UNA to ask common bets to spare some time for them

A+
A
A-

MANILA, Philippines—One of the three common candidates on the two rival coalitions’ senatorial slates said Monday they would put a premium on the Team PNoy proclamation rally in Manila over the United Nationalist Alliance (UNA) campaign kickoff in Cebu.

Navotas Rep. Toby Tiangco, UNA secretary general, said earlier he would talk to the three candidates to appeal that they give equal time to UNA.

Grace Poe said she received an invitation to join the UNA rally from Tiangco only last Friday.

“Two or three weeks ago, I already had a discussion with (Liberal Party campaign manager Sen. Franklin Drilon),” she said.

Team PNoy is the coalition led by President Aquino, while UNA is led by Vice President Jejomar Binay, Senate President Juan Ponce Enrile and deposed President Joseph Estrada.

“I think it’s been clear that we will be at the [Team PNoy] proclamation rally,” Poe told the Inquirer on the sidelines of a media forum at the Manila Diamond Hotel on Monday.

“It’s our priority because the LP invited us first and it will be physically impossible for us to be at both places,” she said.

Reelectionist Senators Loren Legarda and Chiz Escudero are the two other Team PNoy senatorial bets who are also guest candidates on the UNA ticket.

Former Senate President Ernesto Maceda, another UNA senatorial candidate who was at the forum, said, “It’s their privilege to decide which platform to go to. But I hope they will also attend the next big rally of UNA.”

He said the UNA executive committee would meet to decide on a policy for guest candidates after the Feb. 12 proclamation rallies.

Maceda acknowledged that a special accommodation was made for Poe because she is the daughter of the late actor and presidential candidate Fernando Poe Jr., a longtime friend of Estrada’s.

“It was through his intercession that she was included,” Maceda said.

In a related development, Tiangco questioned Team PNoy’s earlier statement that the campaign period would make the difference between the two coalitions as clear as “black and white,” saying the allusion to color may have been directed at Vice President Jejomar Binay who is dark-skinned.

“It’s OK if we are not fair (skinned), if they are basing it on the color of the skin because the Vice President is dark and that’s why they’re saying it’s now a black and white battle,” said Tiangco in a statement.

“But we again appeal to the LP to go beyond innuendo about skin color and to stop pitting the Vice President against the President,” he said.

Tiangco was responding to Transportation Secretary Joseph Abaya’s statement over the weekend that the LP would draw a clear line “between black and white” during the campaign period.

Tiangco went as far as to suggest Abaya’s comment was “a racial slur.” Abaya is acting president of the LP, which heads the Team PNoy coalition.

“As a member of the Cabinet, Abaya should have been more circumspect about making loose remarks that may be seen as a racial slur,” said Tiangco.

Inquirer Viber

Disclaimer: The comments uploaded on this site do not necessarily represent or reflect the views of management and owner of INQUIRER.net. We reserve the right to exclude comments that we deem to be inconsistent with our editorial standards.

  • John_Galt_II

    Racial Slur? How do you slur a shameless idiot?

  • richard ortega

    if the three common candidate go to UNA party they will just lose some supporters than making one

  • rodnylacson

    sumasakay lang yan si chiz! we shouldnt vote lazy candidate such as chiz escudero..

    • Alejandro Canda

      busy yan si chiz sa showbiz, kaya’t pumili tayo ng karapatdapat. 

  • kikomonkey

    Nakikisawsaw lang yan si escudero, palibhasa walang ginagawa..

  • akosibonjing

    Cayetano,just in case you win, are you gonna steal money from us…again??

  • DanielMarquez

    Among the 3 independent candidates, i like Loren Legarda the most. Malaman natin na marami na syang nagawa for the country and for the filipino citizens.

    • adriel0104

      loren?home recker yan.gurang na kasi yung dating asawa..

  • winnerka

    Chiz Escudero ang sisisra sa parehong partido!

    • 12JEM

       Not Correct!

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/FQQPZLNOMD2EBFTHSWOP6QGZWY Marshall

      KOREKEK  !!!

  • Kiro Nazakato

    Hindi ko alam kung baki itong Toby Tiangco na ito was accommodated by UNA. At spokesperson pa, imagine? Witness 2 na pumabor kay Corona sa impeachment. Mukhang walang alam ito kundi gumawa ng mga intriga, at magcritize at magcriticize ginagawa ng administrasyon ni Pnoy, Tingnan nyo maigi. Tabingi mukha nito, at di maintindihan magsalita. Kinakain nya words, at laging parang gutom sa publicity

    • Bayang_magiliw

      Ka miembro yan ni Doro-gista este Doronila. They are proud members of CBCP-Catholic Bishops and Crabs of the Philippines.

    • Alejandro Canda

      At halatang palaging lango sa druga….high grade cocaine pa.

  • indiosbravos2002

    UNA interesado sa tatlong eto to boosts their chances of winning. Ibig sabihin GAMITAN lng talaga. Ang lumalabas tuloy mas kelangan ng UNA yong tatlo imbes na yong tatlo ang atat na atat na makuha endorso nila.

    • Alejandro Canda

      Mga bugok ba talaga ang UNA? Hanggang ngayon ba hindi pa nila alam na si Legarda, Escudero at Poe ay ayaw talaga sa kanila. Bakit pinipilit pa nila na makilahok sa kanila ang tatlo? Maliwanag pa sa sikat ng araw na panagdirihan ang UNA sa tatlong ito….. 

  • hmangontawar

    Toby Tiangco testified in favor of corrupt chief Justice and he identified with corrupt former President Estrada, that’s the platform of UNA – Come with us and you will be happy…

  • Bengatibo

    Mahusay ang tatlo, namamangka sa dalawang ilog!!! Sooner or later they would have to take sides. What have they got to loose, they have to sides of the coin now. Toby Tiangco is making a lot of issues whatever is said by the Liberal Party. He interprets any comment to be in negative form. Hindi ba kaya nang UNA to campaign without mudslinging???

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_4R3GZTGML26TV2VGS6RVHP2THM Fred

    I will not vote a candidate that will attend both LP and UNA rallies during the campaign period.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_W7TPARCYJFCSA3PBQAM3MVZO3E kurakut

    GUSTO KO HAPPY KAmi!!!  di ba super happy kami?

  • mad_as_Hamlet

    To my mind, being and allowing one’s self to be a guest candidate of two or more parties is grossly opportunistic and a sign of some moral disorder.  A waiter cannot serve at Ma Mon Luk and Max’s at the same time. 

    • Alejandro Canda

      ITS TIME TO CALL A SPADE A SPADE. CALLING ESCUDERO, LEGARDA AND POE. ITS TIME TO CUT AND CUT CLEANLY. HWAG MAMANGKA SA DALAWANG ILOG. 

      • 12JEM

        Anong masama
        Sa dalawang ilog mamangka?

        Loren, Chiz, among the top five.

  • kulittwit

    Walang laglagan!

    Kapag uma attend sa rally ng una ang ibang team pnoy members ibig sabihin nun nilalaglag nila ang ibang kasama sa ticket.

     

  • Bayang_magiliw

    Nagsisisi na siguro itong tatlong common candidates. Kitang kita naman na ayaw nilang mabahiran ng masamang publicity na galing sa UNA. Yan ang napapala ng pagiging sigurista.;

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/3HZWJZ5CIT2EIEVQX2QWM2572Y humabon

      UNA has a reserve 2.5M votes sa sugbo province! yan ang pinagyayabang ni GWEN GARCIA!…  kaya ng masuspended, nagsumbong sa mga sugbuanon…. Expect a grand UNA rally mean opening salvo with ONE CEBU party of the garcias this month…  

      • EOJ

         Stupid comment. you are expecting all the voters of cebu to vote for una????LOL! zero ang LP????LOL!!

        You forgot that cebu is the bailiwick of LP that’s why Aquino-Roxas won with a landslide in cebu.

  • batukan

    ha ha ha ha, tiangco is so smart to put inuendos and gain media mileage on that ‘racial’ slur comment, what a tricky summation of fact.  well, he’d do better if he just put the credentials of his candidates in relation to putting the economy of the country in better perspective through laws and ordinances that they sponsor that directly affect the whole citizenry and not just one or two businessmen, or the pockets of squatters on their piece-meal programs(basketball courts, medical missions, meal packages,etc.)

  • EOJ

    Partido ng mga corrupt na trapo ang una. Poster girl nila si gwen garcia na bumili ng lupa sa balili, cebu worth P98M for housing project daw ng provincial government, e lubog pala sa tubig!!

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_TNASVGXZ23VCJWV7KO7WPDIKKI George

    Uyyyy, napaka sensitibo ni tinagco. at least the LP is not using the “between corrupts and non-corrupts”.

    • panaloangtotoo2

      worse than “black”, he is onion-skinned brat. 

  • Labandera1

    I wonder if UNA asked the suspended governor of Cebu and a bonafide member  of UNA to attend the proclamation rally in Cebu on Feb. 12. It is well known now that Gwen Garcia a member of UNA party under Binay, Estrada and Enrile is the lady witch governor who purchased land under sea water in Barili for P98.9 million pesos…..I doubt Gwen Garcia will attend because she is submerged under cotaminated water of shame….and I suspect that UNA will be submerged in water of shame on the  proclamation rally…..Maybe Gwen might call in sicky….

  • Alejandro Canda

    I am wondering what kind of mental set this congressman Tiangco has when he literally interpreted the assertion of black or white by the LP as a racial slur, when that is only meant to distinguish the administration and opposition. Utak talangka talaga, sirang sira  dahil sa cocaine. Calling UNA, TERMINATE ASAP your spokesman Tiangco. He is not an asset to your group, he is a liabIlity.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/RB77HFWKYPOOSGRUY4BZD6RJ4U Ronald

    mukhang 3 shifts ang mga empleyado ng Communication Group ah…hahahaha

  • brunogiordano

    “over the weekend that the LP would draw a clear line “between black and white” during the campaign period.”

    That’s a GREAT campaign slogan.

    Ang sino man mag interpret na ‘racial slur’ ito ay Pikon na parang hindi POLITICO na hindi naman balat sibuyas.

  • brunogiordano

    Sa darating na election ang laban ay

    BLACK vs WHITE

    Maka-DAMASO vs Maka-BAYAN

    Partido Corrupt vs Partido Tuwid

    Voters, your choice.

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

    UNA papiliin ninyo ang tatlong common candidates kasi pag binigay ninyo itong pwesto sa tatlong karapatdapat na kandidato among the alternative candidates, baka matakot sila sa kabila. At least maibsan ang inyong pagka pro dynasty kung saan parehas kayo sa kabilang coalition.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_AMAFMGL7XLSNBSZ4E7P3YKFVLA Eric

    No that’s not what Abaya meant, Black or White means Good or Evil,

  • Ace Evans

    I wonder why UNA has to beg.

  • pcosmachine

    MUKHANG DESPERADO AT NABABAHALA ANG MGA TRAPOS NG UNA.

    BUKING NA KASI NG MGA BOTANTE ANG BULOK NILANG ESTILO.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/K2VH54C4AM2UFEVSVA7GDCNLVY Rizal

    I simply cannot convince my conscience to vote for UNA’s candidates. Nakakahiya ang ginagawa ng mga lider nila. Juan Ponce Enrile: Namigay ng pera na hindi naman kanya. His reasoning? It is allowed by law and nothing hinders him from doing so. Where is your sense of shame and accountability? That is the people’s money. Joseph Ejercito Estrada: Dynasty King and Convicted Plunderer. Mga anak at asawa (legitimate or not) naipuwesto na as Mayor of San Juan. At one point Mother and son both occupied a seat in the Senate. 
    Marangal ang lahing Pilipino. Marami pang iba na karapat-dapat na mailuklok sa pwesto. 

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/3CF3PXUVL4BSYTRU2R362LFUPE SolidBasketball

    basta ako LP

  • UrHONOR

    UNANG-UNA, bakit ang reference kay Estrada ay DEPOSED at HINDI EX-CONVICT?  Ang pagka-ex-convict nya ay ang pinakahuling pangyayari sa katayuan at buhay niya pagkatapos ng kanyang pagka-deposed.

    Pangalawa, bakit kailangan pang haranahin ang mga kandidatong gusto nila….bakit hindi ba marunong mag-isip ang mga TNL na mga kandidatong yan at kailangan pang pa-alalahanan ng kanilang pananagutan?  Hindi na mga “baby” ang mga TNL na yan…..nabibisto lamang ang kasalatan ng UNA sa reputasyon nito sa pagkakaroon ng “marangal” na pangalan.

    Pangatlo’t huli, hindi sa kung anupaman, pero, kahit na araw-arawin pa ang pag-ra-rally ng UNA na kasama ang lahat ng gusto nitong makasama, malabong pakikinggan ng mamamayan ang magiging “panambitan” nito…..lubhang kilala na ng mabuti ng buong bansa ang pagka-tao ng mga batikang PhPulitikero nito na lubhang dalubhasa sa pagma-mani-obra at pagka-manipulador sa maraming, kundi sa lahat ng, bagay. HINDI na masokista ang mga botante ngayon at higit na mas marunong at wa-is na sila sa pamimili ng huhubog sa bayan tungo sa PATULOY na KAUNLARAN na tinatamasa sa kasalukuyan ng mamamayan.

    • wawa2172

      I may agree with you on how Erap should be address: Ex-Convict! Somehow, do not be so assured that LP has the edge over UNA in senatorial slate as far as election is concern. If UNA has old corrupt Maceda, the LP has a notorious not here and there Jamby. I guess UNA edge LP in terms of popularity the reason why LP is spending and promising high heaven to three stalwarts as guest candidate in Poe, Chiz and Legarda. The Three Kings however have known followers, with Enrile has the Ilocano votes, Estrada the masa and Binay have the metropolis at malakas ang hatak sa masa. For LP, its only PNoy who can match the three kings because Mar is not so strong to the masa even with his Mr. Palengke ads. What I am saying here is that the three kings have lots of cards as prince makers in senate and the house. Somehow, both parties candidates is not an assurance that they will craft good and better laws for the Filipinos. All we know they will talk and talk in the senate and partake food and coffee courtesy of MOOE’s and of course commission from Pork,

      • UrHONOR

        THANK you for your unsolicited analysis.  I, however, expressed NO PREFERENCE for any political party…..just stating an opinion about an event.

        Regardless of parties, the success of the country’s economy and standard of living hinge not on political parties but on individuals who are nationalistic enough to place the concerns and welfare of the citizens over the demands of their political parties.  WALA akong kinikilingang partido  dahil para sa akin ang mahalaga o importante sa lahat ay ang katapatan ng maglilingkod sa bayan at hindi ang partidong kanyang kinabibilangan.

  • JuanTamadachi

    I hope the common candidates do not attend the UNA’s rally. Association with the 3 Stooges just may result in lost votes.

  • Guest

    Kaya pala ganoon na lang kagalante si Jinggoy sa media. Pati trip sa Macau and Hong Kong sagot niya. Astig!

  • arman_singson

    Ah talaga. Parang si Sen. Bong Revilla din pala, maraming media [including top showbiz columnists] ang kasama sa monthly payroll niya. Lupeeet!

  • manangvi

    Kakatawa si Tiangco… black and white battle refers to the color of the skin daw at gusto pa niyang palabasin na ang comment ni Abaya was ” racial slur” . Pero ang totoo gusto lang niya na magmukhang kawawa ang UNA at makakuha ng simpatya sa tao, gusto lang niyang iligaw ang tao sa tunay na meaning ng “black and white” which Good and Evil

  • Roman31

    UNA is led by three whose characters are highly questionable. One is convicted felon who was found guilty of plunder, the other is multi=billionaire whose sources of income are highly dubious, was once a struggling lawyer but became billionaire as a chief executive of a very rich city, and the last one is a octogenarian pulic official who is very loose in the use of the people’s money. They have one thing in common, they are all dynastic politicians who think that the country owes their clans gratitude for “public sevices” they are rendering.

  • Guest

    Marami kasing naka-payroll na media si Sen. Jinggoy Estrada kaya malaki ang nagagastos niya
    sa office niya every year.

  • cry_freedom

    Toby Tiangco should stop opening his mouth if he has nothing of substance to say.

    He is even attributing ‘racism’ to the ‘black and white’ description made by of Secretary Abaya.

    ‘Black and white’ is an idiomatic expression, not a racist expression – for Tiangco’s information.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/ERCCN5ANNNF7BEBFMYXR6ALGRU Dan

    Toby tiangco is a kid in a mans body, just look at his hairstyle, it says something about him.
    UNA is now on desperate mood.
    Their senatorial line up minus the common candidates is a laughing matter:
    Maceda
    Mitos Magsaysay
    Jv Ejercito
    Gringo – self proclaimed hero, a.ka. tiagong akyat sa bubong
    i forgot the other names because they aret worthy anyway

  • virgoyap

    I think it’s Tiangco who is putting a racial color on the lips of Abaya. His malicious mind has prompted him to do so.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/ERCCN5ANNNF7BEBFMYXR6ALGRU Dan

    this junkie named tiangco must be high on drugs most of the time,
    Paging doctors please do a blood test on him and on his hair too just to make an accurate drug test

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/VMIIFNNQOJFHJYBM5JVLFLHY2E Ronald

    POSSIBLE RATING GUIDE FOR SENATORIABLES, CONGRESSMEN AND OTHERS….
    RATE FROM 1 TO 10, 1 BEING THE LOWEST AND 10 BEING THE HIGHEST.

    1. FEAR OF GOD
    2. CLOSE FAMILY TIES
    3. NO EXTRAMARITAL AFFAIR
    4. SOURCE OF INCOME (HONEST 10, QUESTIONABLE 5, CORRUPT 1)
    5. MOTIVE OF RUNNING (CREATE HUMANE LAW 10, CREATE LAW FOR HIS/HER/FAMILY/FRIENDS’ BUSINESS PROTECTION ALSO DYNASTY 2, PDAF OR PORK BARREL 1.)
    6. ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION 
    7. NO ILLEGAL ACTIVITIES/PROTECTION (JUETENG, DRUGS, CARNAPPING, TAX FRAUD, UNDER-THE-TABLE OR LAGAY, ETC.)
    8. RESPECT HUMAN RIGHTS (ALL, including women, children, handicapped, etc….)
    9. RESPECT ANIMAL RIGHTS
    10. OK with FREEDOM OF INFORMATION LAW…

    LET’S RATE OUR CANDIDATES…..

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/CRX7U6DDDN3K3B5EYEKDX26VT4 Jerson

    ehem, di lang LP at UNA ang naglalaban. Teddy Casino go fight win!

  • Yobhtron

    Nognog kasi ang lider nila kaya nainsulto sila sa “Black and White” na idiomatic expression.  

  • EOJ

    This trapo toby tiangco is promoting junking by candidates of their fellow candidates in their ticket.

    If the 3 join the una rallies, it would mean they are junking their fellow team pnoy candidates.

    This is consistent with tiangco’s character who sides with the dark side of humanity. I can never forget that he testified for renato corona in the impeachment trial.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_44JMK2UGPXICPBKLDGLKPXLXWQ Loy

    For all you know, it is Senyor Jojo who will be Senyor Simyon’s bet in the Presidential election on 2016.  Where is Mr. Kho Rheena during the struggle against a one-man rule?  It seems that this Mr. Kho Rheena came back to Manila only after the battle has been won.  The association of Senyor Jojo with the Aquinos dates back during those dark years. Wisdom dictates that Senyor Simyon will place his bet on someone they have been with thru years.  This is clear when they came out with the NoyBi thing.  Of course, he has to look as if he supports Mr. Kho Rheena for appearances – so the public assumes that the Liberal Party is one.

  • Guest

    Wala sa plano ni Mar Roxas [ sa ngayon ] ang pagtagkbo sa pagka-pangulo. Siyempre ganoon talaga para iwas bugbog sa kalaban.

  • Guest

    Everbody knows naman na gusto ni Erap na maging VP ni Binay ang anak niyang si Jinggoy. Ang sama ng kumbinasyon noh!

  • Guest

    Talagang masama yan dahil si Jinggoy ang magiging partner ni Binay. Bakit hindi si Chiz na mas click sa masa, di ba?

  • Guest

    Sabi nga nila..Mar Roxas eats, breathes and sleeps press releases. He is the hollow man.Hahaha!

  • Guest

    Si Mar Roxas ang nasa likod ng color branding na yan against Binay, no one else.

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/UZF4OTGY4BREFE42RXP7FZJKFY Ding

      Hindi naman label ng San Miguel gin ang branding, di ba?

  • Guest

    Jun Magsaysay, Jamby Madriga, Risa Hontiveros..walang kabuhay-buhay ang mga ‘to. Yikes talaga!

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/UZF4OTGY4BREFE42RXP7FZJKFY Ding

      No problem…hindi na humihinga ang kalaban.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/UZF4OTGY4BREFE42RXP7FZJKFY Ding

    Mayro’n pa namang other choices like:  benigno at maligno,  night and day, coffee and milk, good and bad, clean and dirty,  matapat at kulimbat, malinis at madungis…marami, seemingly endless.

To subscribe to the Philippine Daily Inquirer newspaper in the Philippines, call +63 2 896-6000 for Metro Manila and Metro Cebu or email your subscription request here.

Factual errors? Contact the Philippine Daily Inquirer's day desk. Believe this article violates journalistic ethics? Contact the Inquirer's Reader's Advocate. Or write The Readers' Advocate:

c/o Philippine Daily Inquirer Chino Roces Avenue corner Yague and Mascardo Streets, Makati City,Metro Manila, Philippines Or fax nos. +63 2 8974793 to 94


editors' picks

advertisement

popular

advertisement

videos