UNA says it draws 3,500 at Baguio rally

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BAGUIO CITY, Philippines — It did not rain as they feared but the United Nationalist Alliance (UNA) still had it good as it drew crowds estimated to be around 3,500.

In the end, the draw of former President Joseph Estrada, senatorial candidates dancing Gangnam Style, and free t-shirts, resulted in better turnout than the Liberal Party-led coalition was able to attract.

According to the opposition’s campaign manager Navotas Representative Toby Tiangco, their organizers of the UNA rally at the Baguio Convention Center said that the venue can hold around 3,500 persons.

UNA organizers said that the venue was packed when their candidates trooped inside after their walk along Session Road.

Team PNoy spokesperson and Eastern Samar Ben Evardone has earlier hit UNA for changing its venue from the open field Malcolm Square to an enclosed auditorium but the opposition said it was their worry of possible rain that prompted the change of venue.

Tiangco hit back at Evardone saying that if the LP spokesperson could promise that it would not rain, they would hold their sortie at Malcolm Square.

In his speech, San Juan Representative Joseph Victor Ejercito Estrada said that he heard the LP bets were also campaigning in the city on the same day. “I just don’t know if they are having as much fun as we are,” he said.

His father, former President Joseph Estrada, was a hit with the crowd, drawing shrieks whenever he shared jokes about politics.

He endorsed six of UNA’s candidates Senator Gregorio Honasan, Zambales Representative Milagros Magsaysay, Nancy Binay, his son San Juan Representative Joseph Victor Ejercito Estrada and former senators Ernesto Maceda and Juan Miguel Zubiri.

A Philippine Daily Inquirer story said that the crowd attracted into Melvin Jones Open Field by Team PNoy was less than a thousand but it also quoted LP campaign manager Senator Franklin Drilon as saying that their crowd estimate was around 3000.

Evardone pegged the capacity of the venue to be around 5000.

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  • calipso_2100

    “I just don’t know if they are having as much fun as we are,”

    So that’s what it’s all about? FUN? Gangnam style and all the bu11sh!t?
    No wonder only the stupid vote for people like you.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_ETIVE4H6I7ZVBAL72HE3VLGCA4 nicosan

    lol… un lang

  • kokak

    Huh? No news about what’s UNA’s plan for the country?
    I see, they’re there to see erap, the candidates’ gangnam dance and for the free t-shirt.
    Kaawaan ang bansa natin.
    .

    • wawa2172

      Mayroon din bang plano ang Team PNoy para sa bansa? Parehas lang sila nang UNA…who will win in the senate election from both parties will surely partake on the pork barrel, additional MOOE, bonuses, travel locally and abroad, committee honorarium and perks, vehicles and fuel, hire relatives as chief of staff and office personnel, pay office rents on buildings they own, spend operating expenses without O.R. for liquidation, etc. Simply lang mas marami ang pumunta sa UNA campaign sa Baguio but lamang naman daw ang Team PNOy sa survey nang SWSS at Pulse Asia. Well, malalaman natin ang mananalo, yung maraming tao sa campaign or lamang sa survey. My advice to Team PNoy, ipalabas na ang alas sa kampanya…lahat nang stars nang ABS-CBN lead ny Titay, Vice-Ganda at Ai-Ai. Boom!!!!

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

      IPAPAGPATULOY NILA ANG ERAP MUSLIM FOUNDATION!!!

      WALANG OFFICE AT WALANG BENEFICIARIES!

      PERO MAY 500 MILLION PESOS….

    • rodben

      LP AND UNA HAVE SAME AGENDA PORK BARREL PEOPLE NOW ARE TRYING TO VOTE INDEPENDENT WHO ARE AGAINST PORK BARREL AND FAVORS FOR GOV’T FUNDING TO ALL POLITICAL CAMPAIGN EXPENSES DURING ELECTIONS….TO ABOLISH CORRUPTION IN PINAS…

  • Dy Pailad

    Everything is changing. People are taking comedians seriously and politicians as a joke. – Will Rogers

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

      bitter. No to team Malaysia

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

        NO TO TERRORIST LOVER!

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

        No to unpatriotic leader

      • ESCAPEfmALCATRAZ

        JOSH IS A GAY……

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

        hehehe…. may crush ka siguro sakin noh hehehe kikay Pimentel

      • 33Sambuang2

        look who’s talking. you don’t have to balls even to fight in sabah. you are all talk, talk, talk., duwag. pwe.

  • bongarroyo

    maraming dumalo namigay kasi ng liberng bato si toby tionggo kaya lahat happy..LOL
    may libreng bato ka na may libreng palabas ka pa..

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

      sa Team Malaysia kasi namigay ng baboy at abnoy kaya nilangaw ayaw ma high blood ng mga tao

      • ESCAPEfmALCATRAZ

        HETO NA NAMN SI BADING NA JOSH… O MY GOSHHH BADING ON THE RISE….

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

        uy may crush sakin si Kikay Pimentel alias Gloria _ arrovo

      • 33Sambuang2

        kung ikaw kaya litsunin para manahimik ka na. tagal mong di nakapost. nakahingi ka ng pera sa nanay mo? or baka di mo pa nabenta ang bote, grapa mo.

  • speaksoftlylove

    Yong 1,800 na surveys samples ng SWS at Pulse Asia sumama sa rally ng Team Malisya.

    Ngayon pa lanag inaasamasam ko na yong sunod na survey na “patok” para sa Team Malisya.

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

      tama ka dyan hehehehehehe

  • joshmale2004

    The people went to see tia Pusit dancing and free tshirts and not to see the candidates.

  • joshmale2004

    That’s normal when you don’t use and spend on stars and actors on your campaign. People typically are not much keen on hearing platforms and agenda. They only come to watch when they know big actors are joining the campaign and a lot of freebies to be given. Anyway, audience don’t count to votes.

  • GOPHILIPPINESGO

    Kahit pumunta sa rally nila ang lahat ng taga baguio hindi ibig sabihin nun iboboto sila.

    Akala ng una epektibo pa ang mga dating styles at gimiks. Kaya nga pababa ng pababa sa survey mga kandidato nyo!

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

      daya yong survey nayan alam mo kong bakit papaano ang mga taong sinusurvey nila ang team pinoy hahahahahahahahahaha

  • bbguevara

    This article looks like a press release from the UNA camp. I don’t know why the author keeps on using numbers from the two camps, and not her own estimates. If she was not present in the rallies why make this useless report.

  • josefe38

    WHHAAAAAAATTT ONLY LESS THAN 1000 PEOPLE ATTENDED THE LP RALLY. COMPARATIVELY, UNA RALLIES DRAW MORE ATTENDANT THAN THE LP HELD IN SAME PLACE ; CEBU, CAGAYAN DE ORO, BAGUIO,

    DI BALE BAWI NALANG KAYO SA PA SURVEY-SURVEY NYO.

  • jpastor

    Kasama ako sa mga kumuha ng t-shirt… mga 2000 yata kami… o:)(:o

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

      ganun din sa Team Malaysia kulay dilaw pa nga eh…

  • jinx

    Pahamak tong mga tambay, mga lasenggo, at mga aleng mahilig sa artista, iboboto’t iboboto pa rin si erap kahit isang convicted plunderer.

  • bongarroyo

    Segurado si sfakefire nandoon sa rally na iyon siya ata ang choreographer ng gangnam at harlem shake ng una..LOL

    Pag nanalo ang una magga gangnam at harlem shake lang segurado sila sa senado kaya nga si inday kahit walang karanasan sa politiko isinama nila..LOL

    Enjoy na enjoy segurado ang mga bangag na ka jamming ni toby sa rally na iyon…

  • doublecross

    WHAT…..aba’y nandun kaya ako, bilang ko nga mga 500+ ang tao, why they result to change the counting of the people…GRABE naman kayo. LIAR came to change the issue.

  • joeybg

    3500 na Tanga at Bobo ang nakinig sa mga Kawatan.

  • jack_bagbaga2011

    the people of baguio has the say of whose party have the most crowd on their campaign sortie and the winner is UNA

  • maysayako

    “UNA says it draws 3,500 at Baguio rally” 3,500 na mga bobo at engot!

  • 33Sambuang2

    sige lang sayaw kayo ng gangnam, mga hunghang. kala nyo mananalo kayo. magburles ka lang mitos …

  • JustWords811

    noong araw, akala ko, ang isang senator ay isang kagalanggalang na ginoo o binibini, isang elder statesman na tinitingala natin dahil sa matindi nilang kakayahan? so how come these senatorial aspirants have the shame to prostitute/peddle themselves this way???

  • joeybg

    3500 na Tanga at Bobo ang nakinig sa mga Kawatan.

    Ang dami rin palang mga tanga at bobo sa Baguio.

    Kawawa naman sila dahil walang gamot sa Katangahan at Kabobohan.

  • Pancho.Abby

    Ano na ang nangyayari sa ating eleksyon… popularity contest na ba ito sa pamamagitan ng paramihan ng tao. Pag-usapan ninyo ang inyong mga plano at plataporma na magpapabuti ng kabuhayan ng mamayan upang mabigyan ng gabay ang mga botante na magkaroon ng matalinong desisyon.

  • JasonBieber

    It’s all about jokes and what can make people laugh…that’s how to get their votes. The President is a famous off-spring and the former President in-charge of the UNA is a famous celebrity.

    Until the PH gets politicians who’s main goal is to work and help the poor and not be so concerned with being famous the PH will not reach its full potential in improving. Similarly, until the voters vote for the best candidate and not the most famous or funniest the same goes for the improvements.

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