UNA readies for Baguio showdown, confident supporters will come

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Rep. Toby Tiangco FILE PHOTO

BAGUIO CITY, Philippines — There is no “falling out” and the venue where the United Nationalist Alliance (UNA) will hold its rally this Sunday can accommodate more than 2000 supporters, the party’s campaign manager said.

Navotas Representative Toby Tiangco was reacting to a statement by Ben Evardone of Team PNoy who said that UNA feared a “falling out” of its supporters and that there may not be enough supporters to fill up the Baguio Convention Center.

“If [Team PNoy spokesman Eastern Samar Representative Ben Evardone] can promise that it will not rain in the afternoon, we will use Malcolm Square,” he said in Filipino.

“2,000? I don’t know if he has an eye problem or he is just bad in math but if I can prove that it can accommodate more than 2000, then for the nth time I can prove again that he is lying which is very true to his character anyway,” he said.

Tiangco said their organizers pegged the capacity of the Baguio Convention Center at 6000.

“There will also be two big screens outside, so that if it doesn’t rain, we can expect a bigger crowd. They can watch from outside,” he added.

Former senator Ernesto Maceda said that Team PNoy also had changes in its campaign rally in Baguio, adding that he was curious as to why the LP-led coalition moved their sortie to 2:30 p.m. instead of 5 p.m.

UNA’s sortie is scheduled at 5 p.m. at the Baguio Convention Center, which Maceda said was a “more comfortable” venue where the crowd can sit down to listen to the candidates.

If UNA moved its sortie venue to an enclosed venue just in case it rains, Maceda believed that Team PNoy was “trying to take advantage of the Sunday crowd” at Melvin Jones Open Field.

Former President Joseph Estrada will be endorsing the nine UNA senatorial candidates on his own while Aquino will endorse candidates of the Liberal Party-led coalition.

Vice President Jejomar Binay will skip the opposition’s Baguio City sortie to travel to Vatican City and attend the inaugural mass of Pope Francis.

Originally posted at 08:24 am | Sunday, Mar. 17, 2013

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

    Go UNA. Junk Team Malaysia (Team PNOY)

    • ESCAPEfmALCATRAZ

      are you GAY?

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

        iM NOT. IKAW TANONG KO BADING KA BA TUL;AD NI PNOY AT KIKAY PIMENTEL? BAKA KASI IDOL MO UNG MGA WALANG BAYAG NA LIDER

      • ESCAPEfmALCATRAZ

        WEEEEE D nga?

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

        wee di nga Kikay Pimentel na nagtatago sa name na gloria arrovo

      • ESCAPEfmALCATRAZ

        BADING KA EH HAhAHAHA SAPUL BA? HAHAHAHHA

      • jgl414567

        Deny to death ang kabit ni Erap hehehehe.

    • kokak

      What is UNA’s stand on the Sabah issue by the way?
      .

      • herokiller

        I think UNA doesn’t have a unified stand on the Sabah Issue. But Richard Gordon and Mitos Magsaysay made comments about it. Team PNoy is surely with the President regarding the Sabah issue, “Surrender without condition”.

    • joeybg

      Kawawa ka naman ……. Walang Gamot sa Katangahan at Kabobohan.

    • jgl414567

      Go joshua sumipsip ka sa UNA para may balato ka sa nakulimbat nila!

  • mangtom

    Joshua, please wait until the two rallies today in Baguio are over. The attendance numbers in each team will tell the story. Relax ka lang, bata.

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

      oK ANTAYIN KO PARA MAGKAALAMAN NA.

      • Guest

        Antayin mo rin pagkatapos ng eleksiyon, Baka sa UNA lang magaling yan, pero pagdating sa botohan…hindi rin sila iboboto ng mga tao. Pagkatapos sisigaw ang UNA na nagkadayaan. Huwag masyadong pakasiguro at magyabang, dahil kahit ano ang ganda ng preparation at dami ng tao sa rally ay balewala rin kung hindi sila iboboto.

      • Paulita Cariño

        Baguio voters are not bobo for sure di rin nila pontahan rallly ng ng nga trapo at walang binatbat na candidato ng una

      • herokiller

        Ganun po ba? Lahat po ba ng kandidato ng Team PNoy may ibubuga? Wala bang trapo sa Team PNoy? UNA man or Team PNoy parehas na may ibubuga, parehas din sila na may mga trapo sa line-up nila. So let us be critical. Name names kung sino ba ang walang binatbat at kung sino ang mga trapo. Huwag po nating nilalahat. Parang sinabing ang bobo ng mga Pilipino kapag nanalo si ganito. ^_^

      • Paulita Cariño

        alam ng lahat maging ikaw at ako kung sino sino ang trapo hindi nga tayo bobo para di natin alam

      • herokiller

        Yun naman po pala then let’s name names. Hindi yung sasabihin natin na UNA or Team PNoy. Wag nilalahat. ^_^

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

        kaya nga nilangaw ang rally ng team malaysia sa Baguio

      • jgl414567

        Nilalangaw na nga bunganga mo kasi ang baho!

      • ESCAPEfmALCATRAZ

        BADING! HAHAHAHA

  • Alejandro Canda

    toby ikaw ba yan? gaLing mo talagang manager at spokesman ng UNA. dahil sa kalandian mong magsalita akoy nahahawa pero ayaw ko talagang maging bading kagaya mo. UNA ay una sa kabadingan, una sa pagka kawatan, pagka mandaraya at una sa inuman ng mga barkada hangang magdamag basta si erap ang kasama. tuwwwiiinnng…..

  • Sultan Kirat

    So what are Toby, Drilon, and the Baguio city government doing in terms of crowd control, since both sides are projecting big turnouts? If these rallies spill over in the streets and turn into something like that Lim-Erap studio mob, it will reflect badly on both sides.

  • jpastor

    Sigurado puro nagkalat na basura na naman ang makikita sa daanan. Dapat lahat ng kandidato paglinisin at pagpulutin ng mga dumi pagkatapos ng pangangampanya. Binabayaran ng Baguio citizens ang paglilinis ng siudad kaya mahiya kayo.

  • koolkid_inthehouse

    UNA please say something about plunderers, smugglers and corruptions. Can you tell who are corrupt and running for the senate?

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/I6XXLO4X6TJFZHKLP3GQMDILI4 MOTO

    ESTRADA A CONVICTED PLUNDERER will be endorsing the nine UNA senatorial candidates….

    SYA ANG ADVISER NILA…

    HAHAHA….

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/I6XXLO4X6TJFZHKLP3GQMDILI4 MOTO

    ANO ANG STAND NI BINAY DATI KAY CORONA?
    KAYA PALA, MAG KA TEAM MATE PALA SILA NI TIANGCO!

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/I6XXLO4X6TJFZHKLP3GQMDILI4 MOTO

    TOBY, IKAW BA ANG WITNESS DATI NI CORONA?

  • brunogiordano

    Endorsers –

    ESTRADA ex-deposed president, convicted plunderer(mandarambong)

    Vs

    AQUINO president of the PHILPPINES

    Kaninong rally ang lalagawin.

    Sama ako ng sampo sa UNA mga kandidato lang ang darating.

    • 12JEM

      Maraming hakot na darating.

  • JasonBieber

    All you have to get ready for is that PNoy and his Team in their rally will make more attacks and throw more insults towards GMA. At this point it is really getting old but it looks like that’s all PNoy and his Administration has to offer.

  • AlexanderAmproz

    God should prepare an earthquake and welcome them in hell !

  • http://www.facebook.com/erick.labandia Erick Labandia

    MALAKING PAGKAKAMALI SA MGA SINASABI NYO?ANG UNA AY NUMBER 1 SA BUONG BANSA CGURO ANG PANALO NG UNA GO UNA GO PANALO NA KAYO SA DARATING NA ELECTION NILALANGAW ANG RALLY NG TEAM PIONOY SA BAGUIO CTY?????

  • doublecross

    kahit kaunti ng tao sa TEAm P-NOY sortie, malaman mo ang taong may principyo at dama mo ang sincere ng tao sa meeting d avanche!

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