Tiangco to Drilon: Your do for mine if LP scores 12-0; my do for yours if you loseBy Karen Boncocan
MANILA, Philippines — If the Liberal Party sweeps the senatorial elections in May, expect United Nationalist Alliance (UNA) secretary general and Navotas Representative Tobias Tiangco to sport the hairstyle of Liberal Party campaign manager Senator Franklin Drilon.
“I am offering a friendly wager. I am willing to change my hairstyle if they could muster a 12-0 win. I will copy Sen. Drilon’s do. And if they fail to get 12-0, I challenge Sen. Frank to copy my hairstyle,” said the UNA official in a statement issued Friday.
Tiangco is confident, however, that he will not have to make a trip to the barber “with the surveys all showing poor performance of LP bets.”
He said the latest Social Weather Stations and Pulse Asia surveys showed that many LP bets were out of the winning circle with five of UNA’s senatorial bets making it to the “Magic 12”.
“We are amused but at the same time bothered by Senator Drilon’s confidence. Anong milagro ang gagawin ng LP?” he asked, noting how the Commission on Elections discovered cheating by the Arroyo administration in the 2007 elections in Maguindanao.
“We smell the air of 2007 once again. It sounds like a subtle order to influence the elections. Senator Drilon is treading a dangerous zone here by conditioning the people of the outcome of the elections,” said Tiangco.