention his open and highly immoral background as a foremost womanizer; and binay, a rugs to riches politician who made makati as his private domain that made him filthy rich not to mention the political dynasty that began from l986 until now. TO HELL WITH THESE PERSONS…..   

      • etomacq

        Bakit umunlad ang Makati ng hinawakan ni Binay kung kurap sya? 

        Isa si Enrile sa mga nag umpisa ng EDSA revolt..

        Si Erap, Correct ka womanizer! Kaya lang mga babae na mismo lumalapit sa kanya.  

        Si Noynoy womanizer din. Mahilig sa babae kaya lang nga yun mga babae walang hilig sa kanya..

        Mga Cojuangco/Aquino hinawakan ng matagal ang Tarlac pero umasenso ba ang Tarlac? 

      • http://profile.yahoo.com/MLD4OKCRPD4PLQOEWMYBRELWG4 Cola

         Tama ka diyan.  Punta ka sa Tarlac at tingnan mo ang lawak na hinawakan ng mga Cojuangco.  Tapos tingnan mo sa paligid nito iyong mga magsasaka, puro mga mahihirap.  ANO, KUNG WALANG KURAP WALANG MAHIRAP?  Kung Tama ito, sa Tarlac ng mga Cojuangco maraming KURAP kaya marami ang MAHIRAP.  Ang mga KURAP diyan ay ang mga COJUANGCO.  Si NINOY sa Concepcion PINAMIGAY niya ang kanyang mga LUPAIN.  Pero ang mga COJUANGCO, hindi nila LUPAIN hanggang ngayon gusto pa rin na mapasa kanila.  ANO – MGA KURAP!!!

      • etomacq

        May i know kung ano anong lupain ang pinamahagi ni Noy sa Concepcion at gaano kalaki ang mga ito????

        Curious lang ako.

  • ed_nique

    if they are “common candidates” then they should not be dictated upon on with whom they will conducting their campaigns.

    if they are “adopted candidates”, that means they are candidates of one party but was also included/adopted by another party as their candidate then the original party has the right to dictate.

    if a candidate commits to run under one party, it is presumed that it is because he/she identifies with the platform of that party. presumably, this would also mean that the other party will present an alternative platform. in such a scenario, i don’t see how a candidate can logically run under two opposing groups with different ideals, not unless, there is another underlying reason.

  • Observer_din

    tama ka, pwede natin subukan si grace, ng maiba naman

  • Observer_din

    di naman yata artista si grace, ano ba pelikula nya?

  • Observer_din

    wag nu pansinin si TIANGCO baka naka-rugby lang ng magsalita. hehehe

  • abner

    tuwid na daan patungo sa kumunoy

  • Komen To

    If he can’t stop his aunt from joining UNA, why stop the others? This is a free country

  • http://www.facebook.com/leonardo.sanmiguel.96 Leonardo San Miguel

    To Tiangco: Coming from an adult with a haircut of a pubescent boy, I find it hard to digest, much more to believe, whatever Mr Tiangco of UNA say. Who does he think he is, Justin Bieber?

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_VPSXDLCQEZGZDJSX32G7PYHNCI Noel

    LP is becoming insecure.  

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/MLD4OKCRPD4PLQOEWMYBRELWG4 Cola

    MGA BALAT SIBUYAS pala itong mga LP.  Kaya nga tinawag na COMMON tapos gagawin ninyo na UNCOMMON at sa LP lang makipag-rally.  

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