Aquino’s senatorial team in full force at proclamation rally



MANILA, Philippines — Another history unfolded on Tuesday at the historic Plaza Miranda in Quiapo, Manila with the proclamation rally held here for Team PNoy.

President Benigno Aquino III and all 12  senatorial candidates of Team PNoy were in full force at the rally, including the three candidates who were adopted as guest candidates of the United Nationalist Alliance (UNA).

The three guest candidates are Senators Francis “Chiz” Escudero and Loren Legarda, and  former MTRCB chairperson Grace Poe.

Poe sent her son and cousin Sheryl Cruz to the proclamation rally of UNA in Cebu while  Escudero said he did not send any representative.

Escudero declined to explain why he did not send a proxy to the UNA  rally, saying he would just leave it to the UNA people to comment on the issue.

“Para di na maigting pa yung intriga (This would prevent intrigues),” he told reporters as he denied
having any conflict with Vice President Jejomar Binay, one of the leaders of UNA.

“Hindi  porket kampanyahan kelangan ng mag-away (Not because it’s campaign period we have to fight),” he said.

The other nine candidates present at the proclamation rally were Senate Minority Alan Peter Cayetano, former Senator Ramon Magsaysay, former Las Piñas Representative Cynthia Villar,  Senators Antonio “Sonny” Trillanes IV and Aquilino “Koko” Pimentel III, Aurora Representative Juan Edgardo “Sonny” Angara, former Senator Jamby Madrigal, Paolo “Bam” Aquino, and former Akbayan Risa Hontiveros.

Prominent personalities – Speaker Feliciano Belmonte, Senators Franklin Drilon and Manny Villar, Manila Mayor Alfredo Lim, Maguindanao Gov. Esmael Mangudadatu, Albay Governor Joey Salceda and other officials of the Liberal Party – also showed up at the event.

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  • Constantine

    Even a political neophyte would choose Team PNoy. Why? The reason is obvious. Pres PNoy is as clean as a whistle and has achieved enormous economic growth for the first 2.5 years of his admin. Now what do you think of the 3 leaders of UNA? Erap is a convicted plunderer, Binay is corrupt and has a lot of pending graft cases at the Ombudsman and Sandiganbayan and Enrile is a Martial Law enforcer and faked his ambush which led to martial law/stole billions from the Filipinos, etc. Will you join UNA or aptly called United Nakaw Alliance?

  • RyanE

    Hahaha! What happened then to UNA’s proclamation rally in Cebu? It will just proclaim 9 candidates, but of course with the 3 kings, kings of corruption! 

  • Fred

    Si Grace, kung tutuo nga na pinadala nya ang kanyang anak at pinsan sa UNA rally sa Cebu ay baka maakusahan na namamangka sa dalawang ilog. Baka yan ang maging dahilan upang di sya iboto ng karamihan at sya nyang ikatalo.

  • Vincent_Bugaboo

    Hey, Ager! Bakit kailangan mo pang i-translate sa english ang tagalog? Ibig mo bang sabihin mas maiintindihan namin sa english ang mga quotations na ‘yon kesa tagalog?
    If it’s for the benefit of non-Filipino readers, ilan ba sila bukod sa isang Australian na lumiligaw sa’yo?

  • Bert

    It’s election period and it signals the start of MUDSLINGING between a party presumed to be coming from the dark and a party pretending to be an assembly of angels…..

    Let’s watch who among these pretenders will succeed in fooling each and every juan de la cruz…..

  • Franzeline Perdubal

    Once you hate yellow, you’ll be green of envy.

    Yellow has steered us out of nine corrupted years under Arroyo where Jejomar Binay, Enrile and cohorts enjoyed the plunder and rape of this country.

    Enrile and smuggling in his hometown.
    Binay and the Makati Squatters.

    Cebu ka ba or Plaza Miranda?

  • koy-bili

    if elections were held today, i might pick 8-9 from team pnoy & guest cands, 0 from una, maybe fill the remaining from independents. the most i might get from una is a single cand…

  • Bert

    I think Grace Llamanzares, Escudero and Legarda have succeeded in making UNA believe that they are its common candidates, when in fact their hearts belong to LP. UNA is duped. Good for them.

    But I have no hearts for balimbings and FREE LOADERS. Walang mga PRINSIPYO.

    Pnoy was right when he said that there should be NO PRETENDERS in his party. It’s either you’re UNA or you’re LP.

  • JasonBieber

    They all had speeches but it’s no longer about what they can say but what they will do.

    Candidates even the President elect in 2010…made some wonderful promises to get the public’s trust and to get the public’s vote but in the end…they fall short on the follow through.

    It seems that the so-called public servants only work during elections and during elections.

  • disqusted0fu

    History might repeat itself if these candidates win. During the elections in 2010, the whole nation has heard many great words and promises that came out of Pnoy’s mouth. Unfortunately, they were just words after all, words that never turned into actions which just led to unfulfilled promises and disappointments. 

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