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UNA won’t be hasty in dropping guest candidates

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UNA candidates hold a pre-campaign sortie in Laguna Thursday, Jan. 24, 2013. From right are Sen. Gregorio Honasan, Margarita “Tingting” Cojuangco, Rep. Mitos Magsaysay and Ernesto Maceda, among others. KAREN BONCOCAN/INQUIRER.net

MANILA, Philippines — The United Nationalist Alliance (UNA) on Tuesday clarified that it will not be hasty in dropping its three guest candidates for not appearing at their campaign rallies.

The coalition’s secretary general Navotas Representative Toby Tiangco said that former Senator Ernesto Maceda had been expressing his personal opinion when the senatorial candidate told reporters on Monday that UNA would be forced to drop guest candidates who would fail to show up at their sorties but appear at the Liberal Party’s rallies.

UNA and LP share Senators Francis Escudero and Loren Legarda, and former MTRCB chairperson Grace Poe-Llamanzares as guest candidates.

The LP has told its guest candidates that they could not appear at UNA’s campaign rallies or advertisements if they want the endorsement of the ruling party.

He said that the official UNA position was that “we will not impose any conditions, unlike the LP.”

“If they want to join us in Cebu on February 12, they are most welcome,” he said.

UNA has chosen vote-rich Cebu as the location of their proclamation rally at the start of the campaign period.

Tiangco also found nothing wrong about the guest candidates appearing in the recently launched LP television advertisement, since they did not appear in UNA’s TV ad.

The guest candidates were left out of the ad to provide more airtime for UNA’s exclusive candidates, he explained. “If you divide sixty seconds by twelve candidates, then that means less airtime for our nine UNA exclusive candidates than if the sixty seconds was divided and used only for our nine exclusive candidates.”

“The truth is I even went to see two of the three common candidates to inform them, out of courtesy, that UNA will be shooting a TV ad, and they will not be included in those who will appear in the ad,” he said, adding that he could not take it against the guest candidates if they agreed to LP’s offer.

“It would have been a different story if UNA invited them and they declined and then they agreed to appear in the LP ad,” said the UNA official.


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  • magiting78

    Llamansares tumiwalag n rin po kau s LP baka sakaling manalo pa kau…Loren and Chiz wag n kc kahit tumiwalag kau wala din markado n kau TRAPOOOOOO

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

      UNA ay UNA sa pandarambong! 

      • magiting78

        Eh pano LP Low Profile na mandarambong hehehe mandarambong pa din….or Lapdog ni Pnoy hehehe mukhang pareho wala pwd kabigin puro patulak….

      • gerry bellocido

        Parang nag iiisa ka dini? Wawa mo naman,

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/PQPOCGSITYMSD2UTYIN4TJP56U Rene

    hahahaha ang bilis kinain ni tianko ang sinabi niyang pananakot na aalisin sa linya ang mga guest candidate pag hindi sumama sa sorties nila….hahaha yan ang napala mo hambog, bahag na buntot mo ngayon at iba na kinakanta mo…

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

      E may katok yan si Tiangco e. May tama sa utak yan! Nagmumukha tuloy na katawa tawa. Pustahan tayo tiangco, hindi sisipot sa Cebu sa Feb 12 si Escudero, Legarda and Poe. Siyam lang siguro na mga talunan ang pupunta dun. Isama na ninyo kasi ang isa pang mandarambong na si Gwen Garcia sa Senatorial lineup ng mga mandarambong na UNA, Pwe!

      • aaron orden

        Tama ka dyan pre. Pinagtatawanan na tayo ng mga taga-ibang bansa kasi hilig natin bumoto ng mga magnanakaw tapos reklamo ng reklamo na naghihirap ang bansa! pwe!

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

    Naku, UNA naman pala ang takot kay Escudero e.  Anu na yung ipinag dadaldal ni Maceda? Matanda na kasi wala ng alam kung anu ang tama.Kapareho na ni Enrile yang si Maceda kasi. Booooooooo UNA!

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/PQPOCGSITYMSD2UTYIN4TJP56U Rene

     He said that the official UNA position was that “we will not impose any conditions, unlike the LP.”
     
    -ibig mo bang sabihin mas maluwag kayo kesa sa LP, o takot lang talaga kayo magimpose ng condition at kayo ang mawawalan…tianko kung kayang mong bolahin ang taga distrito mo, dito sa national audience di uubra yang pinagtagpi tagpi mong storya…itoryahi ko dung uy!

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

    Pasok ka lang muna sa mental hospital Tiangco. May topak ka!

    • otire

      sa palagay ko sa Rehab dapat pre.

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

    UNA is just implying that without the 3 guest candidates in their lineup, the rest cannot stand and don’t have the chance of winning. It simply means that UNA is trying to use the 3 guest candidates hoping that their popularity will rub on the rest.

  • 12JEM

     UNA, manhid ba kayo?. Ayaw nila sa inyo.

    Without UNA they will still remain the top 3.

    Baka raw madungisan pa sila kapag nag-join sial sa inyo.  

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/C6JNBSASOMJPKK63TBJUYCVWXQ Emman

    nAncy binay…nacy binay……nancy binay……nancy binay….nancy binay…..nancy binay….nancy binany………..nancy binay…..pakiboto lang po …….nancy binay…….jack enrile………..jack enrile………..jack enrile………..jack enrile………..jack enrile………..jack enrile……….pagasa sila ng bayan…….pls pakiboto sila kailangan natin sila……….nancy binay…..jack enrile……….aaaaaaahaaaawwww………..

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Reynaldo-Quijada/100000740291153 Reynaldo Quijada

    UNA needs the three guest candidates to be in the radar of the electorate? This is how a pa- martyr attitude looks in Philippine politics! make that master stroke by replacing the three with Hagedorn, Lito David and JC de los Reyes and offer to the people candidates for senators coming from a wide range of the political spectrum.

  • ManongOsang

    O Ano Ngayon ha ????

    Takot kayo !!!!  Panay Daldal kayo TAPOS kayo rin pala ang MASISINDAK !!!

    Talagang DILAKADONG hawakan ni Binay, Erap & Enrile ang Pilipinas dahil MAS MALALA pa kay GMA ang aabutin ng bayan.

    Iba talaga ang Style nitong mga ito !!!  PATAY ang Pilipinas kay Jackie Enrile, Nancy Binay, JV & Jinggoy Estrada, Jojo Binay, Erap & Johnny Enrile…

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

    mas maigi DROP YOUR SLATE . wag na kayong tatakbo kahit anong post bwahahahaha

  • LadyBalmaceda

    “If they want to join us in Cebu on February 12, they are most welcome” guilt trip din yan.. parang babae tong UNA na to pareho lang yan sa “sama kayo samin kung ndi tatampo kami sayo!” style ko rin yan eh!

    • DennisTan

       why is UNA bothering senators with choosing sides? it just adds pressure to their job.

    • risamyloves

      iba talaga yung agenda nila. power over the wellbeing of the people

    • JuliusContis

      feeling ko lang pinipilit lang nila yung neutral senator pumili para bumaba raiting nila. wala kwenta yung taga UNA.

  • MonGaspar

    wont appear sa ad nila gusto nila per sakaniya parin yung tatlo? ano ba yan ayusin ang mga prayoridad nyo

    • NelsonBagatsing

      badtrip yan UNA! ayaw nila pakawalan yung tatlo kasi popular sila.. kaya sa ads lang mawawala

  • hustlergalore

    urong-sulong. LOL

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

    as expected, it was just a bluff..



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