UNA taps Jinggoy Estrada as main endorser, whether brother JV likes it or not

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Senator Jose “Jinggoy” Estrada. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

MANILA, Philippines—Despite the recent spat between former Joseph Estrada’s sons, the United Nationalist Alliance (UNA) will still try to convince Sen. Jinggoy Estrada to join the group’s sorties throughout the country to help boost its candidates’ chances at the polls, according to campaign manager Toby Tiangco.

Tiangco said he wants Jinggoy in UNA’s sorties as main endorser especially now that the local campaign season has kicked off and would be taking much of the time of the former president who is running for mayor of Manila.

Jinggoy is seemingly reluctant to campaign for his half-brother Joseph Victor Ejercito, who is running for the Senate.

Tension between the two resurfaced last month after Jinggoy’s planned advertisements to endorse his younger brother failed to push through.

Ejercito later issued a statement saying he did not reject Jinggoy’s endorsement, but that the latter’s proposed TV ads could affect his own, considering the time limits set by the Commission on Elections.

When asked by reporters Sunday night if he was willing to campaign for his half-brother, Jinggoy said his brother does not appear to need his help.

“He does not need my endorsement so I cannot do anything,” Jinggoy said.

Asked if he would campaign for UNA, he replied: “If they need me.”

He also said he intends to focus on helping his father campaign for the Manila mayoralty post and would go house to house to court votes.

But Tiangco said UNA needs Jinggoy in the campaign.

The former president, who has been a crowd drawer at UNA’s sorties, is now expected to devote all his time to the local campaign, Tiangco explained. Another UNA leader, Senate President Juan Ponce Enrile, cannot join sorties because of his poor eyesight.

Vice President Jejomar Binay, who has also been a staple in many UNA events, is giving priority to his official functions, according to Tiangco.

Tiangco noted that Binay had been tasked by President Aquino to attend an event in Paris later this month and would thus be unable to join UNA rallies.

He said Jinggoy could be a major endorser for UNA since the Senate is on recess and he has no official functions to attend.

UNA candidates resumed their campaign Monday and visited the vote-rich province of Laguna, where they were joined by Gov. Jeorge “ER” Ejercito.

In a statement, the Laguna governor said the UNA candidates had vowed to work for the rehabilitation of the Laguna de Bay to help reduce flooding in lakeside communities.

The project has long been delayed, and so far, the administration has put forward no viable program to address the flooding problem, Ejercito said.

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  • doublecross

    para ano eto, tatay nila mandarambong at magnanakaw. sino ba naman ang boboto d2, yan para sa mahirap, di naman totoo yon, kundi front lang yon, sana naambunan kami ng grasya. sa wala naman ginawa eto sa senate, kundi mgumiti lang at manghusga ng kapwa. tanong ko kung saan nila gigastos yong pera nila para sa mga taong bayan….

    • maypakialamtayo

      sana itanong ng media kung ano na ang nangyare sa bogus na NGO na pinondohan nila (jinggoy, enrile, revilla at cong. velarde) mukhang nakakalimutan na eh!,

      • doublecross

        ayn oo nga ano, kasama pala nila yong tatay ni jackie na magnanakaw, i senate presidant ba yon, nawala nga yon NGO dhl kasabwat nila sa hukos-fokus ng pera. ganito na ba ang senate, puro nakaw nalang ng PERA!

    • regd

      Ganyan yan, pagka ika ginagawa mo, sinusuporta mo. Magnanakaw na nga yung tao e siyempre yung BOBOto dyan ganun din.

  • http://alasfilipinas.blogspot.com/ Pepe Alas

    ¡UNA SA LAHÁT!

    • ernievictory

      tama ka .ang UNA ay una sa lahat…..ng kabulastugan !

    • eduardo gandia

      una sa lahat bwah, huli sa lahat ng bagay para sa kapakanan ng mahirap na masa. no to UNA. una para sa sarili lamang.

  • doublecross

    esperate move na ba eto, jinggoy. sa dami ng boboto sa iyo, ZERO ang kalabasan nyan.

  • doublecross

    eto ang maganda, lim contra tatlong members ng pamilya, si erap, jinggoy at JV, etong tatlo puro kasunungalingan ang nasa bibig nila,ni wala nga silang plataforma sa maynila, kundi mangorakot.

  • 33Sambuang2

    nakarma na ang isang lider. malapit ng mabulag. me natira pa sa tatlong bugok na mandarambong.

  • doublecross

    mga lahi eto ng magnanakaw, na kagaya ni enrile at binay…..BWESHIT!

    • http://twitter.com/el_deraney eifemia deraney

      Tumpak! Bangkarote na si Bigote. Kaya nga siya tumatakbo sa Maynila para makabawi sa mga loses niya. Bwahaha!

  • doublecross

    kung nganakaw ka, lahi ka ng magnanakaw!

  • catmanjohn

    The first step to the Philippines NOT becoming the laughingstock of the world is to get rid of all ESTRADA’s, whatever misleading their last names are.

  • marlaw

    Sa kabila ng pagiging convicted plunderer ng amang si Erap, kung bakit marami pa ring mga kababayan ang nagpapaloko sa mga pang uuto ng mga Estrada. Ang buong akala nila ay isang pelikula ang kanilang pinapanood. Lingid sa kaalaman ng lahat na kinabukasan ng bansa ang nakataya. Sa Manila kapag nanalo si Erap talagang uto-uto nga ang mga kababayang bumoto. Para ano pa na iluklok si Erap? Wala na siyang dapat patunayan pa dahil napatunayan ng wala siyang kakayahang mamuno. Binigyan siya ng pagkakataong maging pangulo pero binaboy lang niya ang panguluhan. Mas inatupag niya ang paglalasing, pagsusugal at pambabae. Ginawang tambayan ng mga kapwa niya sugarol ang Malakanyang. Sana magising naman na ang mga kababayang tulog pa ang kaisipan dahil na rin sa sobrang kapapanood ng telenovela,

  • Milo Go

    A clueless individual leading a group of clueless individuals. Only in the Philippines we can be happy in voting for mediocre candidates who are better at Dancing and Singing instead of focusing on the immediate problems of Filipinos. Most of these comedy in error are clueless in problem solving and too bad most Filipinos will vote for them anyway.

  • NAGMAMARUNONG

    GOLLY BEE! PINAS TO BE RENAMED AS BEE REPUBLIC? PRESIDENT BINAY, VICE PRES. JINGGOY, SENATE PRES. JACKIE, MAJ FLOOR LDR JV. CUSTOMS COMMISSIONER JPENRILE, BIR COMMISSIONER ERAP, BUDGET SEC. NANCY.
    ano say nyo.

  • wazgoingon

    Walang katapusang alitan? Ano kaya ugat? Tagong yaman?

  • joshmale2004

    UNA candidates resumed their campaign Monday and visited the vote-rich province of Laguna, where they were joined by Gov. Jeorge “ER” Ejercito.

    In a statement, the Laguna governor said the UNA candidates had vowed to work for the rehabilitation of the Laguna de Bay to help reduce flooding in lakeside communities.

    The project has long been delayed, and so far, the administration has put forward no viable program to address the flooding problem, Ejercito said.

    Sitting Governor pala si ER Ejercito ng Laguna eh. Why blame the Administration for Laguna De Bay when you could have spearheaded rehabilation being the sitting Governor and you have all the Provincial budget under your disposal. Wait for the election so you can blame to others a project which you could have done the past 4 years?

  • dan4321

    UNA knows marami pa rin ang mga TANGA na Pilipino at hindi na natuto.Marami pa rin ang kilig na kilig kay Erap at Jinggoy.Marami pa rin ang umaasa sa kadramahan nila.

  • bayankopdi

    SEN. JINGGOY ANO NA NANGYARI SA MILLION MILLION NAPORK BARREL NA BINIGAY NYO SA PEKENG FOUDATION PALA NA SINABI NYO DI NYO ALAM KASAMA NYO SI ENRILE AT REVILLA PAGKATRAPOS SABI NYO PAIMBESTIGA NYO….NAGBIBIGAY KAYO NG MILLION MILLION SA ISANG FOUNDATION NA DI NYO MAN LANG TIGNAN KUNG ANONG FOUNDATION ETO, GANON BA KAYO KATANGA? O KAYA GINAGAGO NYO LANG ANG SAMBAYANANG PILIPINO. NAISIP KO TULOY SI KRISTEL TEJADA NA NAGPAKAMATAY DAHIL SA DI MAKAPAGENROL SA U.P. DAHIL WALANG PERA….,SAMANTALA, KAYO MILLION MILLION NA PORK BARREL KUNG SAAN NYO LANG TINATAPON…ANO SA TINGIN NYO MANINIWALA BA KAMI SA INYO?????? HINDI KAYA YUNG FOUNDATION NA PEKE DI KAYA KAYO RIN GUMAWA NUON PARA SAINYO RIN BABALIK ANG PORK BARREL…MAGRESIGN NA LANG KAYO SENADOR JINGGOY SAYANG LANG PERANG PINAPASWELDO SA INYO….MAAWA PO KAYO SA SAMBAYANANG PILIPINO.

    • joshmale2004

      Kung sa Japan nangyari yan, sa pagkaka expose lang sa public ng katangahan ng official, automatic mag re resign na siya for the sake of the country. Only in the Philippines may makakapal na politiko.

  • regd

    Nasa lahi at dugo na ng mga ito ang pagnanakaw, siguradong BOBOtohin pa rin ng mga tao. Instinctual kasi yan e. Nasa dugo na rin ng mga mamBOBOto kung sino susuportahan nila.

  • mike8232

    Baboy ! pigrolac ! Magnanakaw !

  • mike8232

    We need to purge the country of these clans
    Ejercito
    Enrile
    Cayetano
    Binay

    Mga vigilante, ABB ? nasan na kayo umaksyon naman kayo

    • nakawan

      ABB? Weren’t they rebranded as PAOCTF? haha

  • http://twitter.com/elmerc892 elmer atilano

    Kahit sino s myembro ng 3 kings ang maging endorser wala ring effect yan ha ha ha…c dingdong at marian ang gamitin nyo baka pwede pa…

  • Lakan Dupil

    Hindi nagiisip ang pamunuan ng UNA–Jingoy gagawing endorser? eh mandarambong din yan. Baka makasama pa yan.

  • legislex

    This report is just part of the PR efforts of Jinggoy in preparation for 2016. UNA will be fielding Binay for President and Jinggoy for Vice President. Erap is running for Mania City Mayor as part of this plan. The Estrada’s are trying to control major cities (San Juan City, Manila City and the Province of Laguna under ER Ejercito) to ensure Jinggoy’s nomination in 2016. Said position will also add funds to their war chest. Jinggoy and JV will have control over P400 million pesos of PDAF (pork barrel). Erap and ER Ejercito will each have a discretionary fund of over P1 billion pesos. Thus, the Estradas have a total campaign fund for Jinggoy’s 2016 bid amounting to almost P2.4 billion pesos.

    The report claims that Jinggoy will be going around the country to support UNA’s national and local candidates. In truth, Jinggoy will just be making himself visible to the public and will just be consolidating his influence over local officials and supporters. It is not surprising to read these kinds of reports being given undue attention despite having unimportant subjects. We should read the unwritten messages in every news report because most of them are just handiwork of well-funded PR Firms.

    • YoungGen

      Checkmate tayo ? Patay

      • epros

        Boom not in Laguna please !!!!!!!!

  • Bogart747

    Nakakatawa naman mga post dito kala niyo magagaling at santo mga kandidato ninyo,wala naman pinag iba nyan kahit mga aso ni abnoy puro corrupt din yan, at may mga bakla pa(abnoy,koko pimentel) magpaka totoo kayo.wala naman ginagawa c abnoy sa ekonomiya. tuta pa rin cya ng amerika, sa gasolina bumaba ba ang presyo? kuryente? trabaho?, sana magising kayo walang pinag iba mga idiot..

  • Guest

    Sa 10 sinabi ni Erap, siyam daw doon puro kasinugalingan. Kaya di tayo dapat magpapaniwala dito sa convicted plunderer na ito.

  • http://twitter.com/wadjitzain coty

    yuck!

  • Guest

    Di bankrupt ang Manila dahil may pondo pa sila sa kanilang mga projects. Namumulitika lang si Erap. Wala na kasing maibato kay Lim.

  • Guest

    Isang term lang si Erap sa Manila sabi niya ha. Sino Pasang papalit? Baka si Dr. Loi.

    • maypakialamtayo

      yung anak ni laarni o si laarni mismo, ginawa nya na sa san juan yan eh! tapos lilipat sila ng caloocan city, tapos valenzuela city, lahat ng bayan sa bulakan lilipatan nila, diretso hanggang pampanga, bataan, zambales hanggang doon sa panatag shoal, pati mga sundalong intsik doon papalitan nila.

  • doublecross

    malayo pa ang 2016, nangarap ka na naman….BWESHIT!

  • doublecross

    why jinggoy…?
    si erap, magnanakaw
    si toby, addict
    si binay, corrupt
    si enrile, sta, clause ng pera
    si jinggoy…..dmi kao nito sa COA, dhl sa corruption!

  • doublecross

    kung ano ang puno, siya din ang anak,kaya corruption sila jinggoy at JV!

  • doublecross

    ano ba nagawa ni jinggoy…..XXXXXXXX!
    nakaw lang ng PERA!

  • JosengSisiw1

    Here’s the truth behind the changes in UNA:
    1. Enrile is so very unpopular now he is not helping the candidates. He had destroyed his son’s chances already and UNA will not let it happen to others.
    2. Lim is edging in Manila and Estrada as Asiong is nobody to the new young voters
    3. They believed that Jinggoy x-mas gift & ignorant pork barrel spending didn’t affect his popularity which his brother does not agree with.
    4. Binay is so sure about Nancy’s win he is abandoning the others.

  • doublecross

    si jackie enrile, mamamatay tao, gusto ba ninyong iboto….think!
    si erap, plunderer, gusto ba ninyong maubos ang pera ng bayan…..think!
    si binay, gumastos ng 1billion para sa munisipyo ng bayan makati, may nakita ba….think!
    si jinggoy, nawawala ang pera niya, saan niya ginastos……think!
    si toby, addict yan……think!
    si honasan, coup plotters….think!
    si zubiri, magnanakaw ng botos……think
    si magsaysay(mitos), sa club siya bagay….think!
    think…think…think….mag-isip na kayo!

  • MonMayuga

    “Despite the recent spat between former Joseph Estrada’s sons, ….”

    or, shall we rewrite it this way? “Despite the recent spat between ‘ex’ Joseph Estrada’s sons,…”

    We believe that the news writer inadvertently omitted the word “President.”

    Calling the deskman.

  • doublecross

    ayaw namin iboto ang lahing magnanakaw. d2 a baguio, zero ang estrada, binay at enrile!

  • maypakialamtayo

    sana may makaisip maipalabas sa tv yung impeachment trial ni erap, baka nakakalimutan na ng mga taga maynila na marami sa kanila ang natuwa nung masipa siya dahil sa jueteng gate.

  • inquirercet

    the sad reality of philippine life. the first generation steals, the second launders the money, the third are legitimate billionaires.

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