Bam Aquino seeks end to mudslinging

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SURIGAO CITY, Philippines — Team PNoy senatorial candidate Paolo Benigno “Bam” Aquino on Tuesday called for an end to mudslinging, calling it “entertaining” but old-style politics.

Aquino was referring to former senator Juan Miguel Zubiri’s accusation that re-electionist Senator Aquilino “Koko” Pimentel III’s estranged wife, Jewel, was a battered spouse.

Aquino said Zubiri’s claim was “below the belt” but since the latter had apologized for making that statement, then he said the issue should now be put to rest.

“Palagay ko yung mga ganyang klase ng pulitika e, medyo lumang pulitika na yan e. Magbabanat kayo ng mga personal na bagay na hindi naman totoo at mas along lumilihis sa mga issues na dapat pinag-uusapan natin,” he told reporters at the sidelines of their sortie here at the Provincial Sports Complex.

(I think this is old fashioned politics. Making scandalous attacks that are not true will only side track the issues that we should deal with.)

“Yung mga ganitong klaseng away, syempre entertaining sya pero palagay ko at the end of the day, hindi makakatulong sa ating lahat yan e,” he said.

(This kind of fighting is entertaining but I think at the end of the day it would not help us all.)

Aquino noted, however, that no less than Zubiri recognized that candidates should now return to real campaign issues.

And Aquino hopes that Zubiri’s colleagues in the United Nationalist Alliance would follow suit.

“Let’s stick to the issue, let’s talk about [what can be done for the good of the country],” he pointed out.

Senator Franklin Drilon, campaign manager of Team PNoy, echoed Aquino’s call.

“We’ll, for me and my appeal is let’s elevate the campaign to a more issue-driven rather than personal attacks..,” Drilon said in a separate interview.

An advocate of women’s rights, another Team PNoy bet, former Senator Jamby Madrigal, also called on Zubiri not to resort to personal attacks.

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  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_Q3QGG5QHBLRMZTIYWUFURY6J2E Night

    ah bakit hindi mo sabihin yan kay Pinsan mo na si Mr. Blame it on the GMA…..???? stupido

    • manks

      Dahil sa u ang pag nanakaw ay ok lang… Sabagay matagal ka ng ganyan mr. Night.

      • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_Q3QGG5QHBLRMZTIYWUFURY6J2E Night

        GANUN, PORKET GALIT AKO KAY “I AM ALWAYS THE VICTIM, BLAME GAME” PWENOY MAGNANAKAW NA AKO?

        BABAW NG HUTAK MO

  • tanga_hanga_ni_abnoy

    let us also stop voting the aquinos, the trapos, the makapilis, the traitors, the collaborators, the land grabbers

  • kismaytami

    Natakot ba si bum sa mga isyung naglalabasan tungkol sa kanyang kaugnayan sa nakaraang administrasyon. LOL! Mahirap nang malaglag sa mga survey-survey kuno, lalo na kapag kapag naalala ng mga botante na ang tatay niya at siya ay nagtrabaho rin para kay aling gloring.

  • 12JEM

    Talo na si MigZ dahil sa kanyang shameless diatribe against Pimentel but hitting his cousin, Jewel, in the most unfair way. Nakakahiya ka Zubiri.

  • http://www.yellowmythbusters.gov.ph/ Weder-Weder Lang

    Bam Aquino empathizes with Koko-the-cuckold, ‘coz it takes one to know one:

    Media: Sir, Koko-the-cuckold’s character is in question here. Why are you defending him?
    Bam: I empathize with Koko-the-cuckold because I might encounter the same problem.
    Media: Jewel admitted she sought out UNA for her custody battle. Not the other way around.
    Bam: That may be true, Jewel should not have invited UNA into her bedroom. That’s wrong.

  • Maldi2

    Itong si Drilon kung magsalita parang santo. Hoy baboy Drilon, ayusin mo muna gusot mo bilang endorser ni Lanto sa Comelec. May maitim na balak ka ano? TRAPO!

  • http://www.yellowmythbusters.gov.ph/ Weder-Weder Lang

    Using glib and guile, Bam Aquino glosses over his family’s darkest secrets:

    Media: Do you consider the issue of your dad’s role in GMA’s cheating mudslinging?
    Bam: Yes, I’ve been trying very hard to distance myself from my dad, Tita Tessie & Tito Butz.
    Media: But part of your campaign strategy is to embrace and play up the Aquino legacy?
    Bam: Just like all bacteria, there are good & bad bacteria. Dad, Tita Tessie & Tito Butz are bad.

  • maypakialamtayo

    yung mga ka-team mo ang pagsabihan mo eh! ayaw tumigil ni koko sa paggamit kay migz, kagaya karin ng pinsan mo, nakikita mo lang ay ang kalaban nyo, ano naman masasabi mo sa sinabi ni drilon noon na di tunay na magsaysay si mitos samantalang kasal sya at bakit nagsawa kana ba sa pag-gamit mo sa tito noynoy mo kaya naiba naman ngayon.

  • http://www.yahoo.com JOSE RIZAL

    Dapat ang paki-alaman ni BUM, este, Bam Aquino kung maliban sa look-alike factor (ni Ninoy) at being an “Aquino”, meron ba siyang seasoned experienced/maturity/at real life job para masabi niya sa mga botante na alam ko na kung ano ang mainam na ipapasa/i-revisa/i-review na batas para mapataas ang antas ng ng ekonomiya at madaling mapdama sa mga mamamayan ang bunga nito. At doon sa employment opportunity and existing labour contractualization, and livable wage rate ano ang masasabi niya.
    Kaysa makisakay sa showbiz-type na issue, para kunwari may sense, dapat pagtoonan niya kung “feel” ba talaga niya ang problema ng bansa at anong maiaambag niya bilang isang kandidatong politico, or else, he’s just BUMMING AROUND like the rest of the Aquino politicos…in defense of their political & business status…
    Hahahahahahahaha! But the answer is there already…”that he’s there in defense of their political & business status”
    Hahahahahahahahahaha! Walang kuwenta/kuwento ni Bum!

    • Alejandro Canda

      isang uri kang taong wala sa katinoan. ang tinutukoy lang ni bam ay ‘yong kampanya na issues oriented lang at hindi personal. ano bang masama dyan? utak bolinao ka talaga.

      • PlumberfromCanada

        issues oriented ba kamo?? e kulang na lang pati PAG-UTOT ni Ninoy gayahin ni BUM e…

  • eltee mulawin

    sabi rito ni Bam Aquino, “Palagay ko yung mga ganyang klase ng pulitika e, medyo lumang pulitika
    na yan e. Magbabanat kayo ng mga personal na bagay na hindi naman totoo
    at mas along lumilihis sa mga issues na dapat pinag-uusapan natin,”

    >>>ANG BAWAT KATAGA O SALITA NA IYONG BINANGGIT AY DAPAT AT TAMA LAMANG SABIHIN AT ULITIN MO SA HARAP NI NGUYNGOY AT MGA ALIPORES NIYA.
    >>>PERO ONCE MANANALO KA (KUNG) AT NAKATANGGAP KA NA NG MGA BIYAYA MULA SA KABAN NG BAYAN TULAD NG PORK BARREL (PDAF), DADAG BAYAD BILANG KASAPI O MAGING CHAIRMAN NG ISANG COMMITTEE.
    >>>LAHAT NG DADAG BAYAD NA IYAN ANG KADAHILANAN KUNG BAKIT MARAMI NG NAGNANAIS AGAD-AGAD MAGING CONGRESSMAN O SENADOR.
    >>>HINDI NA KAILANGAN MAGING ISANG ABUGADO, ANG KAILANGAN SUMAPI LAMANG SA MAJORITY O RULING PARTY, KAILANGAN MADALAS AT GAGAWA KA NG ISSUE O SASAW-SAW KA SA ISSUE PARA LAGI KANG MA-INTERVIEW NG MEDIA.
    >>> AT HIGIT SA LAHAT KAILANGAN ISA KANG ANAK NG KILALANG PERSONALIDAD O KAYA ARTISTA. O KAYA NAMAN KUNG MARUNONG KUMANTA, SUMAYAW, UMARTE AT MAHILIG SUMAW-SAW SIGURADO MANANALO KA MAGIGING GANAP NA PULITIKO KA NA.

  • leomar101

    Kapag tagilid sa labanan call for a cease fire. Katulad ng communist style, kapag naipit sa labanan ay mag deklara ng ceasefire. hahahaha Come out cleam bum. Kapag pabor sa inyong angkan being a traitor is okey, being a collaborator is okey. Malaki ang pakinabang ang nakuha ninyo under Arroyo. Nagalit lang ang lola/auntie mo ng sabihin ni arroyo na tama na ipamigay na ang HL. Doon nag huramentado ang mga aquino-cojuangco clan at binanatan si Gloria hanggang hindi na siya maka bangon. It was not enough ang mongol niyang anak ay tuloytuloy pa rin ang paghihigante kay Arroyo kahit na nakaratay na sa banig ng karamdaman. Within 3 years ang inatupag lang ng batugan na yan ay si arroyo. Walang patawad at walang awa. Iyan ang tunay na katotohanan ng mga cojuangco-aquino. clan. Pamilya muna bago bayan, at HL muna above anything. “HL is ours sabi ng isang cojuangco noon”

    • 33Sambuang2

      nakarma yang amo mo kasi kawatan.

  • http://www.yellowmythbusters.gov.ph/ Weder-Weder Lang

    Franklin Drilon calls for better quality debates but does not know how to do it:

    Media: Sir, how do you plan to improve the debates & elevate the quality of public discourse?
    Drilon: By parading PNoy across the country as part of LP’s branding, that’s quality discourse.
    Media: I’ll let you get away with that one. What about corruption & your North Forbes house?
    Drilon: I am not running for election now, so you have no right to ask me that invalid question.

    • leomar101

      Iladlad ang mga mapagkunwari at arroganteng baboy na yan. Akala mo maamong tupa yon pala masahol pa sa mabahong isda.

      • http://www.yellowmythbusters.gov.ph/ Weder-Weder Lang

        Kung patas lang ang PDI, dapat nilabas din nila yung mga katiwalian sa PDAF ni Drilon. Sa Philippine Center for Investigative Journalism (PCIJ,org), lumabas na milyon-milyon ang unliquidated sa PDAF ni Drilon kung saan nagpatayo siya ng eskwela kasama ng Filipino-Chinese chamber of commerce. Kickback na naman itong si baboy Drilon.

      • leomar101

        Bakit magkabahay sa Porbes ang isang senador na may sweldo ng 70 thousand pesos a month? Simpleng sagot sapagkat hinihigop niya ang lahat ng taxpayers money through MOOE, senators pork in 200 millions a year, at mga committee chairmanship etc. As a gift to his step daughter he gave a residential lot also in Porbes for her. hahahaha. Pre, sa hitsura lang niya, ay mukhang mangagantso naman talaga eh.

  • XY ZEE

    (I think this is old fashioned politics. Making scandalous attacks that
    are not true will only side track the issues that we should deal with.)

    Aba’y di pagsabihan mo na din yang pinsan mong puro paninira lang ang alam gawin.

  • http://www.yellowmythbusters.gov.ph/ Weder-Weder Lang

    What moral lesson can we learn from the difficult marriage of Koko-the-cuckold and his wife Jewel the golddigger?

    Koko-the-cuckold came out the most kawawa of them all. He got torotot by his wife but he couldn’t talk about it openly on national TV. His wife admitted in a carefully-worded statement prepared by their lawyers that sometime in 2012, she did seek out UNA stalwarts to help her with her custody battle. On July 12, 2012, Koko-the-cuckold’s wife set up a meeting with UNA’s Toby Tiangco and Spiceboy Migz in Makati. Knowing the animosity between Spiceboy Migz and her cuckold of a husband, she was planning to exploit the bad blood to her advantage. Subsequently, she set up another meeting with Erap in San Juan to exploit the powers of UNA. The moment she dragged and involved UNA into her bedroom problems, Koko-the-cuckold’s wife should have known that her marital issues would become part of the campaign spectacle.

    What Koko-the-cuckold did not say on national TV is why he got torotot by his wife in the first place. What Koko-the-cuckold’s wife did not say in her statement is why her husband was more likely to win in the custody battle because of her extra-marital relationship with Dr. Anthony Golez. What Spiceboy Migz did not say on national TV is why a matapobre wife-batterer will never make for a good senator. What Ka-Tonying Taberna did not say on national TV is why Koko-the-cuckold’s domestic problem is a national issue. It all comes down to the moral character and moral fitness of Koko-the-cuckold. But still, Koko-the-cuckold came out the most kawawa of them all. Macho Koko can try to keep his chin up every which way, but he’s still Koko-the-cuckold at the end of the day. For being matapobre, Koko-the-cuckold got his life’s biggest lesson from a former beauty queen of humble begginings.

    • Alejandro Canda

      isa kang BAYARAN na blogger. pwe….

      • http://www.yellowmythbusters.gov.ph/ Weder-Weder Lang

        Why not argue with facts? Why not heed the call of LP to elevate the quality of debates by using facts? Why just call me names and label me as bayaran?

        I mean, how can you deny that Koko-the-cuckold did not get torotot by his golddigger of a wife? How can you deny that Koko-the-cuckold’s wife sought out UNA and initiated meetings with UNA stalwarts? Hindi naman ako ang tumorotot kay Koko-the-cuckold. You should go after his wife and her love Dr. G.

  • kilabot

    no.
    mudslinging is what majority of electorates want;
    don’t defy the bosses; understood?
    ok bam, so are you a yellow pretender or an opportunist?

  • billy gunner

    ano daw let’s think about what is good for the country? well bum aquino can start with the withdrawal of his candidacy.

  • koolkid_inthehouse

    Let’s talk about job creation. Real job, permanent full time with benefits so that we don’t need to go abroad to find work. Otherwise I want to be in your party line up next election to get a cozy job.

    Can you hire 10.8million unemployed Filipinos?

  • go88

    VOTE AQUINO = VOTE COLLABORATOR
    ————————————————————————————————————–

    -Benigno S. Aquino: japanese makapili, Director General of of KALIBAPI during WWII.

    -Noynoy aquino: CIA asset, he collaborated with the USA and the NPA (to keep hacienda Luisita) … he also warned the Malaysian about the Sabah invasion in order to get support against Marcos.

    -Corrazon Aquino: US puppet, collaborated with the USA for the maintenance of the military bases (which didn’t push through after Pinatubo’s explosion, the bases being too damaged).

    -Abnoy: has a hard time understanding the meaning of the word collaboration, but listen to uncle danding and the other KKK and Kabaklaan who have business interests in Malaysia.

  • Guest

    Look, I think it is the height of insensitivity to be feasting over Senator Pimentel’s personal misfortune. But he also had a hand in bringing it upon himself. For years, he’s been calling Senator Zubiri a cheat and a liar. Zubiri is only human and has children, too. I’d be the first one to admit that Senator Zubiri was a willing beneficiary of cheating. But so is Cory Aquino, who was a willing beneficiary of mob rule by some 2 million people along a major highway in imperial Manila. So was PNoy, who has been a willing beneficiary of ill-gotten wealth from Luisita farmer for his entire life. So was FVR, who was a willing beneficiary of US support if anyone cares to take Miriam Santiago seriously. Again, PNoy was also a willing beneficiary of a presidency brought about by his mother’s death. Who’s to say who’s not a willing beneficiary of something or someone or somewhere. In a way, Senator Pimentel is getting a dose of his own medicine. If he can dish it out like a man, he should be able to take it like a man. At this juncture of Senator Pimentel’s life, he could use some street wisdom from the song of Andrew E:

    Kung gusto mong lumigaya ang iyong buhay
    Humanap ka ng pangit at ibigin mong tunay
    Isang pangit na talagang ‘di mo matanggap
    At h’wag ang babae na iyong pangarap

    • 33Sambuang2

      so you really wanted marcos to be our lifetime president then? had it not for ninoy’s death, democracy can never be restored sa pinas. uhugin ka pa siguro non or di ka pinanganak at hindi mo natikman ang abuso ng mga military. matitinong tao, kontra kayo. ano ba naman ang gusto ninyo? diktador and mga magnanakaw ang maging presidente ng pinas? wake up.

      • Guest

        corny.

  • disqusted0fu

    If Bam Aquino wants the mudslinging to end, he should start by talking to his cousin Pnoy first since that’s what Pnoy has practically done from the beginning of his Presidency up to now. If the “leader” does it, many will follow.

  • Hey_Dudes

    Welcome to Philippine politics Bam Aquino. Now that you decided to join it assuming you win the election, prepare yourself to the nastiest show on earth.

  • superpilipinas

    He-he-he….
    No to another Aquino.

    Benefactor to a Political Dynasty and Patronage Politics.

    Give the Philippines a chance to have better leaders. NO TO ANOTHER AQUINO.

  • JasonBieber

    Maybe Bam should speak with his cousin NoyNoy because it is he who started all the mudslinging and funny enough PNoy is throwing mud at a person who is not even running for Senator.

    PNoy is the one using old style politics as Bam refers to it but consistently attacking GMA and dragging her name down to the mud.

  • PlumberfromCanada

    tama..wag na yang mudslinging..mas ok yung style ni BUM e…LAGING KADIKIT SA SPEECH ANG TITO NINOY AT TITA CORY NIYA…kulang na lang GAYAHIN pati pagsinga ni Ninoy e…

  • PlumberfromCanada

    at sabihin din niya yan sa pinsan niyang mongoloid..kasi yan lang alam niya..MUDSLINGING…

  • disqusted0fu

    The elections now have been a battle of popularity, and not a battle of quality public service. That’s why throwing malicious comments to each other is more important for the candidates because that will make them more popular and at the same time decrease the popularity of their opponents. This is basically how Pnoy got elected as President. As his cousin, Bam should already know that. If it was about public service, Pnoy would probably have not won. So mudslinging is the only chance for many, including Bam.

  • Guest

    Eh bakit hindi mo nalang sagutin yung mga tanong. Bakit ka nagtatago? kasi may tinatago ka Bum ‘no?

    • Guest

      siguro nga. hehe tsaka bkt niya na sabi na proud siya magtrabho sa admin. ni GMA? EH ISA SA MGA PINAKAMASAGWANG ADMINISTRASYON YUN :| sobrang corrupt nun!

    • Guest

      kahit kelan di ako boboto ng aquino! wala akong bilib sa kahit sinong aquino, at wala pang aquinong nakagawa ng mabuti sa bansa! Magsama kayo ni Abnoy, BUM!

      • Guest

        What’s worse is that most of Bam’s support is coming from government resources, which is not a allowed AND clear sign of bias among relatives. No to DYNASTIES No to the AQUINOS. Bagay sayo bam ang maging magsasaka nalang ng hacienda niyong inagaw niyo lang ang lupa!

      • AriannaDraws

        ako din! ayoko ng mga tamad…..

    • DonkeyKong1

      kurakot kasi. tameme tuloy. tagu-tago nalang. hahahaha

      • BonnieBailey9

        I used to like Bam cause he’s really smart, but from the things he’s saying, it’s kinda hard to trust him now

      • Carmoney

        pero sa mga kalsada hindi, isa siya sa top violators ng comelec for illegal campaigning materials/locations eh. hahahaha

  • BonnieBailey9

    wag daw mag “mudslinging” kasi lumalabas na daw ang mga baho ni bam. haha

    • CeeJaySeven

      Im not siding with anyone but all of them must stop this mudslinging habit. This only make them look worse. and Drilon is right, the campaign should be issue driven and not personal.

  • cristypata

    I agree with Bam. Old way na yung mudslinging na yan and this has to stop coz it only creates chaos. I hope the candidates esp the UNA party to concentrate on how they can win the masses instead of saying bad things about other people. They should learn how to play fair.

  • CeeJaySeven

    “Let’s stick to the issue, let’s talk about [what can be done for the good of the country],” — well yeah, isnt this the reason why we have the “Government” to help each other build a better country. This madness should stop immediately!

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