Honasan says no to ‘expensive’ ads despite drop in SWS survey

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Sen. Gregorio Honasan. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

MANILA, Philippines—Despite  his big drop in the   latest Social Weather Station survey, Senator  Gringo Honasan  remained confident  that he  would  return to the  Magic  12 without  spending  for “expensive”  political advertisements.

“I have to be confident not only for my sake but for the sake of the Filipino people,” said  Honasan, who slid  from  5th to 6th in January to 15th  place  in the  SWS survey conducted from February 15 to 17.

Instead of  “sourgraping,”  Honasan  said  he would use the latest  survey  as an inspiration for him to work harder.

Asked  what could be  the reason  why his ranking suddenly dropped in the latest survey,  the senator said in mix of Filipino and English, “That’s beyond my capacity to answer. I just look at it positively. I will work harder. I have been a senator for the last 15 years so there’s no problem.”

“Besides, it’s too early to make conclusions. I will just work very well. I know that I have a solid record to stand on… I will really work harder because I don’t think the surveys will determine who will compose the next Senate,” he added.

Honasan, who is running under the United Nationalist  Alliance (UNA), said  he  would stick to his old campaign by going  directly  to the  people.

Besides, unlike other candidates, he said, he has no resources to pay for expensive political  advertisements or  popular endorsers.

“I will work within the limitations of my resources. But basically I will go directly to the people,” he said.

Asked if the lack of support from UNA could have contributed to   the sudden drop of his ranking in the survey, Honasan refused to comment, saying he would not like to sound that he was sourgraping.

“I just work on my strengths and on my weaknesses for the campaign to be effective by going directly to the people. I don’t have the capacity to pay for expensive infomercials,” he said.

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  • mangtom

    Punasan, you have been a senator for 15 years. Yes, there is a big problem there. Fifteen years too many. Your having been there that long is because you have duped the Filipinos that long. No, sir. You are now a GONER as in BYE, BYE. You belong to the class of Bigote-manloloko. 

    Now, take a hike.

  • MULEN

    Expensive political ads on primetime TV is no guarantee. Look at Teddy Casiño. Still languishing at the 24th rank despite his TV ads and the proliferation of his campaign posters, streamers, tarpaulins everywhere. Me patakbo takbo pa yan ha pero talagang ayaw kumagat ng madlang Pilipino. 

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/M3LQ4MUAU3Z36MIQGIGSOKBCQE Rosauro

      Communist yan si Casino e. Honasan will win.

      • Observer_din

        both of them will not make it. :)

    • 12JEM

      Because Filipinos are not yet ready to elect a Left of Center Politician for Senator.

      Ted Casiño is a decent individual presenting alternative options…only di pa nga kayang tanggapin ng mga Filipno and isang Makakaliwa.

      • MULEN

        The sight of unruly leftist mobs on TV is one of the compelling reasons why the likes of Teddy Casiño can’t win the hearts and minds of the ordinary Filipino people. It really is a turn-off and it always pictures the left as just good-for-nothing trouble makers. If they just channel their energy on worthy endeavors that can be seen, felt and heard by the people, baka mag-iba na nang pananaw ang mga Pilipino. And of course, enough of duplicity. The Filipino people know for a fact that Teddy and his ilk are supporting the armed struggle for a communist cause. It’s time for them to call for an end to the armed rebellion that has only caused havoc and misery to the people in the countryside.

      • Observer_din

        a decent individual specially a congressman like him should make a stand on the killings and extortion being done by the NPA group(his peers), do we hear anything from him?wala, kasi hindi naman talaga para sa bayan ang pagtakbo nya.

  • pipsirho

    “I have to be confident not only for my sake but for the sake of the Filipino people,” said  Honasan => “. . . FOR THE SAKE OF THE FILIPINO PEOPLE”, SINCE WHEN GRINGO!!! What have you done for the Filipino people EXCEPT DESTROY the ECONOMY with COUP after COUP!

    We were STUPID, IGNORANT, UNTHINKING, UNDISCERNING VOTERS THEN, SHOULD WE REMAIN AS SUCH TODAY???

    • mari suli

      what people ano ka hilo.

  • brunogiordano

    Sa totoo lang wala ka naman halos nagawa sa SENADO.

    Kaya ang nakikita ng majority ng mga PILIPINO ay isang kang maka-DAMASO ng ipaglaban mo ng puspusan ang position ng mga DAMASO laban sa RH bill.

    Tila wah effect ang supporta ng mga DAMASO sa mga anti-RH.

    Pahinga ka na muna.

  • XY ZEE

    Laban lang Mr. Senator.
    Conditioning lang yang ginagawa nila para maging katanggap-tanggap ang pabrikadong gamit na PCOS.

  • 12JEM

    Gringo, di ka na mananalo dahil bata ka ni Enrile. At saka ang laki ng kasalanan mo noong panahon ni Cory. May bala pa nga si PNoy sa kanyang katawan dahil sa mga kabalbalan mo.

    Ang dami mo pang inilaglag sa mga members ng RAM….

    Sana nga huwag ka nang manalo at baka may pag-asa pa na makapagsilbi sa bayan in some other ways. Bata ka pa.

    Go back to Sorsogon…Malaki ang maitutulong mo sa inyong probinsya na hanggang ngayon ay isa sa pinakamahirap sa bansa.  Sayang kayo nin Escudero…puro kayo walang silbi sa Sorsogon.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_4R3GZTGML26TV2VGS6RVHP2THM Fred

    Sorry Gringo, you will still not make it.

  • elgeepee

    Why should we elect this guy who did nothing but to lead several coups against Cory Aquino? This senator should have jailed until now who have caused us untold sufferings due to his greed for power. Sana matuto tayo ngayon. At least may bagong pagasa kay Pangulo na magkaroon ng pagbabago sa Pilipinas. 

    • noguile

      gumagapang na sana pataas kahit papano ang economy natin nung 1989 nang mag coup (ulit) ng malaki sina gringo. bagsak tayo ulit bigtime. nag alsa balutan ang investors at lampas 2 decada tayong nanilbihan bilang mga domestic, laborer, care giver atbp sa ibat ibang pate ng mundo. hindi na ba sila naawa. 

      • 33Sambuang2

        kayo ni enrile ang nagpabagsak ng ekonomiya ng pinas dahil sa coup de etat ninyo…… power hungry ……..ngayon di na kayo nakuntento na mapera na kayo.

  • Observer_din

    LAOS KA NA, KILALA KA NA NG MGA TAO.. SA BASURAHAN KA PUPULUTIN NGAYON!!

  • noguile

    unfair advantage nga naman para sa mga mayaman na candidates ang malalaking campaign funds. di makapasok mga progresibong mahirap.

  • 33Sambuang2

    ilang beses ka bang nagtangka na agawin ang presidency ni cory? lap dog ka ni lolong enrile. laos ka na and sa sobrang utang na loob ninyo ke enrile, e naging lap dog ka na nya. kung wala ang people power binitay na kayo ni marcos. matuto kang magpasalamat sa mga tao dahil kung wala sila noon, patay na kayong tatlo. bahag naman pala ang buntot ninyo

  • mangtom

    Punasan, you are a terrorist. Once a terrorist, ALWAYS a terrorist. Now, get lost FOREVER.

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