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UNA won’t do LP’s intimidation of party members – Tiangco

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Rep. Toby Tiangco FILE PHOTO

MANILA, Philippines — United Nationalist Alliance coalition members only need to be guided by their conscience and “loyal” to the Filipino people, its secretary general said on Wednesday.

In a statement, UNA secretary general and Navotas Representative Toby Tiangco said the difference between the “constructive opposition” and the Liberal Party is that they would not intimidate party members who do not follow the party stand.

“UNA only requires its candidates to be loyal to the Filipino electorate and be guided by their conscience,” he said.

UNA is expected in Bohol within the day to promote its national candidates for the second leg of its Central Visayas sorties.

Cebu’s surprising turnout

Vice President Jejomar Binay meanwhile thanked the Cebuanos for the surprising turnout in Tuesday’s proclamation rally at Plaza Independencia.

“The great turnout for our proclamation rally was a pleasant surprise for us, considering that Cebu had been a bailiwick of the Liberal Party,” he said.

Tiangco pointed out that the huge crowd that greeted UNA’s senatorial bets on the first day of the campaign period was “very, very encouraging.”

He said that the crowd they drew was a “clear indicator that this former bastion of the Liberal Party is going all out for UNA in the May election.”

“We were not wrong in choosing Cebu. Maunlad ang Cebu. Mahuhusay ang mga local government officials, at matinding magpakita ng suporta at pasasalamat ang mga mamamayan (Cebu is progressive. It has competent local government officials and the people showed their strong support and we’re thankful of the Cebuanos),” said Binay.

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  • Labandera1

    Toby Tiangco naghallucinate ka na naman. Uminom ka ng gamot mo baka bigla kang tatakbo sa kalsada na walang damit. Hayan oh kahapon pa yan nakalabas ang iyong lawit………………….ang lawit ng iyong kwentas……BEWARE OF DOGS, BEWARE OF UNA…..

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_GYYFBINDMTZHM6TDHPB667452M agustin

    Ang bomoto sa UNA at LP ay parang siyang pabor sa dynastiya sa pangurakot. siya ay pabor din na ayaw ipasa ang FOI bill.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/ZUGKMNYSK2ZSSS4B2LVNDWP5XM lagalag

    Pude order sau shabu? parang nka drugs ka uli ah?

  • Labandera1

    Ano kamo Binay mahusay na government official eh mahusay pala sa iyo yung suspended governor  Gwen Garcia na bumili ng lupa sa ilalim ng dagat? Kaya pala todo kayo ng support kay Gwen..

  • ApoLapullapu

    Cebu City is traditionally an opposition bailiwick.  If the people do not want the way things are being run by the Administration at the national level they always go for the opposition.  They even opposed Marcos.  The people of Cebu are not gullible.  There is even a joke that the best swindlers in the world are in Cebu.  One cannot fool them.  Anyone who attempts to fool a Cebuano will soon find that it is he who is fooled.

    • 33Sambuang2

      korek and di pud bugo ang mga taga cebu nga moboto sa mga kawatan, babaero ug killer. di bogo sila nga mouyon sa gusto sa una kay bisag ilang gobernardor corrupt ug nawong ug abat. ang yuta 80 percent underwater unya dili diay suspendihon? mabuhay ang taga cebu. 

  • elgeepee

    Magingat po kayo sa mga kasabwat ni Mr. Binay. Tingnan niyo si Enrile at Estrada. C Binay ganyan din.

  • ztefertilizerscam10

    Enrile’s only son Jackie Enrile was a notorious killer who killed several people including alfie anido.
     Let us also not forget about Tito Sotto’s involvement in the Pepsi Paloma and Guada Guarin 1982 rape scandal. 

  • Dawn Dare

    Geez, this is UNA saying being loyal to Gwen Garcia who’s now convicted as a criminal should be tolerated.

  • ztefertilizerscam10

    Binay wife linked to Php72.06-M graft
    A FORMER whistleblower in high-profile graft corruption controversies turned-head of government’s financial watchdog yesterday linked the wife of Vice President Jejomar Binay, an incumbent and several former Makati City officials to alleged deception in the public bidding for a Php72.06 million supply contract awarded by the city government in 2001…

    The former mayor now( Vice President)was charged in 2006 for allegedly bypassing the bidding procedure in favor of Office Gallery International Inc. 
    Binay was questioned over the anomalous purchase of office fixtures and furniture for the new Makati City Hall from private contractor Office Gallery International from December 1999 to February 2000. The contract was allegedly overpriced by P3.6 million…

  • ztefertilizerscam10

    Aug 28,1987 rebellion
    Juan Ponce Enrile charged with involvement in the bloody military rebellion on  Aug 28,1987  that left at least nine people dead.

    change the dot
    2008: Enrile smuggling in Cagayan;
     Pajeros, BMWs
    During the first four months of the year 2008 alone, 1,773 units, including Mitsubishi Pajeros and BMW Z3s, were shipped into Port Irene

    Enrile’s only son Jackie Enrile was a notorious killer who killed several people including alfie anido.
     Let us also not forget about Tito Sotto’s involvement in the Pepsi Paloma and Guada Guarin 1982 rape scandal. 

  • $37644997

    There are ducks that can’t fly so they quack a lot to make air waves.

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

    parang first time ata na meron tayong NAPAKASINUNGALING na party spokesperson. e mas matindi pa magtwist ng facts at maghabi ng story ito kaysa kay romney ng US.

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



    Toby, parang isang buwan ka na walang tulog, anong bato ang gamit mo, dong?

    Go go go Tuwid na Daang. Go go go Team PNoy!

  • http://twitter.com/erncastillo ern

    bluffing…….the way of the trapo!

    pakisulat nga lahat ng nagawa nyo sa inyong panunungkulan saan mang posisyon. Campaign for yourself, and not against another….because that will not help you. Hindi ibig sabihin na marumi yung iba, e malinis ka.

  • http://joboni96.myopenid.com/ joboni96

    hindi mo naman kasi kaya

    baka mas lalong lumayas pa

    just wait for pres vinay 2016
    pwede na that time

    • 33Sambuang2


      • http://joboni96.myopenid.com/ joboni96

        type mo

  • politicalfamiliessucks

    i say we should vote for people who are not under LP or UNA… it’s time to change our politicians… they came from same old political families

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_DVP4NE2IHZLHNZIQODT3RNGNSM Lawrence

    Yeah, and threatening the removal of a senatorial candidate from your slate is not intimidation?

    Ganito na ba talaga kabobo ang mga politiko ngayon?

    • miggyroque

      bsta wag nilang tatanggalin ang mga kandidato na useful. parang si madrigal dapat manalo

  • josephsanchez

    I just hope that we will have a peaceful and fair elections. Mahirap ng may dumanak nanaman na dugo, which already happened, kasi masisira at masisira lalo ang pilipinas sa mata ng mga tao. Bumoto sana tayo ng tapat na mga opisyal, na para sakin ay si Gordon, Madrigal at Magsaysay.

    Sana sa darating na halalan ay maging maayos na ang magging gobyerno. Sana.. SANA…

    • 33Sambuang2

      magsaysay? taga hugas at taga dila ng pwet ni GMA. Doble kara yang hinayupak na yan.Gordon at Madrigal pa siguro wag lang yang tadong magsaysay

  • peejmartinez

    be intimidated, don’t be. who the hell cares. A senator will win eitherway. People do choose poorly for the last 10 years, but what the hell. the stocks are up, peace talks are happening. Regardless of whats happening. I just hope that CANDIDATES that doesnt deserve to WIN will not WIN. Sadly, they are the ones that people crave. THE BAD ONES!

    • herardosalvador

      sino ba bad sayo? Ill give you my bests, madrigal! SIno sayo, pre?

  • 33Sambuang2

    tiangco, punta ka muna ke belo. ipokrito………….. kampon kayo ng mga kawatan, babaero at mamamatay tao. una kayo sa katiwalian. mga gunggong

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


  • Guest

    Malaki ang pondo ng LP para panghakot ng tao sa proclamation rally kayang tinipid ni Drilon at Mar Roxas. Kokonti na lang kasi ang mabubulsa nila sa pondo.

  • Guest

    Bago magturo o mag akusa ang LP, tinagnan muna nila ang kanilang hanay. Dami diyan. Nakatago lang.

  • Guest

    Walang pakiaalam ang tao sa mga kandidato ni Mar Roxas. Walang kwenta

  • Guest

    Hindi namamangka si Chiz sa dalawang ilog. ANong magagawa inadopt siya
    pareho ng UNA at Team PNOy. Bakit? Alam nyo kung bakit. Popular eh.

  • Guest

    In 2007 elections, solo ding nangampanya si CHiz at nag no. 2 naman siya
    sa senatorial elections noon. So di problema kay chiz.

  • Guest

    Hindi pinili ni Chiz na maging common candidate, ang UNA at Team PNoy ang nagpahayag ng suporta sa kanyang candidacy. Fyi lang.

  • Guest

    Lalo lang nilang pinapasikat si Chiz sa pagpapalaki ng isyu ng
    paglaglag. It’s a bad publicity but still a good publicity.

  • disqusted0fu

    UNA doesn’t have a histrionic and a narcissistic endorser who possesses supreme power. Just the team name of the LP alone already says who they work for and who they are loyal to… It’s PNoy and not the Pinoys.

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