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Aquino going all out for Team Pinoy bets

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President Benigno S. Aquino III. EDWIN BACASMAS/INQUIRER

With the administration senatorial candidates coming out with a strong showing in the latest Social Weather Stations survey, President Aquino will be going all-out in campaigning for the Team Pinoy slate, ruling party leaders said Tuesday.

The opening salvo came in the ticket’s inaugural TV commercial where Mr. Aquino took a combative stance, alluding to   the rival United Nationalist Alliance (UNA) bets as “pretenders” to his “tuwid na daan” (righteous path) campaign.

But the President was only getting started, it would seem.

“The President will not only be very visible in the ads. He will (also) be very active in the campaign, in sorties, but of course, without sacrificing governance,” said Eastern Samar Rep. Ben Evardone, a member of the ruling Liberal Party.

Part of the plan is for Mr. Aquino to appear in individual ads of each of the administration candidates, said Marikina Rep. Romero “Miro” Quimbo, another LP member.

The President’s immense popularity does not scare the UNA’s Sen. Jose “Jinggoy” Estrada, however.

Giant endorsers

 

He said the UNA has three “giant endorsers,” referring to Vice President Jejomar Binay, Senate President Juan Ponce Enrile and his own father, deposed President and convicted plunderer Joseph Estrada.

Like Mr. Aquino, the three UNA leaders also enjoy high trust ratings, the senator noted.

Quezon Rep. Erin Tañada said the LP was now focused on improving the standing of Team Pinoy candidates already in the Magic 12, and in pulling up the other coalition partners who are just outside the winning circle.

He dismissed the idea that the administration would “drop” the candidates who show very little chance of landing in the Top 12 in subsequent surveys.

“If we can push Cynthia Villar, (Sen. Antonio) Trillanes, Grace (Poe-Llamanzares) higher than (UNA candidates Sen.) Gringo (Honasan) and (former Sen.) Migz (Zubiri), that allows space for other (Team Pinoy) candidates,” he said.

In the latest SWS survey, Llamanzares and Trillanes were tied at 10th and 11th places, while Villar occupied 8th and 9th. Honasan was at 5th and 6th while Zubiri was at 7th.

Magic 12 push

 

“So the objective is to push those Team Pinoy (candidates) higher in the Magic 12 so that the UNA (bets) would go down,” Tañada said.

Five other administration candidates are outside the winning circle—Rep. Juan Edgardo Angara (13th), Paolo “Bam” Aquino (15th), former senator Ramon Magsaysay Jr. (16th), former senator Jamby Madrigal (17th), and Rissa Hontiveros (18th to 19th).

Besides Llamanzares, two other candidates that are “common” to UNA and Team Pinoy are in the winning circle, according to the SWS survey. Incumbents Loren Legarda and Francis Escudero placed first and second, respectively.

With seven of its candidates cracking the Top 12, Team Pinoy remains adamant against allowing Legarda, Escudero and Llamanzares to campaign with UNA. So strict is the administration policy that none of them would be permitted to join a campaign sortie or appear in a TV ad.

“I think that was made clear before the President came out with the official list (of candidates),” Tañada said.

According to Quimbo, the Team Pinoy candidates are “specific individuals whom the President feels are in the best position not only to protect the [administration] programs but to actually pursue them zealously.”

Not invited

 

“We don’t only need the Lower House. We need the Senate to be able to sing the same tune, not like a dictatorship, but at least to be on the same page as far as programs are concerned,” he added.

Asked why he appeared in the Team Pinoy TV ad and didn’t do so in the UNA ads, Escudero said he and other “common” candidates “weren’t included and weren’t invited.”

He appealed to the media not to cause any friction between him and the UNA camp.

“There have been too many quarrels in the world. Let’s no longer add to them,” he said.

Told of UNA spokesperson Navotas Rep. Tobias Tiangco’s reported remarks that “common” candidates refrain from appearing with the Team Pinoy slate if they couldn’t do the same with the UNA ticket, Escudero said he’d rather discuss the matter personally with the UNA leaders. With a report from Norman Bordadora


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Tags: 2013 midterm elections , Benigno Aquino , Government , Liberal Party , Politics , Senate


  • FORTHE GOOD

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

  • KelvinViray

    enrile “giant endorsers” ng UNA? ayoko na sa UNA! nan dun din pala si enrile..

    • RachelleDomingo

       birds of a feather flock together..

      • AngelSantos

         i agree! ndi ko talaga iboto yan UNA na yan…

  • RamonTuliao

    deposed President and convicted plunderer Joseph Estrada… “CONVICTED”…  may enrile pa! dalawa yung endorser na alam mo may mali eh…

    • JasperSycip

       kaylangan natin isipin mabuti kung sino na salikod din ng mga parties. tama ka.. parang mali eh

      • http://profile.yahoo.com/HQD3I42NN5GHFYN25Q7YYVD6Q4 Paul

        Yep. Ngayon pang medyo nahuli na si enrile.

    • okayayonip

      mag-asawang Binay may mga kaso rin panay pangungurakot sa pera ng makati. TRIO LOS BOBOS ang endorsers ng UNA….. baka mag UNA-han sa corruption ang mga ‘yan.

    • chiefsiop

      nakalimutan mo ang kingpin ng makati brod n nagbayad sa sandigan bayan ng 200 million para sa kaso nyang graft.

    • PlumberfromCanada

      sa mga kilos at ngiti ni PNoy parang may mali din e….ano masasabi mo Fr Calauag???

      • akongednamzug

        Masyado kang mababaw Brod. Gamitin mo ang katinuan ng isip mo na ipinagkaloob sa iyo ng Maykapal. O baka isa ka sa mga malas na hindi na napagkalooban.

      • PlumberfromCanada

        alam ko matino isip ko..ewan ko diyan sa pinagtatanggol mo…tanungin mo si Fr Tito Calauag…

  • LadyBalmaceda

    Si senator Legarda and Pimentel ang gusto ko sa line-up nila. And si Sonny Angara din pala :)

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/HQD3I42NN5GHFYN25Q7YYVD6Q4 Paul

      Ako din, kasama sa list ko si Loren Legarda dahil sa sipag niya. Ibang klase magtrabaho si ma’m e. malaking plus points sa kin yun.

      • http://profile.yahoo.com/4TKQNFKFSZ5O2A2NZIGDMH3S4Q Dante

        yun daw ang secret niya kaya xa number 1 palagi! well, dapat gayahin siya ng iba para tumaas din sila sa survey at votes. Tma xa dun.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/4TKQNFKFSZ5O2A2NZIGDMH3S4Q Dante

    Sa team Pinoy na ako :)

  • JV Velarde

    convicted plunderer + martial law architect + corruption kingpin is a formula for more illegal gambling, dictatorship, human rights abuse, poverty, graft & corruption.

    Drop all UNA candidates !!!

    • chiefsiop

      pagnanalo p ang mga taga una ibig sabihin hindi talaga nag iisip ang mga pilipino. bobo pa rin sa pagboto.

      • PlumberfromCanada

        pag nanalo si BAM ( BUM) Aquino hindi talaga nag iisip ang pilipino…

      • Maitum

        Si Bam Aquino kontra mo?

    • PlumberfromCanada

      Rica carandang ikaw ba yan??

  • okayayonip

    UNA-han sa kaban ng bayan. Ubos na naman ang pag-asa ng mga pilipino kapag kandidato ng UNA ang nanalo, siempre maliligtas din ang mag-asawang GMA kc dikit pala cla kay enrile at kay madam gigi. What a waste of P-Noy’s effort.

  • speaksoftlylove

    Mga buraot, ginagawa nyo ng libreng political advertisement ang forum.

    Ano ba PDI kunsintidor din kayo?

  • Hellomr

    Hindi ako favor sa convicted plunderer dapat eliminate na Ito. Pagtatawanan tayo sa buong mundo…….

    • PlumberfromCanada

      bakit di ba tayo pinagtatawanan ngayon sa pangulo nating ewan???

      • Hellomr

        At least hindi magnanakaw si pnoy. Hindi rin convicted plunderer . Kaya kung wala si pnoy lubog na ang economiya ng pilipinas. Sa dami ng kawatan sa gov.

      • PlumberfromCanada

        loko loko..madami pa din kawatan sa gobyerno..nag-iba lang ng kulay..dilaw na namamayagpag ngayon…

      • boldyak

        lalo nga dumami kawatan….tingnan mo ang budget ng mga congressman at senators sa panahon ng presidente mo, lumaki lalo, saan napupunta….ninanakaw….garapangalan na nga dahil alam nila na hindi sila hahabulin ng presidedente mo, pinagsasabi na nga sa senado ang halaga ng mga nakukurakot, walag say presidente mo….alam mo kung bakit….takot presidente mo na kalabanin ang senado….

  • Hellomr

    Sa Japan walang ganito convicted plunderer sa gov .

    • akongednamzug

      Wala talaga Brod, pinagbintangan pa lang nag-Harikiri na, hindi masikmura ang kahihiyan. 

      • Hellomr

        Kasi sa pilipinas hindi na mahalaga ang prinsipyo , pakapalan ng mukha ang labanan. At mas marami ang mangmang sa may pinag aralan . Ang mga corrupt na politico ay umaasa sa mga mangmang.

  • marionics

    sino ba muna ang mga anti rh para out na yun tapos i will go from there he he

  • $37644997

    We have no other option but to vote atleast the lesser of two evils,may that lesser evil wins.

  • yesyesyo

    Go Team Pinoy!!

    • PlumberfromCanada

      Si Rica Carandang ka ba o si Lasiengda???

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

    Hope UNA will end the vindictive reign of the incumbent president. Go, go, go Jejomar!

  • im_not_convinced

    LP it seems has a monopoly on honesty. nobody else can be upright unless he/she wears yellow.

  • poltergeist_fuhrer

    MAG UNA OR LP…PAREHAS TRAPO…

    D PA NGA CAMPAIGN PERIOD, ANDAMI NG COMMERCIAL…

    MGA BULOK!!!!

    LALO KA NA BAM AQUINO….ANG BATA MO PA, NABUBULOK KA NA!!!!

  • Palku Kha

    naku! kahit ilang tuwid na daan pa yan hindi mananalo ang mga iyan.puro propaganda lang ang tuwid na daan ang sinasabi nya! tuwad na daan pala…puro mga trapo kayo!!!

  • poltergeist_fuhrer

    TUWID NA DAAN BA???

    NASAAN NA ANG FOI???DBA UN ANG SIGAW NINYO LAST 2010 ELECTION SA INYONG TUWID NA DAAN…

    PERO 2013 NA WALA PA RIN ANG FOI???

  • PlumberfromCanada

    ang tigas din talaga ng mukha ni Chairman Brilliantes…puro SAMPAL sa mukha niya ang pinag gagagwa ng mga kandidatong ito..ang standard na sagot lang naman niya …..”they are not violating anything..”????

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/DFW5PTIGTXNRUX44FLV6LI5USM Bantay

    papano maging tuwid na daan ayaw mo maisabatas ang FOI bill.ang sinasabi mong tuwid nadaan malambot naman ang lupa kaya naging lukbak-lukbak.wheeee! tama na ang pangloloko sa taongbayan.hanggang propaganda na lang kayo! hindi ka ba nahihiya na lagi mong pinagmamayabang ang daan na yan? nakakasawa wala naman pagbabago ang Bansa natin.hold-up doon patayan dito.lalong tumaas ang krimen,bilihin at ang mga walang trabaho!!! hoy,gising!!!

    • akongednamzug

      Wala bang nagbago? Di ibig mong sabihin puro kasinungalingan lang ang nababasa ko sa dyaryo. HOY GISING KA DIN ! ! !

      • http://profile.yahoo.com/DFW5PTIGTXNRUX44FLV6LI5USM Bantay

        sabihin mo nga sa akin kung anong pagbabago ang nababasa mo? baka binabasa mong dyaryo tiktik…kawawa ka naman!

      • PlumberfromCanada

        may nagbago..gumanda ang antas ng buhay ng kadikit ng palasyo….sila naman ang tiba-tiba…

  • akongednamzug

    Sabi ni Jinggoy may 3 giant endorsers daw ang UNA. Ano kaya ibig sabihin niyang sabihin sa salitang giant.

    • PlumberfromCanada

      LOW IQ..

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/L6TTZGNCMP4XWQQCNIX65PTNJM Ciano

      hehehe….tiktik lagi binabasa kaya di makaintindi!

      • jseesus

        di mo na gets…bobo mo…hahhaa..  giant endorsers daw. eh mga bansot ang mga yun lalo na si binay…hahhaa… you have to take it literally what is being said…

  • Maitum

    Pnoy should do that. Never be complacent to those pretenders. 

  • Andres_Bagumbayan

    Nakakatuwa talaga itong Pangulo ng mga dilaw na nagbabalatkayong “Matuwid at Matinong pangulo”… Aniya ay walang puwang sa kanyang administrasyon ang mga kurap at tiwaling politiko…

    Ngunit hindi ba nuong taon 2010 lamang ay sinabi niya na kurap at tiwali si Manny Villar dahil sa C5 at 200 daang milyon insertion isyu sa senado.ngunit tignan nyo ngayon,mismong ang Maybahay ng kurap na si Villar ang kinakampanya niya bilang senador.

    At isa pa,hindi ba si Allan Cayetano ang nagsabi nuon na imbestigahan ang katinuan ni BS aquino dahil may Topak ito? Ngunit ngayon ay magkasama sila sa isang tiket… At lalong-lalo na ang tagapagsalita ng Liberal ngayon na si Rep.Evardone na dating tuta at tagapagtanggol ni GMA.Ngayon ay inaakap pa ni BS aquino…

    Politika nga naman oh,basta pakikinabangan ka,kahit ikaw ay galing sa putik at imburnal ay yayakapin ninoman…Maging ang walang bahid (kuno) na si BS aquino!!!

  • Andres_Bagumbayan

    Bukod kay Mar Roxas ay huwag nyong iboto si Binay sa 2016 kung nais nyong panagutin sa kanyang mga kapalpakan si BS aquino…

    Alalahanin nyo,magkaibigan si Binay at ang kasalukuyang Pangulo!!! Ni hindi nga mabawalan ng Pangulo si BINAY sa paggamit niya ng Wang-wang sa kanyang sasakyan…Magagalit kasi ang mga kapatid ni BS aquino kapag pinagalitan niya si Binay…kaya nga nanalo si Binay ay dahil sa mga kapatid ni BS aquino nuong nakaraang eleksyon!!!

    Kurap si Binay,ngunit takipmatang yinayakap ni BS aquino ito at walang bayag ang PANGULO na paimbestigahan ang tagong yaman ni Binay dahil kurap din ang kasalukuyang PANGULO!!!

    Bago ko makalimutan,si Cory Aquino nga pala ang nagluklok na Mayor ng Makati kay Jejomar Binay nuong 1986!!! at magmula nuon ay hindi na bumaba sa kanyang puwesto ang kaibigan ng mga Aquinos at Cojuangcos!!!!

  • disqusted0fu

    The LP candidates, if they win, will only worsen the transparency issues of our government. Slogans such as straight path, transparent governance, anti corruption, etc are all full of crap. What we need are politicians who will not tolerate this kind of trickery and instead focus on their responsibilities as public servants. What we need are laws such as the FOI to eliminate deceit and bring true transparency to our government.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_L7PILUDK6IPFGJLJNCM2IROCRY Albin

    Premature campaigning. Nangunguna pa presidente. Maga pro gay marriage, abortion at divorce.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/25UAHA74QQS5NENIA3EXO2A7PY Faisal salman

    ENRILE..BINAY..ESTRADA.. THREE GIANT CORRUPTORS  AND PLUNDERERS..

                                       

    • Guest

      Kung maiimbitahan ba si Chiz, aakyat ba siya sa entablado ng UNA at LP.
      Sagot ni Chiz: “Kung iimbitahan ba siya pareho, pupunta ako”.

  • 12JEM

    11 out of 12 for Team Pinoy for our family in support of Pres Aquino.

  • Your_King

    Ironic that Aquino himself is a pretend President. Even his Davos trip was pretend. His speech in Davos might as well have been done in Manila…at least then the country would have saved almost P50M. When Aquino spoke at Davos there was an audience of only 50…his entourage on that trip was about 63…so doing some math…i don’t think all his entourage attended Aquino’s speech. Aquino blames GMA for everything and before even attacked her traveling expenditures just like when she spent P1M on a trip to the US but here Aquino spends P49M to be exact. Maybe ironic is not even the word to describe Aquino…hypocrisy is a word that pops up but the people will soon enough be able to realize what’s really been going on.

  • Albert Einstien

    BIG NO to POLITICAL DYNASTY….

    .code E- EBAC…estrada,enrile, binay, angara, aquino at cayetano….

    E-EBAC lang sila ULIT…

    HUWAG KALIMUTAN …..Huwag na kayong E-EBAC muli…

  • andrea_baguio777

    I actually don’t understand why Bam Aquino is not in the magic 12 when in fact he’s the smartest senatoriable out there. He also has the most solid track record, and has always helped the country even before he got into politics!

    • cristypata

      Likewise, para sakin kasi, di nagmamatter kung aquino man din siya, it’s not like the aquino’s aren’t doing well for our country, I mean ngayon with his cousin running the country, umaasenso tayo, tapos ang totoo pa niyan ay mas matalino pa siya sa pinsan niya.

  • CeeJaySeven

    wooaaah this is incredibly weird, why isn’t bam, and angara in the magic 12? sila nga yung pinaka maayos na senatoriables eh!

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/AMG5EDI2JBQRL4Z5H2L7ED4OQA yahoo-AMG5EDI2JBQRL4Z5H2L7ED4OQA

    The President’s immense popularity does not scare the UNA’s Sen. Jose “Jinggoy” Estrada, however.

    He said the UNA has three “giant endorsers,” referring to Vice
    President Jejomar Binay, Senate President Juan Ponce Enrile and his own
    father, deposed President and convicted plunderer Joseph Estrada

    bwahahaha…eto ang comedy…NO MORE ERAP.NO MORE BINAY.NO MORE ENRILE..!!!

  • Luke Nathen Cantada

    Sino malapit sa puso ni Chiz, ang and UNA or Team Pinoy. Wala sa kanila.
    Ang taumbayan ang nasa puso ni Chiz.

     

    • maximus_meridius

      Mali ka bro.  Si Heart Evangelista ang malapit sa puso ni Chiz (trapo).

  • Guest

    Candidate ba si Chiz ng UNA? Sabi niya : Hindi ko kayang magsalita prasa
    sa UNA at LP. Ayaw ko silang pangunahan.

  • Guest

    Pero kahit na hindi siya pumunta sa mga sorties ng UNA at LP, pwede
    namang magsarili si Chiz tulad ng ginawa niya noong 2007. Solo lakad.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/SRLWUTE6TYKA332DDUG5E2YGUQ Sandiego

    The three “Kings”? More like the three  S H I T S!! Filipinos are beyond naive if they vote for candidates endorsed by the three S H I T    HEADS. A politician with any integrity will not be associated with the three S H I T S. If a politician truly wanted to serve the Filipino people and loved his country then the three S H I T S would disgust him. Guilty by association this means something to honorable men.



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