Drilon ‘taking credit away’ from LP bets over ‘Aquino factor’, says UNA spokesman



Navotas Representative Toby Tiangco. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

MANILA, Philippines – Were the latest results of the Pulse Asia Survey indicative of the Filipinos’ confidence in President Benigno Aquino III and his team?

The United Nationalist Alliance (UNA) begs to differ.

UNA secretary general and Navotas Representative Toby Tiangco told INQUIRER.net in a phone interview that Senator Franklin Drilon’s statement on LP candidates’ ranking in the “magic 12” took credit away from the candidates’ personal track records.

“I am not saying that there is no relation, the [endorsement of the] President is a partial factor… but that is taking credit [away] from the candidates themselves [saying they got into the magic 12] just because of the President,” he said.

In trying to gauge the confidence of the people in Aquino, Tiangco said that there was a “direct question” on the President’s performance.

Drilon, the ruling party’s campaign manager, said that seven of those in the LP senatorial slate, including Legarda and Escudero, made it into the “magic 12” was an indication of the people’s confidence in the administration party.

But no original LP member made it to the twelve spots, said the UNA official.

Legarda and Escudero, who took the top two spots, are common candidates of the LP and UNA.

Former Movie and Television Review and Classification Board chief Grace Poe-Llamanzares is also a common candidate of the two coalitions.

“They cannot say seven, ask the three [shared candidates] first where they really belong [because] they are considered, even by the survey, as common candidates,” he said.

Five of UNA’s exclusive senatorial candidates made it to the “magic 12”, he said.

Nancy Binay, the daughter of Vice President Jejomar Binay, ranked fourth and was followed by San Juan City Representative Joseph Victor Ejercito Estrada, son of former President Joseph Estrada.

Former Senator Juan Miguel Zubiri took the tenth spot and reelectionist Senator Gregorio Honasan took the twelfth place.

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  • kilabot

    there is no factor except the pork factor. 
    credit grabbing is an aquino trait; 
    noykapon is his mother’s son.

  • Sugbuanon86

    Ang galing talaga mag twist ng bab0y na ito!

    Hoy porky Drilon, sinungaling kang bab0y ka!

    Alam ng taong bayan, na kahit tatakbong independent sina Loren, Chiz at Cayetano, mananalo pa rin sila.

    It’s all about name recall. Walang kinalaman dito ang Abnoy.

    Ayan ka naman, hayop ka.

    Manang mana ka sa gag0ng presidente.

    Taking credit for something that is not theirs.

    Kapal mukha ka, porkchop!


    • richard ortega

       kawawa ka naman galit na galit ka sa LP. tulad ng mga nangyari sa marcos di habang buhay ay makapagnanakaw sila, ikaw naputol ba ang pagnanakaw mo?

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_BL2GYU35SO6HTJUEAUTXS3QFYM George Lapulapu

    gimik…. to gain mileage….

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/RDGAGWI2XYZQJ3ZNDMZLSPFQ5M Bentong

    its about the names under the LP slate. It was very clear from the outset to toe the line with the LP leadership if they aren’t happy why are they still there on the group. Your good in your words tiyanako but u are the hindrance to the group. 

  • bongarroyo

    Bangag na naman itong si tongresman tionggo..

  • opinyonlangpo

    Obviously both have an idea of their own gauge to public ratings. One is paid survey and the other is actual public perception on performance. Anyone have a knowledge of who is who regardless of what is printed on the papers.

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

      Kung alin ang nakikisakay na pailalim kung bumanat, o yung buong giting na lumalaban nang harapan.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/4XVVCOAZXYTPN2X3IPFCFDSKFM Melvin

    Feeling bagets pa ang hairdo ni Tiangco. Sa isang may idad ng kongresista parang hindi bagay sa kanya ang maging spokesman ng isang malaking partidong politikal. Sa hitsura niya ay trying hard siyang magmukhang-bata pa ang idad… O sadyang kumakarga siya ng bato… 

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

      Mai-feature kaya siya sa Philippine currency notes?

  • richard ortega

    UNA party yan ang magpapahirap sa pilipino. tulad na lang ni toby tiangco sumopurta kay thief justice yan, kampi sa magnanakaw kaya UNA party maraming magnanakaw, mandaraya at political dynasty…

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_UWISP2YXGDQ7K2SIX2GI37B2EI Darwin


  • opinyonlangpo

    So there it is, it seems Tiangco is in charge of preparing the ratings. Obviously he knows what he prepared.

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

      No, he did not mention that the preference of the 3 is not UNA.

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

    That’s in a way Tiangco admitting that the ratings of UNA, similarly, were not because of Tiangco, which is also another way of admitting that being the spokesman for UNA is of no use for the UNA candidates

  • Makabayan_cebu

    TIANGCO, antay ka muna ng buwan na malapit ng election. Dada ka ng dada riyan, ang aga pa ng mga election analysis mo.  Pa epal naman ito sa mga pronouncement para makita lagi ang mukha ng mga politikong ito. Ilang weeks pa nga lang eh, natuturete na’ng mata at tainga ko sa lahat na political advertisments sa TV, mind u give us a good break!

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/NXV3F6YUQWDOA4HPYOFN5F2N3U Danyel

    new gang of corrupt are on their way to replace the older ones…….the only consolation is they cannot bring to hell what they have stolen from the taxpayers……

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/NXV3F6YUQWDOA4HPYOFN5F2N3U Danyel

    just remember…anumang ari arian meron ang mga pulitiko…pera natin ang ginamit jan……

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