Administration coalition to push extra hard for lagging candidates



Proclamation rally of Team PNOY led by president Benigno Aquino III (center) at historic Plaza Miranda,Quiapo, Manila.In photo from left former senator Ramon Magsaysay Jr., Sen. Antonio Trillanes IV, Sen. Francis Escudero, former Las Piñas Rep. Cynthia Villar, former senator Jamby Madrigal,  Sen. Aquilino “Koko” Pimentel III, Grace Poe, Paolo Benigno “Bam” Aquino IV, Sen. Alan Peter Cayetano, former Akbayan Rep. Risa Hontiveros and Aurora Rep. Juan Edgardo Angara. INQUIRER PHOTO/RAFFY LERMA

MEYCAUAYAN CITY, Philippines—The administration coalition would come up with “a special push” for the three or four laggards among its senatorial candidates, one of those outside Pulse Asia’s top 12 told reporters on Wednesday.

Aurora Rep. Juan Edgardo Angara said the coalition, better known as Team PNoy,  campaign manager Sen. Franklin Drilon has already announced that there would be increased efforts to prop up his candidacy and those of former senators Ramon Magsaysay Jr. and Jamby Madrigal as well as former Akbayan party-list Rep. Risa Hontiveros.

“There would be a special push for those of us within striking distance in terms of media exposure, advocacy and advertising,” Angara told reporters.

Angara said that for his part he would have a new TV ad in a couple of weeks. His celebrity endorsers include singer-actress Sarah Geronimo and actor Coco Martin.

“Our awareness is still low at 80 percent.  It should be at 90 percent,” Angara said.

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  • Adrian

    sus, eh saan naman galing pambayad mo kina Sarah Geronimo at Coco Martin, aber? trapo!

  • Gloria Wheelchairroyo

    NO to Team Malaysia and YES to UNArroyo aka Kirat party in May.
    1. Migs – my manok at mandaraya sa national election.
    2. Mitos – my manok, number 1 protektor at maninira ni PNOY.
    3. Enrile – anak ng smuggler, kurakot, martial law architect at my protector sa senate.
    4. Estrada – anak ng convicted plunderer, lasengo, sugarol at midnight cabinet.
    5. Honasan – rebulusyonaryo, murderer at protector ni Enrile.
    6. Gordon – talunan, maninira sa gobyerno at sabi nya mga tanga daw Filipino kaya sya natalo sa eleksyon nung 2010.
    7. Maceda – talunan at kurakot.
    8. Binay – walang trabaho at magandang record kunde anak ng kurakot at kalaban ng gobyerno.
    9. Tobyrroyo – my campaign manager na witness ni Coronarroyo for my proteksyon.
    WOW galing talaga ng UNArroyo party ko.

    • Constantine

      Tumpak mga walang kwenta ang UNA candidates! Kung hindi magnanakaw, mga walang kwenta! 

    • billy gunner

       mas maganda ang team malaysia kasi bukod sa mga turncoats, lahat platic! lol

  • Night

    nakaka diri….. kadire!!!!! hahahaha

  • Constantine

    At worst Team Pnoy will be 10-2 leaving behind Magsaysay and Hontiveros but at best 12-0. UNA candidates are either corrupt or a has been that’s why they are now lagging behind. At best only Nancy binay and JV Ejercito can enter the magic 12 but at worst both of them will fall outside of the magic 12!

  • billy gunner

    in other words, kulang pa ang nagagasta ng admin. cge mga hinayupak kayo gamiton nyo pondo ng gobyerno para siguradong manalo!

  • leomar101

    From all indications, the Lapian ng mga Patay (LP) ay may ambisyon na maging kanila ang senado para tuloy-tuloy na ang  pagiging diktador ng isang sira ulo at walang isip na presidente.Even Baboy drilon is picking and backing people for the comelec position with black records worse than garci.Bwahahaha .What a sleazy old pig this drilon, gagawin lahat  niya para lang ma accomplish ang 12-0 victory. O bakit walang kaso na isasampa sa hayup na yan na nag order ng 12-0 victory? Tapos si Arroyo ay kinasuhan dahil may nakarinig daw na nag order ng 12-0 sa kanyang mga subordinate. bwahahaha.

    • ernievictory

      Gloria , is that you ? How’s your neck ? Nek nek mo …

  • JasonBieber

    That’s what PNoy and his Administration is more concerned with to campaign and push extra hrd for their candidates. Forget about the poor or the Sabah issue or all the other problems in the country…it’s all about working hard for Team PNoy members.

  • Janinskie

    I laud team PNoy for their commitment to each other and their jobs as leaders and aspiring leaders :) Go Team PNoy!

  • DoReMiFaSoliman

    Team PNoy FTFW!! Team PNoy > UNA halos lahat ng candidates na gusto ko andiyan eh. haha

  • disqusted0fu

    The administration should be pushed extra hard for lagging on their duties. The Aquino admin has been on the driver seat for almost three years but they have yet to accomplish anything significant to lift the country up. Everything has only been about recognition. Yes, there is a straight path, it’s just that maybe we have the wrong people leading the way that’s why the PH is getting lost.

  • Darwin

    Even in the face of fabricated conspiracies, ineptness, incompetence, unabated KKK cronyism, crisis with China and Malaysia, unabated oligarch control, I have to credit the sheer unquestioning fanaticism of the yellow horde. To each his own eh?

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