Aquino campaigns for Team PNoy but remains concentrated on Sabah crisis

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PRESIDENT Aquino . INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

GENERAL SANTOS CITY, Philippines–President Benigno Aquino III on Wednesday joined the campaign trail of Team PNoy senatorial bets here despite the ongoing tension in Sabah.

The President, who arrived around 12:30 p.m., remained “concentrated” though on the events in Sabah even if he was here to campaign for his candidates, team campaign manager and Senator Franklin Drilon told reporters here.

“Nandito si President pero hindi ibig sabihin, hindi nya binibigyan ng kaukulang pansin. Talagang concentrated sya ngayon sa mga problema sa Sabah (The President joined us here but that doesn’t mean he’s not thinking of the Sabah crisis. He’s really concentrating on the Sabah problem),” Drilon said.

“He continues to be President, performing all the jobs that must be performed as head of (the state) kaya huwag po mag-alala ang ating mga kababayan. Hindi po pinababayaan ang anumang aspeto ng panunungkulan ng ating Pangulo (so the people should not worry. The President is doing his job as chief executive),” he added.

Seven senatorial beats – re-electionist Senators Loren Legarda and Aquilino Pimentel III, former Senators Jamby Madrigal and Ramon Magsaysay Jr., Aurora Representative Juan Edgardo Angara, former Akbayan Representative Risa Hontiveros and presidential cousin Bam Aquino – showed up at a rally held at the city’s gym.

Absent were re-electionist Senators Francis “Chiz” Escudero, Antonio “Sonny” Trillanes IV and Alan Peter Cayetano, former Las Piñas Representative Cynthia Villar and  former MTRCB chair Grace Poe.

Trillanes was represented by wife, Arlene, while Poe was represented by her son, Bryan.

Escudero’s video message, on the other hand, was played on stage.

The team was in Tacurong City, Tupi and Polomolok, South Cotabato Tuesday and held three separate sorties there.

From General Santos, the team will then proceed to Davao to conclude its three-day campaign trail in the region.

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  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_ELTWKJPUAIB6ANDT4KSL7BSATA Shalani

    talaga lang ha….concentrated ha heheehehe sayang saya sya na pinupulbos kapwa pinoy sa sabah, yun ba yon?

  • Naldm05

    His campaigning of senators candidates is a kiss of death… Senators under Team PNot should distance away from their party leader because of this Sabah conflict. Retard!

  • novaliches

    concentrated – parang orange juice.

  • Ari Putan

    Pnoy:    CRUSH KO SI LOREN
    Habang pinapatay ang mga Filipinos sa Sabah.

  • Vin

    How can a president can focus on a major issue like Sabah while on the campaign trail? I don’t know if Drilon’s brain has already shrunk to the size of a micro-organism but i believe that Ngoyngoy should let Drilon proceed without him as I believe if they are indeed the best for the people they will win even without the president present.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_PM6JHCFR2KT2AURMWRDUXBNLQY Darwin

    Does he have the ability to multitask? Nope. It’s been two months and still, no action on the Atimonan massacre. If he is such a slow reader, what more a complex issue like Sabah?

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_Q3QGG5QHBLRMZTIYWUFURY6J2E Night

    sanay yan sa multi tasking si pnoy…. wag kayo mag alala…..

    examples of multitasking ni pnoy….. texting, psping, xboxing, playstationing, eating, drinking, interneting….

    buwahahahah…. diyan magaling sa multitasking 

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_ELTWKJPUAIB6ANDT4KSL7BSATA Shalani

      habang nag sa sal2x

  • mekeni62

    campaigning but still concentrated on the Sabah issue. these people are nuts!!

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_DKHID3EEHTG27U5JXRIIUVKXQA Jose Rizal

    Who would listen to crying baboy Drilon, nowadays?
    Hahahahahahahahahaha!

  • Labandera1

    The show must go on Team Pnoy. Itabi ang UNA at i-rampa ang LP Liberal Party sa Tuwid na daan. Hindi ibig sabihin na sinugod at ginulo ni Kiram at saling pusa Missuari at itigil na lahat ang ibang gawain President Pnoy. Mas marami pa rin ang naniniwala kay President Pnoy kay sa hindi…….yung ayaw kay President Pnoy manigas na lang kayo….

    • Madam_Piggy

      Talaga? No doubt maka ABNOY ka kasi parehos kayo ng utak talangka. Tingin ka na lang sa picture ko at sayaw ka ng CON LOS TERRORISTAS. HAHAHAHA

      • Labandera1

        Talaga maka Pnoy ako Abnoy para sa iyo pero dakilang Presidente para sa akin at sa lahat ng mga matitinong mamayang Pilipino. Ikaw Putanginaka este PutangNaka maka Kirat este maka Kiram, maka Missuari war freak at saling puki ese saling pusa…

    • mekeni62

      psst! asikasuhin mo na lang iyang labada mo puwede?

      • Labandera1

        tapos na ang labada ko chikinini62 este mekene62. It’s break time, kaya sa current affairs muna ako…..

      • mekeni62

        ah ok.take your time.

    • Sugbuanon86

      The show must go on nga.

      Freak show nga lang.

      At ang idol mong mongoloid na si PNOY ang star attraction!

      • Madam_Piggy

        Tama! HAHAHAHA

      • Labandera1

        Talaga the show must go on. The Philippine President is the star attraction gaya ng sinabi mo pero ang mga kontrabida ay sina Kirat Kiram na war freak at ang basang sisiw na si Missuari and of course may mga extra katulad ni Sinugbang86 este Sugbuanon86 pala..

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_ISI5ZPUIISNT25JPGAMSAWGBPA dream_waker

    namamangka sa dalawang ilog..

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_DKHID3EEHTG27U5JXRIIUVKXQA Jose Rizal

    Have anyone noticed the constant blank stare of Noynoy when delivering his message?
    Hahahahahahahaha!  It’s not concentration, but mental dysfunction.
    Hahahahahahahaha! 

    • Madam_Piggy

      Definitely! 

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_QW6NI2ERU5G6I5IO7ZPOWWT42Q Ver

    They can have Sabah but needs to pay rent to Sultan Kiram  it is proper that they should pay corresponding dues to a Sultan who is the true heir of Sabah.

  • Sugbuanon86

    Come and see everyone!

    Come and see!!!

    Freakshows of the world!!!

    Tingnan ninyong isang ito!

    Autistic na nagsasalita sa entablado!!! Mongoloid na nagtatalumpati!

    Tingnan ninyo ang mukha, blankong-blangko, parang tulala!!!

    Come and see, come and see!!!

    Buy your tickets!

    Freakshows of the world!!!

  • disqus_EWrSdjV1nv

    send malaysia the termination letter. lease it to US now.

  • hopeless_na

    PINOY: sabi nyo wala akong ginagawa. hindi ba trabaho itong pangangampanya?

    CROWD: eh sir, paano yung problema sa sabah?

    PINOY: mahirap yun eh. kung gusto nyo kayo na lang gumawa ng paraan para matapos na.

  • MeganF23

    Huwag iboto ang mandarayang si Zubiri pati ang tuta ni Arroyo na si Mitos.
    Kalimutan nyo na rin ang talunang si Gordon at Maceda.
    Pati na rin ang walang trabaho na si Nancy Binay at anak ng fake assassination para ma-declare ang martial Law. Forget nyo na rin ang anak ng convicted Plunderer.
    Walang kwenta ang UNA party puro pala samahan ito ng mga bugok na itlog na sisira sa ating bansa.

    • Sugbuanon86

      Huwag iboto ang lahat ng ini-endorso ng tarantado na presidenteng si PNOY!
      Walang kwenta ang taong ito!
      Imbes asikasuhin ang Sabah, hayun at nangangampanya!
      Sira nga!
      Kaya sira lahat ng kandidato niya!

  • ang_pagbabago

    nothing is more important than the campaign of LP, the Sabah issue is just a pesky fly in the face of PNoy.

  • Sugbuanon86

    Huwag iboto ang lahat ng ini-endorso ng tarantado na presidenteng si PNOY!

    Walang kwenta ang taong ito!

    Imbes asikasuhin ang Sabah, hayun at nangangampanya!

    Sira nga!

    Kaya sira lahat ng kandidato niya!

  • ang_pagbabago

    “He continues to be (LP) President, performing all the jobs that must be
    performed as head of (the Liberal Party) kaya huwag po mag-alala ang ating mga
    kababayan, kapartida, kaklase and Kabarilan.

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/BXPFY2NP3KNS6XLFTXA47GIKMQ Rodolfo

       Who are you trying to bull sh*****T !!

  • Sugbuanon86

    HUWAG IBOTO ANG LAHAT NG KANDIDATONG INI-ENDORSO NG SIRA ULO NATING PANGULO!!!

    • Observer_din

      waahahahaha kawawa ka naman, nilike mo na naman sarili mo. punta ka na lang ng sabah, bigyan kita pamasahe, baka suwelduhan ka pa ni Kiram ng $600, mas malaki yan kesa sa bayad sa u ni Gloria sa pagpo-post dito. hehehehe

    • billy gunner

       tama! balita ko’y team malaysia na raw ang twag sa teampnoy! lol

  • rickybob121

    WHY are we afraid of losing our friendship with a foreign country instead of protecting our filipino muslim brothers…Mr President pls be reminded that YOU represent every single filipino..! 

    • Observer_din

      protecting 230 filipino(muslim brothers)? how about other Fiipinos(muslims and christians) living and working in Malaysians i think they are more or less a million?which one do you think is more important? those working there or those with kirams?

  • http://www.yellowmythbusters.gov.ph/ Weder-Weder Lang

    PNoy is such a jerk. Instead of working in his office, he’s out campaigning. Instead of reading up on the Sabah issue, he’s out campaigning. No wonder he’s taking so much flak.

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/BXPFY2NP3KNS6XLFTXA47GIKMQ Rodolfo

       I completely agree with you ! as usual, he did the same thing when there was an emergency such as flooding years back he is nowhere in sight to tackle the problem but out partying with his comrades !! what a pity for a chief executive !

    • vince_bugaboo

      nililibang daw n’ya ang sarili n’ya sa pangangapanya kasi natutuliro at nabuburat s’ya sa Sabah isyu, ngik ngik!

    • Observer_din

      he’s a jerk to you because you dont like him, since he’s achieving much better than your IDOL whoever he/she is. hehehehe

      • http://www.yellowmythbusters.gov.ph/ Weder-Weder Lang

        Lol!

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/IY7ISACBX4HONCRK77BXZXL62M Johnny

    Best example of BULLSHIT

  • concern_netizen

    Just heard Princess Kiram’s latest press release.  She accused the President and MAR ROXAS for putting the lives of the so called Royal Army in danger, to some extent blaming them for the deaths?

    Mar Roxas!!???  What the….

    I sympathize with our Tausug brothers’ struggle to claim back their land.  Until this morning, I refuse to speculate that people with political interest are behind the premeditated attack in Sabah. Although I do not agree with the Kiram’s method of diplomacy, I respect them for their courage and conviction. 

    But forcing to put Mar Roxas into the picture is a clear indication that all these are political maneuvering.  Ano ba kinalaman ni Roxas?  It is clear that whoever is behind this bloody attack in Sabah intends to put dirt on Roxas in preparation for the next Presidential elections.  Whoever is pulling strings is desperately trying to wash the bloods of our Tausug brothers from his hands and worse, shamelessly point his blood-soaked fingers to others.

    Until this morning, I have high respect for the Kirams.  This morning, I regret voting for the man who will potentially bring our country back to its knees. 

    Ano VP Binay, hanggang ngayon ba wala ka pa ring opinion kung:

     A.  suportado mo and panawagan ng Presidente na bumalik ang kapatid nating mga Tausug sa
          Pilipinas,

          or

     B.  suportado mo ang Kiram sa kanilang pamalagi and giyera sa Sabah? 

    Ano? “or” na naman?  Bahag buntot ka na namang umiiwas sa isyu?  Akala ko ba magiting kayo ni Enrile at Estrada… bakit kayo mistulang nabubulol kung kelan kayo ay nararapat manindigan?

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/IY7ISACBX4HONCRK77BXZXL62M Johnny

      kapatid i-google mo “roxas and sabah” pede rin “roxas malaysia”

      • concern_netizen

        Did that pare.  How is Roxas’ opinion different from Robin Padilla, CBCP, yours and mine?  He has no direct hand in resolving the crisis.  We may speculate of his role, but I don’t see any indications that he is directly involved.  I just wonder why Kiram specifically mentioned only Roxas when in fact obvious personalities are more vocal of their roles.  It puts color.  And I can only guess its ‘black.’

        Now, I-google mo Binay Sabah.  Do you see the VP categorically support the President by asking Kiram to bring back the royal army?  Is he supporting Kiram’s expedition?  I expect more from him being the head of Task Force OFW responsible for the 800,000 Filipinos in Sabah.  Laying down his position is also crucial because as VP, he is next in line in case ma tigok si Pnoy.

    • Guest

      Ill-advised si PNoy sa Sabah issue lalo na’t isa sa mga advisers niya si
      Sec. Mar Roxas.

      • Observer_din

        Si Kiram ang ill-advised, bara-bara diskarte nila, akala nila madadaan nila sa tapang ang mga malaysian.

    • Observer_din

      mali ang pagkakasabi ng Prinsesa,sila ang naglagay sa panganib sa buhay ng mga kasama nila, sila andtio sa Pilipinas nanonood lang, mukhang ang mga Kiram ang nagkamali ng kinuhang adviser kung sino man yun.

  • XY ZEE

    Kahit umiyak ka pa ng dugo at umihi ng perlas…
    sa kangkungan pa rin pupulutin ang mba bata mo.

  • FILIPINOpatriot4ever

    Go PNoy!!

    Philippine Stock Market Hits 6800 mark for the first time in history.

    Life goes on for 95 Million Filipinos.

    • Observer_din

      yes , that’s the NEWS!!!
      EAT YOUR HEARTS OUT LOSERS!!! hahahahaha

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/THSPKWMJD7LAG25GVUXMNZMQFE Anna Gwyneth Sorio

    Bubulusok na ang approval ratings ni panot. A vote against “Team Penoy” is a vote for his impeachment. Nagawa na ng Pinoy kay Arroyo, nang unexpectedly nanalo si Trillanes na maka anti-GMA.

    Ito ang “people power” penoy, 0-12 kau at independents and some UNA lang ang iboboto ko.

    • Observer_din

      sus, pustahan pa tayo napakaliit lang ng epekto nyan. hehehe

    • lolo_Jose

      BUBULUSOK PATAAS PA!!!

  • Mohammad Uthman

    Puro kapalpakan kc puro bakla namumuno sa Pinas, sa ARMM at DILG…

    • Observer_din

      ikaw tunay na lalaki? bakit di ka pumunta ng Sabah at lumaban sa malaysians? gusto mo ipahiram ko pa sa iyo baril ko,wag puro satsat na parang totoong lalaban para sa bayan, huwag keyboard hawakan mo, pumunta ka sa sabah at baril hwakan mo.

  • KelvinViray

    I believe in PNoy, lalo na at kasama nya ang mga kandidato nya tulad ni Senator Loren Legarda, alam kong magagawa nilang ipagbuti ang pamumuhay ng bawat pilipino.

    • RobertVelez

      tama , gusto ko din ang team pnoy , actually gusto ko ang pamamalakad ni pnoy. 

      • billy gunner

         aba syempre, si penoy kasi nagpapalamon sayo! lol

    • JenicaLee

      suportahan ko din sila! dito na tayosa daang matuwid.

      • billy gunner

         matagal nang tumuwad ang daang matuwid.

    • billy gunner

       helo? si loren na freakin turncoat???? ok ka lang?

  • KateDulce

    mabuti na lang at si sen loren legarda ay nasa team pnoy para makapagcontribute sya sa partido, magaganda pa naman ang advocacies nya :)

    • PaulynTayag

      naniniwala din ako sa mga advocacies ni loren. healthcare and education, kailangn natin to!

    • Observer_din

      hindi lang advocacy ni Loren ang maganda, pati sya. :)

  • concern_people

    what are you doing mr. president?instead you are doing your job as the head of state, you are busy with campaigning with your candidates.. why not let your candidates campaign for their own?you have already a complete machinery to work nationwide.. mr. president, you have your obligation to Pilipino people, don’t let our muslim brother be killed in Sabah in fighting what they believe to be their homeland. wake-up mr. president before the situation get worsened.. 

    • Observer_din

      you should wake up, ano gusto mo makigiyera ang gobyerno doon? umpisa pa lang pinadalhan na sila ng barko para umuwi ng di na lumala ang gulo, interes ng nakararami ang mas importante sa isyung ito, hindi interes ni Kiram. Di mo ba nakikita sa TV madami na apektadong Pilipino sa Sabah, umuuwi na ng pinas dahil sa padalus-dalus na kilos ni Kiram. Ikaw baka gusto mo siya tulungan, punta ka sabah pahiramin kita baril ko. :)

      • concern_people

        Hindi naman po ako bulag para di ko makita ang nasa news & i never said that the president should send an armed forces to sabah, what the president should do is to look for a win-win solution to the problem. anyway!thanks for the non-sense reply..

      • Observer_din

        nagbabasa ka pala ng news,bakit di mo nabasa na me ginawa na sya bago pa magkagulo? if it’s nonsense to you thank you too. you seem not know even you claim to read what has been done by the president bago pa niya sabihin na idedemanda ang mga magugulo.

  • Janinskie

    In my opinion, I think that PNoy knows what he’s doing. I give him my full trust and support. 

    • DoReMiFaSoliman

      I completely agree with you on this :) Plus he wouldn’t have been backed up with a great team if he’s not good. :)

    • Observer_din

      yes, tama ka, yung iba kasi mga “patriots” daw, ang tatapang dito pero ayaw pumunta ng sabah, dito lumalaban hawak ang keyboard pero ayaw humawak ng baril.. halatang nanunulsol lang, malas lang nila di nagbabasa ng PDI ang mga tausog. hehehehe

  • Gloria Wheelchairroyo

    Kalimutan na natin ang UNA sa:
    1. Pandaraya sa eleksyon
    2. Kurakot
    3. Tuta ni GMA
    4. Martial Law architect
    5. Sugal
    6. Plunder
    7. Walang trabaho anak in Binay

  • Guest

    Dapat pagsisibakin ni PNoy yung mga chu-chu niya sa Sabah issue, instead
    na makatulong, lalo nagpalala ang mga advise nila.

  • Guest

    O ba’t nanahimik na si Sec. Mar Roxas sa issue ng Sabah. Dahil ba
    pumalpak ang mga advise niya kay President Aquino?

  • JasonBieber

    Has he ever really been concentrated in Sabah? It looks like since he stepped into office he’s had them far away from his mind just like all other issues. The only thing that has been in PNoy’s agenda is to continue attacking of GMA. Blame her for all his problems and shortcomings and file as many cases against her to distract the public from bad things happening during the PNoy Administration.

    • Observer_din

      ikaw talaga lagi mo sinasabi sinisisi ni PNOY si Gloria tapos ngayon di naman nababanggit eh pilit mong isinisingit. kaya dapat lang na sisihin si Gloria, ikaw ang kinuha niyang tagapagtanggol, imbes na nakakalimutan na sya pansamantala pilit mo namang isinisingit. :)

      • JasonBieber

        PNoy is always blaming Gloria. He even blamed her for this current Sabah issue…what are you talking about??

        He most definitely tried to blame Gloria for this even though she is under hospital arrest. Check all your facts before commenting.

      • Observer_din

        kelan sinabi ni Pnoy na me alam si Gloria sa sabah issue? baka naman me link ka, bigay mo sa amin kasi wala akong nabasa o napanood na sinabi nya na si Gloria me pakana ng lahat, baka naman paranoid lang kayo? Maybe it’s you who should check the facts.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_GYYFBINDMTZHM6TDHPB667452M agustin

    LP at UNA ay  huwag botohin dahil hindi nila ipapasa ang ANTI DYNASTY at FOI bill. IBOTO natin ang mga independent senatorial candidates. huwag na tayong paloko sa kanila.

  • disqusted0fu

    Concentrated on Sabah crisis? Impossible! He doesn’t even appear to be concentrated on it without campaigning… What more when he is campaigning? 

    Campaigning is Pnoy’s favorite thing to do. It’s something where he can brag about his empty achievements and at the same time attack his foes. He’d rather work on the assurance of a 12-0 sweep for his bets than to work on the assurance of the safety of his countrymen in Sabah. 

  • lolo_Jose

    SABI ko na sa inyo mga apo,” HINDI PWEDE NA ANG BUNTOT MAGKAWAG SA ASO”
    di ngayon natauhan sila!!! HINDI NILA KAYANG IBAGSAK SA BLACK PROPAGANDA
    ANG ISANG MAKATAO, MAKA DIYOS AT TAPAT NA PRESIDENTE!!!

    NAGTATAGIs NG NGIPIN ANG MGA NANULSOL, NAGUDYOK AT NAGPINANSIYA
    SA MGA KIRAMS DAHIL HINDI ANG GAYA LANG NILA ANG MAGPAPABAGSAK SA
    ISANG PNOY!!!
    MABUHAY KA PNOY!!!
    STRAIGHT TEAM PINOY!!!

  • a1phantom

    Let’s vote for Team Malaysia….sa Team Malaysia..uunlad ang ating buhay

  • jessicam23

    Kalimutan na natin ang UNA sa:
    1. Pandaraya sa eleksyon na si Migs Arroyo.
    2. Tuta ni GMA na sina Mitos at Enrile.
    3. Plunder at Sugal na si Erap.
    4. Kurakot na sina Binay, Erap, Enrile at Maceda.
    5. Talunan at maninira na si Gordon at Maceda.
    6. Tambay at walang trabaho na si Nancy.
    7. Tamad at laging absent na si Jack sa Congress.
    8. Smuggling at Martial Law architect na Enrile.

  • billy gunner

    it’s easier said done. actually we can always say anything; it’s a free world anyway. i can say i’m watching tv but i too am focused on studying! lol

    this is becoming funnier everytime aquino makes excuses!

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