UNA won’t do LP’s intimidation of party members – Tiangco
More News from Karen Boncocan
More News from INQUIRER.net
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.
Get Inquirer updates while on the go, add us on these apps:
Disclaimer: The comments uploaded on this site do not necessarily represent or reflect the views of management and owner of INQUIRER.net. We reserve the right to exclude comments that we deem to be inconsistent with our editorial standards.
To subscribe to the Philippine Daily Inquirer newspaper in the Philippines, call +63 2 896-6000 for Metro Manila and Metro Cebu or email your subscription request here.
Factual errors? Contact the Philippine Daily Inquirer's day desk. Believe this article violates journalistic ethics? Contact the Inquirer's Reader's Advocate. Or write The Readers' Advocate:
c/o Philippine Daily Inquirer Chino Roces Avenue corner Yague and Mascardo Streets, Makati City,Metro Manila, Philippines Or fax nos. +63 2 8974793 to 94