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

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

         Ay,Alfred, pagladlad na lang sa imong Palda  uy!.  Bayot ka bitaw ! Nanghikap ka baya sa itlog ni Efren Mangitlog! He,he,he !

      • 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 

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

        Alfred,Alfred,Alfred, hinampak ka nga dako! Nganong mo-ingon ka mang ningtilap sa lubot ni Gwen si Sugbuanon. Nakakita ka? Ikaw gayong INTSIKA ka, tuli-on ko jud  kanang gamay ug pisot mong imoha. Nakahibalo ako kay ningsulti ang kabit nimo uy! Paghilom diha!

      • Observer_din

        ikaw din si SUGBUANON?? heheheh

      • JuanTamadachi

        LOL

    • Observer_din

      inggit ka lang kasi ikaw nabasa ka ng manood ka ng sortie ng LP, kunyari ka pa pero iboboto mo din si TRILLANES, saka si PETER Cayetano.

  • 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

  • FORTHE GOOD

    Easy decision.

    For good governance, solid Team PNoy!

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/NHWFM2JRMUJWAGQK4GLNVK7RDM dapogiguy

      eto for better governance:
      Huwag na iboto mga trapos & senatongs. Ito subukan natin:Senatorial Candidates 2013Social Justice Society: Samson AlcantaraDemocratic Party of the Philippines: Greco BelgicaBaldomero FalconeChristian SeñeresAng Kapatiran Party:Rizalito DavidJohn Carlos de los Reyes Marwil LlasosIndependent: Edward HagedornUNA: Richard GordonMitos MagsaysayMigz Zubiri

  • josefe38

    UNA’S CEBU RALLY GATHERED 50,000 TO 100,000 PEOPLE WHILE LP’S RALLY GATHERED A “JAMPACKED” KUNO OF 3,000 TO 5,000 PEOPLE. 

    • akongednamzug

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

      • bugoybanggers

        yari.

      • where_I_stand

        Nakakaawa ka naman.
        Ikaw yata ang may “tiwaling pag-iisip”.

        You cannot change the fact that UNA was able to gather more people than LP.
        You don’t need to insult the Cebuano voters.

        For the record, si Trillanes ang may sabi tungkol sa mental health ni BS Aquino.

    • Observer_din

      100,000 ?saan ba sila nag -rally doon sa biniling underwater na lupa ni GWEN? sabagay maluwag yun, ilang hectares nga ba yun sir ZTEFERTILIZER??? hehehehe

  • 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..

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

       Really?  AS IN …Really,  Really? Do you have first hand knowledge na nabawasan na nga ang corruption sa Pilipinas o nakinig ka lang sa sinasabi ni Abnoy na Da-ang matuwid. Don’t get me wrong ,I am for the crusade against corruption,but  let us face the fact that this President is  only for vengeance.Vindictive  ang labas. Dahil nga sa Hacienda Luisita kaya ganoon na lang ang kimkim sa galit ni Pinoy. at ang medya naman  ay nakisayaw sa kanyang tug-tuging Da-ang matuwid. Puro lang siya  salita pero kulang sa gawa. Now, Kung mayroon kang first hand knowledge na  nabaswasan na nga ang corruption ,. eh di sigue sabihin mo sa Inquirer o kaya pumunta ka sa ABS dahil kampi  sila ni Abnoy  at  ipakita mo na mayroon kang ibedensya na bawas na nga ang corruption sa Pilipinas, otherwise  do not parrot what the media said.,Okay honey?

  • kulittwit

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

    • josefe38

      HA HA HA HA HA HA HA GOODLUCK AND BEST WISHES!!!!! 

      • Observer_din

        ikaw din si SUGBUANON?

    • JuanTamadachi

      good one.. my same sentiments too.

    • PlumberfromCanada

      libre mangarap…

  • joeybg

    SA DARATING NA ELEKSIYON SA MAYO MALALAMAN NATIN KUNG GAANO ULIT KARAMI ANG MGA “TANGA AT BOBO” NA MGA BOTANTE SA PINAS.

    KAGAYA LAMANG NOONG HULING ELEKSIYON 5-MILYON NA TANGA AT BOBO ANG BUMOTO KAY BIGOTE.

    KAWAWANG PINAS HIRAP BUMANGON SA KAHIRAPAN, NAPAKARAMI KASING MGA TANGA AT BOBO…… ISAMA NA RIN NATIN IYONG MGA “UTO-UTO ” NA MIYEMBRO NG MGA KULTO NA WALANG SARILING DESISYON, NA KUNG SINO NA LAMANG ANG SABIHIN NG LIDER NG KANILANG KULTO AY SIYA NILANG IBOBOTO KAHIT NA ANG KANDIDATO AY KAWATAN, BABAERO, SUGAROL, LASINGGERO, ARTISTA, KAHIT WALANG PINAG-ARALAN BASTA POPULAR AY IBOBOTO.

    ALAM BA NINYO NA WALANG GAMOT SA KATANGAHAN, KABOBOHAN AT MGA UTO-UTO!!

  • Pangitnyo

    Cebuano voters are wise enough in choosing candidates!

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/YISKR3NYDDEGILBKONLOLFFIR4 Jhonil

    MGA BOBO LNG ANG PAG ASA NG UNA CANDIDATES PRA MANALO S CEBU.ALAM NMAN NTEN LAHAT NA ANG UNA AY SUMASALAMIN SA ISANG GOVERNMENT NA KAGAYA NG DATING ADMINISTRASYON.ANG TANONG SA BAYAN BABALIK PABA TAYO SA DATI OR IPAGPAPATULOY NATEN ANG PAG USAD NG PILIPINAS??

  • disqusted0fu

    It’s a sign. Even mother nature is on a disagreement towards team Pnoy. But being the authoritative politicians that they are, they did not let even mother nature stop them. 

    The rally was fast paced, but when elected they will work on a very slow one. All these press releases from each candidate are just press releases and will always be press releases. If elected, it will all just lead to disappointments at the end of the day.

  • Yobhtron

    PARA SA KINABUKASAN NG BANSA, IBASURA ANG UNA!

    • PlumberfromCanada

      Ricky Carandang ikaw ba yan??  o si Manolita Quezon ka??

  • Jay Alvin Madrigal

    “…candidates present at the rally were former Risa Hontiveros, Ramon Magsaysay Jr. and Sen. Koko Pimentel.”
    hahaha. so what is risa hontiveros now?

    • where_I_stand

      former Risa Hontiveros… lols
      mas mainam kasi na hayaan na lang nag reporter ang magsulat kung ano ang nakikita niya sa event.

  • where_I_stand

    I also attended this political rally since I supported a few of them. I was inside and there are empty spaces in between people that to described it as jampacked is hilarious. I got my yellow shirt for free and snacks, too. I met several friends from urban poor communities and from our conversation I learned that some organized groups were only asked a few days to attend. Hakot crowd has always been a practice in our political rallies. The cheer was loud enough when the usual campaign against corruption echoed throughout the event. No clear cut platform of governance but lots of campaign promises, mother statements. A friend whispered to me, tiyak ako kasalanan na naman ni Gloria. Natatawa na lang ako kasi alam ko galit ang mga ito kay Gloria. Nasusuka na rin siguro sila sa temang ito ng LP. When Grace Poe related the lost of his father in Cebu, an elderly man quipped, “artista man gud” (artista kasi– so, no know how). It reminds me that Cebu voters would look at the qualifications of the candidates. Hindi nakikita ni Grace ang realidad na ito. When she made a promise, an elderly woman said, daghang promise murag pulitiko (daming promise parang pulitiko). The other guy besides me said, okay lang wala maganda ka naman. I told him that she did well as chairman of the MTRCB and I’ll vote for her. He replied, “ganun, parang si manoling?” I was surprised that Jamby Madrigal has won the hearts of the urban poor. I can sensed their interest in her. I asked a few of them after the event what they think of Jambi and they replied positively. As a whole the event was festive.

    Add: The LP in Cebu really have to double time in terms of organizing and reaching out the masses. Jun Davide is not perceived as a charismatic leader. Anak ni Davide pa rin ang tingin sa kanya.

  • Rolly257

    Let the people be reminded how the 4 previous presidents (starting from Marcos) milked the country. That way, mistakes voting such people would not be repeated.

    We don’t dwell from the past, but we must learn from it as well.

  • Observer_din

    CALLING  SUGBUANON nakita kita nanood ng sortie ng LP, naiiyak-iyak ka pa ng makamayan mo si BAM AQUINO.

  • dongvee

    That this lady had the guts to say her father – who did not even have experience holding elected office as a barangay captain – was cheated in Cebu and came out not being scalped only showed how extremely patient were those Cebuanos who attended that event. Should she really want to know the truth about that election, she could just get the records of the recount conducted by the Presidential Electoral Tribunal set by the Supreme Court in response to the petition of then vice-presidential candidate Loren Legarda. And there are other public documents available that showed GMA won decisively over FPJ in that election. The exit polls conducted on that day by SWS, Pulse Asia, and an international polling firm showed this as well. Unanimously.
    But what got my goat that day this so-called “daang matuwid” proponents held their rally there in Talisay was how excessively inconsiderate they were to the public commuters. They held their rally in a place near a highway intersection that normally get clogged up with all sorts of vehicles – tricycles, private cars, public buses, and so on. Then with their additional busloads of supporters kuno filling up further an already congested place – add all the expensive SUV’s of their bigwigs – you can easily imagine the massive traffic it built up in the process. And the traffic that happened extended kilometers both ways from there for hours. If that’s the way these people plan and implement their activities, if that’s the way they treat the common tao – their bosses kuno- then I have serious reservations on the ability of this party to deliver.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/NHWFM2JRMUJWAGQK4GLNVK7RDM dapogiguy

    Huwag na iboto mga trapos & senatongs. Ito subukan natin:

    Senatorial Candidates 2013

    Social Justice Society: 
    Samson Alcantara

    Democratic Party of the Philippines: 
    Greco Belgica
    Baldomero Falcone
    Christian Señeres

    Ang Kapatiran Party:
    Rizalito David
    John Carlos de los Reyes 
    Marwil Llasos

    Independent: 
    Edward Hagedorn

    UNA: 
    Richard Gordon
    Mitos Magsaysay
    Migz Zubiri

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