Team PNoy to UNA: Bare your platform



President Aquino proclaims the administration coalition’s Team PNoy senatorial candidates in Plaza Miranda in Manila on the night of Feb. 12, 2013. Team PNoy spokesmen on Monday, Feb. 18, 2013, challenged the opposition United Nationalist Alliance (UNA) to bare its platform and programs instead of engaging in personality-oriented attacks. GRIG C. MONTEGRANDE

MANILA, Philippines—Spokesmen of the administration’s senatorial coalition on Monday challenged the opposition United Nationalist Alliance (UNA) to bare its platform and programs instead of engaging in personality-oriented attacks.

Team PNoy’s Marikina Rep. Romero Quimbo and Eastern Samar Rep. Ben Evardone dared UNA’s secretary general and Navotas Rep. Tobias Tiangco to engage them in a more elevated debate after Quimbo found himself in Tiangco’s sights over the weekend.

Quimbo complained in an e-mailed statement to the Inquirer that Tiangco had accused him of issuing fraudulent loans when he was the head of the government’s Pag-Ibig Fund during the Arroyo administration.

Before that, Tiangco also tagged Sen. Sergio Osmeña III as the real power behind the Liberal Party (LP) coalition’s senatorial campaign, and not Sen. Franklin Drilon who is the official LP general campaign manager.

Team PNoy is an LP-led coalition of senatorial candidates from various political parties that include the Nationalist People’s Coalition (NPC) and the Nacionalista Party (NP).

Left Pag-Ibig

“The questionable and fraudulent loans that Cong Toby is referring to what happened after I left Pag-Ibig. If he simply checks the dates of these fraudulent loans, it will reveal that they happened after March 15, 2009, the day I was replaced as chief executive officer. It did not happen during my watch,” Quimbo said.

“It might also interest him to know that I was unceremoniously replaced as CEO of Pag-Ibig Fund precisely because of my refusal to expand the pilot lending window to Globe Asiatique as was being demanded by the developer from Pag-Ibig,” Quimbo said.

“I am proud of the work I did in Pag-Ibig where I was hired as a professional to manage the workers’ provident fund. From a small workers’ fund, by the time I left, it had become a P250-billion asset company and was the most profitable government corporation generating P10 billion in net income and was the biggest taxpayer of the government in 2008,” he said.

“We were financing 60 percent of all housing loans in the country and providing multipurpose loans to at least 2 million members annually,” the congressman also said.

Instead of personal attacks, Quimbo asked Tiangco and the rest of UNA to “stick to platforms and programs. Lay down your alternative programs in eradicating poverty and joblessness.”

Select subgroup

In the case of Tiangco’s accusations against Osmeña, Quimbo said it should not be taken against the senator if he chooses to help or advise certain senatorial candidates.

Tiangco earlier said Osmeña was helping a select subgroup of Team PNoy senatorial candidates, including Grace Poe-Llamanzares, former Sen. Ramon Magsaysay Jr. and former Akbayan Rep. Risa Hontiveros.

Quimbo said Tiangco, whom he called “a very close friend,” should instead check out the advocacies being espoused by some of Team PNoy’s senatorial bets to get an idea of how an issue-oriented campaign is conducted.

“Aurora Rep. Sonny Angara has an educational reform agenda and access to health services [while] Sen. Loren Legarda has an environment advocacy… Sen. Alan Peter Cayetano is an advocate of public accountability and transparency while former Rep. Risa Hontiveros is a champion of the law on reproductive health and a defender of the rights of the marginalized,” the Team PNoy spokesman said.

“From day one, we have adhered to a high-level, performance-based campaign focusing on the advocacies of the team’s individual members that are in tune with the President’s anti-poverty and anti-corruption programs,” Quimbo added.—With reports from Doris Bongcac and Carla Gomez, Inquirer Visayas

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  • oh_noh

    Platform? Make Philippines Binay-land, like forever???

    Just look at Makati… from 1986 till now :)

    • padrefaura

      i’d rather have a country that is binay-land like makati. than a country that is cojuangco-land like tarlac. 

      • tagatabas

         Die hard Binay

      • ike1684

        kaya pala sandamakmak parin ang squatter sa makati. sa totoo lang tama si erwin ba un ung candidate dati for mayor na dalawa ang mukha ng makati.

  • Julius

    UNA’s agenda, UNA sa pangungurakot, UNA sa lalong pagpapahihirap ng bawa’t pilipino, UNA sa pagbabalik ng bansa sa gawain ni dating GMA.
    Kaawa-awa si Juan dela Cruz kapag mga kampon ng UNA ang maluluklok sa kapangyarihan!

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  • quirinomayer

    UNA platform? To get another UNAno in Malacanang so that the plunder of government resources can resume merrily. 

  • 33Sambuang2

    tiangco!!!! tumigil ka na. ang platform nyo e puro pagnanakaw, puro jueteng, puro smuggling. mahiya ka naman. you are always barking at the wrong tree. pulpol kang pisot

  • 33Sambuang2

    una mga kampon ni satanas

  • herecomesrusty

    A political platform is a lot like a new year resolution. It’s a nice plan till the end of the season. hahaha.

    Let me remind you, politicos, voters are not as dumb as some people thinks. They just vote for what will fulfill their needs. In Marslow’s hierarchy of needs, many voters fall on the bottom of the pyramid. If a candidate provides them a shirt and a meal for the day, they get the vote. Adjust your platform accordingly.

  • pedronimo


    Yes, let the two teams debate over platforms and qualifications, Let us start with Bam versus Nancy. Let the voters decide who between these two ambitious aspirants can better represent the youth, Yung takot wag na lang tumakbo baka madapa.

  • pedronimo


  • IronMan8888


  • anton kinuton

    UNA has NO FLATFORM, they only have their own SELFISH PERSONAL AGENDA! UNA is not even a political party in a real sense.

  • kurakut


  • bongarroyo

    ang plataporma ng UNA kapag sila nanalo ay bababa daw ang presyo ng ‘bato’ ayon sa kanilang taga pagsalita na si tongressman tionggo…LOL

  • padrefaura

    eh ano naman ang platform ng team Pnoy? 
    matuwid na daan? eh andyan si villar, cayetano, angara etc. na alam nang mga kawatan. 
    mga hipokrito lang mga nandyan sa team Pnoy. 

    • Kelvin

      Parang nacoconfuse ka kung sino yung mga binanggit mo pre. Tignan mo baka ibang tao yung sinasabi mo :)

  • JenicaLee

    all ive seen is tiangco talking so much trash to everyone else… seriously…

  • PaulynTayag

    its funny.. you’d think people campaigning would have to defend what they stand for and how they can help our country. but it seems most of the people running for office are defending themselves or attacking people.. cant they just do their own peaceful thing?

    • RobertVelez

      it cant be helped.. the way i see UNA is their covered in so much “dirt” that they wanna try covering the others in it as well.. the 3 “big” people covering UNA palang.. haaay nako.. i can go on for hours about erap alone…

  • Kelvin

    Mahihirapan manalo yung UNA kung ipagpapatuloy nila yang ginagawa nila. gayon palang nakikita ko ng di maganda future nila e.

  • KateDulce

    hmmmmm i wonder… how do they keep finding the time to talk to each other? shouldent they be busy with the rallies? hihihihi :)

  • calipso_2100

    UNA platform: Steal until the people hurt.  Steal some more until they hurt no more. 

  • MarjLagdameo

    its amazing how UNA keeps making themselves look bad.. its like they dont want to win. but i agree they should really focus on putting out their platform for everyone to see rather than attacking people

  • vanibee

    I hope the opposition concentrate more on their candidates to boost their chance of winning coz’ if you ask me now, maybe 1 or 2 will win form UNA. 

    • calipso_2100

      No.  For our sake, they shouldn’t so that NONE of them will win.

  • Agat Sumi

    you mean platform for corruption? well, secret….bwahahahaha

  • Marshall

    Plataporma ng UNA..MAGNAKAW  !
                                   MANGULIMBAT !
                                   MANGURAKOT !
                                   MANDAMBONG !
                                   MAGWALANGHIYA !
                                   MANGAMKAM  !
    IBOTO ANG UNA..Ang Partido ng mga masisiba at matatakaw sa Kapangyarihan…

  • ike1684

    bakit naman kasi sa dami ng tao si tiangco pa ang tinalaga ng una eh papogi at papampam lang yan at mukha pang durugista.. wala ngang credibility yang tao yan. ewan ko ba at panong naging rep. yan matauhan sana ang kanyang mga constituent

  • Albert Einstien

    my ADVICE to POLITICIANS make HISTORY the BASIS of your PLATFORM of governance…just like this:



    “The opinion of 10,000 men is of no value if none of them know anything about the subject.”– Marcus Aurelius, Roman Emperor from 121-180 A.D.

    1861.. from CHINA to RP…..change of name…..the Cojuangco family can be traced back to Hong Chian( hongjian FARMERS village ) in Tongan province, China. Former President Cory Aquino’s,great grandfather was the first generation of the Cojuangco clan that came to the Philippines in 1861. His actual chinese name, Mr. Co Yu Hwan change his name to Mr. Jose Cojuangco.

    1900 Philippine revolution- ysidra cojuanco, BECAME one of the RICHEST at age 32

    Part One: Seeking the Holy Grail on Good Friday ( just google it )

    ” Encarnacion a friend and confidant of Dońa Ysidra, she is also the daughter of Eulalio Saulo who confirmed to her the story as one of the military escorts of the gold shipment to Ysidra. As far as we know this is the first direct evidence of a Cojuangco (and Ysidra at that) admitting what many Luna contemporaries long alleged, that the source of the Cojuangco fortune was the gold commandeered by Luna and regularly turned over to Ysidra. The combined assets controlled by the Cojuangcos total about P200 billion. To recover such wealth under Article 11, section 15 of the 1987 Constitution, one must go to court, and pay a filing fee of half a percent of the amount to be recovered, or P1 billion unrefundable win or lose. Who has that kind of money to risk ? ”

    1900 Antonio Luna-Cojuangco Affair.alleged .DIVERTION of REPUBLIC’s FUNDS (now called PLUNDER o PANDARAMBONG ) ..see their story ..REVOLUTIONARY GOVT of AGUINALDO easily LOST to AMERICANS due to the MISSING REPUBLIC’s TREASURE that should be USED for buying FOOD & MEDICINES as well as for paying soldiers & recruits…

    1944 JAPANESE Collaboration ( MAKAPILI tawag sa mga pilipinong TRAYDOR dati )-Benigno Aquino SR…..captured in japan & sent here in the Philippines charged with TREASON !1968 SABAH-exposed the RE-TAKING by marcos … Benigno” NINOY” Aquino Jr. he is a a FRIEND of malaysian leaders,on his clandestine with fake passports ( not heroic in fact that is a crime on itself ) return to RP;(wikipedia) —-Logan International Airport on August 13, 1983, took a circuitous route home from Boston, via Los Angeles to Singapore. In Singapore, then Tunku Ibrahim Ismail of Johor met Aquino upon his arrival in Singapore and later brought him to Johor to meet with other Malaysian leaders Once in Johor, Aquino met up with Tunku Ibrahim’s father, Sultan Iskandar, who was a close friend to Aquino..NO WONDER ..pres. cory & noynoy will not claim sabah..? SABAH has the potential to produce 1 million barrels of oil a day,”The estimated reserves from the present Sabah oilfields is 1.4 billion barrels of oil and 7.7 trillion scf of gas.”NINOY Aquino was imprisoned on charges of murder and subversion. He was found GUILTY of subversion and sentenced to death in November 1977. ( MARCOS the MERCIFUL )This was commuted into exile to allow a humanitarian medical treatment in the United States in 1980, accompanied by his wife. According to some through the efforts of Imelda Marcos convinced Pres. Marcos to be merciful..International media called marcos the merciful…even US president bush & reagan were FANs of marcos

    1987 SPRATLY-cory aquino allowed entry of china in spratly islands..and in 1988 went to her RELATIVES in china & celebrated with them instead of DEFENDNG or filng a protest against china intrussion…and in 1988 ENTRY of chinese WARSHIP in ur territory and established outpost there….NOW they are claming the WHOLE SCS..CORY ADMINISTRATION …freed all TOP communist & mulim rebels & members…then WAR ensued in all fronts….DEATHs abounds…REBELS group now became strong enough and asking TERRITORies in the south ( milf ) & CPP asking the pnoy govt to be PARTNERS in governance..the cojuanco-aquino clan .until now after 24 years of PROMISES of progress, peace & prosperity ..are NOWHERE to be found…despite daily propaganda & paid surveys …only their KKK’s became richer & richer day by day …

    If we take a CLOSER SCRUTINY was in 1968 NINOY divulged the marcos reclaim for sabah, in 1968 muslim rebellion begun, in 1968 MNLF were established & ALSO in 1968 CPP-NPA was established…LOW & BEHOLD …she freed them in 1986….ninoy started it & cory closed it….ninoy was RUMORED as both a Communist stooge and a CIA agent at that time… just draw your own conclusion….america & western powers at that time cant get marcos approval to SIPHONED DEUTERIUM because it will be disadvantageous to the country…however in 1986 just months after they toppled marcos in 1986 ….CORY govt wanted immediately to harvest deuterium …cory hurriedly went to state visit to america which enrile allegedly asked her ..did they PROMISE you ANYTHING ? of course she fired ENRILE after that… but RAM boys went to regular coups …

    NOW are you WONDERING why for the FIRST TIME in ANALS of WORLD HISTORY a so called REVOLUTION is BLOODLESS? ..because it is NOT a revolution it is a DESIGN with FOREIGN ARCHITECTS….the LANDSCAPE is DEUTERIUM…in fact during SNAP election marcos won over cory he got 10.8 million votes while cory ONLY got 9.2 million votes ….who says marcos cheated….. namfrel & technicians.. but who handled them ? who feeds them the data ?…. why US senator LUGAR & 44 americans were here during elections ? election OBSERVERS or more than observers.. ?

    CORY ALLOWED CHINA intrusion in 1987 to our Kagitingan Reef then ..they are NOW CLAIMING the whole SCS. The Geology and Mineral Resources Ministry of the People’s Republic of China (PRC) has estimated that the Spratly area holds oil and natural gas reserves of 17.7 billion tons (1.60 × 1010 kg), as compared to the 13 billion tons (1.17 × 1010 kg) held by Kuwait, placing it as the fourth largest reserve bed in the world. These large reserves assisted in intensifying the situation and propelled the territorial claims of the neighboring countries. While vietnam fought china and regain their territory ..CORY instead of sending the navy as what marcos did..choose to celebrate with her BLOOD RELATIVES in china. She also lighted incense at the altar of the Ancestral Temple of the Xu (Co) Clan. She was quoted as having remarked “I am the President, but I am also the daughter of Hongjian Village” ( news item )

    2012 spratly & panatag Islands- Pnoy aquino- visited china in 2011 AFTER his ELECTION in 2010..he said to his relatives ” if one is to move forward, one must know how to look back. So I would like to thank the people of Hongjian—all my distant cousins, aunts, and uncles—for their warm welcome, and for being among the many who give me the strength to carry on and succeed,” ..china established a govt over the islands after backdoor negotiations on july 2012 …..just recently 10/2012 pnoy-malaysia-milf peace deal….they just talk to one small rebel group yet they already call it peace while there are plenty more rebel armed groups in the same area… consider it already a political entity bangsamoro..a new away territories not even within his power to give!

    Now 2013..Sulu Sultanate ARMY made a SUICIDE & PATRIOTIC move & RAISED PHILPPINE FLAG in SABAH and making a RE-CLAIM of NATIONAL TERRITORY & SOVEREIGNTY for the people……which the govt of pnoy should be doing ..instead PNOY govt is COLLABORATING with the MALAYSIA ( territory grabber & insatiable looting of our resources ) for the RETURN of the hapless PATRIOTIC FILIPINO CITIZENS who are DOING the DUTIES of the GOVT…

    let HISTORY be the JUDGE..who are TRAITORS & HEROES……!!!

    • Marshall

      lang wenta.

  • Albert

    The people have been telling PNOY the same thing for years. Bare your platform, not just your friends and family.

  • Ngiping Dilaw

    Gipitin si Espino.
    Gipitin si Moreno.
    Gipitin si Garcia.
    Gipitin si Arroyo.
    Gipitin si Juan.
    Gipitin si Pedro
    Nakakarami na kayo , ha!
    Hoy mga LP yang utos nyo sa UNA na bare your platform e mas tumama sa inyo!
    Sino ba pinatatamaan nyo kundi sarili nyo! Puro kayo mudslinging! Pareho kayong maglaban ng plataporma di puro turuan !

    • nakawan

      tama si Ngiping Dilaw! tama na yung pagigipit sa mga kurakot! kawawa naman daw kasi

    • crisostomo_ibarra_the3rd

      Tama, itigil na ang pang gigipit. Palayain na si GMA. Ibasura na ang mga kaso. Ang saya saya!

  • Ngiping Dilaw

    Mas mabuti daw ang Binay country kesa Cojuangco country. Walang tatalo sa Aquino. Mula kay Cory puro tao ng mga Aquino ang umupong Presidente. RAMOS,ARROYO, NOYNOY! Wala pang umupong di suportado ng Aquino. Ang susunod na Presidente ay Aquino guy pa rin. Cojuangco Rules!! China Rules!! Maganda rin na China rules magaling sa business sng mga taga China!

  • billy gunner

    team  doens even have a platform in the first place. puro lang hangin. their tuwid na daan ay tumuwad matagal na!

  • nakawan

    I’d rather vote for a party with a longstanding political history behind it

  • Qwxyz

    ang plataporma ng UNA ay, makikisakay sa Team Pinoy.

    VOTE Straight Team Pinoy!!!!

    • crisostomo_ibarra_the3rd

      Yan din ang nasa isip ko. Nakikisakay lang ang UNA. They support Pnoy except that hindi sila pinili ni Pnoy sa Team Pnoy. 

  • 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.

    • crisostomo_ibarra_the3rd

      Ganyan ba talaga ka corrupt ang mga Binay? Akala ko tsismis lang yan. Tutuo kaya ang mga yan? Di ba galing sa hirap ang mga yan? Ayaw ko na kay Binay. Kay Brother Eddie na lang ako. Makadiyos, Maka mahirap at maka Pilipino. Kahit walang pag asang manalo. Kasi mas gusto ng voters ang mga sikat at popular.

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

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    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

    • crisostomo_ibarra_the3rd

      Kaya pala naglipana ang mga imported cars sa Pinas. Tapos sinasabi pang mahirap daw ang pinas eh pagkarami rami nilang kayamanan. 

  • 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

    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. 

    • crisostomo_ibarra_the3rd

      Ikaw naman, hindi naman kumakandidato itong si escalera bakit nasasama sa usapan.

  • Andres_Bagumbayan

    Asus,at nagsalita o nagpayo ang mga dilaw tungkol sa plataporma….Ano ba naman kayong mga may hepatitis,nakalimutan nyo na ba na nanalo nga ang pangulo nyo ng walang plataporma de gobyerno nuong nakaraang halalan….

    Nakuha lang sa  Awa,emosyon,komersyal sa telebisyon at pagkamatay ng kanyang ina kaya nanalo si BS aquino….Eh wala nga nagawa nuong senador at kongresman pa si BS aquino pero nanalo pa din..kung pagbabatayan natin ang nangyari kay Noynoying ,eh hindi na kailangan ngayon ng plataporma!!!


    • angelfish1105

      His platform is “matuwin na daan” and his anti-corruption drive has produced tangible results in his term so far as president. Businesses consistently state that the government’s efforts against corruption contribute to the optimism in business and in the growth of the economy 

  • disqusted0fu

    Who cares about each party’s platforms?! These are nothing but plans and promises that are more often than not unfulfilled anyway. UNA is just playing the game of team Pnoy. 

    Just keep on putting each other on blast so the electorates will know your true colors and hopefully that will be enough reason for them not to vote most of these candidates.

  • disqusted0fu

    No one does personal attacks better than team Pnoy. Heck, that’s what Pnoy has been doing since he got elected as President. Team Pnoy and the rest who engage in personal attacks are just getting a page from Pnoy’s book.

    • crisostomo_ibarra_the3rd

      Para ka namang bago ng bago. 

      Nang mawala si Marcos, Cory attacks Marcos on ill gotten wealth

      Nang mawala Cory, Ramos never attacked Cory (thats the exception)

      Nang mawala si Ramos, Erap attacks Ramos on Amari

      Nang mawala si Erap, GMA attacks Erap with plunder

      Nang mawala si GMA, Pnoy attacks GMA with electoral sabotage and plunder.

      Pag nawala si Pnoy, the next admin will attack him too.

      So what is new? Sabihin mo nga sa amin? 

  • JasonBieber

    Team PNoy is saying, our platform is “Blame GMA” and “Attack GMA”…we have no other new ideas to put on the table or no new important agendas…only “Blame GMA.”

    So now they are asking UNA what is your platform?

    • crisostomo_ibarra_the3rd

      With the Pampanga sortie, now we know that the platform of UNA is to Praise GMA. Dont be surprised if Jack Enrile and Migs and Mitos as senators will fight for GMA to be freed.

      • JasonBieber

        This elections should not be about being pro-GMA or anti-GMA…unfortunately that’s what Aquino has made it out to be.

        Besides why shouldn’t GMA be freed?…it’s not like there is any evidence against her…she’s more a political prisoner than anything else.

      • crisostomo_ibarra_the3rd

        Of course GMA cannot be left out. How can you make a tuwid na daan without invoking the baluktot na daan ni GMA? 

        GMA to be freed? Of course that is the intention of Enrile, Migs and Mitos. That is why these GMA lackeys shouldn’t be elected into office. They will just continue GMA’s baluktot na daan.

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