Team PNoy senatorial candidates to campaign in Cebu Tuesday



CEBU CITY, Philippines—Team PNoy senatorial candidates will have their turn in campaigning in Cebu on Tuesday, to try to win the support of the 2.5 million Cebuano voters.

The Liberal Party-led coalition will be holding two rallies, one in Talisay City, which is right next to Cebu City in the south and another one in Liloan town, 19 kilometers north of Cebu City.

However, Hilario Davide III, LP Cebu chairman, said their rally would not be as big as the Feb. 12 Cebu proclamation rally of the United Nationalist Alliance (UNA), which gathered a crowd of about 25,000 people.

“We will not be transporting people. We expect people to go there voluntarily to listen,” Davide said in an interview Monday.

He added that the LP would not be mobilizing government resources in their campaign because “we are very conscious of Comelec regulations.”

Davide said the first rally scheduled to start at 5 p.m. Tuesday would be held at a one-hectare lot located across the Talisay City Hall along the South Coastal Road. LP Manila has rented the privately owned lot from its owner. President Aquino will be at the rally venue at 6:30 p.m.

Davide said that as of Monday morning, they received word that senatorial candidates Sonny Angara and Loren Legarda would not be able to attend the rally and would be sending representatives.

On Wednesday, LP senatorial candidates will be at the sports complex in Barangay (village) Tayud, Liloan.  But the President would no longer be available for the said gathering, Davide added.

In an interview on Saturday, senatorial candidate Cynthia Villar said that they would be visiting Dumaguete City before they head for Cebu province for their two-day campaign schedule here, after which they would proceed to Iloilo City.

“Cebu is one of the biggest and thickly populated areas so it’s important to us,” she said.

Benigno “Bam” Aquino IV expressed confidence that Cebuanos would also listen to LP senatorial candidates.

He said on Saturday that while the pre-campaign period was a fight for jingles and campaign ads for name recall, the game has already shifted to a contest of campaign platforms and qualifications during the campaign period.

The LP senatorial candidates were also scheduled to hold a rally in Bacolod City on Friday, said Senator Franklin Drilon, the LP campaign manager.

Bacolod City Mayor Evelio Leonardia has agreed that the LP hold a rally in Bacolod City, Drilon said.

The Nationalist People’s Coalition, of which Leonardia is a member, is a coalition partner of the Liberal Party-led Team PNoy.

However, Drilon said President Aquino would not be joining the rally on Friday but the bulk of Team PNoy bets are expected to arrive.

Team PNoy is composed of Juan Edgardo “Sonny” Angara (LDP), Paolo Benigno “Bam” Aquino IV (LP), Alan Peter Cayetano (NP), Francis Escudero (Independent), Ana Theresia “Risa” Hontiveros-Baraquel (Akbayan), Loren Legarda (NPC), Ma. Ana Consuelo “Jamby” Madrigal-Valade (LP), Ramon Magsaysay Jr. (LP), Aquilino Martin “Koko” Pimentel III (PDP-Laban), Grace Poe (Independent), Antonio Trillanes IV (NP), and Cynthia Villar (NP).

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  • Darwin

    LP, unless PCOS will cheat, will get hammered in Cebu.

    • mavtan

      Maybe the PCOs machine cheat when Pnoy wins the majority vote in Cebu in the presidential election? No, I think Cebuanos wants changes for the better!

  • bogli_anakdami

    o hayan na mga bisdaks… uutuin daw kayo ni prez gung gong akin’o’s pipol…

    2.5M botanteng bisdaks… cgurado, in actual counting, magiging 5M yan…

    • 33Sambuang2

      kung makapagsalita kang pisot na pulpol ang mga kandidato ni pnoy e manloloko….. di yan sila katulad ng dinidilaan mo sa puwit na mga kawatan. sandamakmak kayong mga gunggong. pisot

  • Labandera1

    Papano mag move on? simple lang ang sagot: Iwanan ang UNA at e-rampa ang Liberal Party sa tuwid na daan ni President Aquino… Reject Juan Ponce Enrile, Binay, Estrada sila ang Judas, Barabas, Estas ng Pilipinas. UNA are bunch of black wolves wearing a sheep clothing in other words great pretenders. Ang UNA ay ang bad cholesterol ng lipunan……Vote Liberal Party…

    • Estee Muri

       Labandera, pa-ano mo naman  ma-iproyba  sa madlang Pilipino na ang mga Liberal Party candidates ay  mga santang Tupa? Actually Labandera, mayrron namang  mga kandidato in BOTH PARTY  na MEDYO  karapatdapat,kaya  nga dapat pipili tayo ng 12 senators to the best of our  ability albeit  I doubt that we can elect  Saints to the congress dahil ‘the  CORRUPTION  in the Philippines  ay  parang CANCER  na. It takes a miracle to change  the politician in the PHILIPPINES. However, the only way  to really  have a change  in the Philippines , is for the  lawmakers  to pass a law na: IYONG GUSTONG  MAGPOLITICIAN, AY WALA SILANG SAHOD during their tenure .Tingnan natin kung talagang totoo ang sabi nilang they want to serve the country. At saka, they have to show their InCOME TAX RETURN EVERY YEAR  para makita natin na walang Hukos-Pukos kung sa-an nila nakuha ang kanilang kayamanan.

  • bongarroyo

    mabuhay ang mga botante sa cebu…ang pambato ng UNA ay ang mga garcia at si anabel rama.

    • Marshall

      Mabuhay si anabel rama ..ang supplier ng mga babae kay pakyaw at supplier ng mga lalake kay gwendolyn..

      • wawa2172

        Hindi ako fan in anabel rama but I guess your post is below the belt yata. Let us just focus on the political side of the issue kasi baka ma demanda ka pa ni bisaya sa paratang mo. Anabel cannot win in Cebu, she has no political background to govern and she is not that popular or acceptable sa mga cebuano.

      • Marshall

        baket hinde mo tanungin si chavit kung sino ang nagbugaw sa kanya kay  assunta ..bata pa sya nun..hinde na lang pinatulan ni chavit kase nag-iiyak si assunta ,,akala party lang pagdadalhan sa kanya ng bugaw na yan..

      • wawa2172

        I will never ask Chavit about it and will never will. I guess you have a very wild imagination. You must have just pick the story somewhere in the barber shop because it could have been a big headline. You cant correct a humor with a lie so better be factual on issues rather than spreading tabloid like stories. The issue here is that can Jamby deliver which I conclude a no. Same with Anabel she better stay out of politics and focus on showbiz.

  • pcosmachine



    • wawa2172

       Matakot ka kung wala nang oposisyon. LP cannot make it 12-0 dahil the Team PNoy is a coalition of political parties who merged for political convenience. In 2016 mag wawatak watak rin yan with PNoy surely be a lame duck by that time.

      • pcosmachine



  • John

    Pinoy forget election we are at war with Malaysia our people are being slaughtered in Sabah. Ambush Enrile’s car and Ramos too. Bomb Malacanang park and drop bombs at camp crame so you can justify for a declaration of ML what are you waiting do it now before it’s too late

    • 33Sambuang2

      he is not like your idol marcos. you stupid fool

      • JuanTamadachi

        well said.

    • 33Sambuang2

      alalahanin mong gunggong ka na ang tatay nya ang pinahirapan nong rehimeng marcos at ng berdugo nyang si enrile. gumising ka at magkape para matauhan ka. lamig lang ng tyan mo yan na umakyat sa utak mo. pwehhhhhhhhhhhhh supot

  • Edsel

    Kung ang iboboto nyo ay Kapamilya, Kapuso at Kapatid sa darating na election, wag na lang. Wala na bang iba? Mag-isip muna tayo ng mabuti. Let’s end political dynasty in the upcoming election. Don’t vote for them. :-) #notopoliticaldynasty #stoppoliticaldynasty

  • poltergeist_fuhrer

    LP will not win cebu…

  • poltergeist_fuhrer

    at itong si PNOY mas importante pa ang pangnagmpanya kaysa sa gawain bilang presidente…NOYNOYING talaga!!!

  • JuanTamadachi

    Go team PNoy, sock it to em.

  • $23257130

    grave ha wala na bang travaho ang abnoytard at puro pangangampanya na lang inaatupag. ppppppppwwwweeeehhhh kadiri eeeeeeeeeewwwwwwwww

  • marionics

    Team PNoy is composed of Juan Edgardo “Sonny” Angara (LDP), Paolo Benigno “Bam” Aquino IV (LP), Alan Peter Cayetano (NP), Francis Escudero (Independent), Ana Theresia “Risa” Hontiveros-Baraquel (Akbayan), Loren Legarda (NPC), Ma. Ana Consuelo “Jamby” Madrigal-Valade (LP), Ramon Magsaysay Jr. (LP), Aquilino Martin “Koko” Pimentel III (PDP-Laban), Grace Poe (Independent), Antonio Trillanes IV (NP), and Cynthia Villar (NP).
    naku tanggal na sa akin ang mga anti rh dito…koko at trillanes. sino pa ba?

  • Andres_Bagumbayan

    Ang matino daw na PANGULO ng mga dilaw ay pinagtatakpan na naman ang himala o kurapsyon na nangyayari sa PCSO…Hindi niya masibak ang mga direktor nito sa pamumuno ng Margie Juico na kaalyado niya….Napaka-kurap talaga ni BS aquino,sampu ng mga nakaupong tuta niya!!!!

  • disqusted0fu

    2.5 million voters? No wonder taking over Cebu by suspending Gov. Garcia was so crucial for team Pnoy. It was just inevitable considering the amount of authority this party has.Popularity alone is not enough for them, they had to make extra efforts for better measures.

  • JasonBieber

    It won’t be a PNoy Team campaign without Team PNoy members attacking GMA…so you can bet on that and expect that that’s what they’ll be talking about.

    They should even mention how PNoy kicked out their governor and put Cebu in a tense situation just because it will help their chances in winning the votes in Cebu.

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