Escudero: It’s up to UNA to drop guest candidates

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Senator Francis Escudero. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

MANILA, Philippines – Senator Francis “Chiz” Escudero is now leaving it up to the United Nationalist Alliance to decide whether or not to drop its guest candidates who may not comply with the group’s wishes.

After all, Escudero acknowledged that he was just an adopted candidate of UNA.

Aside from him, the two other adopted candidates of UNA are Senator Loren Legarda and former MTRCB chairperson Grace Poe. All three are officially running under the senatorial ticket of the Liberal Party-led coalition.

 

Nasa kanila naman yun. Sila ang nag adopt sa amin, may kapangyarihan din silang gawin yun kung gusto nila. (It’s up to them. They are the ones who adopted us, so they also have the power to do that if they want to),” Escudero told reporters on Tuesday.

“Hindi naman namin dinikta na i-adopt kami. Nagpasalamat kami sa adoption. Kung magbabago isip nila, nasa kanila na yun (We did not ask them to adopt us.  We are grateful that they adopted us. If they change their mind, it’s their decision),” he further said.

The senator was reacting to another UNA bet, former Senator Ernesto Maceda, who had reportedly said that they may be forced to drop any of the three candidates who will show up in LP sorties but not in UNA activities.

Asked if he was threatened by Maceda’s statement, Escudero said, “Hindi naman sa hindi threatened pero nasa sa kanila yun e (It’s not that I’m not threatened, but it’s up to them.”

This was the reason, he said, he does not join any political group because he does not want to be controlled or restricted by the group’s interest.

“Sana sumali na ako, namili na ako noong una. Either I joined UNA para tapos na…” the senator added.

While he said he had nothing against UNA, Escudero pointed out that only the names, and not their faces, were used by the group when it launched its television advertisement.

“Ang mas tamang tanong, isinama kami sa ad ng UNA pero hindi naman nilagay mga mukha namin dun. Ni hindi kami naimbitahan dun. Sinabihan lang kami na may ad…(The right question is, we were included in the UNA ad but they did not put our faces there. We were not even invited. We were just informed that there is an ad.”

Asked again if he had any ill-feeling against UNA, the senator said, “Wala, wala. Dagdag yun para sa amin bakit hindi? Sino naman kami para mamili, inampon lang naman kami. Buti kung anak ka, buong buo.”

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  • tiriring

    UNA sa Pork Barrel ang mga yan..

  • marionics

    astig a

  • brunogiordano

    “Escudero: It’s up to UNA to drop guest candidates”

    GREAT!!!!!

    A BIG DARE!

    KAYA BANG I CALL NG UNA?????

    Kung talagang malakas ang line up ninyon, I-call na ninyo agad ito.

    Kung hindi BISTADO na mahina ang mga kandidato ninyo.

    Your call!!!!

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_5UOZM4PWIDKO7G64HL3PPMXUTM Constantine

      E puro anak ng tatlong corrupt na leaders and UNA candidates e JV Ejercito anak ni Erap, Jackie Enrile anak ni Juan Ponce Enrile, Nancy Binay anak ni negrong Binay. nakakatawa and lineup ng UNA. UNA sa nakawan talaga!

  • ofw2011

    escudero namamangka sa dalawang ilog eh?  dapat meron siyang sariling tayoan hindi basta basta pa adopt.   you cannot serve two masters at a time eh. 

    • nes911

      Tama ka kaibigan pareho tayo ng pananaw kay escudero.

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_5UOZM4PWIDKO7G64HL3PPMXUTM Constantine

      Correction. UNA adopted him, Escudero did not beg UNA to adopt him!

      • http://profile.yahoo.com/7GMD4LSF4UNITVPJGST3CJVMVA David

         pumayag syang i-adopt, kahit pwede syang tumanggi, so ano tawag mo dun? walang prinsipyo. tama si ofw2011

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_4RLENCX7D5QB7BPFJFBENEPZNE rage b.

    Good! kasi una almost a family affair kitang kita ang political dynasty! kahit walang una panalo ka

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_EDXEVEFHW2ZT5VWHDWBNM6XGE4 RyanE

    Without the 3 guest candidates, UNA will be left with nothing but the apologist

    of past corrupt administrations of FMarcos and Mrs. Arroyo.

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/7GMD4LSF4UNITVPJGST3CJVMVA David

       sama mo na admin ni erap

  • josesantos318

    UNA, maceda is suggesting to drop the adopted candidates, legarda, escudero, Poe. However they are all in the top 12, while maceda is in the 20th. Why don’t u drop maceda instead.

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_QNY75VSKM4I35WA2R6Q7B7TZGE RubenC

      Very good idea!

  • Hunyo 15

    At least Sen. Chiz took a stand. The ball is on UNA’s hands.

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/7GMD4LSF4UNITVPJGST3CJVMVA David

       stand? namamangka sa 2 ilog. me stand?

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_Z6R2QAY7UWNJMTCRTED3JZXPIA Joey

    may taglay din namang katangahan minsan itong candidate na ito, ano? dahil ba inalok kang ampunin ng isang grupo, ay wala ka nang karapatan na tumanggi o mamili kung kanino isasali ang pangalan mo? desperado ka ba, kaya kahit sino na lang na kumupkop sa iyo ay pwede na?

  • Dy Pailad

    Kanino ba ang heart mo chiz?

  • nes911

    Naglalaro si escudero. Alam nyang mslakas sya sa survey kaya kaya nyang mamangka sa dalawang ilog. Walang prinsipyo at oportunista.

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/7GMD4LSF4UNITVPJGST3CJVMVA David

       agree ako dyan…hindi ba sya rin ang nasabihan ng “too ambitious” nung plan nya sana tumakbo as pres. kahit ano gagawin manalo lang. me official party ka tapos papayag ka pa-ampon? WALANG PRINSIPYO si escudero. orocan din

    • Fayha

      matagal ko napuna yan na oportunista si Escudero..kaso marami talaga ang mga tangang botante..pinoboto  pa rin nila.

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_FNBBNCCS7FK4K6ZEMT2XMEN5JQ RAMONS

       tulad din ni legarda na komo nangunguna sila sa survey (kuno) ay mayayabang.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_5UOZM4PWIDKO7G64HL3PPMXUTM Constantine

    UNA should face reality. Chiz Escudero, Loren Legarda and Grace Poe are not just guest candidates of LP coalition but actually REGULAR candidates of LP coalition. So, if UNA will drop the 3 aforementioned guest candidates, then that will not be a problem. UNA should have realized that these 3 did not join UNA during the proclamation so their priority is LP coalition. These 3 believe in LP coalition because they have ignored UNA ever since. I pity the UNA leaders and their Senatorial candidates, they lack credibility and official stand! Nakakaawa at nakakahiya kayo!

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_POBZSV5PGTGUS3YA2KR2NZI3HA Alex

    Let’s see if Toby Tiangco will not swallow the words he spat out just days ago..

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_QNY75VSKM4I35WA2R6Q7B7TZGE RubenC

    After failing to land in the to winning 20 candidates, Maceda is suicidal and he is trying to drag everybody down. Without Escudero, Legarda and Poe in its lineup, UNA is just a group of political has-beens and is doomed.

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_FNBBNCCS7FK4K6ZEMT2XMEN5JQ RAMONS

       manong ernie atras na. yung mga matatanda tulad in enrile at joker arroyo dapat doon na lang sa ogoy ogoy nila.

  • rodnylacson

    kadiri talaga tong si chiz, hindi ko maintindihan bakit may tyagang pang tumakbo yan sa senado, wala namang silbi at tamad!

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/7GMD4LSF4UNITVPJGST3CJVMVA David

    kung me “magulang” (official candidates ng pol party) ang 3, bakit inampon ng UNA? kasi ala sila winning senatoriable har har har

  • kikomonkey

    Kung ako kay chiz hindi na ako tatakbo, tutal uupo lang naman yan sa senado at walang gagawin.. Magartista ka nalang! pero hindi rin eh,sablay ang ang muka mo!

    • GeorginaBilson

      hindi kailangan ng pilipinas si chiz!

  • akosibonjing

    Wag iboto ang mga katulad ni chiz na tamad, walang silbi sa lipunan kung hindi pagnakawan ang taong bayan!

    • GatasNgCow

      Totoo yan! tamad aw walang silbi!

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000018508601 Jim Chua Carbonilla

    UNA is the party that means Unahin Natin Aking Anak….Ejercito, Enrile and Binay…..In Cebu Province Unahon Nato Akong Anak…Garcia Sr., Garcia Jr, Gwen Garcia and the rest of Garcia Candidate

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/RNORXCUCTB4CBN2LDLQRJTGQJE taga-masid

    WARNING SA MGA HINDI ANAK, NA KANDITO NG PARTIDONG UNA; dahil ito ang meaning ng UNA:
    U  –  nahin
    N  –  atin
    A  –  king Anak – Erap = JV
                            Binay = Nancy
                            JPE = Jackie
    ngayon saan ang lugar ninyo: MITOS, MIGS, HONASAN, GORDON, MACEDA, maliwanag na gagamitin lamang kayo, dahil the three kings will concentrate sa compaign ng kanilang mga ANAK. MAG-ISIP-ISIP NAMAN KAYO habang maaga pa, baka sa kangkongan kayo pulutin. 

    • blunderact

      This made me lough out loud

  • Victor Carl

    Just drop him.  

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