Escudero tells UNA: ‘Leave me alone’

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Senator Francis Escudero. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

MANILA, Philippines—Senator Francis “Chiz” Escudero   on  Tuesday called on  the  United  Nationalist Alliance  (UNA) to  leave  him  alone, saying  he was  at a “loss”  why he was being singled  out by  the group.

“I still consider him a friend and in fact I am surprised and at a loss why I am being singled out by UNA. Hindi pa ba sapat na nilaglag nila ako? (Is it not enough that they dropped me [from the Senate slate]?)”  Escudero   said in a text message, referring to former  President  Joseph  Estrada.

He issued the statements when sought to react to Senator Loren Legada’s  disclosure that  Estrada called to assure her that they remained  friends despite UNA’s decision to drop her  as guest candidate.

Aside from Legarda,  the two other  adopted  candidates dropped from the  UNA  senatorial ticket were  Escudero and former MTRCB chairperson  Grace Poe-Llamanzares.

But Escudero suspected that UNA had only wanted to get rid of him, not Legarda and Poe-Llamanzares.

“Mula’t mula naman mukhang ako lang naman yata talaga ang gusto nilang tanggalin at hindi naman talaga sina Loren  at  Grace (Eversince it seemed like it was only me that they really wanted to remove and not Loren and Grace really),” he said.

And the senator said he did not know why he was being singled out.

“Sana naman tigilan na nila ako mag focus na lang sila at ako sa kanya-kanyang kampanya (I hope they would stop so we could focus instead on individual campaigning),” Escudero added.

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  • Libuton

    Hi chiz musta na si heart, just follow your concience, i believed your good intention of reform. wish you’ll be the next president and continue anti corruption program.

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/276L22SZM5ZUQGV24IL4ZEF6UA Edward

      hahaha…managinip ka ng gising..kung magkagayon magugunaw na ang pinas sa mga taong tulad nyo…wlang pag asa ang bayan ito kung ganito pa ring uring botante meron ang bansang ito..khit anong gawin election education wla na malala na tlga…nakakapagod kya magbayad ng buwis.

      anong anti corruption campaign? tingnan mo nga lugar nya sa bicol..namatay nlng tatay nya na produkto at nakinabang sa kapanahunan ni macoy..

      • Libuton

        Tama ka, peru ang kasalanan ni Juan ay di kasalanan ni Pedro. La naman ibang pag pipilian. Hayaan mo pag may nakita ako sa tingin ko na maganda baka e consider ko. lol.. do you have any suggestion?

      • magiting78

        Marcos, Gordon, Fernando, or Gibo…mas may utak ki Pnoy…kaso mga botante hnd marunong mag isip porke kaanib ni GMA ayaw nila…

      • CypherCaitlin

         kahit po malinaw pa sa sikat ng araw ang achievements nila, ala ding silbi kasi nakiramay ang mga botante sa kawawang Pnoy, kaya ngayon, kawawa tayo…

      • magiting78

        Sakit nang Pinoy yan…mahilig s sympatya…kaya pagdating ng panahon sisihin gobyerno eh sila naman nag luklok dyn….ngaun dahil s sympathy vote nag dudusa tayo…pinag mamalaki n mataas ang GDP natin eh product pa ni GMA yan hahaha pinag loloko tao, kaya tumataas ang GDP dahil s mga polisiya n ginawa ni GMA at pinakikinabangan ngaun. Dapat ma iconvert ni Pnoy ang pag taas ng economy into job opportunity at infastracture.. Tanong meron naba sya nagawa? Ilang rice capital ng Pinas ang walang iregasyon n umaaasa p din sa ulan?….Agrikultura ang dapat nya pag tuunan hnd yung mga alipores ng GMA may mga departamento n dapat humahawak dun…

      • PassFOIBill

        mukhang corrupt government ang  gusto mo magiting78. 

      • magiting78

        kung hnd pwd c Marcos may 3 pa naman ah hehehe

      • PassFOIBill

         Marcos???? e dami pang hinahabol na nakaw na yaman sa kanila, kaya nga merong PCGG.

      • PassFOIBill

         Ewan nga bakit nanalo pa yan si marcos… pinag malaki pa nya wind mill, di naman pala nya yon proyekto.tsk tsk

    • magiting78

      Hahaha huhulaan ko habang nag tatype ka nito…nangungulangot ka at kukuya-kuyakoy kasi mukhang hnd mo pinag isipan…..ano naman silbi ni Scudero? kung sa distrito nya sa Sorsogon wala sya ni isang na ipagawa man lng n proyekto, isinusuka n sya dun…

  • virgoyap

    Remember, that without Chiz, Binay will surely be defeated by Roxas.

    • magiting78

      Cgurado ka?….kung c Binay ay Trapo at corrupt..C Roxas naman inutil at walang silbi…Kita mo s DILG wala p sya nagagawa kundi mag ngangawa…haisstttt wala pwd kabigin sa mga kumag na to puro panapon…

      • http://profile.yahoo.com/3AXROSN6LN5YP66EONOKGSSYFY Ngiping Dilaw

        Matalino si Magiting.

  • ThePattern

    youngest trapo in the senate

  • generalproblem

    kaya ka nga nilaglag eh to leave you alone. saka bat ka naman di dapat ilaglag eh hindi ka namn namimili kung saan ka tatakbo eh lumilitaw na dilaw ka. dapat namili ka kung saan ka sasama eh wala kang pinipili binigyan ka ng ultimatum wa epek sayo kaya ng desisyon ang partido. saka namamangka ka sa dalwang ilog kaya ka hiniwalayan asawa mo hehehe. mukhang ang mga senador kulang sa dilig mga asawa kaya naghanap ng iba hehehe.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/3GHRLDIOQBDNBI54IPJMWFP45A Johnny

    Pride, pride & pride.  Ganyan ba nangyari sa u kasi madami ka nang nakuhang taxpayer money?

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/ABX6VOZNIXWFCCEA3G4XPOWPLA JJ

    chiz, paki sabi sa UNA to leave the country alone as well….

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/W6OYQAQ3YNWGE4SIRA4IIQ4Y3Y joshua

      pakisabi rin sa Team PNOY punta na sila ng Malaysia

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/XA4MZXAOZTSMUUBNQ47VAWPRYY marcus

    HAPPY – Serving two masters
    CONFUSED – Serving two fighting masters
    SARCASTIC – even said Is that a bad news? when one master dropped you
    ANGRY – when this master campaign against you
    WILL BE VERY ANGRY – when voters drop you this election.

    voted for you in the past but not this time… anyway, it might not matter as you are on top of the surveys… Haaaayyyyy!!! politics in the philippines is more FUN!!!

  • elcidvalencia60@gmail.com

    Di ba ang Vice President mo may “B”? Anong nangyari, nawala ba yong B?
    Iba kasi yong namamangka sa dalawang ilog.
    Hiwalay kung hiwalay.
    Itim kung itim
    Dilaw kung dilaw.
    Sa Aswang ka ba o sa Maligno?

  • nes911

    Trayduran na yan. Sige magupakan kayo. Pabilanggo mo uli si erap. Di marunong magbayad ng utang pero yung utang ni isko moreno ss casino, binayaran nya.

  • kilabot

    projecting like he is kawawa. 
    kumita na yan, chiz. 
    gustong mo lang sumiping sa dalawa; 
    mag-isipisip na si heart; 
    man’s true character is displayed when he is into politics.

  • AllinLawisFair

    Mananalo ka rin naman kahit tanggalin ka nila, Senator. 

    The more they attack you, the more chances you have of winning. Forget this septuagenarian. He is no good anyway. Ir is only the morons and the opportunists who like this Estrada man. 

  • Pepe Smith

    If you’re a traitor, expect to treated back as you did others.

  • SuyaMelk

    Naku chiz anu na naman ang inaarte mo?? batugan kang hay.. ka!

    • akosibonjing

      hindi ko iboboto si chiz, wala namang nagagawa si chiz!

  • rodnylacson

    Bakit chiz?nagagalit ka sa kanila dahil nilalabas nila ang nga baho?dapat dati pa ginawa sayo yan para hindi mo naloko ang maramig tao.

  • kikomonkey

    Hey chiz, we had enough of you! screw you! fake relationship, tamad, walang silbi, we dont need you! hope you do know that!

    • DonkeyKong1

      i wont vote for him! sayang ang boto sa kanya!

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_G7X5DO3WNUK4ORHZCFW4IAYS24 Lloyd

    Mayabang na rin itong c Chiz

    • Libuton

      kailangan natin yun like you…

  • sigbinko

    Chiz will win, you bet!

    I hope you guys will realize that it is not enough to just vent our anger about politicians…

    After Pnoy, Chiz or Binay might run for president and win! 

    Let’s see:)

    God bless the Philippines!

    • Libuton

      Please remove your dream with the other guy…

  • Mr Moonlight

    Ikaw naman chiz escudero para namang d mo pa alam ang politics,
    If not for your supot este support pala this Incorruptible Binay would never be a vice president, what goes around comes around ,as the old adage go

    • joerizal

       What a dumbass comment!!! Eatshit mother-sister-fucker!!! Moronic comments like this belong to the garbage bin you were born from!!!

      • richard ortega

         joerizal totoo ang sinabi ni dan juan kung hindi kay chiz talo yan binay na yan.

      • joerizal

        hindi, sinungaling yang si Dan Wantutri at anak ng troll yan.

  • boybakal

    Escudero tells UNA: ‘Leave me alone’….I have already Heart as my love and companion.
    I don’t like amoy suka…says Chiz.

    • Noel

      Chiz is hearting by UNA’s treatment.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/VUT4YW36QJREEGOBH5IYKNQMKI Kokak

    Buti pa siguro wag ko na iboto si Chiz. Pati ba naman si Erap pinatulan pa. Eh ano kung isingle out ka, di ka ba makaget over dun eh kalabang partido mo naman talaga yun.
    Tampuhin ka pala, showbiz ka na nga. Sayang ka.

    • Noel

      Bakit siya magrereklamo na single-out siya ng UNA eh single naman siya ngayon.  Di ba hiwalay siya sa asawa?

  • Iamtommy

    This is all about 2016 elections. It will be mar-chiz vs binay-jinggoy.

    • Noel

      Most likely.  That’s why Pnoy put Roxas at DILG in preparation for 2016.

    • Libuton

      Chiz/Bam

  • Noel

    Ingrate.  That’s what you are Chiz.  Even the way you talk shows your arrogance.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_LLPTRPFUTYJXKI3KJS4B2UO4LI Jim De Garman

    yes mga UNAno tigilan na si Chiz mag concentrate na lang kayo sa kampanya mga bopols.

  • boybakal

    Escudero tells UNA: ‘Leave me alone’….

    Chiz is so lucky.
    He has already Heart and now Una and Pnoy are running after him.
    Malakas talaga ang appeal…..Lover Boy.

  • Philcruz

    Erap has always been a vindictive fellow. Look what he did to the Philippine Inquirer when he was President. He exerted pressure on the advertisers not to place their ads in the paper. The Inquirer stood their ground and continued to be critical of Erap’s gambling, drinking, personal wealth creating activities with his cronies, etc…including his late nights with his “midnight cabinet” and late-starting office hours.

    This man works like a mafia don.

  • mapicchu

    wow, feeling important and in-demand ha? kasalanan mo yan, namangka ka kase sa dalawang ilog…

  • Vin

    stay out of the kitchen if you can’t take on the heat… that’s my advice for chiz

  • Guest

    Ganyan din ang sabi ni Erap kay Chiz Escudero, nagmamakaawa daw si Chiz
    sa kanya. Certified liar talaga Erap.

  • Guest

    Magaling talagang gumawa ng kwentong yang si Erap, magaling gumawa ng
    propaganda. Ganyan ang ginagawa niya kay Chiz.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/ATUYI7UPXQZXT4XZV4MZUP5AG4 Rich

    Chiz should file a Bill Titled, “Eradication of Racketeers And Professional syndicates Act of 2013″, the penultimate blow!

  • Jay Alvin Madrigal

    ang gwapo mo daw kasi, kaya naiinggit sila. HAHAHAHAHAHAHA! ang feeling mo chiz!

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/3AXROSN6LN5YP66EONOKGSSYFY Ngiping Dilaw

    Ewan ko ba sa bansang Pilipinas! Number one daw sa survey si Escudero, ano ba nagawa nitong extraordinary sa senado. Puro pa cute lang! Mas magaling si Recto at Zubiri dito.

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