Team PNoy 12-0 sweep ‘mere propaganda’, says Aquino ally



MANILA, Philippines — An ally of President Benigno Aquino III said Team PNoy’s target of a 12-0 sweep of the May 13 elections was “mere propaganda” that was “not realistic” given the realities of Philippine election history.

Senator Sergio Osmena III, believed to be one of the real strategists behind the administration’s mid-term campaign, said the closest a senatorial race ever came to a sweep was when opposition and independent candidates dominated the 2007 election.

The senator recalled that only re-electionist Senators Joker Arroyo and Edgardo Angara made it among the 12 candidates endorsed by then President Gloria Arroyo.

The rest of the winners were either from the Genuine Opposition or those who ran as independents like Francis Pangilinan and Gregorio Honasan.

Asked at the Kapihan sa Senado whether Team PNoy’s 12-0 target was “achievable,” Osmena said that while “nothing is impossible,” the goal may not be realistic since “there are also very strong candidates” from the United Nationalist Alliance.

Team PNoy campaign manager Senator Franklin Drilon had stressed several times in provincial sorties of the need for a 12-0 sweep if voters wanted the Senate to sustain the administration’s good governance agenda.

Liberal Party insiders are also believed to be interested in a 12-0 score if only to ensure that administration candidates would flood the Senate roster and vote for Drilon as Senate President when the 16th Congress opens in July.

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  • TuwadNaDaan

    12-0 for Team Malaysia…!!!

    • Albin

      Team Pwenoy = Team Malaysia = Team Bading

  • Tristanism

    Ampangit ng headline.

  • Jack

    akala ko electoral sabotage pag sinabi mo yan katagang 12 – 0?

  • $19543087

    A Team Pinoy 12-0 sweep is doable.  Nothing is impossible.  But realistically, it may not happen this time.

    • joshua

       12- 0 for team Malaysia

  • Jack

    ang ibig sabihin ni serge ay sinungaling si drilon at binibilog lang niya ang ulo ni pnoy.

  • LegalJustice

    I think filipino people is learning – why take chances with UNA Candidates just look at their leaders:

    1. VP Binay
    2. Senate President Juan Ponce Enrile
    3. Former President Joseph Estrada

    Does corruption rings a bell – Yes, definitely just looking at their His Story its scare you to death.

    Filipino voters wont vote for UNA Candidates – it will be a TRAGEDY for sure corruption will continue .

    VOTING FOR UNA – its like putting A BULLET IN YOUR HEAD.



    • joshua

       nagtataka nga rin me kahit walang bayag at paninindigan ang leader ng Team Malaysia nangunguna pa rin sa survey iba talaga ang nagagawa ng makinarya ng administration. Junk Team Malaysia (AKA Team PNOY)

    • Batang Altura

      sama ako syo LJ nakakatakot pag naghari ang tatlong bugok na ito..goodbye Ph na..ang diperensya maraming bobong botante.

  • tanyaaaa

    It’s amazing how grounded team LP is despite dominating the polls. I’m really excited actually that they’re doing so well since I really think they’re awesome, and compared to UNA? grabe, UNA’s nothing compared to them, UNA’s just a bunch of crooks. I mean come on JPE? BINAY? and ESTRADA? yuck talaga.

  • ernievictory

    10-2 pwede na ! ngayon ang tanong ay kung sinong 2 sa UNA ang pwede ng ‘pagtiyagaan’ ?

    • PEDRO

      Ang sa akin lang, kailangan talaga we will get involve in our Installation of Good & Sensitive Leader in our Government, Magmatalino tayo ngayon, para sa tuloy tuloy na Pag-uunlad ng ating bayan. Kung gustuhin ko lang bahala na ang Pilipinas / Filipino dahil nandito na man ako may trabaho kami dalawa ng Misis ko at Nag PRO-RH kami, kunti lang ang anak namin. pero paano ang kunting pinag aralan, walang trabaho, kulang ang mga pagkain. Marami na akong bansang napuntahan napakaganda there was always an EQUALITY in sustaining the Basic Needs of People THEY CAN BUY their needs because for having a many works. Dito natin titngnan na dapat maglagay tayo ng mga karapat dapat na LEADER or a GROUP of Sensitive LEADERS to give the needs of the FILIPINOS. Ang sa amin 12-0 kami para tuloy tuloy walang sagabal. “GOD Please give Wisdom to the FILIPNOS to Select Sensitive Leaders na KATUWANG ng aming PRESIDENTE.  

  • tommyhilfinger

    Ang labo ng headline, it’s so misleading, and it scares me to think that a lot of people just read the headline. Team PNoy is good and hindi sila mayabang, they know what’s good for the country and I just really hope that the majority of their team wins, especially Sonny Angara.

    • Batang Altura

      sana manalo lahat team-P-NOY pwera lang Angara di ko kayang iboto yan pagpapayaman lang nasa isip nyan wala syang ginawang maganda dto sa amin..sorry po..

  • glenn padilla

    if then Pres. Arroyo’s two endorsee won with her dismal public ratings, how much more Pnoy’s LP candidates given the positive perception the public has for him?

  • buttones

    I think it is fair to say what we are told from this side or that is propaganda anyway, this is election time in PH for goodness sake! It behooves all of us not to be swayed by half baked ideas, primary colored shirts, dancing, finger gestures, music, open bars and all the rest of it–Will we? My only hope is that none of the parents of any of the aspirants die before May 13th, you know how ‘we’ vote when that sort of thing happens….

    • sakinlang

      If parent’s death is a major factor in winning elections, then Binay, Enrile, and Estrada have the best chances of winning because they still have both of their parents alive. No chance for Maceda then?


    no mas. no more. let the wind scatter their ashes.

  • Janinskie

    Kahit medyo sablay yung title wala akong pake. GO TEAM PNOY!!

    • joshua

       go team Malaysia (AKA team PNOY) kaya pa nating maka 12- 0 sa tulong ng pera ng Malaysia

  • Downer_ph

    Yup, wag nyo iboto si Villar hahahaha Ipalit nyo si Ed Hagedorn na lang :)

  • leomar101

    To yelos Team Patay followers, just accept the truth from the horse mouth. Na there’s no such thing as 12-0 victory. In simple language  baboy drilon is overdoing it. Kahit ilagay pa niya ang kanyang Garci sa comelec na si lanto. bwahahaha. The arrogance of your mongol pnoy, his  below average mind shows that he can not lead the nation. A mediocre mental capacity of a leader would bring the nation into perdition from crisis to crisis. Tingnan ninyo kung ano na ang nangyari sa ating bansa? Nagkawatakwatak na at pinamimigay niya sa sa malaysia, china at mga terrorist na MILF. Isama ninyo ang lihim na paguusap ng ndf at si llamas. hahaha. Yan ay sa 3 taong lang. Wait there are still worse to come at tuluyan na siyang maboang. hahahaha.Kaya gusto ni baboy drilon ng 12-0 victory para maging senate president siya at billions na taxpayers money ang maibulsa na naman niya. Baka naman ay paghati-hatian rin nila yan. napakatanga ng ma lunatic at naniwala sa tuwid na daan. Huwag na daan kamo.

    • carol

      Isama narin si Pnoy, nasaan ang 1 Billion peso pork niya? sino ang corrupt, talker doer.

  • Qwxyz

    sa balota ko, sigurado 12-0 for Team PNoy.

    Go Go Go, Team PNoy!!

  • Eva Dimaano

    Makikita natin ang Resulta…

  • Gloria Wheelchairroyo

    Tingin ko 11-1 lang yan o 10-2 for LP.
    Meron pa rin kaseng mapupurol na boboto sa UNArroyo party kahit allstar group ito ng mga kawatan.

    • joshua

      madami boboto sa Team Malaysia mga bobo nga eh


    Reality speaking siguro 9-3 although yoko talaga sa UNA at totoo si Sen Osemena malabo ang 12-0 sweep,papasok at papasok tlaga sa magic 12 si JV,Gringo at Nancy!

  • JasonBieber

    When the President talks as much as he does, it seems he is just filled with propaganda.

    In fact, some of his propaganda is black – especially the one where he tries to convince the entire Philippines that GMA is bad even when there is no evidence to prove it.

  • simondj

    with the advancement of information technology maybe, not sure, no to TATLONG HARI is sure.

  • Melvin

    Pero mas malamang maraming Team Pnoy senators ang papasok. At pag iyon ang nangyari makukudeta si Lolong Johnny at yung eksperto sa kudetang alagad niyang si Gringgo, ewan ko lang kung maipagtatanggol pa niya ang kanyang amo. Siyanga pala, baka nga pala matalo si Gringgo. Sana nga matalo…

  • rodben

    Administration lang ang maykakayahang mag bayad ng 2M sa paid propanda survey pero mga voters are trying to vote independents who are against POLITICAL DYNASTY AND PORK BARREL….WAG LANG PAGANAHIN BLACK MAGIC NI BRILLANTES TULAD NI GARCI…

  • agustin

    Sa pagbabago ng ating bansa huwag botohin ang UNA at TEAM PNOY. botohin natin ang mga independent candidates. mga bayaran lang ng UNA at TEAM PNOY ang mga kumukontra na mga bloggers. nakakahiya kayo. nagpapadala kayo sa konting pera na binibigay ng UNA at TEAM Pnoy. Alalahanin ninyo ang kinabukasan ng mga anak ninyo.

  • Simplify1

    comparing GMA’s endorsing power vs PNoy’s endorsing power?? They’re not even on the same playing field!!  GMA’s band wagon was composed of opportunistas and spineless people compared to the current PNoy band wagon composed of tried tested and true public servants!! 

  • disqusted0fu

    Really? So what is the manipulated survey results for? Or the persecution of government officials in vote-rich provinces? Or the attempt to put allies in the Comelec? Or the inaction to the problems of the PCOS machines? Or the devoted time of Pnoy to campaign instead of attending to his responsibilities as a President?

  • disqusted0fu

    Team Pnoy’s target of a sweep is not realistic same as Pnoy’s trumpeted achievements. It is unrealistic same as the Aquino administration’s straight path and all their other slogans. It is unrealistic same as his accusations against GMA. All these only exist in Pnoy’s unusual imaginative mind.

  • padrefaura

    that is the point of campaigning for the people to vote straight team Pnoy when they know it wont be 12-0? may laglagan bang mangyayari?

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