Aquino ‘X-factor’: LP slate renamed Team Pinoy


They may not necessarily be the best of friends or allies, but the senatorial candidates assembled under the administration banner are held together by a common belief in the power of endorsement of one leader—President Aquino.

To make them easier to remember—and sell to voters—administration strategists have taken out the cumbersome name of their coalition, which includes the names of the traditional rivals Nacionalista Party and Liberal Party.

Forget the “Liberal Party-Nacionalista Party-Nationalist People’s Coalition” alliance. Henceforth, call the administration candidates in May’s midterm elections “Team Pinoy.”

Aurora Rep. Juan Edgardo Angara, a candidate on the team, acknowledges that the new name of the coalition can be confused with “P-Noy,” the administration’s preferred reference to Mr. Aquino.

But who would mind it, especially with Mr. Aquino still enjoying immense popularity three years into his term?

“It’s P-Noy who binds us together,” Angara said in a recent interview. “But we decided to use ‘Pinoy’ to send the message that this campaign is for all Filipinos.”

Indeed, it’s the President who keeps the balance in a team that includes former Sen. Jamby Madrigal and Rep. Cynthia Villar. The team-up was unimaginable just three years ago, when Madrigal and Villar’s husband, Sen. Manuel Villar, contested and lost the race for Malacañang, which Mr. Aquino took by the sheer force of people power.

Senator Villar, portrayed as the biggest spender during that campaign and persistently linked to the unpopular President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo, was the regular subject of Madrigal’s attacks in the Senate, many of them aimed low.

Like the Aquino camp, Madrigal pounced on the “double insertion” scandal involving the C-5 Road southern extension project with earth-shaking effect.

In the Senate, Villar’s main defender was Sen. Alan Peter Cayetano, likewise a runner on Team Pinoy despite his position as the chamber’s minority floor leader.

But three years have passed and the camps have moved on.

‘X Factor’

Angara sees the President as the “X Factor” if Team Pinoy were to beat the equally “formidable” senatorial slate put together by Vice President Jejomar Binay under the United Nationalist Alliance (UNA).

But Angara said the Aquino factor would depend on “how hard he pushes for the candidates.”

“It could be a repeat of the ’87 [campaign] when [then President] Corazon [Aquino] pushed hard for her candidates and 22 out of the 24 [administration candidates] won,” Angara said. “I think that’s possible. Anything can happen.”


Besides Angara, Madrigal, Cayetano and Villar, reelectionist Senators Loren Legarda, Francis Escudero, Aquilino “Koko” Pimentel III and Antonio Trillanes IV, former Senators Ramon Magsaysay Jr., former Akbayan Rep. Risa Hontiveros, Grace Poe-Llamanzares (daughter of the late movie actor Fernando Poe Jr.) and Mr. Aquino’s cousin Paolo Benigno “Bam” Aquino IV make up Team Pinoy.

Only six of them, including Legarda and Escudero, fare well in the early polls.

At a recent meeting with them in Malacañang, Mr. Aquino assured his candidates of his full support during the campaign.

“[Mr. Aquino] assured us of [the Liberal Party’s] support and about our concerns, such as advertising [and] advocacies,” Angara said.

“[The meeting] was more of a brainstorming,” said an administration source. Funding for the candidates’ ads was not discussed, the source said.

Estrada’s arithmetic

Angara expects a tough battle with the UNA candidates, especially with three veteran politicians behind the minimally opposition coalition. Besides Binay, Senate President Juan Ponce Enrile and former President Joseph Estrada are the leaders of the UNA.

“They’re formidable, especially with their mass base,” Angara said.

Estrada feels the combined endorsement of the UNA trio would be too much even for Mr. Aquino. His basis: the Pulse Asia survey, taken from Feb. 26 to March 9 last year, that showed Binay was the top endorser for senatorial candidates.

Seventy-three percent of the respondents said they would vote for candidates endorsed by Binay, while 66 percent said they would vote for Mr. Aquino’s candidates.

Estrada placed third, with 51 percent of the respondents saying they would vote for candidates he would endorse.

“It’s easy. We are three. He’s only one,” Estrada said in Filipino in an earlier interview.

Strange bedfellows

Like Team Pinoy, the UNA ticket is composed of strange bedfellows.

On the UNA slate are Rep. Milagros Magsaysay and former Rep. Juan Miguel Zubiri, two  Arroyo allies who will now campaign with some of the former President’s fiercest critics.

There is also former Sen. Richard Gordon, who once raised hell after then President Estrada kicked him out as chairman of the Subic Bay Metropolitan Authority.

About two weeks before the campaign starts, all is relatively calm between the UNA  and Team Pinoy. Angara describes the relationship between the two teams as “very cozy” because “we are all supporting the President.”

But he believes the two camps will eventually reach a “point of separation” and that’s when the President “starts to make statements to that effect.”

“I think it will be less cozy than the present relationship,” he said.

Constructive opposition

Navotas Rep. Tobias Tiangco, the UNA’s campaign manager, describes his coalition as a “constructive opposition.” “Meaning we support the good programs of the President, but we will also call him out on issues [that] we think [will] not benefit the people,” he said earlier this week.

Riding two horses

Eastern Samar Rep. Ben Evardone, a Liberal leader and a formerly staunch Arroyo supporter, earlier criticized the UNA, saying it “cannot have the best of both worlds.”

“The UNA cannot straddle two horses by foisting the grand deception upon our voters that it remains fully supportive of President Aquino’s program while undermining his daang matuwid agenda with its leaders’ incessant attacks on his reform programs,” Evardone said in a statement.

The word war has begun. With a report from Michael Lim Ubac

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  • PinoyPower1

    Vote Straight Team Pinoy!!!

    • nes911

      Hindi lahat sa kanila “straight”

  • sl1

    Estrada,Enrile,Binay & those candidate practicing political dynasty must not be voted for the good of our country. Dadami ang corruption pag ang binoto natin ay mga mag-kakamaganak sa puwesto.

  • bogli_anakdami

    magkano ang bentahan ng boto ngayon… dito sa looban eh Pph500 + sang kilong bigas + sardinas ligo… lalong tataas pag malapit ng botohan…

    highest bidder dito…

    • Ding

      kaya ba ikaw anakdami, bogli?  magkano ikaw kwenta?  sige bogli pa, para anakdami pa.

  • superpilipinas

    No to LP. No to UNA.

    UNA just consists of TRA-POS and political dynasties.

    LP is similar or worse, they were not able to influence their leadership to push for FOI.

    I voted for Aquino thinking that he is sincere with total anti-graft and corruption. But instead, his focus was more against the previous administration officials. He would not push for FOI since it will impact all including his allies. Tolerating corruption is corruption. 

    And because he broadcasted that anti-jueteng is not a priority, it caused more proliferation of jueteng and police officials were encouraged to participate.

    Vote for independents and technical professionals who are logical and are achievers. Don’t vote for LP and UNA politicians who just engage in politics more than creating sensible laws. 

    If there are no independents or technical professionals, spoil your ballot by not voting for anyone. At least, those clowns getting low votes will give them the message that people see them as failures.

    • EOJ

       Who are the independents you are rooting for. Please name them.

    • Dan

      hey edyot, philippines is like a sick man afflicted with cancer, you have to treat it with chemotheraphy or radiation or cobalt,, CANCER CELLS represent corruption, dishonesty, that is what P-Pinoy been doing, getting rid of malpractices in the government service, do i have to continue……….. baka d mo pa na gets

  • Fulpol

    Eastern Samar Rep. Ben Evardone, a Liberal leader and a formerly staunch Arroyo supporter, earlier criticized the UNA, saying it “cannot have the best of both worlds.”

    yeah you are right… kailangan isa lang ang partido.. kaya okey lang ang balimbing gaya mo… Evardone..

  • Melvin

    Ang partidong UNA kaya binuo ay para sa iisang layunin para maging senador ang anak ng tatlong trapos na si Binay, Erap at Lolong Johnny, at wala ng iba pa… Hindi totoo ang para sila makapaglingkod sa mamamayan… Tingnan mo naman ang katangian ni Erap, babaero, sugarol at lasenggero. Si Binay parang dumaan sa misteryo kung paano siya yumaman. Si Lolong Johnny ang sa simula’t-simula pa ay walang pagmamahal sa bayan, siya kung saan makikinabang ay doon siya panig… Sana ay maging matalino na ang mga botante…

    • tagatabas

       Help to educate the the electorate, marami kasi di alam ang tunay na issue.

  • Darwin

    Go go Team BUDOY!

  • Mark

    No to Team BEE!!! Binay, Estrada and Enrile. 

    • tagatabas

       E di Team Pinoy tayo

  • sasama

    …ala na bang iba? puro recycled trapo yan….

  • AllinLawisFair

    Si P-NOY ang tunay na pinuno laban sa kurapsyon. Siya ang nagunguna laban sa mga magnanakaw ng yaman ng bayan. Sa susunod na tatlong taon, kailangan niya ang mga kapanalig upang lumakas ang kanyang laban sa mga magnanakaw at mga mapagsamantala sa tungkulin sa pamahalaan.

    Sina Estrada, Enrile at Binay ang pinaniniwalaang mga tunay na corrupt at magnanakaw ng laman ng kaban ng bayan. Huwag iboto ang mga ito; huwag iboto ang mga kandidatong sinusuportahan ng mga ito.

    Iligtas ang bayan sa mga magnanakaw. Bantayan ang yaman ng bayan.

    Iboto ang mga kandidato ni P-NOY.

    • tagatabas

       Kay dapat ikaw, ako at tayong lahat ay magbantay

      • AllinLawisFair

        Ginagawa ko na.

  • manual47

    Wow….are these all that can be offered to the filipinos.  What has the filipinos done to deserve this insult.   “Calling on good people……anyone”.  Heaven forbid, corruptions is here to stay.  Back to my slumber as hate to see what’ going to happen until the next election…..

  • Ewan

    putik na kandidato yan ” no choice” sila sila na naman. mas dapat iboto ng tao yun di kilala para maiba naman. sila sila na naman ang mag nanakaw

  • Ewan

    sana iboto ng taumbayan yun independent candidate yun mga di kilala. walang kwenta sila sila lang LP and UNA puro basurang magnanakaw.

    • EOJ

       Sino ang mga independents na kandidato mo? please name them.

    • tagatabas

       ipaliwanag mo sa iyong pamilya at mga kaibigan baka sakaling maunawaan ka nila.

  • speaksoftlylove

    Yong mga Pinoy ay watak watak kaya di bagay yang Team Pinoy. Kung gusto ninyo talagang mag “bind together” eh di Team Epoxy o kaya Team Super Glue ang itawag ninyo. Ok ba, Angara? Suggestion ko lang na mas lalong bagay ay either”Team Cash Gift” or “Team Pork Barrel” mas usonguso at madali ang name recall.

    • Ding

      gusto mo na namang bumuga ng apoy…porke dalawa dila mo…dapat sa ‘yo abugago ng mga may kaso ng pangungulimbat.

    • Alejandro Canda

      Suggestion ko sa UNA na silay tawagin TEAM KULIMBAT or TEAM MAGNA.

      • Willie

        ayaw mo ng team mando?

    • tagatabas

       Bugok ang suggestion mo, matinong usapan binababoy mo

  • batchmatters

    The main issue in this coming election will still be CORRUPTION especially so after PNoy has shown our kababayans how far the nation could achieve if only the country`s funds would go where they should. Ngayon lang nakikita ng mga tao na umabot na sa trilyong piso ang koleksion ng BIR dahil hindi nas masyadong makapangotong ang mga taga BIR. Ngayon din lang nakita ng mga Pilipino sa unang pagkakataon na napunta sa kaban ng bayan ang bilyong dolyares na kita ng Malampaya oil fields sa halip na sa bulsa lamang ng iilan. Ngayon din lang nararamdaman ng mga Pilipino ang bumababang presyo ng public projects ng DPWH na di gaya ng dati na habang tumataas ang presyo ay bumababa naman ang kalidad ng mga proyekto dahil sa malaking kotong at tongpats ng mga mandarambong na opisyales ng pamahalaan. AT marami pang magagandang bagay na kasalukuyang nangyayari sa bansa na dati ay ilan lamang na makakapal ang mukha ang nagpapasasa sa halip na taumbayan ang nakikinabang. Kaya sa darating na eleksion ay nararapat lamang na maingat na suriin ng mga botante ang mga kandidato at tingnan ang kanilang rekord unang una sa isyu ng KORUPSION at magtanong – pwede ba silang pagtiwalaan ng bayan?

  • Fred

    The issue here is credibility. Do you think people will vote candidates endorsed by Enrile, Erap and Jojo? I better ask False Asia survey!

    • batchmatters

      I think their cases would be similar to that of Sen. Manny Villar who had started very strong in the last presidential election until the many truths about him caused his campaign and  presidential ambition to unravel.

  • boybakal

    Aquino ‘X-factor’: LP slate renamed Team Pinoy….

    This is good Pnoy is the X Factor.
    Tell you frankly, X Factor is the kulelat among singing competion in the US.
    Though they have Britney and Simon, still they did not rate well.
    American Idol and the Voice are the front runner on this live reality show.

    This means to say…Pnoy X Factor won’t make it good this coming election.
    Pnoy Idol Binay and Erap the Voice will be the team to beat.
    Binay is the real Pnoy Idol…kulay kayumanggi, taas, ilong, at talino.
    Pnoy X Factor…X means wrong or mali.


    • nes911

      The 3 stalwarts of UNA are notorious for corruption.

    • EOJ

      X factor has the biggest prize money in US television. It awards $ 5 million to the winner. On the contrary, it rates very well too.

      UNA sa listahan ko ang Team Pinoy.

    • Alejandro Canda

      Tama ka boy bakal si Binay ang tunay na maligno na nagtangkang magdala ng kadiliman sa sambayanang pilipino. Isang highly rated na magnanakaw na mahirap hulihin dahil sa kanyang kulay na itim na biglang maglaho sa kadiliman daig pa ang kilabot na akyat bahay. Kung sya ang presidente hindi na kailangan syang mag akyat bahay dahil hawak na nya ang kayamanan ng bayan na kanyang inaasam asam at pagpapartehan nila Erap at Enrile pati lahat yung mga alipores nila.

    • tagatabas

       Binay ang maligno

  • Ding

    ” we are supportive of the good programs of the President, pero ‘UNA TIYAN KO’.”

  • Benjamin

    AT sa Team UNA, huwag ding iboboto si Ernie Maceda, isang original trapo na panahon pa ni Marcos at dating Exec. Sec. niya. Remember what Mayor Lacson said in the early 60’s in Congress then?  He said and I quote, ” Maceda is so  young, and yet so corrupt”. Malakas ang kapit ni Maceda sa Supreme Court at tulad din ito ni Enrile na matandang tinali na walang iniisip kundi pansarili. REJECT ALL UNA CANDIDATES!

    • EOJ

      Ngayon pa lang nanggagaya na kayo. Hindi naman gumagamit ng TEAM ang UNA.

      Team Pinoy! Astig!

    • dipax


  • joeybg

    Si Erap nag-iimbak na ng mga noodles, sardinas at bigas na pamimigay niya sa eleksiyon…… kawawang Pinas, walang asenso, dito natin malalaman ulit kung gaano karami ang mga “Tanga” sa Pinas na boboto sa UNA.

    • dipax

      si erap daw eh para sa mga mahihirap…… kaya gusto nya dumami ang mga mahihirap at nagugutom…. para marami ang bumoto sa kanya…. matipid nga naman sa kampanya….. noodles, sardinas, at bigas lang katalo na…… so freakin pathetic…..

  • superpilipinas

    No to LP. No to UNA.
    UNA just consists of TRA-POS and political dynasties.
    LP is similar or worse, they were not able to influence their leadership to push for FOI.

    I voted for Aquino thinking that he is sincere with total anti-graft and corruption. But instead, his focus was more against the previous administration officials. He would not push for FOI since it will impact all including his allies. Tolerating corruption is corruption. 

    And because he broadcasted that anti-jueteng is not a priority, it caused more proliferation of jueteng and police officials were encouraged to participate.

    Vote for independents and technical professionals who are logical and are achievers. Don’t vote for LP and UNA politicians who just engage in politics more than creating sensible laws. 
    If there are no independents or technical professionals, spoil your ballot by not voting for anyone. At least, those clowns getting low votes will give them the message that people see them as failures.

    • EOJ

      Haba ng nobela mo.

      Sino ba ang mga independents na sinasabi mong iboboto mo? Please name them.

      • tagatabas

         baka si Victor Wood

    • dipax

      so…. your rooting for nationalista party candidates?

      • tagatabas

         NP candidates are part of Team Pinoy

    • tagatabas

       Karapatan mo yan, in case you change your mind go for Team Pinoy

  • Pedro_Gil

    Being honest can from time to time be difficult since it makes individuals vulnerable. 
    It reveals who we really are and discloses our mistakes, which gives others the
    opportunity to criticize or reject openly.  Honesty develops character and
    builds credibility and trust, which are the foundation to induce confidence and
    respect from those around you, and in the case of political leaders, teammates
    and constituents.
    Compassion is the humane quality of understanding the suffering of others and wanting to do
    something to alleviate that suffering. While many see compassion as a weakness,
    true compassion is a characteristic that converts knowledge to wisdom. 
    Good political leaders use compassion to see the needs of those he or she leads
    and to determine the course of action that would be of greatest benefit to all those
    The word integrity is defined as ‘the adherence to moral and ethical principles; the
    soundness of moral character.’  It is a synonym for honesty and uprightness,
    and is a vital characteristic for those in political leadership. Political leaders who possess integrity can be trusted because he or she never veers from inner values, even when it might benefit them to do so.
    A leader must have the trust of followers. This requires the highest standard of integrity. Having
    confidence in a political leader is about having faith or belief that he or she will act in a right, proper, or effective way.  A good political leader needs to be both confident in himself or herself as well in their ability to lead.  Leaders who possess this quality inspire others, drawing on a level of trust which sparks the motivation to get otherson board and get the job done. Flexibility
    for a political leader is about understanding the give-and-take aspects of politics, and the ability to find the common ground.  Good politicians listen carefully to all sides, to not only hear their arguments but to especially learn what it will take on behalf of all parties involved to reach a
    consensus. This characteristic allows political leaders to recognize setbacks and criticism, to learn from them and move forward. Great political leaders have all of these qualities – and more.  Each aspires to respect different views, analyze problems, and identify the best solutions – not based on loyalty to political party, but rather based on what is good and right and in the best
    interest of the nation as a whole. 
    With this in mind, I would suggest the Liberal party use “Team Jesse as their team name” , who
    exemplifies a true leader by deed and action and a true Filipino Hero.

    • Maitum

      Yes, also a very good option.

  • EOJ

    Solid Team Pinoy!!

    • Alejandro Canda

      Team PINOY and UNA belongs to one and the same kind and since we have to support Pres. Pnoy i have to chose the lesser of the two evils, and that is Team Pinoy. Go go goTEAM PINOY. I predict the score, its 12-0 in favor of Team Pinoy. 

  • Rolly257

    Sino ba ang nagtataguyod sa kandidatura ng UNA (sa kurapsyon)???
    Iyan ang dapat na tanong sa sarili upang walang agam-agam sa pagpili.

    • tagatabas

       Sa ikaliliwanag lang… sina Binay, Enrile at Estrada, kaya team pinoy na lang tayo

  • luvphilippines


    Super like it! I will campaign for them anytime, anywhere for total victory!

    • Willie

      gusto ko rin sana kaso parang di ko maatim na iboto si Jamby Madrigal eh.

      • tagatabas

         Then get rid of Jamby, pwede si Hagedorn or Gordon, basta tean pinoy tayo

      • Febien

        May nasa LP na maka China! Noong pumunta si Trillanes sa China ay sinabi daw na di intresado ang mga Filipino sa Scarborough Shoal. Ang sabi ng taga China, Kahit kailan ay tanga ang mga Filipino, kaliit na bansa ay babanggain pa tayo. Nasa China ako noong marinig ko yan! Tawanan sila na sinasabing tanga mga Filipino. May mga taga LP na pro China! wag iboto!


         Why not jamby? she was the first one to go head on with enrile. She exposed his illegal logging interests.

        Anyway, you can check out eddie villanueva the former presidentiable.

    • tagatabas

       Magkakasama tayo… tagumpay ng bansang Pilipinas

  • bryanbrian

    In total support of PNoy and for the sake of the country, I will support Team Pinoy. 

    • UPnnGrd

      Na-survey  ka na ba  kung ano ang palagay mo sa Team P’Noy-2016 ???

      • tagatabas

         saka na 2016, concentrate ka sa 2013

    • Maitum

      I’m from the Visayas. So am I.

      • tagatabas

         kasama mo ang taga luzon

    • tagatabas

       Go tayo jan

  • Eva Romero Cabrera

    Rename it as TEAM BUGOK…

    • tagatabas

       Ikaw ang campaign manager dahil ikaw ang pinakabugok

  • Joseph



    • Willie

      ayan na naman ang lesser evil. lol. natatandaan ko pa nung tumakbo si gloria laban kina fpj at lacson. si gma daw ang lesser evil. alam na natin ang nangyari at sino ang tutoong mukha ng demonyo. pero sa labanang ito, sang-ayon ako sa yo na ang pwersa nina binay, erap at enrile ang unang magdadala sa pilipinas sa impyerno.

      • mave

        infairness naman po sa sinabi nya siguro naman nakikita na natin kung sino ang lesser evil sa kanila diba…

  • Mita

    NO to United NAKAW Alliance (UNA).

  • Rogers Nelson Uy

    nak nampating lesser evil lesser evil pang nalalaman..EVIL PA RIN! Mga Buwaya pa rin!

    • tagatabas

       may pamimilian ka ba? mag isip ka naman, binibigyan ka na nga ng pointers nakapikit ka naman.

  • Jake Lopez

    Parang Force of Evil itong UNA. Unang-una sa korapsyon, Una na nga yung tatlong lider nila.

  • manual47

    You may or may not agree with me, but Philippines has more chance to progress under Team Pinoy than the opposition (UNA) vying on this coming election.  I thought, President Aquino’s team is the lesser of the two evils.  One thing to consider is that,  President Aquino already started something that filipinos has been longing for a long time……..that is good governance (“daang matuwid” as the president called it).  However, it may take more than what President Aquino had accomplished so far to convince the filipinos that he is really serious and sincere on that objective.  There are still lot of anamolies going on in the government that filipinos has grown accustomed to and still going on that filipinos has been calling for to stop……and that is  “corruptions”.  That need to stop for the good of the country and it’s citizens.   One of these is the “pork barrel” that should be abolished.  It is one of the main problem and hindrance in the progress of the country.  I am sure everybody can agree with me on this…….So, my fellow kababayan, choose your candidate wisely.   It’s best thing you can do to show these politicians that enough is enough…… 

    • tagatabas

       Agree ako jan, Pnoy is giving his best shot, but it can not be done overnight. So, you, me and the rest na may malinaw  na isipan at pusong makabayan ay kailangan gumawa ng mga bagay na magpapaliwanag sa ating mga maliliit na kababayan kung bakit kailangang manalo ang team pinoy.

  • Willie

    kung hindi nyo iboboto ang team pinoy ay para nyo na ring ibinoto si mitos magsaysay, jack enrile, jv ejercito at nancy binay. idagdag nyo dyan si juan miguel zubiri at ang matandang si maceda.
    kung iboboto nyo ang kapatiran ay para nyo na ring inilagay sa pwesto sina mitos magsaysay et al.
    kung boboto kayo ng straight team pinoy ay tanggalin nyo na lang si jamby at ilagay si bro eddie.
    BRO EDDIE for SENATOR 2013!

    • tagatabas

       Alam ko JIL ka, wala akong say maganda naman ang deal mo kaya sabihin mo sa inyong kapatiran, we will vote Bro. Edie kung dadalhin ninyo ang Team pinoy minus ( Jamby )

      • pete_delacruz


      • boldyak

        hahaha…di ba nadala sa dasal nyo na maging presidente, ngayon senador na lang?….hahaha…wag nyo gamitin ang “Diyos” na word sa pangampanya kasi….utos ng Diyos noon na tumakbo sa pagkapresidente, hindi nanalo….binago na ba ng Diyos ang utos nya?…senador na lang…hahahaha…pathetic

  • ManongOsang

    HUWAG na Tayong Mag-pasikot sikot pa!
    The Choice between UNA & Team PNoy is NOT some close decision that has to be made between two groups of EQUALLY Excellent, Honest, Trustworthy candidates.
    HINDI Itong Laban ng Dalawang Matino, Mahusay at parehong Magaling ng Kandidato!

    Dalawa lang ang COMMON Traits ng UNA at LP. ! They are all politicians & they are All part of a Rotten, Dysfunctional Philippines Political System.

    BUT MAKE NO MISTAKE ABOUT IT !!!! Mag-kamali kayo ng pili, NAPAKA-LAKI ng CONSEQUENCES!!!   Every BAD Leader the Filipino Chooses Takes our Nation BACK MANY MANY YEARS!!! TANDAAN NINYO Yan !!!!

    GMA & Erap COMBINED took away 10 Long PRECIOUS, WASTED YEARS of Missed Philippine Progress !!! UMATRAS ang Bansang Pilipinas, Lalong Naghirap ang isang Mahirap na Bansa !!!!  BILLIONS of Govt’ Revenue, Foreign Aid, & Private Inflow of Cash to the Philippine Gov’t NINAKAW at IBINULSA sa ISANG BUONG DEKADA !!! 10 Long years!

    Habang ang kapitbahay natin sa Malaysia, Vietnam, Thailand, Indonesia ay Taon Taon UMABANTE ang Ekonomiya sa Sampung Taon, Ang Pilipinas naman ay Lalong UMATRAS!
    Ang yumaman lang ay Pamilya ni GMA, Pamilya ni Erap, Mga babae ni Erap, Mga Anak ni GMA at Erap, mga Galamay ni GMA, FG at ERAP, at mga General ng Military !!!
    Naubos ang Sampung Taon sa Inbestigasyon, Lokohan, Nakawan, at Tagu-taguan ng Nakaw!

    PNOY has put the PH on track in his 3 SHORT years in power. He has Only 3 more years left!

    Magkamila nanaman ang Pilipinas sa 2013  & 2016- TAPOS Nanaman ang Bayan!!!

    We Move 5 Steps Forward under PNOY, We will Move  6 Steps Back under itong mga ” Talagang Corrupt & Old Traditional Way of Philippine Politics led by Binay, Erap & Enrile”.

    Maraming Pilipino ay malamang baon na sa hirap at pagiging OFW !

    Maraming mga Anak ninyo na bata pa ay malaki ang pusibilidad na mag-hirap at mag Ibang Bayan or OFW din.

    Pag itong sina Erap, Binay, Johnny & Jackie Enrile, Jinggoy etc ANG NANALO…
    Hindi Lang Siguradong Baon ang mga anak ninyo, PERO Pati mga Apo ninyo ang mabubuhay sa isang Bansang Mahirap at Dukha!!!

    Ang Lahat ng ginagawa ni PNOY ang NAPAKADALING  Mabura at Mawala… ALL it takes is CORRUPT Senators & President Binay and VP Jinggoy, Tapos gawin ninyo pang President Jinggoy sa 2022 !!!

    • kawawang_bansa

      agree ako sa lahat ng sinabi except about the current president aquino moving us forward…i don’t think he has, yet…my view is that he’s a very divisive president – sporting a yellow ribbon, for example – who’s obsessed with ensuring that gma and her cohorts are jailed…but wait, it was not only gma and her cohorts that were corrupt…what about prior to gma? what about those currently in power, eg, the senators and congressmen who incessantly milk the public coffers? how about aquino’s kkk? his tuwid na daan, as shown by several examples, does not apply if one is a kkk. pork barrel, aka, pdaf – aquino has the biggest pork of all; the senators and congressmen have pork and all they do is duplicate functions done by other government departments instead of just crafting/amending laws… 

    • Febien

      Wag iboto ang ibang LP na maka China. tahimik sila sa issue ng Scarborough shoal. Maingay sila sa ibang issue pero tahimik pag issue ng Scarborough. Maka China! sabi ng mga taga China kahit kailan ay tanga yang mga Filipino , kaliit na bansa ay babanggain pa tayo! Mga tanga daw ang mga Filipino. Kaya wag iboto ang ibang taga LP maka China sila.

    • blowcoldblowhot

      You forgot Fidel Ramos.

  • Jack Phalaphitac

    Wow, what a line-up from both camps! If the elections is a basketball game I’m coaching and these trapos are my players, I will bench all of them. 
    Except Risa. 
    I’ll make her the muse of the team.  

    • Febien

      Risa Hontiveros mska China!

      • mave

        mukha kna china…hahaha

      • Febien

        Wag ibotang maka China na handang isuko ang Scarborough shoal. o

      • Jack Phalaphitac

        I said Risa will be the muse of my team, team Jack. How come China, or for that matter, Yao Ming, got into the picture? Anyway, hate China but not Ma Mon Luk, you’ll be missing the best mami and siopao in town.

      • HoyGago

        Pano naging maka-China si Risa Hontiveros?

  • ManongOsang

    As Two Socio-Economic Experts on Asian Affairs from UK correctly Accurately Observed:


    ” The reason the Philippines has fallen behind its ASEAN neighbors is because of an Extremely Dysfunctional Political system of Government. While Filipinos enjoy a much more democratic Free society compared to many ASEAN nations, that very same Freedom also encourages manipulation of 3/4 of Filipinos who are Lower Income or Poor, combined with Very weak Judicial system at allows Corruption to flourish. The very same Filipino politicians who destroy any possible path of the Philippine success are able to successful MANIPULATE the MINDS and the EMOTIONS of the estimated 72% of Filipino voters who are classified as Poor and Lower Income, Desperate and Less than a high school education.
    All Politicians have to do is Keep these 72% of voters in emotional and mental bondage through manipulation, and their family would be in power for generations regardless of the damage they do. ( ERAP, BINAY, ENRILE)

    There is No attempt to bringing back its economic glory days Prior to Ex-Pesident Ferdinand Marcos using 20 years of oppressive, graft & corruption rule which put the Philippines as the Sick Man of Asia from being the # 2 Wealthiest Nation in Asia prior to Marcos. I

    *It took Singapore 13 straight years of economic progress to transform its nation from a poor, uneducated nation to one of the richest and one of the most educated nations in the world.
    *It took South Korea 16 years of economic progress & eliminating corruption to transform South Korea from 3rd world country to a Wealthy nation.

    The Philippines needs 15-20 straight years of  Economic progress combined with dramatic reduction in corruption to take its country out of poverty. President Benigno Aquino III is on his way to giving Filipinos 6 years of economic progress and a reformed system to fight corruption. If the Philippines chooses Honest, Competent, Reform minded leaders in its midterm elections of 2013 & 2019 and its Presidential elections of 2016 & 2022… millions of Filipinos living today could still witness, experience and see their nation revive itself to one of the wealthy nations of Asia prior to the President Ferdinand Marcos era. If Singapore, Thailand, Taiwan, South Korea were able to Achieve Economic success in 12-18 consecutive years of economic progress, the Philippines has No excuse. However, their faith lies in the hands of the 72% of its poor, desperate, uneducated constituency of voters who practically decide and elect its nations political leaders.

    • GaggerAlert

      Now, this is a good read. :)

      72% is really alarming, that’s why we have some people in the senate (ahem.. and in the president’s office) who are really incompetent.

      So, only 2 decades to transform a country? Now, that’s a challenge! Question is, at which point are we really on that transformation?? I bet not even half of it.

      • Ramon San Ramon

        PNoy has six years, so we need 14 years more for the two decades that Manong Osang cited  na maging vigilant tayo sa pagboto at pagkampanya sa alam nating matitinong kandidato na maihahalintulad kay PNoy at Jesse Robredo sa mga susunod na eleksiyon. Tulungan tayo sa ikauunlad nang ating bansa.

      • GaggerAlert

        I’ll take this as sarcasm… HAHAHAAHA!

    • blowcoldblowhot

      I read the report, nothing was mentioned about ERAP, BINAY, ENRILE. You are just showing how bias you are with Team Abnoy. Sheep get excited sometimes when there are no
      wolves around.  Now go back to sleep or stay there whatever
      comes first cause we don’t need your verbal diarrhea here. You
      are just engaging in mental masturbation.

  • Faisal salman

    Iboboto ko ang  UNA  kung magpapadrug test si Toby Boy adik…
    At magpapa semikalbo sya….

    • Noel

      may drug addict pala ang UNA, akala ko babaero lang gaya kay erap, enrile at binay….hehehe

  • $23601969

    Rule No.1 – Avoid the biggest possible disaster that may happen …
    Pro-China + Power to Create Laws = Tibet, a tragedy, an irreversible mistake. This will hurt all of us real bad.  Self-immolation to escape the tragedy says a lot.

    Rule No. 2 –  “Fool me once, shame on you.  Fool me twice, shame on me”.  Don’t vote any of the current Senators. They had the chance to create a positive change and they did not deliver, SO don’t expect them to make a difference in the future.  Much better to try newbies, at least there is a chance that positive change will happen. 

    Rule No. 3 – Don’t be fooled by the Atty tags.  This means they are mostly good at excuses only.  They do not think out of the box which explains why the country, and most places in the Philippines cannot take off from poverty.  They are helpless without external funding. and when the fund arrives, they get blinded by the opportunity to corrupt.  They are very limited in finding ways to create money, thus they have the biggest potential to do traditional corruption.  Entrepreneurs have the most potential to be the best politicians.  They have proven to generate funds even from nothing.  They don’t need to corrupt public funds to enrich themselves because of the options available to them

  • Febien

    Yung ibang taga LP ay pro China! wag iboto! Di nila inilalaban ang Scarborough shoal. Noong umangal ang Pilipinas sa mga Chinese ns nasa Panatag shoal ang sabi ng mga Chinese ay Tanga talaga yang mga Filipino, kaliit na bansa ay babanggain pa tayo! Nasa mainland China ako noong marinig ko yan. Tawanan sila kahit kailan daw ay tanga ang mga Filipino. Pero noong makita nila sa news na sinabi ng America na tutulungan ang Pilipinas di na makatawa, ang sabi Kaalyado pala ng America yang Pilipinas, bakit ang hirap hirap lang nyang Pilipinas pero kaibigan pala ng America. Yang ibang taga LP ay maka China di mahal ng mga yan ang Pilipinas.

    • mave

      Hangal baka sa araw na pag kain mo at gamit mo ay galing ng china…wag iboto unghang…hahaha

      • Febien

        Ikaw ang hangal . Yung iba sa China ang tawag sa mga Filipino ay a piece of rubbish. Tawa ka pa tanga! tawa ka pa sa katangahan mo! Ang sinabi ko yung iba yung ibang LP di ko nilahat ! tanga! May pro China sa LP. Di ko nilahat!

  • Febien

    mga taga LP na maka China. Ang isinusulong nila ay ang interes ng kapitalistang Taga China! Tingnan nyo ang rebulto ni Cory pareho ng kay Mao Tse tung na nakataas ang isang kamay. Nasasakop na tayo ng China Kaya noong si.Trillanes ay pinapunta ni BS Aquino sa China sinabi ni Trillanes sa China na di intresado ang Pilipinas sa Scarborough shoal. Mga taksillllllll pwe kadiriiiiiiii.

    • mave

      Dahil galit ka lang sa mga chikwa hindi mo na agad iboboto ung mga taga LP?

  • mave

    china ka nman laki galit mo sa mga chikwa…lol

  • Febien

    Taksil sa bayan ang ibang taga LP pro China at di inilalaban ang Scarborough issue. Ang financier sa kandidatura ay galing sa kapitalistang taga China. Sabi ng taga China, hahaha kahit kailan tanga ang mga Filipino kaliit na bansa ay babanggain pa tayo! wag iboto yung ibang LP na maka China.

    • mave

      di ka lang na bigyan ng bunos ng boss mo ikaw naman nagalit na agad..hehe

    • HoyGago

      Sino yung LP na maka-China?

  • Febien

    Di ako galit sa chikwa, o chinese galit ako sa pag angkin ng China sa Scarborough shoal. Yung Taiwan nga Chinese ang mga tao at part sila ng ng China pero ayaw din nilang pasakop sa motherland nila eh. Ako pa na Filipino ang di umayaw sa pagangkin nila sa Scarborough?

  • mave


    Lahat naman ng Pilipino galit syempre sa pag ankin ng China sa Scarborouh shoal, pero yong pag bangit mo sa LP na pangalan parang nilahat mo na, dapat yong pangalan nalang ng senador kung sino man un atska meron ka bang ebidensya na itong senador na ito binibenta na tayo sa mga chinese? aba dapat makulong ito kung meron kang katibayan…pero kung wala kang katibayan isa kang dakilang TSIMOSO………..

    • Febien

      Ang sinabi ko yung ibang taga LP di ko nilahat. Lagi mong ipinipilit na PARANG nilahat ko na, hindi ko nilalahat. MAVE, hanggang ngayon di mo alam kung sino ang pro China na candidate. Nabanggit ko na sa baba. Basahin mo lahat ang comment at makikita mo.



    • Ciano

      lahat sila mga political dynasty pati si Noynoy at mga kaalyado nyang taga LP.puro mga trapo.mga sakim sa kapangyarihan!

    • Darwin

      Sama mo na si Bum este Bam…Bobo ang maniwala.

  • boybakal

    Pnoy X Factor vs Binay Pinoy Idol…
    Sariling atin…Pinoy na Pinoy, taas, tamang kaitiman, matalino.
    Binay Idolo ng masang Pilipino.
    Vote Pinoy Binay….the Filipino Idol.

    • wehd1nga

      igorot yun si binay hindi pilipino

    • ricardo

      binay + gewn garcia = save arroyo 

  • Albert Einstien

    PIMENTEL lang pwede sa admin bets LAWYER cya at taga mndanao..kelangan natin bigyan ng boses ang mindanao……

    si GORDON lang pwede sa UNA…yung RED CROSS TEAM nya laging naUUNA sa pagsagip ng mga biktima ng KALAMIDAD kahit walang TV cameras…

    walang X-FAXTOR hatak si PNOY …kiss of political death nga pag INENDORSO ka nya sa SOBRANG laganap na KRIMINALIDAD….sagad sa buto na KAHIRAPAN at hanggang LEEG na presyo ng lahat ng bilihin simula UMUPO cya….

    • Joben Obeña

      Taga Mindanao ako mas gusto namin si Migz Zubiri.

    • yesyesyo

       Gordon is arroyo puppet.

    • ricardo

      gordon, maceda , magsaysay maherap pagkatiwalaan yan… tuta ni arroyo mga yan

  • GaggerAlert

    Its really astounding when Villar joined them. Hays, in politics it really shows that there are only permanent interests.

    Hays.. here comes the circus again, hopefully indi na pumatol sa mga bangketang politican ang mga tao. 

    People expecting change, but they vote the same pieces of trash. If may mga reklamo sila, don’t blame these politicians, but themselves for giving them a chance to exploit the people. 

    Yan ang idea na napakahirap isaksak sa bunbunan ng mga makamasang bobotante.

  • Paz Maunahan

    Mangangako na naman ang mga pulitiko.

  • GaggerAlert

    Hmmm.. food for thought.. What if we voted for some independents na may ibubuga? Instead of these trapos na wala namng ginagawa kundi magpapogi lang pag malapit na ang election?

  • wehd1nga

    may “Team Pinoy” pa kayong sinasabi naloko na kami ng “tuwid na daan” sa palagay nyo kaya makaka-loko pa ang Team Pinoy”, utut nyo! tuwid na daan, transparency laban sa korapsiyon, FOI ayaw nyo maging batas kasi pare-parehas kayo KURAP, MAGNANAKAW

  • boybakal

    Pnoy X Factor…come election time, put an X to all Pnoys candidates and CHECK to all Pinoy Binay Idol.

    • akongednamzug

      Binibilugan yung pangalan ng gusto mong iboto, BUGOK ! ! !

  • m1ghtym0use


  • Arnel

    kung ako candidate, di ako sasama sa UNA. Binay??  Kay pNoy nalang ako. Si enrile medyo weird yan e

  • RyanIlagan

    “Estrada feels the combined endorsement of the UNA trio would be too much even for Mr. Aquino”?? 

    >uhm, HINDI talaga e

  • Paul

    “But we decided to use ‘Pinoy’ to send the message that this campaign is for all Filipinos.” – magandang move yan sir Sonny. Wala akong tiwala kina Enrile lalo na ngayon.

  • LadyBalmaceda

    I think swerte yung mga kinuha ni pNoy para supportahan niya.Kasi alam mong pag nag promise si president ay tnutupad niya.


    TEAM PINOY is the better coalition

    SONNY ANGARA – one of the outstanding congressmen

    BENIGNO AQUINO IV – youngest candidate at 36 represents the youth, the best Aquino yet

    ALAN PETER CAYETANO – outstanding senate record, can take on anybody in quality debates

    CHIZ ESCUDERO – outstanding senate record, can take on anybody in quality debates

    RIZA HONTIVEROS BARAQUEL – new blood, not from any political family

    GRACE POE LLAMANZARES – new blood, not from any political family

    LOREN LEGARDA – dependable voice of women

    JAMBY MADRIGAL – the first to go head on with enrile, exposing his illegal logging interests

    RAMON MAGSAYSAY JR. – statesman and unifying icon

    KOKO PIMENTEL – fighter of election cheating, bar topnotcher

    SONNY TRILLANES IV – one of the most productive in terms of bills filed despite being in prison

    CYNTHIA VILLAR – woman power

    Kandidato ko ang mga kandidato ni PNoy!

    • maypakialamtayo

      walang pakialam ah! kandidato ko ang mga kandidato ng UNA

      • akongednamzug

        Wala rin akong pakialam ! ! !

    • azkal futbol

      no chiz pls. puro pa-cute. no loren pls, puro drama… asan accomplishment ng mga ito kundi pumunta sa media at mag-report as if nasa puso nila ang sinasabi nila.
      i’ll go for two more — villanueva and reyes

  • yesyesyo

    Gordon is arroyo puppet. Eddie Villanueva is better choice in lieu of cynthia villar.

  • where_I_stand

    I scolded my nephew for branding the Team P-Noy as being a team with BS or AB.

    BS Aquino is often used to mean Benigno Simeon Aquino III but also used to highlight the BS [compared BS diploma to graduate diploma] management handling of government. Recall the media propaganda of a working president reading a paper without his reading glasses on. It was an epic failure.

    AB-Noy is often referred to the mental health of the adolescent president. AB, like BS, is also a collegiate diploma.

    I told him, it’s not okay to name call any person, be it a president or an ordinary man in the streets. He said yes, but I doubt he’ll follow my advise.

  • Pulis Na Pogi

    is there something that pnoy can be proud about, except being able to due the filipinos, big time?

    • akongednamzug

      Sabihin mo rin sa akin anong klaseng credibilidad mayroon ang isang pulis ! ! ! Now about something that pnoy can be proud of, you simply refuse to accept the fact.

      • Pulis Na Pogi

        Sabihin mo rin sa akin anong klaseng credibilidad mayroon ang isang gaya mong yellow tard! ! ! Now about NOTHING that pnoy can be proud of, you simply refuse to accept the fact.

        Sino CPNP ngayon? di ba KKK? ano qualifications nya? Ano na nagawa nya?

        Hoy pulis ako kaya alam ko bakit bulok ang organisasyon ko. and i am telling you, this is in no small measure can be attributed to your idol PNOY.

        bata, three years na ang nakalilipas nung nangako si idol mo ng anti corruption. e bakit hanggang ngayon, 25% pa rin ang clearing fee sa finance at comptroller?

        e bakit ngayon, nagsisiksikan pa rin ang mga tinamaan ng magaling sa comptrollership course, e in the first place nag pma at pnpa sila? kung gusto sana nila maging accountant at finace officers, e di nag business administration na lang sila nung nagkolehiyo sila! e hindi e. nag pumilit sila sa pma at pnpa!

        yan ang rason kung bakit ang CPNP ay P1M per day pa rin ang allowance galing sa DC na katuwang ng DP para iclear ang pera na OBJECT CLASS 01.

        now, is that something to be proud about?

        di mo maintindihan? wag magmayabang. magtanim ka na lang ng kamote…



    For the sake of our country.

  • isidro c. valencia

    Tawag sa UNA at TEAM PINOY, Chopsuey Party.
    Iiisa ang kulay niyan. IIsa ang timplada niyan. Dati magkasama yan, ngayon
    magkahiwalay. Bukas magsama na naman. 

    Pero ilan lang ang kakaiba dian at mabuting at mabibilang mo sa iyong daliri, di kasama yong daliri sa kaliwang  kamay.

    Think of other party. Kahit di kilala ay may principio. Let us start the change now. 

    • kulittwit

       Who are your candidates with principles that you are referring to? so they are not from team pinoy and una. please name your candidates.

      • BobetB

        Abolish congress! A huge savings to the goverment…

  • kulittwit

    For continued progress and development, I would vote for the candidates of president aquino. I am sure his chosen ones are trustworthy. I simply dont trust the people in una.

  • Val Sor

    Nice team name.  I wonder how much of it is an aftermath of Pnoy getting rebuffed by Team Pacquiao?

  • edleon

    Nagkamali na ako sa pag boto kay BINAY noon! Mag iingat na ako sa pag boto ngayon!

  • akongednamzug

    Erap talaga ang babaw ! ! ! Sabi niya “It’s easy, we’re three, he’s only one”.

  • Maldi2

    Almost are trapo.  Magkaisa, i-boycott and darating na halala!

  • edleon

    Sex advice
    Napoleon P. Hubilla sent this one.
    A woman went to her doctor for advice.
    She told him that her husband had developed a penchant for anal sex, and she was not sure that it was such a good idea.
    “Do you enjoy it?” the doctor asked.
    “Actually, yes, I do” she said.
    ‘’Does it hurt you”, he asked?
    “No. I rather like it!”
    ‘’Well, then,” the doctor continued, “there’s no reason that you shouldn’t practice anal sex, if that’s what you like, so long as you take care not to get pregnant.”
    The woman was mystified. “What? You can get pregnant from anal sex?”
    “Of course”, the doctor replied. “Where do you think politicians come from?”

  • wehd1nga

    isang gabi sa buhay ng isang holdupper
    holdupper: pare holdup to akin na pera mo
    pare: anong holdup? di mo ba ako kilala sikat ako dito pulitiko ako
    holdupper: ah ganun, politiko ka pala o sige ulitin natin
    holdupper: hoy politiko holdup to akin na pera namin… 

  • Guest

    Hindi na tayo dapat magtaka kung sa 2016 ang suportahan ni Noynoy ay si
    Binay and not Mar Roxas. Baka mag-suicide si Mar kapag nangyari yun.

  • Guest

    Sinasabi nila nagpaubaya si Mar Roxas kay PNoy kaya malaki ang utang na
    loob ni Noy. Naku ha, nagpaubaya siya [Mar] dahil talagang talo siya.

  • rh_caballero

    Biruin mo di man lang umangat sa survey noon si Mar Roxas, kulelat kina
    Villar and Erap. Kaya tama lang na si PNoy ang ibinandera nila.

  • RMsantiago

    Di lang natotorete, napupundi na talaga si President Aquino kay Sec.
    Roxas. Malapit na siyang kalusin ni PNoy!


  • Guest

    Hindi kasi matanggapa ni Mar Roxas na may trust si PNoy kay Binay kesa
    sa kanya. Hahaha!

  • JastisMM

    PNoy said no need for Charter Change. Sigurado tuwang-tuwa si Mar Roxas
    niyan. Hate na hate kasi niya yang ChaCha. Baka daw maudlot.

  • Guest

    Kung magkaroo na nga naman ang ChaCha paano na ang ambisyon ni Mar Roxas
    na maging President. Dadaan muna siya sa butas ng karayom.

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