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Rains fail to stop Team PNoy sortie in Cebu

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YELLOW COVER Complete with yellow umbrellas, members of the PNP Regional Safety Battalion under Supt. Leopoldo Cabanag Jr. are shown here shielding LP officials from the rain, as they were about to enter the Tabunok Sports Complex Tuesday. PHOTO COURTESY OF TV5 CEBU

CEBU CITY–The incessant rain could not keep leaders and supporters of the Liberal Party (LP) from attending the rally being held at the Tabunok Sports Complex in Talisay City on Tuesday.

The jampacked sports complex started to be filled up at past 5 p.m. But at past 6 p.m., the supporters could no longer be accommodated inside the venue and many of them stayed outside the 5,000-capacity sports complex, some with umbrellas while others braved the rain.

Around 20 policemen, reportedly belonging to the Regional Public Safety Battalion of Police Regional Office and wearing white polo shirts, were seen holding yellow umbrellas to meet VIPs. Authorities reportedly deployed around 200 policemen from PRO 7 and the Cebu provincial office at the rally venue.

The Team PNoy rally started at 6:30 p.m. with LP campaign manager Sen. Franklin Drilon, senatorial candidates Grace Poe, Bam Aquino, Jamby Madrigal and Ramon Magsaysay Jr. in attendance.

Because a power interruption affected Talisay City since Tuesday afternoon, a power generator was used to light up Tabunok Sports Complex.

The rally was supposed to be held at a more than 1-hectare lot located in Lawaan, Talisay, across the Talisay City Hall but it was transferred to the Tabunok Sports Complex due to rains brought about by tropical depression ‘‘Crising’’.

Talisay Mayor Socrates Fernandez of the local party, Alayon, which is affiliated to the Nacionalista Party, helped in the rally preparations, such as installing the lights at the rally venue and deploying traffic personnel and policemen to secure the venue.

The mayor explained that while he did not belong to LP, his cooperation with the President was an expression of gratitude for all the administration projects and programs that reached his city.

The rally stage was bare except for a tarpaulin welcoming President Aquino while yellow balloons and tarpaulins of candidates hanged on the sides of the complex.

Aside from the people inside the complex, many also lined up on the roads outside while waiting for the arrival of the President.

President Aquino arrived at the sports complex at around 6:50 p.m..

Former chief justice Hilario Davide Jr. and his son, gubernatorial candidate Hilario Davide III, acting Cebu Gov. Agnes Magpale, 5th district Rep. Red Durano, 6th district Rep. Luigi Quisumbing, Cebu City south district Rep. Tomas Osmeña and wife, Councilor Margot Osmeña, were lined up at the entrance to welcome the President.

The President was accompanied by PMS head Rene Almendras. People cheered, shouted “Noynoy” and made the Laban sign when the President entered the sports complex and went up the stage with the younger Davide.

Senatorial candidate Jamby Madrigal, Las Piñas Rep. Mark Villar, who represented his mother, senatorial candidate Cynthia Villar, and Leandro Legarda Leviste, who represented his mother Sen. Loren Legarda, had delivered their messages when the President arrived.

The other senatorial candidates present at the rally were former Risa Hontiveros, Ramon Magsaysay Jr. and Sen. Koko Pimentel.

Senatorial candidate Rep. Sonny Angara was also represented by his wife Tootsy while Sen. Antonio Trillanes was represented by Ashley Acedillo of Magdalo.

In her message, Madrigal asked Cebu voters to give Team PNoy, which she said consists of honest and hard working people, a 12-0 vote in the election.

In his message, Bam Aquino said that electing the Team PNoy candidates would complement with the reform programs of the Aquino administration.

For her part, Poe tearfully recalled the defeat of her father, Fernando Poe Jr., who she said had been cheated in Cebu.

She said it took a while before she decided to be on the Cebuano stage for her candidacy. “FPJ lost here heavily,” Poe said.

But she stressed that they did not blame Cebuanos, whom they still love, as the cheating was done by some people. “I promise that if I win, I will help (Cebu) in memory of my father even if he was cheated here,” Poe said, adding that she will focus on standard lunch for elementary school children, support the farmers and help the graduates find good jobs.

Hontiveros, for her part, assured voters she would lead pro-women legislation if elected.

In the absence of Manila-based entertainers, the flow of the rally, which was hosted by singer Leah Navarro, was fast paced. –With a report from Carmel Matus.

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  • http://www.facebook.com/estee.muri Estee Muri

     Umi-iyak ang langit sa mga promises at  mga  ganid na candidates ( hindi lahat ha!). The  people should be wise in voting the  seems- to- be- rightful candidates.Tingnan kung sino ang  hypocrites, kung sino ang sumasakay lang sa  poder at tingnan kung  sino ang ganid sa puwesto para magkaroon ng malaking PORK BARREL.  Hindi iyong porke nailagay na minsan o kaya kasalukuyang  Senador na ay Okay na. May the Good Lord  enlighten the Filipino Voters..Ang masasabi ko lang  sa mga  botante, KUNG MAY MAGBIGAY SA INYO NG PERA , SIGUE  TANG-GAPIN PERO   kung nasa loob ka na ng presento at boboto ka na, ang KONSENSYA  mo kung sino talaga ang gusto mong iboto ang siyang  maghari. Tan-da-an mo , kung sino ang malakas magbigay ng pera . iyan ang mga halimaw dahil hindi iyang kandidatura na iyan  hindi basta basta magtapon ng pera  ng ganyan na lang, pag-na-iboto na , at naging senador,  babawi  rin iyan sa mga PORK Barrel at maging corrupt din iyan.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/DPWG4HOOPPKW7DDS364NRTGVKY Corinna

    It’s good to know that they’d still continue the campaign in cebu despite of the difficulties due to weather condition and good job for the mayor of Talisay City who coordinate to transfer the location to more convenient place as alternative. Definitely I’m going to support the Team Pinoy, their advocacies can surely help the indigent people in our country.

    • TylerZO

      that’s true, and as a cebuano, I believe they can solve the problem in our country. Team Pnoy would definitely win.

  • kulittwit

    Go Team PNoy!

  • kulittwit

    Go Team PNoy!

  • El_Gran_Capitan

    Ilampaso nyo ang UNA sa korapsyon, UNA sa pagiging berdugo ng Bayan, UNA sa pagiging protector ng mga illegal na pasugalan at UNA sa panlilinlang lalo na yun mga naganap ng panahon ng martial law

  • speaksoftlylove

    “Jampacked” o nilangaw? If you have watched the video of their proclamation rally in Talisay City, yon ba ang hitsura ng “jampacked?”Oh
    come on, stop the sugar coating stupidity.

    So, which party coalition is
    going to the dogs now? Mark Cojuangco has just announced the NPC’s
    formal withdrawal with Team Banoy. In fact, he specifically stated that
    the LP started their dissent when the LP broke their agreement as to the
    “equity for the incumbents” by LP’s fielding of local officials against
    NPC’s local incumbents. Mark Cojuangco specifically stated that the NPC
    has already issued an order for their members to withdraw their support
    from Jamby Madrigal, Bam Aquino, and Ramon Magsaysay Jr. and replace it
    with three UNA candidates. In fact, Sotto has confirmed Cojuangco’s
    statements by saying that he is already allowed to campaign openly for
    Honasan and the rest of UNA’s candidates. So where are you siding now
    Legarda and Escudero huh? Balik ulit sa dating pugad?

    Baka si FMD (Frank M. Drilon) mauna pang bumaliktad yan, as he usually does.

    • 33Sambuang2

      mga sipsip sa una………….bayaran. gunggong

      • speaksoftlylove

         Saba diha buang, paglolo na lang sa luso mong puro tiktik.

      • 33Sambuang2

        basin ikaw maoy pisot. sumbagay na lang ta. ugok ka

      • speaksoftlylove

         Di ko mo mosukol nimo kay mangusi man ka. Matakdan nya ko sa imong AIDS, bigaong bayot.

      • 33Sambuang2

        ikaw moy bayot hinampak ka. sige kag panupsup sa mga kandidato sa una

      • 33Sambuang2

        dali asa man ka diri sa california, kita ta aron sipaon ta kang pisot ka

      • speaksoftlylove

         “Sumbagay?” Di ko kay di man ka kabalo manumbag, mangusi man ka. Matakdan pa lang nya ko sa imong aids dogyot. Ihasa tets.

      • Labandera1

        Alfredinski tuhuga ang lubot ni spitfire para magmukhang spitroast…..hahahahaha

  • Sugbuanon86

    Tingnan ninyo itong mga leaders ng LP.
    Hindi ba sila marunong gumamit ng payong, at dapat pang may mag alalay sa kanila?
    Slave mentality talaga itong mga taga liberal.
    Hindi lang pala racist.
    Manang mana talaga sa kanilang sira ulong lider na kay daming alipin sa kanilang hacienda.
    Gag0 kayong mga taga liberal, at parang alipin ang treatment ninyo sa mga ordinaryong taong bayan.

    • 33Sambuang2

      ayan ka na naman sugbuanon. naunsa man ka oi. sige man gud kag tilap sa lubot ni gwen ma-o na. hinampak kang pisot ka. yabag 

  • primark

    Go Team PNOY! Number 1 on my list is Sen Jamby Madrigal, Grace Poe, Bam Aquino, Trillanes, Angara, HOntiveros, Cayetano, Pimentel,….

  • oidkcin

    I liken the candidates of both parties & all the politicians past and present led by the abnoydski pwesident, to the ayatollahs & ruhollahs. They are the paragons of virtues, good-mannered, can never do wrong, pure as white, smooth as silk Sons And Daughters Of B…..Talagang walang kabigin, puro itulak, lahat panapon ‘ika nga.Impeach Aquino….& her brother.

    • 33Sambuang2

      ikaw ang dapat iimpeach sa mundo………….. adik ka.gunggong

      • oidkcin

        truth hurts, ain’t it? gunggong
        Impeach Aquino…..& her brother


    Easy decision.

    For good governance, solid Team PNoy!

  • josefe38


    • akongednamzug

      Nakakatakot yang sinabi mo. Ibig sabihin niyan marami ng Cebuano na hanga sa mga pulitikong may tiwaling pag-iisip.

  • Maldi2

    Ilampaso ang mga Ladlad Party (LP) ni Panot! 

  • Janinskie

    Maganda mga hangarin ng Team Pnoy, kung magiging negative tayo, magiging negatibo nga ang resulta. kaysa naman sa pagbalik ng maling sitema tulad ng arroyo administration. puro korupsyon ngyari sa bansa natin. mabuti nga naiwasan ang korupsyon sa bansa natin simula ng namuno si Pnoy. tama na ang pagiging utak talangka mga kababayan..

  • kulittwit

    I have no doubt, Team PNoy will win big in cebu. 

    • josefe38


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