UNA drops ‘guest’ candidates

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MANILA, Philippines—The United Nationalist Alliance (UNA) made good on its threat not to campaign for the “common” candidates who refuse to join its sorties when it went barnstorming in Pampanga on Wednesday.

Neither the names nor the posters of the “common” candidates—Loren Legarda, Francis Escudero and Grace Poe-Llamanzares—were seen or heard at the Pampanga sortie after the three snubbed the first of UNA’s Luzon road shows.

No picture, poster or sticker of Legarda, Escudero and Llamanzares was seen on the UNA stage. The tarpaulin containing the names of UNA candidates, prepared earlier by local Pampanga party officials, also did not bear the names of the three.

The candidates present in the Pampanga sortie were Nancy Binay, Richard Gordon, Ernesto Maceda, Mitos Magsaysay, Juan Miguel Zubiri, JV Ejercito and Margarita “Ting-Ting” Cojuangco. Jack Enrile and Gregorio Honasan were not at the motorcade and rally, but the other candidates mentioned their names.

On Monday, the UNA reached out to Legarda, Escudero and Llamanzares by sending them invitations to its Pampanga sortie.

Vice President Jejomar Binay earlier said UNA would drop from its roster the common bets it shares with the administration Team PNoy coalition who would continue to ignore UNA events.

Campaign manager Toby Tiangco said UNA would no longer accept proxies to its rallies, and that it would only campaign for the common candidates who would personally show up.

On Wednesday, Tiangco said there was a possibility that independent candidate Eddie Villanueva would be adopted by UNA should it drop the common candidates.

Tiangco said he was quoting from a reply that deposed President Joseph Estrada gave when he was asked whether UNA could consider Villanueva as a replacement.

“He said it was possible, that was the context,” Tiangco said in a phone interview.

In Pampanga, the UNA candidates tried to court the Kapampangan voters by saying there was no need to keep on criticizing former President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo, a daughter of the province.

“All they do is return to the past and blame it for what happened,” said Ejercito of the administration coalition, which he said would make a “punching bag” of Arroyo whenever its ratings are down.

Zubiri said he did not think Arroyo should be an issue in the campaign. A former Arroyo partymate, Zubiri said previous political affiliations should not overshadow the candidates’ programs.

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  • balut123

    isa isa ng malalaglag ang mga kandidato ng mga magnanakaw….who wants to be associated with this bunch of LOSERS!!!…
    Pati si JV napaka ipokrito po ninyo,,,,,ganun na lang ba makakalimutan ng pamilya mo ang ginawa ni GMA sa power grab ng pagka -Presidente…PWE!!!.
    Kayong mga kapampangan…wag kayong PAPALOKO SA MGA YAN…..

    ENA KAYU KALUGURANG GMA..MAPANAKO LA REN!!!!

    • Ceazar

      Eya man purung Capampangan y Gloria. Ing milyari miawa ya quing ugaling mapanaco ampong alang marine da reng familiang Arroyo.

      E ne pepahalagan Gloria ing lagyu at dangal nang Cong Dadong. Carinayan ne ning lahing Capampangan y Gloria.

  • Guest

    Mas mabuti pang wala na ang tatlong itlog sa UNA.

    Bulok naman sina Chiz, Loren at Grace.

    Si Chiz bumababa na ang ratings, lalo na nung lumabas ang scandalous pics nya.

    Si Loren bumababa na rin ang ratings, lalo na ngayong matanda na sya at nangangamoy.

    Si Grace obvious na obvious ang pagka-clueless tulad ng nasira nyang ama.

    Mabuhay ang UNA!

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

      OOOOOPS SOUR GRAPES!

      • Guest

        Wrong. The grapes of wrath.

      • Pia Pilar Francisco

        Witty.

        But I’m still for LP.

    • jgl414567

      Mabubuhay nga ang UNA pag nanalo ang mga trapo sa eleksiyon at iyon ay di hahayaan ng mga botante kasi gusto pa namin ipagpatuloy ni Pnoy ang matuwid na daan!

      • 12JEM

         Even Bro Villanueva politely refused bo be adopted by UNA. Medyo napahiya pa si Erap nang kausapin niya si Villanueva.

    • 33Sambuang2

      yeah right mabuhay ang mga magnanakaw at mandarambong. yan ang tinitingala mong bugok ka

  • pcosmachine

    THE ELECTION CAMPAIGN PERIOD IS ONLY 10 DAYS OLD AND UNA IS ALREADY SINKING ITS BOAT INTO THE BOTTOM OF THE OCEAN.

  • mangpepe

    AKALA KASI NG UNA SIKAT SILA, BAKIT KAYO NAGHAHABOL NG MGA KANDIDATO

  • doublecross

    hahahahaha….tawanan ko na lang ang UNA.

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

    UNA DROPPED 3 GUEST SENATORIAL CANDIDATES. TOBY, YOUR SLIP IS SHOWING! CONSIDER THIS- CHIZ, GRACE & LOREN DROPPED UNA! COMFORTABLY WITH LP!

  • pcosmachine

    ANG SIYAM NA TRAPO NG UNA UP-CLOSE:

    1. NANCY BINAY – ANAK NG MALIGNONG CORRUPT NA MUKHANG KATULONG
    2. JACKIE ENRILE – ANAK NG CAR SMUGGLER NG CAGAYAN AT MANDURUGAS NG PONDO SA SENADO
    3. JV EJERCITO – ANAK SA LABAS NG ISANG CONVICTED PLUNDERER
    4. GRINGO HONASAN – DATING COUP PLOTTER NA SOBRANG SIPSIP KAY ENRILE
    5. ERNESTO MACEDA – MATANDANG BAKLA NA SOBRANG SUMIPSIP KAY ESTRADA
    6. MITOS MAGSAYSAY – TAGAHIMOD NG PUWET NI GMA PANDAK
    7. RICHARD GORDON – MASUGID NA TUTA NI GMA PANDAK
    8. TINGTING COJUANGCO – MARAMING NADUGAS SA GOBYERNO NOONG PANAHON NI PRESIDENT CORY AQUINO
    9. MIGUEL ZUBIRI – MANDARAYA SA ELEKSYON

    • jgl414567

      Tama ka mga taong di dapat iboto yang mga kandidato ng UNA!

    • Philcruz

      PCOS, I like your apt description of each candidate. Except for No. 1.. in the use of the term “mukhang katulong”. I think I don’t have to elaborate on this.

      But, hey, I am with you here..I don’t like Nancy Binay to win, too. This is too much. The dynastic bent of the Binays is obvious and dangerous, just like all the rest of the political dynasties.

      No matter what they say that it is still the people who will decide, the fact remains that they maneuvered their party or consented to have their family and kin to run for those seats. The intention is to eventually control government for their own selfish business interests and protection.

    • barok

      NANCY BINAY – FOREVER ALALAY AT DUMMY NG MALIGNONG ITIM

      Mukhang katulong is too blunt, I guess ‘ALALAY’ is a bit light but meaningful :)

    • AnastacioMamaril

      Halos agree ako sa mga sinulat mo pero sana di mo na lang nilagay “MUKHANG KATULONG”. Mahirap ang trabaho ng isang Kasambahay o Katulong. They deserve respect.

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/MJFXCRSCXRWPLL42QQKSINC3AQ Mamerto

      Agree to all, except No.9..!
      Had nothing to do with the anomalous election…, BUT benefited from it.
      BUT, was “man enough” to admit defeat.., & surrendered his Senate seat.

  • doublecross

    matalino yon 3, dahil alam nila na walang makuha sa UNA…kc puro sila **shole!!!!!!!!!!!

  • bongarroyo

    UNA drops guest candidates..

    GUEST CANDIDATES junk UNA..

  • Paulstronghold

    Since its inception it is bound to fail!

  • al gero

    KAPA

  • al gero

    IBAGSAK ANG UNA, PARTIDO NG MGA TRAPO ,TIWALING TAO SA GOBYERNO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    • boyod

      bakit ikaw matuwid? katulad karin ni P-noy

      • jgl414567

        Si Pnoy di kawatan, ang amo mong si Gloria mandaraya na kawatan pa.

      • 33Sambuang2

        korek kasi si boyod dila ng ebak ni gloria ang ginawa nyan. ang napkin sinasama pa sa pagsaing. boyod pisot

  • brunogiordano

    “UNA drops ‘guest’ candidates”

    Ang alam ng lahat kayo ang binasted noong tatlong senatorial candidate.

    Ngayon siyam na lang ang mga kandidato ninyo.

    Karamihan mga saling PUSA pa.

  • brunogiordano

    “Zubiri said he did not think Arroyo should be an issue in the campaign. A former Arroyo partymate, Zubiri said previous political affiliations should not overshadow the candidates’ programs.”

    BAKIT HINDI?????

    Iyong ang paboritong paksa ng mga botante. Lalo na kapag ipinagtatangol ninyo si ex-PEKENG pangulo.

    Wala talaga kayong pinag iba sa mga SUV BISHOPS.

    Ang buto pag tinanggay ng ASO hindi puedeng hindi nalawayan.

    • 33Sambuang2

      kakahiya ka zubiri. ilang taon mong inupuan ang senado dahil sa pandaraya……. kaya si pimentel dahil me prinsipyo ayaw sumama sa inyo dahil nga naman ang una e una sa pagnanakaw at pandaraya……………..kakahiya sa taga bukidnon. magtanim ka na lang ng pinya mabuti pa…. at paupuin at tatlong haring bugok sa corona ng pinya….

  • bryanbrian

    Ahahaha!!

    LOSERS!

  • Philcruz

    So now, without the three independent sure winners Escudero, Legarda and Poe, UNA is looking more ridiculous by saying that they have dropped the three.

    Clearly they were the ones dropped by the three. And they looked pitiful practically begging the three popular independents to please, please grace their party, too, in order to lend it some measure of credibility and popularity.

    Not a pretty sight to see for a party supposedly headed by not one but three kings. Does Binay really think he is the Lord of the Three Kings? I can just imagine the meetings of these three. Smiles and laughter on their faces but with daggers drawn behind their backs.

    Chopsuey principles..chopsuey politics..chopsuey parties. Goes for practically all parties, but more so with UNA.

  • http://mikkieugenio.tumblr.com/ Paul Eugenio

    Include Hagedorn, Casino and Villanueva then!

    • mg_harrier

      ay naku aayawan ng mga iyan ang UNA..ano sila panakip butas ng mga bumasted sa UNA!!(“,)

  • lolo_Jose

    MALI ang titulo ng report na to  ” UNA DROPS ‘GUESTS’ CANDIDATES”..
    Ang tama ay GUESTS CANDIDATES DROPS UNA sa simula pa lang!!!
    mga HUNGHANG ba kayo? ADOPTED NINYO TAPOS IDODROP DAW!!!
    AYAW TALAGA SA INYO SA SIMULA PA LANG KAYA HINDI SUMAMA
    SA SORTIES NINYO!!!
    AYAW NILANG MABAHIRAN NG DUGONG MAGNANAKAW AT
    MANDARAMBONG!!!

    • jgl414567

      Tama!

    • 33Sambuang2

      korek

  • EOJ

    Adopted then dropped?

    Una sa kabulastugan ‘ka mo!!

    • jgl414567

      UNA sa plunder!

  • Labandera1

    The guest candidates  CHiz Escudero, Loren Legarda and Grace Poe rejected UNA. They are comfortable with the Liberal Party. It’s very clear now that these three guest candidates don’t want to be associated with the rotten tomatoes UNA. The three kings of UNA are busy defending and sorting anomalies discovered lately, si Judas pumunta sa Cagayan para ayusin ang illegal imported luxury cars sa Port Irene, si Barabas at Estas naman inaayos ang gusot na ginawa ni Iskong sugarol na mayabang at abusado pa……kaya mga mabuting kababayan dito na tayo sa   LP Liberal Party…..

    • jgl414567

      Matulungan tayo sa pagkampanya laban sa UNA kasi kung hindi pababalikin ng tatlong diablong hari ng UNA ang corruption sa bansa.

  • boyod

    INCLUDE CASINO IN THE LIST

  • JuanTamadachi

    ” UNA drops ‘guest’ candidates”

    UNA’s loss is LP’s gain. I hope the LP gives UNA a thorough drubbing at the polls.

    Go team PNoy.

  • Taiko_Kauna

    Walang mapagpilian sa UNA, kung hindi tumatanda ng kawatan, halos mga anak ng kawatan, natural kung ang nilalamon mo galing sa nakaw, paano ka magiging honest? Garbage in, garbage out principle di ba?

    • panaloangtotoo2

      Sapul mo tol! hahaha…mga kawatan mga naman! Di ka ba nagtataka na ang daming pera ng mga Bignay?

      • 33Sambuang2

        maitim ang kulay, maitim ang budhi. pwehhhhhhhhhh kung hindi dahil ke cory siya ay naging camote……………

    • Ceazar

      Ang masaklap ay mas makapal pa sa balat ni Lolong ang balat nitong mga kawatan at kanilang mga anak kaya hindi na sila tinatablan ng hiya.

      Tatawanan lang nila ano mang masakit na salita laban sa kanila. Alam nilang panalo pa rin sila dahil maraming Pilipino ang nauuto nilang boboto sa kanila.

  • pedronimo

    BAM VS BINAY

    If Nancy Binay would face Bam Aquino in a face-to-face debate, I will vote for her even if she loses the debate..

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_75QJCBJN7KPDM2SV5RSBRHJZGY rene

      what? anong nagawa ni nancy binay? she voted against RH and even supported Corona… well do the math my friend she is a junk

      • Ceazar

        Nancy is an overcooked junk.

    • 33Sambuang2

      caregiver lang si nancy mo…………. kasing kawatan din ng tatay, mga kampon ng kadiliman…………….

    • JuanTamadachi

      why?

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/NSBFOVMZYLY5EYZKVZIHHVHBWI adanr

    Bro Eddie should not join UNA, maintain the righteousness. I will not vote him if He will join UNA and this may lead to the collapse of JIL . 

  • pedronimo

    With UNA, the survey question should NOT  be sinong UNA? but Sinong KULELAT? 

  • Jane Tan

    Lol… Its only logical that Erap doesn’t want people talking about the past… his past was a crappy one.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_75QJCBJN7KPDM2SV5RSBRHJZGY rene

    Please define guest… eh kung di dumating ang tawag don Indian. Ang problema sa UNA eh puro recycled candidates lang.. Nancy anak ni Binay, JV anak ni Erap, Jack anak ni Johnny. Tawag nila 3 kings. eh ano ang tawag nila sa mga anak nila.. di prinsipe at princessa … Kapa.. tapos may Maceda pa sila na dahil sobrang katandaan di na lang nakuntento sa Senior citizen discount. Gusto pang tumakbo di na nga makalakad… please naman.. di ba si maceda ang nagsabi na ang vote to acquit corona is a vote for Binay.. parehas lang yata sila mahilig magpalusot.

    • 33Sambuang2

      matandang maceda nagsusuot ng palda……. kakahiya kang bakling

  • prince_janus

    Naku Bro. Eddie, huwag ka ng maa-ambisyon na maging senador. Mag-focus ka nalang sa mga members ng JIL. Nagsawa ka na ba maging pastor? Nakaamoy ka ba ng pera sa senado?

  • http://profiles.yahoo.com/u/WC5IJSKXTZLNM3AV3VGPMM4O7Y ero

    una is family affair…..juan & jackie JV & Erap Nancy & Jomar Binay ano ba yan why not let others shine? OMG its more fun in the philippines 

  • http://profiles.yahoo.com/u/WC5IJSKXTZLNM3AV3VGPMM4O7Y ero

    ang UNA ay una sa kangkongan hahahah

  • UrHONOR

    >>>Nancy Binay, Richard Gordon, Ernesto Maceda, Mitos Magsaysay, Juan Miguel Zubiri, JV Ejercito and Margarita “Ting-Ting” Cojuangco. Jack Enrile and Gregorio Honasan <<<

    AY diyos apo……hindi ba't basurahan ito sa Jurassic Park?  Ito itaga ninyo sa bato….pag nanalo ang mga yan sa susunod na halalan……bumili na kayo ng makapal-kapal na taleng abaca……gagamitin ninyo sa pagbigti dahil babalik na naman ang bayan sa panahon ni pand o ni erap da korp, magkasunod na bagyo't lindol na sumalanta sa bayan.

  • barok

    Sa bandang huli napagtanto rin ng UNA na pinandidirihan sila ng kanilang ‘guest’ candidate. Yun lang yun.

  • 33Sambuang2

    mananalo sila kahit wala sa ticket ng mga kawatan……………….

  • 33Sambuang2

    eto pa si roquero from antique na dati sa pcso, me kasong plunder kasama ang ate nilang pungok GMA  tumatakbong governor under sa ticket ni maligno. aba lahat na yata ng kawatan sa pinas kasama nila. the only guy in panay who owns a ranger rover, tahoe and iba pang magagarang sasakyan kahit na ang bayan nila as sa bundok….

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/Z6NPU55BZPII5LOVO7HQCSVQXQ Conrado de QUIYOT

    UNA  tinanggihan ni Bro. Villanueva ..hehehehe..pati si Mayor H agedorn ayaw din sumama sa UNA…puro TIMAWA na lang ang natirang kandidato ng UNA….
    Mga TIMAWANG MAGNANAKAW.

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

    Vote Straight Team Pnoy..

    Itapon sa dumping site ang Bulok na UNA..Ang partido ng mga Mandarambong.

    • nakawan

      the only UNA candidate I would consider is Dick Gordon. the rest can go to hell

    • gmaisthebestpresident

      wag naman straight. meron ding inexperienced at mandarambong sa hanay ng Team Pnoy.

  • ApoLapullapu

    Dapat sa umpisa pa lang wala na iyong common candidate.  Kalokohan yon eh. At saka, the comments below tend to show that there is a well-oiled cyber demolition job against the Opposition.

  • http://www.facebook.com/danilo.navarro.946 Danilo Navarro

    bakit naman kayo titira tungkol sa kalukuhan ni glo ehh pampangga ang pinuntahan ninyo kahit team ni pnoy di mag sasalita tungkol kay glo diyan sa pampangga..sino ba ang mga alipores ni glo hanggan ngayon kasama ninyo diyan si mitos magsaysay ehh taga himod ng weytpu ni glo yan si zubire kasama sa dagdag bawas si maceda isa pa yan   

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_WIWYLFLU4LPKS7B2ZLLRVFKS3Y vir_a

    It should be black and white. No more political butterflies.

    • nakawan

      yup. much like the new breed vs the trapos

  • Ed Molina

    bro. eddie villanueva has better chances of winning staying as independent rather than being with una. pag sumali siya sa una, wala, masisira siya.

  • KonsensyaNgBayan

    So WHo is the sore Loser, e’di UNA…UNA  NO!!..NO UNA!!…UNA NO!!…TAL-UNA!!!…TAL-UNA-N PA!!!….UNA PURO GALAMAY NI GLOLONG!!… LIDER NG KADILIMAN!!!

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_QXRY5FFJHVBW2THD226CSOAXVA JanB

    VERY GOOD!!!! This defines the line of the LAKAS LEAD –UNA …It is better for the three not to be included… As for Bro Eddie…Seek the WISDOM of GOD and inkling of the HOLY SPIRIT for you to decide…GOD BLESS…   

  • Simplify1

    cutting losses and damage control…. too late!!  Strategy backfires!! 

  • Le Commentor

    Pakiusap Pilipinas, huwag boboto ng kandidatong artista..

  • helperbro

    My God, bat parang patanga ng patanga yung mga nag cocomment. Don’t vote straight. Look at their platforms, their education! Hindi porke ka-alyado ni Noynoy, iboboto niyo kaagad. Hindi rin porke UNA, di na sila deserving maging senator. A lot of people were actually helped by people running in the UNA slate. Some of them deserve to win, as they would have the experience and the capacity to actually legislate. 

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

      VOTE STRAIGHT TEAM PNOY…

      IBASURA ANG BULOK NA UNA..ANG PARTIDO NG MGA TRAPONG KAWATAN  !

  • cry_freedom

    Good news to UNA. Fresh from the COMELEC!!!

    The commission has allowed candidates for Congress to switch from either running for Representative or Senator.

    UNA can now adopt GMA to run under its senatorial slate, para naman at least maging sampu sila…

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/HQD3I42NN5GHFYN25Q7YYVD6Q4 Paul

    Bad move UNA.. YUng guest candidates niyo ang nagpapaganda ng itsura niyo and now, inalis niyo na? hahaha.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/6EYCNW6AKJQUQU46TKRMMUSUEU Karen

    look..how can we vote for una if sa ganito palang di na nila makasundo yung guest nila. Sana man lang sinubukan nilang ayusin muna bago sila inalis. Feeling ko tuloy si Nancy Binay talaga ang may gusto nito.

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/DDMVEVLT2Q5SVGMBYQ2O3QWF6I Chris

      napaka wlang commitment nila diba? shame on them!

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/DDMVEVLT2Q5SVGMBYQ2O3QWF6I Chris

    expect na ng una party na bababa pa yung rating nila.; gumagawa sila ng buzz sa media, di nla alam mas hihina lang sila nyan.

  • m1ghtym0use

    THREE KINGS??? HAHAHA! WALA NAMAN GUSTONG SUMAMA SA INYO. SUSUNOD 3  NALANG KAYO MAIIWAN SA PARTY NIYO

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