UNA may drop Escudero from senatorial slate—Binay



Vice President Jejomar Binay. FILE PHOTO

TAGBILARAN CITY, Bohol, Philippines—The United Nationalist Alliance indicated Wednesday it may drop Senator Francis Escudero, who snubbed the party’s proclamation rally in Cebu on Tuesday, from its senatorial lineup if he continues to stay away from UNA political sorties.

“Sa malamang (It is likely),” Binay told reporters here Wednesday when asked if it was possible that UNA would remove from its roster the common candidates who would continue to ignore the group’s sorties.

Asked what precisely would precipitate such action, Binay replied: “Kung kami naman ay magmumukhang kawawa sa usapan,  di na kami papayag noon (If we look pathetic, then we will not agree to that).”

Escudero, like Senator Loren Legarda and Grace Poe-Llamanzares, is a common candidate on both the administration Team PNoy and UNA tickets.

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  • nonato

    Trapo talaga itong binay na to…Wala kang utang na loob kung di dahil kay escudero di ka mananalo bilang VP….Trapo!!!!


    Go go go Team PNoy!

  • joshmale2004

    Better if UNA drops Chiz. UNA needs more Chiz’s popularity to rob on its other candidates than Chiz needs UNA to boost his chances of winning.

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_L3NJ4IIZZMB2OMPIOR7X2B72ME k


  • JuanTamadachi

    Go ahead Binay and drop Escudero. Its no skin off his nose but he may just bloody your nose in 2016. 

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_Q3QGG5QHBLRMZTIYWUFURY6J2E Night

    drop niyo na!!

  • $37644997

    He intends to do one man show

  • calipso_2100

    “(If we look pathetic, then we will not agree to that)”

    Haaaaaa.  You are already pathetic.

  • ztefertilizerscam10

    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

    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.

  • ztefertilizerscam10

    Binay and alleged mistress’ photos surface the internet
    change the dot

    • Jarred Pulido


  • filipinaskoh


    He doesn’t need you nor UNA, the TEAM PINOY is more than enough to help him secure a seat in the senate. If he goes with the name UNA he might be aligned as a CORRUPT too.

    Who wants to be part of your CORRUPT TEAM? your daughter, Erap’s son, Enrile’s son are all there plus the presence of Mitos Magsawsaw staunch supporter of GMA add also Zubiri, a dagdag-bawas- WHAT CAN YOU OFFER THE FILIPINOS besides from your endless LIES and CORRUPT practices??? 

    • diamond_digger

       The country is in the throes of being ruled by known corrupt dynastic head, a known implementor of the martial law and a convicted – though pardoned – plunderer. My goodness, heaven forbids!!! Are we giving the Philippines to the dogs? Rizal and Bonifacio may be writhing and turning in their graves.

  • ztefertilizerscam10

    Senator Enrile gives out public money to senators

    Enrile gave a whopping bonus of 1.6 million pesos each to 18 senators last Christmas. It is interesting to note that rather than hand over unused funds back to the treasury, Enrile saw it fit to distribute the so-called “savings” to Senate employees as a personal gift. According to the same report, even drivers and security personnel in the senate got bonuses ranging from 50,000.00 to 120,000.00 pesos.

  • 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.

  • ztefertilizerscam10


    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

    • diamond_digger

       Kindly include the slightly used Hummer luxury vehicles coming from the port of LA loaded in vans and shipped to port irene. In 2012, there were over 20 Hummer units that were shipped by the gang headed by the son-in-law of Johnny Enrile.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/UQXLAHQCCIEO3WMCTNZSWIE3AI Lagotka

    Di kailangan ni Chiz, Loren, at Poe ang UNA. Mas gusto nilang huwag madungisan ng Tatlong Hari ng Kasakiman!

    • levis2012

       Bakit kasi namamangka ang 3 kandidatong ito sa dalawang ilog?

  • vinj

    I think UNA dropping Chiz may even get him more votes… 

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_E3CE56OQVPC4RPYD2NR4VD3SUE Bert

      not necessarily…..

  • ztefertilizerscam10

    “The Chicago Tribune reported 15
    years ago that Enrile’s wife Cristina walked out on him in January 1998 
    after charging adultery.  The Tribune also reported that the “other woman
    “ was Gigi Gonzales-Reyes, Enrile’s chief of staff,  about 30 (39 not 30) years
    his junior.”

  • Fulpol

    Chiz Escudero, supported Binay during the VP campaign…

    why Chiz suddenly did not support Binay’s UNA?

    what is the true character of Chiz?

    Chiz has an ambition to run for 2016 Presidency? and he wanted Binay to give way for his ambition?

    Chiz out from Danding Cojuangco party, out from Binay camp… so where Chiz would go? to Mar Roxas camp???


    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_L3NJ4IIZZMB2OMPIOR7X2B72ME k

      escudero supported binay thinking there will be a binay-escudero in 2016.unfornately,ERAP intervened and he wants binay-unggoy in exchange for the PMP support.thats why,escudero is not with UNA.

      mga bwesset na pulitiko,lahat ng galaw may kapalit…

      mar-escudero vs binay-unggoy vs bong revilla-jolo revilla.

      • levis2012

         jolo revilla… lol

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_L3NJ4IIZZMB2OMPIOR7X2B72ME k

    ayon sa kasabihan,sa pulitika at walang permanenteng kaibigan…

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/AIYSIJJOL4JNRLHXVTGUH3NYHM The Overlord

    Who wants to be in UNA in the first place? A group of self-serving mongrels deserves no seats in the Senate.

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


  • pcosmachine



  • http://profile.yahoo.com/VUT4YW36QJREEGOBH5IYKNQMKI Kokak

    Unahan mo na Chiz! Ikaw na ang magdrop sa UNA, para pag nanalo ka hindi mo na kailangang tumanaw ng utang na loob sa mga kawatan na yan.

    Hindi kami boboto ng kandidatong iniindorso ni Erap, Enrile at Binay. Tama ba mga kasama? Like naman dyan oh.

  • Guest

    Hindi dapat gawin na proxy ni Chiz si Heart. Pag ginawa niya yun sasabihin naman nila, ginagamit niya ang girlfriend actress niya di ba?

  • Jason_Voorhees

    Who cares?

  • Guest

    Tingin ko may sumasabotahe kay Chiz sa UNA, sino pa nga ba kundi ang mga

  • binatangtagabukid

    langya walang utang na loob matapos ka papanulunin sa vice president sa pag endorso sayo…maitim tlga budhi mo

    • diamond_digger

       Well, turning his back to an erstwhile benefactor is not new to Binay.
      Don’t you remember that he was virtually a nobody (an unknown but a new
      struggling lawyer until the late Cory Aquino, the mother of Pinoy
      appointed him as OIC mayor of Makati. Despite all of those and the fact
      that he was appointed as cabinet member of the present administration,
      he has callously bitten the hands that feed him. Don’t he deserve to be
      called an ingrate or worst yet, a snake? Are these not sending chills
      down the spines of the Filipinos? If not then, Filipinos haven’t truly
      learned from the past and are still gullible. Filipinos in the
      Philippines, wake up!!!!!

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/VUT4YW36QJREEGOBH5IYKNQMKI Kokak

    The LP candidates are not be the ideal politicians na gusto kong mamuno sa bansa..

    Pero pag tinitingnan ko yung lineup ng UNA nagmumukhang santo yung nasa LP.

    Ganito na ba lagi ang election sa pilipinas, always choosing the lesser evil?

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

    future pres vinay

    huwag naman sana

    you’re just helping firm up
    mar – chiz 2016

    mas mahirap yan for
    vinay – bong 2016

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/3HZWJZ5CIT2EIEVQX2QWM2572Y humabon

      We want someone from VISMIN as the next PRESIDENT of the republic…. Lagi na lang ba taga LUZON? kami na naman!

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

        si mar pwede

        kung aalisin niya
        astang investment banker niya

        at pro pilipino economy siya

  • AngelZone

    Hay Naku Binay! Mangarap kang gising! After Chiz Endorses you for VP, yan pa ang ibabalik mo!  you are building a political dynasty! with the help of Estrada’s who has nothing good done to the republic. hay naku! 

    • diamond_digger

       Well, turning his back to an erstwhile benefactor is not new to Binay. Don’t you remember that he was virtually a nobody (an unknown but a new struggling lawyer until the late Cory Aquino, the mother of Pinoy appointed him as OIC mayor of Makati. Despite all of those and the fact that he was appointed as cabinet member of the present administration, he has callously bitten the hands that feed him. Don’t he deserve to be called an ingrate or worst yet, a snake? Are these not sending chills down the spines of the Filipinos? If not then, Filipinos haven’t truly learned from the past and are still gullible. Filipinos in the Philippines, wake up!!!!!

      • AngelZone

        never again! walang utang na loob si Binay, after so many things Aquinos done to Him, this is all he return. Allignning himself to the corrupts personality like estradas and even hold his rally to cebu in support to the corrupt-suspended Gov is a hilarious deed! what binay is implying is okay to be corrupt. poor Binay.

  • okabato

    Escudero could be tryng  to bite his elbow now after backing Binay in the last election with his Noybi ticket that resulted in Mar’s defeat but this is looking good for his (Mar) chances in the 2016 presidential election.

  • Labandera1

    Chiz would be in a better position to stick with Liberal Party and stay away from UNA and Binay. As I said before Binay is a wolf wearing a sheep clothing. BEWARE OF DOGS BEWARE OF UNA!!!!!

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/ZHZM2FBNMXAKU6BSP24VH5W7GE Jose

    Escudero does not need una, but una needs escudero because he is going to be a topnotcher.
    So if there is going to be someone dropped, it should be escudero dropping una, not the other way around. Lets not put the horse before the caromata.
    The slogan do una, dang Maganda, should be revised as follows: “daang matuwid na Maganda.
    The three kings are famous for being beautiful and honest personalities.

    • diamond_digger

       Jose you must be referring to the original 3 kings who visited the baby JESUS. But if you referring to the 3 kings of UNA, consider this: Una sa pagtayo ng dynastiya at pagpapayaman sa makati at una pa rin sa pag-abuso sa paggamit ng wang-wang. Ang pangalawang hari ay una din sa pang-aapi sa panahon ng martial law. Ang pangatlong hari ay walang kadududa na siyang unang pangulo na na-konbikto sa pandarambung o plunder. Tama nga yong pangalan ng grupo nila na UNA.

    • 33Sambuang2


  • Maldi2

    Drop Chiz now NA!  A political butterfly!

  • AllinLawisFair

    O, ayan na Chiz, matapos mong suportahan noong nakaraang election, i da drop ka na raw. Walang utang na loob talaga.

    At ganito ang gustong maging panguo ng bayang ito? Paano na kapag nanalo siyang pangulo  sa 2016? Baka kalimutan na rin niya ang mga taong bumoto sa kanya? 

    MAG-INGAT, Bayang Pilipino.

  • Guest

    Hindi ugali ni Chiz na isinasama ang pamilya sa kampanya. Pero di naman
    niya inisnab ang proclamation rally ng UNA. May video message nga.

  • GatasNgCow

    Dapat namang idrop si escudero, dapat nga pati si PNoy idrop nya na din si chiz,, yan ang magpapatalo sa pangangampanya nila…walang kwentang senador at tao.

    • Erarara

      you’re right! i hate that person..wala syang nagawa for the country and isa pa,, mismo sa bibig nya naggaling na he’s lazy..

  • levis2012

    Bakit kasi namamangka si Chiz sa dalawang ilog?????  Oportunista ang ganyan. Oportunista ka ba Chiz Escudero?

    • Floridahhh

      oo naman! tamad pa kaya nga umaasa na lang sa dalawang partido..

  • GeorginaBilson

    What a wast of time, hidni dapat pinagaaksayahan ng oras si Chiz!

  • busit08

    Both LP and UNA must think it over. Hindi naman dapat talaga suportahan si Loren, Grace at Chiz. What can you expect sa mga Doble Kara politiko. Pano mo pa po sila pagtitiwalaan. Ang politoka kasi sa Pilipinas parang Showbiz….GAMITAN LANG.

  • RMsantiago

    Bakit Estrada? Eh kasi banta si Chiz sa ambison ni Jinggoy Estrada na
    maging VP sa 2016.

  • Victor Carl

    “May” nga e. Di idadrop yan. May utang na loob si Binay kay Escudero. Di ba Noybi?

  • billy gunner

    binay is still far better than aquino and roxas combined.

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_DTLSJUKB7UD6OHFVJGSVF3NZRE Bogs

       in what category? pangungurako? paramihan ng babae?

      • billy gunner

         syempre naman. lalaki yata si binay kumpara ke aquino! lol

      • 33Sambuang2

        pisot ka billy

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_PN3VRDYP7ZZDTUHWG5R7RJSXWM raul n

       yes better in how to enrich oneself in govt. office and how to build a kingdom for political dynasty.LOL

    • 33Sambuang2

      pisot. magnanakaw yang manok mo

      • billy gunner

         well you have to prove. it you cant just parade your ignorance around.

  • http://www.pulisnapogi.blogspot.com/ Pulis Na Pogi

    what is a party for?  bakit may mga taong dalawa ang partido?  ano yun, lagareng hapon?

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_4R3GZTGML26TV2VGS6RVHP2THM Fred

    Ok lang Chiz na maalis ka sa listahan ng UNA.
    hindi ka masasabihan na namamangka sa dalawang ilog.
    Si Loren, mataas naman rank sa survey kaya di ko na iboboto.
    Si Grace, sayang.

  • kilabot

    una and lpcoa can drop chiz from their lineups; 
    he won’t mind at all; 
    he can always fall on heart’s lap.

    • Vincent_Bugaboo

      maski alisin si escu, tatawa lang lang ‘yon. maski nga walang dahilan humahagikhik e.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_M6UL2UG4OGTMCLSYGB5MVJ7USE InSearchOfTruth

    only shows the immaturity of our political party system…  why promote a candidate who does not belong to your party?  the mere fact that candidate did not join your party is that he/she doesnt believe in the party stand.  philippine political party system is a very big joke!  wala nang pinagkaiba sa showbiz.  kunsabagay epal lang naman talaga itong mga pulitiko natin na gutom sa kasikatan gaya ng mga artista

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/VKT3B5OOXYBAL3Y527CWQEWRSE nestor

    Binay san ka ba?
    2016 malapit na….

    Escudero at Jinggoy  itong 2  malalaking isda ang gusto mong katandem sa presidential election
    sabi ni juan, anak ni pareng  erap ang pipiliin mo dahil malaki ang utang mo.
    chiz……..sencia ka.Na – UNA han ka na sabi kasi ni negro wala ka daw kuwenta.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_SMQLSFVDAOXMJEGILHU7XI5PU4 RoelD

    ano bang bago sa namamangka sa dalawang ilog, kaya until now mga immature pa rin ang laging nasa poder, walang ibang iniisip kundi sariling kapakanan lang ng mga pulitoko nato, kawawang pinoy.Escudero mag karoon ka naman ng bayag di yung puro pa cute na lang.Tsaka  bakit mat opposition ba ngayon, wala naman ah, sila sila na ang nag ka intindihan. nakakasuka na kayong mga pulitiko

  • boshog

    So Mr. Binay..mayroon ka pa bang anak na pwedeng pumalit sa slot ni Escudero.  Kung mayroon yung qualified naman, huwag secretary mo.

  • SG0609


  • doublecross

    who are you naman……

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