UNA told: Don’t begrudge common bets in LP rallies


Senator Franklin Drilon. FILE PHOTO

MANILA, Philippines—Sen. Franklin Drilon called on the United Nationalist Alliance (UNA) to stop complaining about the common candidates who have so far exclusively shown up in Team PNoy rallies and instead present what it has to offer to the electorate after the May 2013 elections.

“UNA should stop whining and complaining about the failure of its three adopted candidates to attend their rallies,” said Drilon, campaign manager of the administration ticket.

“They should instead present their platform of governance and what they have done to deserve the people’s mandate,” he added.

Drilon made the remarks amid reports that the UNA planned to drop common candidates Senators Francis Escudero and Loren Legarda and former Movie Review Board chair Grace Poe due to their repeated failure to show up in UNA sorties.

All three showed up at the Team PNoy proclamation rally led by no less than President Benigno Aquino III at the Plaza Miranda on Tuesday.

The UNA held its kick-off rally on the same day in Cebu City, where Legarda and Poe sent representatives.

Marikina Rep. Miro Quimbo, Team PNoy spokesperson, challenged UNA leaders to shut up and instead go to the Commission on Elections if they have legitimate complaints.

“Team PNoy will stand or fall on the basis of its anticorruption and antipoverty platform,” Quimbo said.

“Fighting corruption will make more funds available for basic services and vital infrastructure projects that will in turn raise the living standards and reduce the number of poor Filipinos,” he added.

Get Inquirer updates while on the go, add us on these apps:

Inquirer Viber

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.

  • joeybg

    two faces…. legarda, escudero and poe.

    • etomacq

      Mga manggagamit.. mga balimbing.. walang mga sariling paninindigan. 

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

    sir frank drilon, sa totoo lang, walang platform ang UNA.  kasi kung meron man eh matagal nang naka-publish.  ride lang ang UNA sa platform ni pnoy/liberal party.  MALAKI ANG BUNGANGA WALANG LAMAN ANG ULO. PURO FORMA!!!

    • speaksoftlylove

       Bakit may platform ba ang Team Banoy? Parepareho lang sila.

      Kaya nga walang direksyon yang sangandaan ni Pnoy dahil walang roadmap.

      Tumigil ka nga dyan chachapatusin na kita.

      • 33Sambuang2

        BAYARAN NG UNA. SUPOT……………

  • etomacq

    “Team PNoy will stand or fall on the basis of its anti-corruption and antipoverty platform,” Quimbo said…. 
    Isa pa itong sinungaling na Quimbo.  Antti-corruption? Utuin mo lelang mo! Talamak pa rin ang korapsyon pero ano ginagawa nyo?? Pinoprotektahan nyo pa ang mga kurakot na kapartido nyo.. Kapal din ng mukha nito. 

    Anti-Poverty?? Sinungaling! Bulaan! Mas lalong dumami ang mahihirap di ba??

    Mga tanga at sipsip sa partido nyo lang ang magsasabi na anti-corruption at anti-poverty kayo…

    Kayo mismo sa kongreso ninanakaw nyo kaban ng bayan.. mga bulsa nyo lang ang nakikinabang sa PORK BARREL. Mas masahol ang korapsyon ngayon.. yun nga lang pinagtatakpan nyong mga magkakaalyado.

    Kawawang Pilipino at Pilipinas.. napapaikot ng mga kalahi ni LOLONG… 

  • pcosmachine



    • bisdakis

      Straight? Para kang estudyanteng nangongopya sa katabi dahil sa kabobohan. Pati pangalan ng katabi nakopya pa. hehehehehehehehheeh

      • pcosmachine



      • etomacq

        Gusto mo 12-0 for team Pnoy tapos username mo PCOSMACHINE???

        Hala! Baka naka program na ang PCOS na 12-0? LOL!

      • pcosmachine



    • wawa2172

      Well kaya na nang Team PNoy yan lalo na sa Maguindanao and Sultan Kudarat. Sure its 12-0 for LP coalition. With the MILF as its armies, walang boto na makukuha ang opposition sa lugar. History repeats itself. In my case I will vote only for two candidate, Migz and Koko who are from opposite parties representing Mindanao. However, I’d like to hear from Koko how he will help the island. I guess, he is still bitter sa pagkatalo niya sa Cagayan de Oro City, his hometown. I would also like to know kung registered voter pa si Koko sa CDO, what I am sure is that Migz is registered in Bukidnon.

      • etomacq

        Korek.  Kung si GMA may Ampatuan, Si Noynoy may MILF na may Ampatuan pa! Baka nga 13-0 pa resulta dyan…

    • etomacq

      12-0 sabi ng PCOSMACHINE!!!!! Delikado yan… 

      • pcosmachine



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

        with your pcos machine, i think 12-0 is not impossible….

  • speaksoftlylove

    Si pork chop talaga, desperadong payaso. Akala mo everything is fine in Team Banoy. Ang dami na ngang ibang kandidato sa kanila na naiinis na. Pumapel lang yang tatlong political whores sa rally nila sa Plaza Miranda pero di din naman sumasama sa campaign sorties nila, Kaya nga biglang kambyo ng tono si erap e. Hayun kanyakanyang lakad ang mga hita, pasaway talaga itong si Frank. Palitan mo na yang pangalan mo at hindi bagay.

    • etomacq

      Wala naman talagang nagawa maayos ang BULUGAN na yan..

    • 33Sambuang2


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

    UNA is like a child whining and griping over the lost of his or her prized candy!

    The truth of the matter is that UNA is just banking on the popularity of its 3 guest candidates and hoping that the popularity of the 3 might rub on the rest of its own rotten candidates.

  • http://twitter.com/jaleleel joyce miranda

    Teddy casino para senado!

  • pipsirho

    Quimbo talking about ANTI-CORRUPTION! WOW, Whatever happened to his role in the Pag-Ibig during the time of Gloria Macapagal Arroyo? Team PNoy should get a more CREDIBLE spokesperson!!!

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

    Drilon is correct, why shoud UNA begrudge if these 3 POLITICAL BUTTERFLIES are more sympathetic to LP?

    • http://twitter.com/erncastillo ern

      the vested interest of UNA is ringing very loud. If they cannot even organize a full slate, what more do you expect from them to run this country?

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

        They actually started as a full slate thinking that the 3 POLITICAL PROSTITUTES are DOBLE CARA….But I think they are wrong and I think NAISAHAN ng LP ang UNA in this first round of political upheaval….

        LP = One
        UNA = zero

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/XFUU4BQW7RATWSWTK2PTWBMD6U Boy

    Teodoro Casiño
    – despite being a congressman still poor. No corruption issues.  An advocate of the poor.

    Risa Hontiveros-Baraquel
    – to advance women’s rights in the senate.

    Eddie Villanueva – I
    find him very objective. His experience tells his pro-poor be it as a communist
    or as a pastor.

    Richard Gordon – has political will. A great

    Edward Hagedorn – preserved Puerto Princesa, pro-environment
    and has political will.

    Aquilino Pimentel III – knows what
    it felt to be cheated. He will champion political reforms.

    Grace Poe – She was raised by a
    great father. She has a lot of potential to improve political reforms as she is
    exposed with how his father was cheated during the election.

    JC de los Reyes – non trapo and God-fearing.

    Antonio Trillanes IV – knows how
    corrupt is the military. I will give him one more chance to do what he needs to

    • bryanbrian

      Gordon tuta ni arroyo.

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

        agree.gordon>>>doble kara.

    • Yobhtron

      NO TO : 
      1. Teddy Casino – Puppet ng Tsina
      4. Dick Gordon – Tuta ni GMA

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

        1.      Teodoro Casiño– maybe.
        2.      Risa Hontiveros-Baraquel– no way to hypocrites.
        3.      Eddie Villanueva – nope, he’s just another yellow pretending to be objective, remember his son is with pnoy’s cabinet
        4.      Richard Gordon – maybe
        5.      Edward Hagedorn – this guy will get my vote.
        6.      Aquilino Pimentel III – nope, if he can’t even handle his own family, how much more the whole country
        7.      Grace Poe – no to DOBLE KARA….
        8.      JC de los Reyes – he will have my vote.
        9.      Antonio Trillanes IV – no to self-proclaimed messiah, the real puppet ng china, coup de tat instigator

  • PinoyPower1

    To sustain reforms and good governance, let us vote straight Team PNoy.

  • Garibaldi_II

    There must be a reason why these “three adopted candidates” prefer to join the LP.  If that reason is gone, so is their liking the LP. Discerning voters should know the two TRAPOS by now. Ms. Poe is torn between filial and personal choices. She’s perceived a political butterfly at this early in her first political campaign. Replacing her political adviser might improve her chances of winning.

  • 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.

  • JasonBieber

    Actually Senator Drilon…the whining and complaining is the act most commonly committed by President Aquino.

    Based off of his opening remarks at an LP rally he didn’t hesitate to already whine about GMA and attack her. This eletions should not be about whether you like GMA or not it should be about the Philippines and what any candidate can and should do to improve the Philippines.

    • 33Sambuang2

      well this just goes to show that you are a lapdog of GMA…………….  Di ba saludo pa nga ang dinidilaan mong pwet na naimprove ang economy ng ating bansa? Sino ba ang nagpakasasa sa pera si aquino ba or si gma? magkape ka para magising. LAPDOG……….Sino ba ang kawatan and ikaw sino ba ang baliw e di IKAW….

      • JasonBieber

        Aquino is rich…in fact he owns the huge Hacienda Luisita land…does that answer your question?

        There is no such thing as “Daang Matuwid” it is all about Aquino’s path and what he wants.

      • pcosmachine



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

        with your pcos machine 12-0 is possible…

      • JasonBieber

        You can vote for whoever you want but don’t try and make it appear that Team PNoy will result in good governance.

        If PNoy was really for good governance then he would have supported the FOI Bill that was supposed to foster good governance in allow for transparency in government transactions…but PNoy does not support such bill.

      • pcosmachine



      • ARIKUTIK

        Ang baliw na lapdog ni GMA ay si Penoy ! naka kapit sa saya ni GMA para maitago ang Ka Abnoyan. Noynoying IS GMAying …….

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/SYG36KOOLRY47VA3ICPJJ5CQTQ ADD

    Takot na takot na ang UNA, sumandal ba nman sa 3 Mokong, sa kankungan tuloy pupulutin.

    Alam na ng tao ang baho ng UNA!

  • Loggnat

    It would be interesting to observe how Casiño and Hontiveros perform if elected in the Senate. If they or one of them is elected, it would be the first time in the Philippine politics to have the moderate left represented in the Senate. Casiño will definitely be in the opposition no doubt about it. Will Hontiveros tow the line of the Liberal party, become infected by power and gold like some of the ‘trapos’, or stick to her left leaning principles? Interesting indeed! If Casiño wins as an independent, it would be a big leap on the credibility and popularity of the left. It will also be an undeniable sign of acceptance of the voters that the left has something to contribute to the political progress of the Philippines. A sign of political maturity, maybe?!!  

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/FQQPZLNOMD2EBFTHSWOP6QGZWY Marshall

      NPA salot ng bayan..Casiñong Comunista Espiya ng China…

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


editors' picks



latest videos