Sherwin Gatchalian tapped as UNA deputy campaign manager




MANILA, Philippines – Despite being a member of a political party that has coalesced with the Liberal Party, Valenzuela Mayor Sherwin Gatchalian was appointed as deputy campaign manager of the United Nationalist Alliance (UNA) on Thursday.

In a phone interview, UNA campaign general and Navotas Representative Toby Tiangco said that he has been considering bringing Gatchalian into the opposition as early as their proclamation rally in vote-rich Cebu.

“Early on, even in Cebu, he was there with us. I already wanted to bring him in,” he said, adding that the decision to assign Gatchalian the deputy campaign manager post was made during their meeting Wednesday.

Tiangco said that the coalition agreed to give Gatchalian the “second most important position in UNA… since he knows his politics [and] he’s a good friend of mine.”

The UNA official said that while he was not one to complain about his duties in overseeing of their campaign, “the easiest part of my job is answering your calls, giving statements and interviews but aside from that I have to fix the sorties schedule and finances, study the surveys and approve television placements.”

It was due to “so much backroom work” that Tiangco said he sought Gatchalian’s involvement in the campaign.

Gatchalian is a member of the Nationalist People’s Coalition (NPC) and has earlier been eyed as a possible senatorial bet of UNA before deciding to run for a congressional seat instead.

But Tiangco said he has not discussed with Gatchalian about the NPC and its ties to Team PNoy, the LP-led coalition.

The UNA official said he felt that the NPC was “very lenient to its members” so long as its candidates’ bid during the elections was not being placed at risk.

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  • kilabot

    another feather on dynasty’s cap. 
    long live political dynasty.

  • catmanjohn

    So young, So corrupt.

  • Ajuoy

    Nancy Binay is the most TOXIC of all UNA candidates. Daddy Binay wants her to run because her 200 million PDAF will be used to finance her Dad’s presidential ambition. If Daddy Binay wins the presidential election, he will be able to kurakot $Billions of dollars from the Philippine coffers easily. Daddy Binay knows the tricks of the trade. Daddy Binay has to steal $Billions of dollars so he will be smiling when he passes away. He knows Binay family will live happily ever & after in their Makati Kingdom with the $billions of dollars stashed somewhere. God help Philipppines.

    • JuanTamadachi


    • nakawan

      Well it’s coming out now, the guy has such a hard on for the presidency it’s beginning to bulge through his pants and is turning people off. No to Binay, no to the dark dynasty.

    • kurakut

      alam nila ang pasikotsikot sa nakawan na hindi nakukulong, like the marcoses and arroyos. thanks kay cory at naihango ang mga binay sa kahirapan. baga ug nawong.

  • Constantine

    No problem. Gatchalian is also like Tiangco. All Talk No Brain. Tiangco looked so pathetic the other day when he was ranged against the UP graduate Rep Miro Quimbo. Tiangco’s english stinks like a rotten canal while Quimbo speaks perfect English plus Quimbo talks with a lot of sense. And the fact that Tiangco graduated from the Ateneo. Tiangco must have bought his diploma from Recto Avenue because he has no traces of being a graduate of the Ateneo!

    • joshua

      sobrang talino kasi ni Quimbo kaya andami nyang nanakaw sa PAG IBIG ung Globe Asiatique ba… Go Team Malaysia

  • 33Sambuang2

    kumuha ka pa ng another rah rah boy tiangcong bayot

  • kurakut

    gatchalian the ever pardner of erap! remember the erap times as plastic king.

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