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Senators Antonio Trillanes IV and Sen. Francis Escudero. FILE PHOTO

MANILA, Philippines—Three reelectionist senators from Team PNoy have become the first targets of the black propaganda machines revving up for combat as the campaign for the 2013 elections begins on Tuesday.

First were texts linking Sen. Francis Escudero to alleged irregularities in various government offices, the consequence of which was his supposed estrangement from a Liberal Party (LP) colleague.

Two successive messages accuse Senators Antonio Trillanes IV and Loren Legarda of filing separate bills seeking to reduce the retirement benefits of various government employees.

Escudero’s attitude has been to ignore and not respond when the messages began circulating during the Christmas holidays.

Trillanes’ media office e-mailed a press statement to reporters denying the allegations.

Legarda delivered a privilege speech on Wednesday night denouncing her detractors whom she would not name.

The senator said text messages attacking her usually circulated whenever she registered as No. 1 in the candidate preference surveys.

Observers noted that the three senators are all in the ruling LP’s lineup of candidates.

At the Kapihan sa Senado on Thursday, the LP campaign manager, Sen. Frank Drilon, blamed the opposition for the low blows, which he said were “not surprising.” He said the targets of the attacks should just ignore them.

The messages were obviously “part of the propaganda machine of the opposition,” he said.

Addressing reporters, Drilon said: “I hope you as a responsible media will not give credence to this kind of black propaganda.”

He said the ruling party, which has scheduled its proclamation rally at Plaza Miranda in Manila, would sustain a campaign “on a high level” during the campaign season, starting Feb. 12.

Legarda, who has never gone “ballistic” in a privilege speech, was livid on Wednesday night.

She said “individuals with ill motives” were behind the “negative, vicious and black propaganda text messages” that she said were “spread within several government institutions.”

“This information is totally false and fabricated… No legislator will introduce such a bill which would diminish the salaries and benefits of our personnel in government institutions that provide services critical to public safety and order,” she said.

Observers also noted that it would have been impractical for Legarda or any other senator to file a bill in the final session days.

Since Congress will be on recess until June, there would be no chance for such a bill to go through the legislative process and be approved on second and third readings on the two session days of that month.

Legarda said it was ironic that political pranksters targeted her when she had filed a bill seeking to increase the combat duty pay of all enlisted personnel of the Armed Forces by 25 percent of their base pay. Legarda is a reserved officer of the Armed Forces.

Trillanes  denied the “malicious” text messages circulating in military and police camps, tagging him as a key sponsor of a bill that would substantially cut back the retirement benefits of police and military personnel through a supposed “PNP/AFP Retirement Bill.”

“This is obviously a black propaganda (sic) orchestrated by my political enemies. For the record, there is no such bill filed by this senator existing in the legislative index of the Senate or would I have advocated for such bill,” he said.

A former Navy lieutenant, Trillanes said he has always been supportive of any cause to uplift the conditions of the men and women in uniform.


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Tags: 2013 midterm elections , Antonio Trillanes IV , black propaganda , election campaign , Francis Escudero , Liberal Party , Loren Legarda , Philippine elections , Philippine politics , Team PNoy


  • magiting78

    hehehehe cute ng picture ni Trillanes…nakatitig ki Chiz sabay kagat labi…baklang bakla…hmmm cute mo fafa chiz…

  • lolo_Jose

    UMPISA na mga apo ang makinasyon ng oposisyon sa ”PAGLULUBID NG BUHANGIN”
    laban sa mga kandidato ng PNOY TEAM..MGA MAIITIM NA BUDHI AT ASAL MALIGNO
    lang may kayang gumawa ng ganyan para maipanalo sa anumang paraan ang kanilang
    mga kandidato..PAPAYAG BA TAYONG MULI NA MGA MANDARAMBONG, BABAERO
    MAGNANAKAW ANG MAGIGING HALAL NATIN SA SENADO?  KAPIT BISIG TAYO 
    MGA APO NA  SUPILIN ANG MULING PAMAMAYAGPAG NG MGA GANID AT HAYOK
    SA PERA NA MGA KAANAK NG OPOSISYON..SABAY-SABAY TAYONG MAG
    NO TO UNA!!! NO TO ENRILE!!! NO TO ESTRADA !!! NO TO BINAY!!!

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

      this has become a trademark of binay.. remember the tumatawa sa likod ni gloria ad during the critical period of campaign last presidential election that made him clinch votes?

  • Fulpol

    they were attacked by black propaganda via text… but they have all the yellow media to counter those attacks..

    the war of the machines… cellphones, internet (computer) and PCOS… print is dead..

    LOL

  • boybakal

    BLACK PROPAGANDA spread via text against AQUINO BETS….

    Funny….he he he…They call Binay Ulikba, now accuse Him of Black Propaganda.
    BLACK PROPAGANDA is Binay slogan, so don’t ride on his popularity.
    As they say, Black is Beautiful is really fitting as Black propaGANDA.
    Vote….Binay UNA…the BLACK PropaGANDA.

  • pokpok22

    Si Trillanes..mas maraming issues laban sa taong ito . Puro mga pakulo ang ginawa nitong nakaraang anim na taon. Pumunta sa China akala nya sinansanto sya nang mga intsik. Numero unong sinamantala ang Pork Barrell nya. puro para s apersonal na gastusin at pangungulimbat, mandarambong. Hindi na dapat ibot pa ang kumag na ito.

  • fernan107

    hwag kayong mabahala dahil alam ng taong bayan ang katotohanan .. ang mga opposition na UNA AY UNA ANG BULSA , UNA ANG KAMAG ANAK , UNA ANG SARILI. …. SAME FEATHER FLOCKS TOGETHER ….SUS KA INDO..

  • nes911

    Ganyan style ng kampo ni erap.

  • DonkeyKong1

    Sa tingin ko tama lang ang mga akusasyon kay escudero,, hindi talaga mapagkakatiwalaan ang muka nyan ni chiz…

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Abdul-Rashid/100004367910013 Abdul Rashid

    Meron pa ata mga bata si Enrile sa AFP. He will do anything to destroy Trillanes. Trillanes your my MAN!

  • bogli_anakdami

    tanong to flip gung gongs:  bakit ninyo ibinoboto ang mga magnanakaws sa kongreso tapos eh puro reklamo kapag ginawa ang magnakaw at mang-iyot??????

    yun lang…

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/BFQWTB3Z6DK76IWGHUMC4NO5JY Isang Pilipino

      hey loser, hang yourself!

  • AriannaDraws

    Escudero magnanakaw ka kasi kaya ayan sumisingaw ang baho mo!

  • BonnieBailey9

    Escudero dont worry about, we already knew it :) liar and thief you are!

  • Carmoney

    nabibisto na ang mga kalokohan ni chiz escudero! ! !

    • OhDelilah

      puro kasi kalokohan ang ginagawa nyang tamad na yan..ayan nahuli tuloy hehe

      • jenniferjoycuevas

        Woh? How tamad is he?

      • http://enria.org/ scconcern

        Escudero di kailgan magnakaw, plutocrats ang kanilamg pamilya. Kailagan lang nila at inside info na pagkakawartahan o “Enrile Syndrome” (conflict of interest). Ang gobierno nation nagiging negosyo ng may pera, kasama na ang illigal.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/WWOTOJASNHRXAP77UNRETCZZGQ ulrich j

    KAPAG  BLACK PROPAGANDA  SIGURADO  SI BINAY  ANG SOURCE …KAILNGAN  PA B I MEMORIZE YAN  KYA  NGA BLACK E …KUNG ANG REPORT NG INQUIRER E PROPAGANDA LANG MAHIRAP MA TRACE.. WHAT A MALICIOUS REPORTAGE BY PDI…SIMPLENG SIMPLE PAGKAKAYARI NYO KAY BNOG..AHAHHAHAHA

  • ThudOthwacker

    Trillanes is a Chinese stooge with a megalomanic and messianic personality. Don’t vote for him.

    • jenniferjoycuevas

      Dahil pinagtutulungan nyl si trillanes, im inclined to vote for him na! Lol!

  • nparvus1202

    Kailangan pa bang siraan yang mga yan eh mga dati ng sira yan. Lalo na yang Trillanaes na yan dapat yan nakakulong na dahil sa treason.

    • jenniferjoycuevas

      Wow ha, trillanes bashers uso rito? Proof of black propaganda ba iteitch??

  • wawa2172

    Legarda should clean up his dual image. She is a beauty and  brain but “nake helicoprter from her island neat Mindoro to Batasan. Chiz naman pumatol pa sa parang anak niya lang na si Heart Evangelista. Si Trillianes naman is linked to favor chinese on west philippine sea and is the biggest individual spender. Si Pork Drillion puro haka haka ang report….

    • sean_javier

      nagaoapalitan lang naman sina chiz at legarda sa top spot, isnt it? baka sila sila lang din nagcoconduct ng black prop with each other? hindi ka ya?

  • shyla_lim_shy

    Usong uso nga pala ang black propaganda lalo kapag ganitong papalapit ba eleksyon. So ang targets ngayon e sina chiz, trillanes at legarda..sabagay threat naman kasi tlga sila sa mga kalaban nilang papalubog na eh. Tsk!

  • bisdakis

    Trillianes does not need a black propaganda anymore. He is already burnt!

    • jenniferjoycuevas

      eh bakit may kumalat he has a bill daw against the military/pnp? So unusual given the fact na ang thrust ng agenda nya nsa men in uniform diba? Dun sya galing e. weird.

  • sean_javier

    pathetic ng mga black prog na ganayn, if i were these people, ill make myself busy proving the rest of the country that i can serve, hindi yung pag aaksayahn ng time effort and money makapanira lang.

  • jenniferjoycuevas

    Individuals with ill motives — jusmiyo, hitik na hitik sa kasalukuyan yung mga nakakasulasok na yan! i soo effn hate them. Sarap balatan nang buhay!

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/4VW3I7W3CL7QPZ3NTPSIWB7LFI Cheska

    Just because excuderon,trillanes and legarda are vitims, well, i will vote for them!

  • pcosmachine

    DESPITE THE BLACK PROPAGANDA AGAINST THEM, ALL THESE THREE SENATORS (LEGARDA, ESCUDERO, TRILLANES), ALONG WITH ALAN PETER CAYETANO, WILL BE RE-ELECTED AS SENATORS IN MAY ELECTIONS BECAUSE THEY ARE RUNNING UNDER THE TEAM TO BEAT — THE LIBERAL PARTY (THE WHITE PARTY).

    THE REST OF THE MAGIC 12 (TEAM PNOY):

    AQUILINO PIMENTEL III
    CYNTHIA VILLAR
    GRACE POE
    JUAN EDGARDO ANGARA
    BAM AQUINO
    RAMON MAGSAYSAY JR.
    JAMBY MADRIGAL
    RISA HONTIVEROS

    DARK HORSE: TEDDY CASINO (13th SPOT)

    YES, 12-0 SWEEP FOR LP!

  • JasonBieber

    If black propaganda is being spread against Team PNoy then you see that they are all up in arms about it but when black propaganda gets spread by the Palace against those PNoy has chosen to attack then it is called the “fight against corruption.”

  • 33Sambuang2

    yong tatlong hari ng una ang gumagawa nyan. una sa kurakot, una sa pambabae, una sa mga anak na mahilig sa babae, political dynasty ang gusto ng mga kumag na to…..

  • alexgorgeouz

    What is new di ba? Dirty politics it is. Pero i suppose matatalino ang mga pinoy, hindi basta basta magpapadala sa mga manipulations na dala ng black propaganda.

  • DennisTan

    instead of working together to make this country better.. they spread lies like little high school girls…. rumors will be rumors

    • risamyloves

      i agree. we must focus on the needs of the many.. instead of finding ways to spread bad rumors..

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/42RPTXVA6TQ56CRBHLWM2RKC6Y Julius

    its also the fault of people who believed these text messages and resent them.. dont believe everything you hear.. look for EVIDENCE 

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

    Black Propaganda?  Black na naman?  Hindi pa ba alam kung saan galing ‘yan?

  • disqusted0fu

    At least the black propaganda against these senatorial candidates are just through text. Pnoy and his administration spreads their black propaganda to the entire nation, even to the whole world in almost every televised and recorded speech of Pnoy. So via text is not that bad.



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