UNA candidates skip evacuation centers

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COMPOSTELA VALLEY, Philippines—The United Nationalist Alliance (UNA) on Tuesday courted votes in typhoon-ravaged Compostela Valley but steered clear of evacuation centers.

Six UNA senatorial candidates made the rounds in Maco, Mabini, Pantukan, Monkayo, Montevista and Nabunturan towns, meeting with local officials and political allies and making stops at public markets and bus stations.

They said they decided not to go to the evacuation centers lest they be accused of using the evacuees’ plight to boost their candidacies. They said that distributing relief goods might also be considered improper or a violation of election rules.

But they did not hold back on criticism of the Department of Social Welfare and Development, saying the administration has failed to adequately care for the victims of Typhoon “Pablo” that hit Mindanao in December.

Senatorial candidate and Zambales Rep. Mitos Magsaysay said the UNA candidates had given relief goods and aid to the typhoon victims, and did so quietly.

Candidates Ernesto Maceda and Nancy Binay also believe disaster victims should not be used for political gain.

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  • padrefaura

    yung team Pnoy, tinatago yung DSWD relief goods para kasama sila sa pamimigay.

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

    This is how PDI repackages news with a certain bias:

    At 17:25 yesterday, this new was entitled “UNA candidates shun evacuation centers…”
    At 04:38 today, this news is entitled “UNA candidates skip evacuation center…”

    The intent of PDI is to mislead readers who just glance at the title into believing that UNA is snubbing the evacuation centers that is housing Typhoon Pablo victims. Truth be told, UNA decided to avoid the possibility that LP and Dinky Soliman of DSWD might politicize UNA’s visit to evacuation centers. But since PDI is partly owned by the Prietos and Manny Pangilinan who have both pledged to help PNoy in exchange for PPP and exemption from CARPER, UNA is being made to look bad. This is malice at its most obvious. To Ms. Babalu Prieto, it’s probably too much to ask your paper to exercise a little objectivity.

    (to read the first edition of this news, visit this link:
    newsinfo,inquirer,net/376315/una-candidates-shun-evacuation-centers-in-typhoon-ravaged-region#comment-834465690)

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_W7TPARCYJFCSA3PBQAM3MVZO3E kurakut

      NEXT TIME DO NOT READ OR PATRONIZE PDI. THERE ARE PLENTY OUTSIDE THAT WILL SUIT YOUR SENSES.

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

        Nothing wrong with holding PDI’s feet to the fire. Bakit, takot ka ba?

      • ernievictory

        ungas ! magbasa ka na lang ng tribune para madagdagan naman kahit isa ang readers nila . ha ha ha

    • weeshfulThinker

      just some thoughts:

      Who would deliberately go into inquirer’s website and read only titles? And from a writer’s point of view, I think the writer did it’s job well since they were able to catch your attention with the title only. I think the content of the article explained quite clearly why UNA “skipped” or “shunned” the evacuation center. And I also think that if there is someone who is unbiased or not being “objective” here, it is definitely not PDI (or the writer).

    • kalaban_mo

      That’s editorial prerogative.Be an editor of your own newspaper to please your own motive.

  • Cabesang_Tales

    Mitos, Manong Ernie and Nancy in Compostela Valley, yeah that’s a disaster.

  • yesyesyo

    They should have went to the evacuation centers and strutted their gangnam dance numbers. The people there need entertainment too. Their group is known for circus style political rallies.

  • gikiness

    UNA….Sa korapsyon
    UNA……Sa katiwalian
    UNA………Sa kasibaan sa kapangyarihan
    UNA…………Sa kawalanghiyaan
    UNA…………..Sa kasakiman sa kayamanan
    UNA……Partido ng mga magnanakaw..KUNG HINDE KA CORRUPT OUT KA !!!!!!

    • homer

      UNA…. sa “pag-ubos ng lakas” har har

  • bongarroyo

    pambihira talaga itong una sabik na sabik iyong mga nasa evacuation center na mapanoon iyong gangnam at harlem shake nila tapos di sila nag perform doon…

  • droccu

    “Senatorial candidate and Zambales Rep. Mitos Magsaysay said the UNA candidates had given relief goods and aid to the typhoon victims, and did so quietly.”

    Mitos could NOT help herself “promote” “quiet”relief goods distribution . Pathetic ka talaga Mitos!

    • kalaban_mo

      Mitos is the jinx behind candidacy of Jun Magsaysay.. I disgrace to their family.

  • Simplify1

    mas maganda palusot ni Jack enrile dyan… hindi siya nakapunta kasi na ambush-me siya!

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

    Palaki na ng palaki ang pera sa “ERAP MUSLIM YOUTH FOUNDATION”! Mga 13 years na din…

    MAY 500 million PESOS sa bank, WALANG BENEFICIARIES AT WALANG OFFICE…

    YAN ANG ADVISER NG UNA…

    UNA SA PAGNANAKAW, UNA SA PANDARAYA!

  • prince_janus

    ganun! bakit ayaw nila dumaan dun sa evacuation center? seguro manhid talaga itong mga UNA sa katarantaduhan.

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

    Palaki na ng palaki ang pera sa “ERAP MUSLIM YOUTH FOUNDATION”! Mga 13 years na din…

    MAY 500 million PESOS sa bank, WALANG BENEFICIARIES AT WALANG OFFICE…

    YAN ANG ADVISER NG UNA…

    UNA SA PAGNANAKAW, UNA SA PANDARAYA!

  • nakawan

    UNA why don’t you just send relief goods without your pictures or names on them? Just show up and distribute them yourselves and that’s sincere enough.

  • weeshfulThinker

    “Candidates Ernesto Maceda and Nancy Binay also believe disaster victims should not be used for political gain”

    And yet they went to those areas to campaign and made a buzz doing so by not going to evacuation centers.

    Poor evacuees…

    UNA’s logic: Let’s not help the evacuees case people might think we’re using them and we’re buying votes. Instead, let us criticize the government (DSWD) for their actions.

    #whatLogic

  • jgl414567

    Ito talagang si Mitos “duling” Magsaysay kung umepal buking masyado quietly lang daw sila magbigay ng mga relief goods sa typhoon victims eh ito na nga nagannounce na siya. Sinungaling talaga ang duling na ito tulad ng amo niyang kawatan na pekeng presidente na dwende!

  • disqusted0fu

    DSWD was waiting for team Pnoy to hold their sortie in the typhoon hit areas before they distribute the relief goods. The victims couldn’t wait that long that’s why they had to forcefully take the goods from the DSWD office since it belongs to them anyway.

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