UNA appeals to LP: Stop mudslinging

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Rep. Toby Tiangco FILE PHOTO

MANILA, Philippines—The United Nationalist Alliance (UNA) on Friday called on the Liberal Party (LP) to stop trying to destroy the relations between President Aquino and Vice President Jejomar Binay and do away with mudslinging, saying this reflects badly on the government.

UNA campaign manager Toby Tiangco made the appeal Friday after reports came out that the LP had put out a statement quoting its member, Mandaluyong Rep. Neptali Gonzales II, as supposedly questioning the alleged use of public funds for the Binay family’s trip to the Vatican last year.

But Gonzales reportedly denied making the statement, prompting the LP to recall it and issue another statement instead.

Binay, however, still responded to the recalled statement and explained that the Vatican trip was paid for by his children out of their own pocket and was their wedding anniversary gift to him and his wife.

He said no public funds were used for the vacation, and that the funds of his office were subject to scrutiny by the Commission on Audit.

“Well, the intent was clearly to smear the Vice President and his family. All we can say to LP: ‘Nice try!’” Tiangco said in a statement.

He said those lies reflect badly on the government.

“By all means we support the call for transparency in public service but to dangle half-baked untruths publicly in hopes of gaining publicity erodes the public’s trust for the government in general,” he noted.

Tiangco said the LP was “obviously in disarray and can’t get their act together,” given its failure to come up with a decent, factual press statement.

He said the LP was desperate to make up an issue against UNA by trying to smear its bigwig, Binay.

He said UNA would welcome any audit, but he added that LP’s own people also need to have their “political histories and government records” audited.

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  • TEAM PNOY

    GO GO GO TEAM PNOY!

    Go for Tuwid na Politika, Tuwid na Daan!

  • joeybg

    Galing daw sa sariling bulsa ng mga anak ang ginastos nila so, saan naman galing ang mga pera ng mga Anak?? Sa kaban ng Bayan ng Makati.

    Mga Kawatan, ang kapal ng mga Mukha ninyo.

    • diamond_digger

       Another disturbing trait of Binay  for the Filipinos to consider is his penchant for luxurious things as he has done in Makati during his mayorship. He introduced a very expensive and costly renovation of the Makati city hall when he sat as its mayor and even discarded the old yet still usable and still precious furniture to give way to his chosen, imported replacement from Italy which unnecessarily cost the taxpayers of Makati over 71.0M. It is thus not far-fetch to consider that when he becomes the president (GOD forbids) he will construct another presidential palace to replace malacanang at a great cost to the Filipino people.

  • Hey_Dudes

    Is this person some kind of a sissy?  He always make it on the front page  but rather than promoting their party’s platform and what it can offer electorates as alternative to what they claim is bad governance, he cries foul?  He is like the little boy who cried wolf and does it so often no one bothered helping him at the time he really needed help.  This is the best UNA can do in picking up a spoke person?

    • diamond_digger

       Hey_Dudes, I agree with your observations. In fact, its ironic that Toby is calling on their opponents to stop mudslinging while UNA is making all the provocations. It appears to me that Toby may have already a ready job after the election – the showbusiness. Boy Abunda may now fear a replacement or at the very least a stiff competition in Toby.  With the way the UNA campaign is being managed by Toby – the party’s spokeswoman.

      • akongednamzug

        Boss, Toby is just maintaining a demeanor of an addict ! ! !

    • mapicchu

       and the bad news is…we have to constantly bear seeing his face from hereon til after elections…haaayst, torture

  • $14141131

    Complaining about mudslinging? When was the time that the politics in the Philippines is educated? That politicians care about the trust of the people? They only care for themselves, their relatives and the money they can corrupt. 

    That’s why doleouts is given the priority than to create jobs from the loaned P45 Billion pesos for CCT to continue corruption of GMA’s style, now greater by nine-folds, by DSWD Sec. Stinky Soliman and her new boss, Nhoynhoy. Una has the same kind of politiicians. What the voter can do is choose between the devil and the deep blue sea.

  • pcosmachine

    BINAY FAMILY NINAKAW ANG PERA NG BAYAN PARA PAMBIYAHE SA VATICAN NG KANYANG BUONG ANGKAN NG MAIITIM, MALILIIT AT MGA PANGIT.

  • pcosmachine

    VOTE TEAM PNOY FOR GOOD GOVERNANCE!

    VOTE STRAIGHT LP (12-0) FOR GOOD GOVERNANCE!

  • lolo_Jose

    GO GO TEAM PINOY!!! UMPISA PA LANG NG KAMPANYA NAWAWALA NA SA
    KATINUAN SI TOBIAS!!! PAGDATING NG ABRIL BAKA NASA KULUNGAN NA SIYA
    NG NABABALIW!!! NO TO UNA!!! NO TO ENRILE!!!NO TO ESTRADA!!!NO TO BINAY!

  • tata_boy

    Binay sa apartment ka nakatira bago naging OIC ng Makati, saan nanggaling ang mga bilyones ng pamilya mo?

  • daniboy2012

    ….why don’t all of you self-serving politicians  just DIE!!!…nakakasawa na ang mga pagmumuka at mga buladas  ninyooo!!!..nakakadiree… ang takaw takaw nyo di kayo mabusog…Pinoys please vote wisely this time!!!!

  • brunogiordano

    Tiangco said the LP was “obviously in disarray and can’t get their act together,”

    Kayo ang mukha DISARRAY..

    Nasa starting gate pa lang ang kampanya mukha na kayong mga BANDERANG KAPOS!!!!

  • iCarLes

    VP at Vatican Confession Booth:
    VP kneeling: “Father blessed me for I have sinned…”
    High Priest: “I am in a hurry. Did you commit any sins out of the Ten Commandments?”
    VP kneeling: “Yes. The “thou shall not steal” & “thou shall not commit adultery” only.”
    High Priest: “I will forgive you but promise me not to do it again. Go & do your penance”.

    A few years later, High Priest called Phil. priest: “Did that VP fullfill his promise to me at confessional booth at Vatican?”. Phil. Priest: “Nope. VP keeps saying the same thing at confessional box.”
    High Priest: “I quit!”.

  • dominator1

    UNA- 3 kings of CORRUPTION!

  • diamond_digger

    UNA’s spokeswoman or spokesman is indeed a master of double talk and intrigue. I can safely assume that he is probably showing to the people that he can do or even outdo Boy Abunda. In this article, he clearly shows his confusion and incompetence to handle and lead a decent and professional  campaign job for his party. In another interview he said that he is more concerned of the presence of Serge Osmena in the LP team than with Drilon. His concern was accordingly because of Osmena’s effective campaign strategies that he saw Serge applied to the Genuine Opposition in the past when he was just a volunteer of GO. In that, he clearly failed to recognize the great opportunity that he and his party may take advantage of and that is to forecast and preempt Serge’s moves and strategies. Not having worked with Drilon in the past would make his job as campaign manager for UNA a bit harder because he doesn’t know Drilon as much as he does of Osmena. His fear of Osmena and not of Drilon is clearly, to me, a sign of his incompetence to analyze situations that may be critical to his party’s success in the forthcoming elections. Bad for UNA but certainly good for the Filipino people.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_EDXEVEFHW2ZT5VWHDWBNM6XGE4 RyanE

    Say, what happened to the bar exams grenade-lobbing incident where the primary suspect is a frat brod of the VP? I still remember how the VP then protected and personally accompanied the suspect to NBI. Could the UNA campaign manager update the public please?

  • regd

    The closest resemblance to Toby is a komodo dragon! You don’t believe me? Go and google a yawning komodo you’ll see what I mean.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_QXRY5FFJHVBW2THD226CSOAXVA JanB

    Like I said before, UNA is and will be first Action & Reaction is TAKIPAN!!! DYAN sila mangungUNA…Anyone as Public official work in hidings transaction…works with CHEAT & DECEIT…Watch out for if they are elected more of this will surely come… Yong Leader lang Nila convicted PLUNDERER (biggest magnanakaw) at tanungin mo, SIYA AY HINDI magnanakaw…
    The THREE (3) KINGS of UNA are the 3 KING MOBSTER!!! ALA…Hari ng TONDO, AKIN ang MAKATI @ SA YOU and NORTE kasama Port Irene on illigal Entry ! Parang Pilikula!!!     

  • jurbinsky77

    Binay is nothing, he is an opportunist and a little dictator who has no shame or scruples.

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

      Maybe, but the fact is, Nognog is still Pnoy’s BFF. Live with it……

      • jurbinsky77

        So, if Binay is President Aquno’s friend, I should blindly choose Binay, his family and his party?

        How many Filipinos have the same mental condition as your’s?

  • pipsirho

    PIGS => Politicians Insatiably Gorging Slop; SLOP in the form of Power, Public Funds, Dirty Money, Graft, Corruption, Influence Peddling, SHAMELESSNESS, in their BEST ELEMENTS when fighting for public office mainly to PROMOTE their PERSONAL INTERESTS BETRAYING PUBLIC TRUST!!!

    PIGS do not care about the the COMMON FILIPINO!!!

  • akongednamzug

    Mr. Tiangco, it is your hair that is in disarray ! ! ! 

  • El_Gran_Capitan

    Natatakot na ang UNA, tama lang na tawagin kayong UNA, UNA sa pagiging matatakutin, inom kasi kayo ng inom ng kape kaya napamasyado nyong nyerbioso

  • iCarLes

    Makibaka: Ibagsak ang UNA!
    Makibaka: Hulihin ang Smuggling Lord ng UNA!
    Makibaka: Idisqualify ang Convicted Plunderer ng UNA!
    Makibaka: Sunugin ang UNA! (oops sunog na yong isang lider.)
    Makibaka: Baka bumagsak kulangot Spokesman ng UNA!
    (Take a close look at Toby’s nose- his booger is about to fall!)
    ! AAHCTOG

  • http://www.facebook.com/beng.atibo.3 Beng Atibo

    Mahusay ang UNA na magbaliktad nang isyu. Hindi LP and kalaban nila sa election 2013. Ang taong bayan ang kalaban nila. The Three Stooges has a lot of skeletons in the closet. Being in the forefront campaigning for UNA would spell the downfall of UNA

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

    Tama naman si Tiangco, the relationship between President Aquino and Vice President Jejomar Binay is GOOD, otherwise, Nognog could have been kicked out from Pinoy’s cabinet a long time ago if they are not in good company.

  • tunderlulo

    Itong UNAt ang buhok na pakawala ng UNA na si Tiangco ang taga banat na nagpapasiklab na para mapansin ng mag tao. Kasi sa english name recall strategy yan. Pero sa akin sa mukha lang niya at klase ng buhok ay turn off agad ako. Hindi mapagkakatiwalaan ang itsura niya. Kenkoy siya nang humarap sa impeachment ni Corona.

  • batchmatters

    Toby: Kitang kita mo na ang mga illegal wealth and deeds ni Corona noon, pero sinuportahan mo pa. Anong klase ng gobierno ang gusto mo pag nanalo ang mga kandidato mo – of crooks?, kaya ka siguro galit sa Daang Matuwid. Don`t pine for the lost glory of your crooked patrons. Ngayon pa lang nakikita nang husto kung gaano kaganda ang hindi ninanakaw ang pondo ng gobierno kaya pwede ba, tumigil ka na sa iyong walang kredibilidad na paawa effect.

  • kwapong654

    Nay ko po!!  Ano ba naman itong mga personalidad ng UNA para namang mga artista lahat sila ng drama. Mga gurang at amoy lupa na’y gusto pang mamulitika. Hoy, Erap para sa mahirap na babaero, lasenggo nay kawatan pa, Enrile, babaero rin at diyos sa endo, uugod ugod na si mang ernie at trapong Binay tama na di pa ba kayo nagsasawa sa paglustay ng pera ng bayan. Hayan ginawa pa niyong spokesman itong si Tiangco na parang bakla na’y may toyo pa sa utak. Katawatawa kayo.

    Boycott itong UNA na una sa babae at una sa pagkamal ng pera. 

    • jgl414567

      Tama ka

  • filipinaskoh

    Hay naku!
    kaliit na issue lang nun, un ang HIGHLIGTED nyo. As if you portray na napakabuti ni BInay at napakahopeless ng LP para sirain sya.

    Why not discuss the hidden wealth he stacked while he is mayor in Makati.

    • tunderlulo

      kung ikaw na lang kaya ang magpost sa mga nagawa niya kasi mas kabisado mo. Magandang mabasa yon.

  • graciano82

    Political gimmicks at play. These UNA advisers knew of their impending defeat at the ensuing poll that’s why they minted a strategy to employ the black propaganda of last resort. Meaning, twisting and toying with facts just to paint and repaint the face of Pnoy and his matuwid na daan as an invalid and incompetent program not suited to propel our nation to economic stability is the crux of their goal. And as we’ve read earlier in news reports such is the course of their action. They can’t and will never let go of Legarda, Escudero and Poe form the slate because the trio are the life blood of their campaign to win votes for the UNA candidates in particular the losing breeds. What they’re imputing against the LP or Pnoy for that matter is merely an iota of their propaganda scheme, a more intriguing and sinister potshot shall follow in the offing because if they discontinue to smear the name of Pnoy and his team, then their chances of winning is nil. A master stroke of black propaganda scheme

    • mapicchu

       we know theyre headed for defeat with such a terrible lineup…they know that too…this is why, we should campaign harder..and do everything to prevent vote buying, esp in makati

  • calipso_2100

    Tobi PutiangInaKo

  • mapicchu

    paawa effect ba? d bagay sa yo tiangco…we know exactly what you and mitos are capable of…magpakatotoo ka na

  • $16638896

    batuhan na ng putik hihihi kawawa naman si toby, taga salo ng putik. si binay hindi na tatablan ng putik kasi kulay putik na sya hihihihi no offense, moreno din ako.

  • FernandoBusi

    thats just politics why dont you guys dish some back and make a clean break with the president and be a real opposition. 

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_JJ3EVCTQXRCB24IEJDP7G5YTB4 Jerry

    hehehe appealing to team pnoy na no mudslinging daw. eh kasi takot kayo, ang dami dami putik ibabato sa inyo lahat, eh sa team pinoy, wala kayo maibabato, lols. kunwari pa kyo no mudslinging daw…. eh di tit for tat na kayo, sige batuhim mo din ng putik sila, kung mayroon kayong putik maibato, ang kaso eh wala eh…samantala ang dami dami putik maibabato sa inyo, lols.

  • marlaw

    TALAGA NAMANG NAPAKA-INTRIGERO NITONG SI TOBY MAPAG USAPAN LANG NG MEDIA. KAHIT WALANG KATUTURAN O WALANG KATOTOHANAN NA TSISMIS AY PINAPATULAN AT GINAGAWAN NG ISTORYA. DAPAT PALITAN NA NG UNA ANG KANILANG SPOKESMAN NA ITO DAHIL ITO RIN ANG MAGLULUBOG SA KANILA. NOONG NAGSABI NG HALIMBAWA SI ABAYA NG LP NA DAPAT ILATAG NG UNA ANG KANILANG PLATAPORMA AT IHAYAG NA KUNG SA SA PUTI BA SILA O SA ITIM GINAWAN NIYA ITO NG ISTORYA NA PATAMA DAW KAY BINAY PARA LANG MAPAG USAPAN NG MEDIA. MINSAN LANG ITO SINABI NI ABAYA AT DI NA ULIT NAGSALITA PA PERO SI TOBY TULOY-TULOY AT PAULIT ULIT NA PARANG SIRANG PLAKA NA IHINIHIYAW SA MEDIA ANG ISYU NA KANYANG NILAGYAN NG MALISYA. NGAYON HETO ANG WALANG KREDIBILIDAD NA SI TOBY NANGANGARAL NA TIGILAN NA ANG MUDSLINGING EH SIYAN ITONG PURO BASURA ANG LUMALABAS SA BIBIG. NAKAKATAWA KA TOBY!!! WAG MONG GAWING BOBO ANG TAUMBAYAN!

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

      halatang di ka galit…hehe

      and the fact that tiangco is getting deep into your veins, that means he is effective as a una’s spokesperson, so wag nang palitan….hehe

  • JasonBieber

    It’s all about mudslinging from Team PNoy and it started at the opening rally.

    This elections campaign from PNoy and his Team PNoy is all about attacking the previous Administration and throwing mud at GMA. Unfortunately, PNoy has already made his Administration about attacking GMA.

    • pcosmachine

      VOTE TEAM PNOY FOR GOOD GOVERNACE!

      VOTE STRAIGHT LP (12-0) FOR GOOD GOVERNANCE!

      • JasonBieber

        If Team PNoy was for good governance then why is Aquino’s KKK able to do whatever they want without any consequence?

        Take a look at Padaca or Acosta…they have graft cases against them and instead of being fair and unbiased PNoy decided to even pay for their bail. That is not an example of good governance..it is however an example of favoritism and preferential treatment which are not part of having good governance.

      • pcosmachine

        VOTE TEAM PNOY FOR GOOD GOVERNANCE!

        VOTE STRAIGHT LP (12-0) FOR GOOD GOVERNANCE!

  • 33Sambuang2

    tiangco, di kaya ni belo retokehin ang mukha mo……………….

  • pcosmachine

    PAGKATAPOS NG ELEKSYON, PARANG MGA BASANG SISIW ANG MGA ANAK NINA BINAY, ENRILE AT ESTRADA SA PAGKATALO.

    ETO ANG KANILANG MGA KABABAGSAKAN:

    SI NANCY BINAY AY MAMAMASUKAN BILANG KATULONG SA MAKATI
    SI JACKIE ENRILE AY MAGTITINDA NG GAMIT NA MGA KOTSE SA CAGAYAN
    SI JV EJERCITO AY TAGAKUHA NG TAYA SA JUETENG SA SAN JUAN

  • sakinlang

    Gising na si Toby! Maingay na naman. Yung gamot mo, nakainom ka na ba? Ang galing mo ngayon, ha! Binato na pala kayo ng putik? Di namin napansin, di kasi halata, eh!

  • jgl414567

    UNA is a diabolical alliance of very foul trapos, a convicted plunderer, a martial law administrator and one of the most enduring traitor this country ever had and a great 3rd rate copycat of the overused and abused para sa mahirap slogan which dirty politicians use to fool the poor. Shame on you UNA!!!

  • boybakal

    UNA APPEALS to LP: Stop Mudslinging.

    First of all, Tianco’s UNA has NO APPEAL.
    He is more like a Mud hungry for Blood…he looks like Dracula.
    Only Joey Salceda can match his No Appeal.
    Kindly post, Toby and Joey pictures side by side please.

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

    Toby, mag concentrate ka na lang sa kampanya kung paano manalo ang UNA.
    Ang nangyayari ay nagko concentrate ka sa LP. Lahat ng galaw nila may komento ka.

  • disqusted0fu

    What else would you expect from team Pnoy but to be mudslingers. That’s how Pnoy has been since he became President, and based on the LPs team name, it looks like they will also apply the same tactic that Pnoy has been doing. Minimum achievements = Maximum mudslinging. Which pretty much applies with UNA too, so might as well do the same thing.

  • mapicchu

    first week of campaign period…tiangco has come up with nothing but senseless statements…way to go UNA—OUT WITH YOU ALL

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