No more split campaign sorties for UNA, says Nancy Binay

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United Nationalist Alliance (UNA) Head,Vice president Jojemar Binay (3rd from left front row) One Cebu Party chairman 3rd district congressional candidate, suspended governor Gwen Garcia (3rd from right) and Team Rama head Cebu City mayor Michael Rama (2nd from left) join UNA seantorial candidates (from L-R front row) San Juan Representative Joseph Victor “JV” Ejercito Estrada,former senator Miguel Zubiri; Senate president Juan Ponce Enrile and Nancy Binay, daugther of the vice president (L-R 2nd row) senator Gringo Honasan; Zambales Rep Mitos Magsaysay; Margarita “Tingting” Cojuangco; Cagayan 1st District Representative Jack Enrile and former senator Ernesto Maceda after attending the mass at cebu Metropolitan Cathedral before the motorcade and the proclamation rally. CDN FILE PHOTO

SAN PABLO CITY, Philippines — The United Nationalist Alliance (UNA) will no longer split into three groups in carrying out its campaign activities as being united was what set them apart from other political groups, according to senatorial candidate Nancy Binay.

“It’s better that we are seen together. It is what sets us apart from the others,” she told reporters in an interview at the sidelines of their sortie in San Pablo City on Monday.

The opposition has earlier contemplated splitting into three groups in order to cover more areas during the campaign period.

“We will no longer be divided into three groups. We might split into two groups for the motorcades and then converge for big rallies,” she said, adding that they also did not want to cause problems in media coverage.

Having three small groups go around provinces for motorcades would make it “difficult for the media to cover,” she added.

But she said they were not stopping any UNA candidate from going on a separate appointment if it was necessary.

The nine senatorial candidates have yet to show up in full force here in San Pablo City for the local bets’ proclamation rally.

Binay said that so far she has only seen Zambales Representative Mitos Magsaysay and former senators Ernesto Maceda and Dick Gordon.

“I’m not sure if Jack Enrile will be here. He was injured before Holy Week,” she said.

The opposition was still waiting for word whether San Juan Representative Joseph Victor Ejercito Estrada and resigned senator Juan Miguel Zubiri will be able to catch up Monday night.

Binay said that the rally was more for the local candidates this time, as their campaign period has just begun.

She said that they were scheduled to move around this week with local candidates from various provinces and areas in Metro Manila but will be back to their usual schedule by the following week.

Being with local candidates meant that they were giving “support both ways” and it was evident in former President Joseph Estrada’s proclamation rally last night how strong local bets were at drawing crowds, said Binay.

“That was the biggest UNA crowd. Some 80,000 to 90,000 persons were there to witness President Erap’s proclamation rally,” said the UNA candidate.

UNA is hopeful that both national and local bets would receive the most votes in Laguna come election day.

“Southern Luzon is a large voting area and Laguna is very important. We expect Laguna residents to vote more for UNA’s senatorial slate as well as its local candidates with the help of (Laguna) Governor ER’s (Jeorge Ejercito),” said Binay.

Ejercito, the nephew of former President Joseph Estrada, is seeking reelection under UNA.

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  • regd

    Well, at least if they puncture the LP sweep, I don’t have to worry about my wife’s (she predicted a wipeout) bet of one week shopping spree which is scary. Fingers crossed.

    • Observer_din

      wag ka makasisiguro, ngayon pa lang itago mo na ibang pera mo, baka maubos ng asawa mo yan, hehehe

  • kilabot

    let’s try a chopsuey senate.
    1) mitos magsaysay – una,
    2) jr magsaysay – lp,
    3) marvin llasos – religious rcc,
    4) ted casiño – communist,
    5) eddie villanueva – religious protestant,
    6) ed hagedorn – environmentalist (killer?),
    7) greco belgica – reformed excon,

    • Observer_din

      ampangit ng lasa ng chopsuey mo. hehehe

      • Luthmar

        I like your humor. It’s really funny.

      • Observer_din

        thanks po. :)

  • JosengSisiw1

    New strategy in the mids of the campaign means only one thing, the previous plans were not effective and not working. Some people are getting nervous?

    • koolkid_inthehouse

      Nobody attending her campaign rally.

  • crisostomo_ibarra_the3rd

    It only means that the has beens and the tailenders in the survey need a boost from the more popular candidates.

  • nes911

    No to nancy binay. No to jackie enrile. No to ejercito. No to mitos magsaysay. No to zubiri.

  • Jane Tan

    I wonder if this is the start of a long line of useless statements from Nancy Binay. Seems like she’s just going to end up as a puppet because all she’s been doing is acting like a microphone.

  • Luthmar

    OMG, just to look at the picture of this group, it gives me goose pimples. Whose idea was it to organise this group. Kadiiiiiiiiiiiiiiri to death.

    • eleazar66

      ang mga tindig daliri ay mga tauhan ni plunderer

  • jgl414567

    Nancy Binay, “nanay de pamilya daw ng senado” nagimbento na naman ng papoging slogan tulad ng Erap para sa mahirap pero ang totoo naging Erap para tayo maghirap at si Nancy Binay magiging tsimay de pamilya ng mga mandarambong!

    • koolkid_inthehouse

      Nancy Binay kasambahay ng mga mandarambong. Erap nagpapahiral lalo sa mga mahihirap.

  • koolkid_inthehouse

    Why? No huge rally with you alone?

  • UrHONOR

    >>>“It’s better that we are seen together.”<<<

    TAMA din naman ang political strategy na yan: PARA HINDI NA MALITO ang mga botante sa nakikita nilang kung saan-saan lupalop nag-gagagala ang mga past, present, at future MMM ng bayan. Sa isang salyahan, KITA na nila kaagad ang UNAng mga kandidatong HINDI NILA DAPAT na IBOTO! Very good move.

  • UrHONOR

    BIG LEAP for Nancy…..from KASAMBAHAY to SPOKESMAN of the losing party.

  • $14334231

    kawawa ka naman nancy…eh, kung mag brown out, di hindi ka na makikita…..paano ka maiboboto kung walo lang ang nakikita…..pakiusap lang, magdala ka palagi ng flashlight, okay??…pero hindi pa rin kita iboboto at ang mga kasamahan mo, maliban kay jun magsaysay…kasi, tatay n’ya was my guy!!!……

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Jocken-Dano/100002588330624 Jocken Dano

    you started excellent but it seems something went wrong along the way. you should drop some of those baggage now or you will surely sink . . .

  • ProudToBePinoy75

    binay na naman!!!! God, please guide us.

  • jseesus

    nagkasama sama ang mga future na talunan etong eleksyon. group picture ng mga mandarambong…

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