In Cebu, VP sees no wrong in Church tarp

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CANDIDATES of the United Nationalist Alliance (UNA), which has three candidates on the Bacolod Diocese’s list of Team Buhay candidates, hold a rally in Cagayan de Oro City that UNA officials said was attended by up to 50,000 people. CONTRIBUTED PHOTO

CEBU CITY—Vice President Jejomar Binay said the Team Patay-Team Buhay tarpaulin displayed in front of the San Sebastian Cathedral in Bacolod City could not be considered an endorsement of candidates.

Binay said the candidates listed on the tarpaulin came from different parties.

“The Church is only saying (that) these are the people who voted for the RH bill,” he said.

Binay also said he noted that the tarpaulin did not have the words “vote for,” adding that the tarpaulin was on private property.

Seven senatorial candidates were tagged by the Bacolod diocese as members of Team Patay for supporting the reproductive health law.

They are Senators Francis Escudero, Loren Legarda and Alan Peter Cayetano, Aurora Rep. Juan Edgardo Angara, Cagayan Rep. Jack Enrile, Bayan Muna Rep. Teddy Casiño and former Akbayan Rep. Risa Hontiveros.

Party-list groups Gabriela, Bayan Muna, Akbayan and Anak Pawis are also on the Team Patay list.

Of the seven senatorial candidates on the Team Patay list, five belong to Team PNoy (Escudero, Legarda and Cayetano, Angara and  Hontiveros), one is an independent (Casiño) and the seventh, Enrile, is with the United Nationalist Alliance (UNA).

Of the six senatorial candidates listed on Team Buhay for opposing the RH Law, three belong to UNA. They are Sen. Gregorio Honasan, Rep. JV Ejercito and Mitos Magsaysay.

The other three—Cynthia Villar and Senators Antonio Trillanes III and Koko Pimentel—are with Team PNoy.

The Team Patay and Team Buhay list generated controversy after several candidates from both parties complained that the Church was violating the separation of Church and State.

But Church officials defended the list, saying it was part of the Church’s exercise of freedom of expression.

Binay was here to attend the 43rd birthday celebration of the Cebu CFI Community Cooperative.

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  • richard ortega

    UNA sa pagnanakaw, UNA sa mandaraya, UNA sa kalokohan…. salot ng bayan ang UNA party

  • doublecross

    tanga pala etong si VP, di niya alam ang separation ng church at state, pera lang ang hinhintay ang mga yan.

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/T4HIOJRYPIMYPFMI57P3VTOIDI marx

       palibhasa kasi hindi apektado ang mga bata niya

    • speaksoftlylove

       Ikaw ang tanga. Ang liwanag ng paliwanag ni VP Binay na di matatawag na illegal campaigning yan dahil walang sinasabing “Vote For”, halohalo ang listahan ng senatoriables belonging to UNA and Team PNoy, at higit sa lahat “PRIVATE PROPERTY yong lugar at tarpulin.

      Hindi nagbigay ng TRO ang Supreme Court kundi may basehan yang Bacolod Archdiocese na wala silang election violation na ginawa.

      Basahin mo ulit ang balita para maintindihan mo. Di ka lang bulag at tanga, inutile ka pa.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/NV25ZPWMBDYFXEYR3AWQ43ZS5E Hein S

    BINAY BOKYA

  • Janinskie

    napaghahalataan ka binay! binayaran ng UNA ang simbahan para ilaglag ang kabila. sinama nyo lang si jack enrile sa Team Patay para di halata! amoy na basang basa na kulay mo! dahil ba majority ng Team Pnoy ay nsa top surveys? loser!!!

    • DoReMiFaSoliman

      tama ka jan, at suportado pa pala sya jan.. wag silang kampante na purket katoliko ang botante sa kanila mapupunta ang boto dahil sa kademonyohan na ginagawa ng simbahan ngayon. 

  • DanielMarquez

    binay just sounds as bad as the church hahahaha

    • KelvinViray

      it has nothing to do with his daughter eh! hahaha thats why hes on their side. if his daughters name was on the banner he would jump on that straight away.. pero wala

      • RachelleDomingo

        good point! i agree completely.  

  • AngelSantos

    i hate to bring this up.. but UNA has so much more to gain from this than anyone. only 1 person from UNA is on this so called team patay.. suspicious for me :P

    • RamonTuliao

      i wouldent be surprised if they had something to do with it… nevermind… just parinoia :P anyway you can see why binay is quick to defend this. 

    • http://www.facebook.com/Jv.Balilis Jv Balilis

      Boba ka kasi magbasa ka kasi alangan hindi 1 ang sa kanila na sa kandidato ng UNA 1 lng ang bumoto in favor of RH others are anti_RH kya 1 lng tlaga. . hindi yan campaign kunid listahan ng mga sumuporta at hindi sumuporta sa RH LAW. . magabasa ka kasi bago bigay opinion. . bogalertttsss 

  • mangtom

    spitfire and Binay: look yourselves straight in the eye before a mirror and see if you really mean that this tarpaulin posting had no element of endorsing the candidates chosen by the Bacolod diocese. You are trying to hoodwink the mamamayan into believing in your BS. Any fifth grader can read between the lines. 

    Tell the mamamayan: what was then the main purpose of posting the tarp? To decorate the simbahan? Tell that to the marines. Bull crap, pure and simple.

    Remember what the farmer said to the dead horse: “no more sh!t out of you”. You two are the dead horses in this particular situation and we are the farmers–he-he-he!!!

    • Bisdak_kaayo

      I am pro choice, in the same manner God gave man  free will to make his choices and decisions. God only gave his laws and standards, its our decision to whether to follow it or not.  While I have criticized the priests in their stand on reproductive health bill, this is a free country where freedom of expression is allowed.  I have criticized these priests, but they should be allowed to criticize the government and our officials also as all of us are entitled to the same freedom of right of expression.

      • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_IGLQQ2TTZF3BAWUHUWLFWVPZDE Vladymir

        And they must pay taxes too.They meddle in the government’s business but they don’t want to pay tax,how do you equate that?bisayang dako?

  • UrHONOR

    >>>In Cebu, VP sees no wrong in Church tarp<<<

    NATURAL!  TARPo + TRAPoS = UNA.

    Pero kanya-kanyang diskarte yan.  A la swerte na lang dahil lahat sila magagaling sabi ng nanay nila.

    Anupaman, boto ninyo ang sa tingin ninyo ay makakatulong sa pagpapatuloy ng pag-unsad ng bayan……. pero, huwag-na-huwag lamang ninyong kalilimutan si Ted Casiño at Jun Magsaysay..parehong mahusay!

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_XALR35ENV2XKV327BZGZ7Q5Z5Q Ernesto

    wag kana mag comment na palabasin panig ka sa kagawaan ng church.and sayo kasi poltika.mag isip na kayo sa ganitong lider natin .walang kwenta

  • virgo57

    Itong si Nognog Binay kahit mali,masama at taliwas kinakampihan basta lang makuha ang simpatiya at boto. Dumami ang informal settlers sa Makati dahil siya ang godfather at dito siya humahakot ng boto. Kaya maganda ang tandem nila Erap – Nognog na parehong walang kwenta

  • http://www.facebook.com/jun.dano1 Jun Dano

    Sir, huwag ka nang makisawsaw dito, it will not be good for you.  mas mabuting you just stay behind.  this will just simply create a negative impact on your political aspiration.  this Bishops can not help you rather they will just simply pull you down . . .

  • whyinthisworld

    Mr. Binay I do not know what line of thinking you are in. The comelec says it’s illegal because the size of the tarpaulin is more than the allowable measurement. Now you are here saying there’s nothing illegal. Do you know what is legal and illegal is? You oath to obey the law. Do you know that political dynasty is illegal?, do you know that corruption is illegal?, do you know that womanizing is illegal? If you think “not”, ladies and gentlemen, let’s vote for him…. and see where this country going. Oppps I almost forgot that favour your candidates so you are right why you sees no wrong in church tarp.

  • vaporub123

    ang hirap pagnakalamang kayo mga u.n.a. sasabihin ninyo okay lang.pag kayo naman ang maiisahan rereklamo kayo.wag ka naman sana magbalimbing mr.binay,

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