UNA accuses group backing 4 Team PNoy bets of vote buying

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Rep. Toby Tiangco. FILE PHOTO

TARLAC, Philippines — The United Nationalist Alliance (UNA) on Thursday urged the Commission on Elections (Comelec) to look into an alleged incident of vote buying by the Kaya Natin! Movement for Good Governance and Ethical Leadership which was four supporting Team PNoy senatorial bets.

In a statement, the opposition’s campaign manager, Navotas Representative Toby Tiangco, said that the poll body should investigate the organization’s “massive distribution” of gift cheques worth P500 and P1000 from Mercury Drug and National Bookstore.

The group is endorsing Ramon Magsaysay Jr., Risa Hontiveros-Baraquel, Aquilino Pimentel III and Bam Aquino.

The distribution of the gift cheques was rampant in Quezon City, according to the UNA official.

UNA bet Nancy Binay echoed Tiangco’s request for the poll body to look into the alleged vote buying, telling reporters that it was “not fair, not right that they are distributing gift cheques during the campaign period.”

“What is alarming is that this foundation is composed of people involved in politics. They are endorsing senatorial candidates,” she said at the sidelines of UNA’s campaign rally in Camiling, Tarlac.

Tiangco said that the opposition saw Kaya Natin as a convenient front for the Liberal Party-led coalition in influencing the voters. Its efforts, he said, were disguised as humanitarian assistance.

“Tinataon nila sa panahon ng local campaign (ang pamimigay ng gift cheques) at malinaw na may perang involved,” he said.

Kaya Natin itself should be looked into, added Tiangco, citing the organization’s members who are affiliated with the Liberal Party such as former Isabela governor and now Comelec Commissioner Grace Padaca, Senator Kiko Pangilinan, Fr. Ed Panlilio, and Bam Aquino.

Big lie, malicious statement

This was however denied by Kaya Natin lead convener Harvey Keh who replied through his Twitter account (@harveykeh) that the opposition’s statement was a “big lie” and a “malicious statement.”

Keh went on to challenge Tiangco to resign as UNA’s campaign manager should he fail to produce evidence.

“If Cong. Tiangco cannot show us the GCs which contain d names of Team PNoy candidates. I suggest he immediately resign as UNA campaign manager for spreading lies and malicious information,” twitted the Kaya Natin official.

Not resigning

In a phone interview, Tiangco questioned Keh’s dare for him to produce evidence or resign from his post in UNA.

“He cannot say what I can or cannot do–not someone who has been (threatened to be) held in contempt by the court,” he said, adding that only the execom of the opposition could decide.

During the impeachment trial of then Chief Justice Renato Corona last year, Keh was asked to explain why he should not be held in contempt after he submitted to Senate President Juan Ponce Enrile’s office documents supposedly containing information about Corona’s foreign currency deposits.

Originally posted at 03:09 pm | Thursday, April 4, 2013

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  • redsnow

    Tobyza Tiongco mas masaklap yung Dick buying na kagawian mo

  • Guest

    Papaano nagkaroon ng vote buying eh wala pang eleksyon?

  • joshmale2004

    Hehehe. UNA better counter the LP by giving imported cars from Port Irene in exchange for votes.

  • Pedro_Kawawa

    bakla ba to si tiangco?

  • ernesto

    wla pa nga election vote buying na,anong klaseng utak yan

  • johnllander

    una -unahing ibasura!!!

    huwag iboto ang mga ejercito!!!
    huwag iboto ang mga binay!!!
    huwag iboto ang mga enrile!!!

  • boboposter

    Toby Tiongki dapat pangalan nito eh. Adik lang talaga!

  • JosephNess

    mukhang nakatira na naman ‘to kaya nananaginip…hahahaha…

  • ztefertilizerscam10

    Tiang-co(tsong-go) shabu pa….

  • Guest

    lakas ang tama ni toby hehheheh

  • farmerpo

    Ay sus, di nga dapat. UNA lang ang may karapatang mamigay ng ‘gift candy wrapped in P500 bill’ at may balot na Nancy Binay. Sa mga batang di botante ibinibigay. Say nyo?

  • Jane Tan

    Sus parehas lang sa mga rally ninyo na naglalabas kayo ng mga sexy dancers. You give the men some eye-candy, while the opposition gives them vouchers for medicine. Yung kaibahan lang sa ginagawa ninyo ay atleast may use ang binibigay ng LP.

  • berong es

    mag resign lang pag napatunayang di totoo?dapat tumalon sa tulay…na maraming bwaya sa ibaba,

  • patrickinca

    Oh yeah? Sige isa isahin ninyo ang mga Barangay captain sa Sta. anna at Paco at malalaman ninyo na nagbigay na si isko ng mga bayad. Napaka plastic ang mgataga UNA na ito.

    • otire

      si tobby baka naka plastic din na maliliit ang binibigay nyan..

    • indiosbravos2002

      Not to mention yong weekly campaigns sa Kabaka area sa Pandacan. Every week andon si Erap at representative ng Buhay party list na si Mayor Atienza (ironically supporter #1 ni Arroyo) namimigay ng kung ano ano sa mga tao.. Palaging kinekwento yong pagpapatalsik sa kanya sa Malacanang at sinasabing wala syang ginawang masama. ANYARE?!?!?!

  • nes911

    Getting paranoid mr. Tiangco?

  • yaonglaan

    Sabog ka na naman !

  • http://twitter.com/aidsasis Adrian Asis

    twitted?

  • NAGMAMARUNONG

    TULARAN NINYO ANG LP. HUWAG MAGING IYAKIN. PERA? FROM BINAY, ERAP AND ENRILE. PURO KA BUNGANGA.

  • pinoy_gwapos

    hahahaah! wag na sabi pagsalitain yan! lalo lang bumabaon ang UNA! tumira na naman si Addict Toby! nag hallucinate na naman!

  • Hellomr

    It is desperate move from una because most of their candidates are poor from sws survey.. Una silang yayaman bago ang iba….kaya huwag natin iboboto itong mga professional politics na puro kapakanan at pansarili ang NASA isip. Karamihan sa boboto sa una ay itong mga nakatira sa estero na inaalagaan nila tuwing darating ang ganitong election. Pero sa mga student at Ofw at mga professional siguradong hindi nila
    Mabibili ito….

  • Alala Peter

    ang matuwid na daan para lang sa kalaban sa pulitika ng LP, hehehe

  • Kiro Nazakato

    Ewan ko kung ano nasa isip Tatlong Hari kuno, at di pinapalitan tong campaign manager nilang bobo! He is asserting something, pero ayaw mag-present ng proof!! Gusto nya mag investigate ang Comelec based on his say-so, at tsismis!!!Mukhang may tama nga ito…

  • JuanTamadachi

    You’re such a hopeless dickhead, Tiangco.

  • BatangSingapore

    naku naman hindi pa man nakaka upo itong si mongoloid na BUM aquino nagbabayad agad sa mga tao para iboto siya. Corrupt ka talaga BUM AQUINO.

    • Luthmar

      Do you notice, sa karamihan ng komento dito ikaw lang ang naniwala kay Toby. Did you go to the same school?

      • 33Sambuang2

        kapareho nya kasing adik to batang singapore na to.

    • http://tagalogshows.com/face-to-face/ ChristInMe

      mongoloid ba kamo ang UNA campaign manager pa lang mongoloid na mongoloid na ang dating, member ka ba ng UNA, sinong BUM baka goose bumps, sabagay walang Bum Aquino ang TEAM PINOY, at corrupt ba kamo, tama corrupt nga si Bum (JOJO) Vice Pres Binay , kaya utang na loob bobo ang boboto kay Nancy Binay, walang political experience eh secretary lang ang alam nyan , malamang parang si Lapid at Revilla gagawin nyan part time politician at full time actor, kukuha lang yan ng katakot takot na adviser para bayaran nya ng pera ng bayan, bakit hindi na lang si HONTIVEROS, JUN MAGSAYSAY… ipasok natin sila sa magic 12 sayang naman yan ang mga magtratrabaho na hindi na kailangan pa gumamit ng utak ng iba.

      • BatangSingapore

        hoy laHi ka ng mongoloig. para sa kaalaman mo mas may naipasang batas si lapid at revilla kesa kay abnoy aquino/cojuangco ok. yan si abnoy kahit isang batas walang nai-author ok. hahahhahahha NO TO BUM AQUINO LAHI NG TRAYDOR AT CORRUPT.

      • kolambogan

        Nakalimutan mo lang bang isama sina Sotto at Jinggoy sa iyong mga partimer Senators but fulltime PDAF collectors? Anyway mas mabuti pa ngang huwag na lang sana silang pumunta sa Senado, wala naman sila talagang ginagawa doon kundi umupo at makinig sa iba. Cguro wala ni isang record ang mga naturan na naki pagdebate sa anumang mahahalagang panukalang batas. Ang alam ko sa mga katulad nila, ay palaging co-authors o co-signers lamang at yung lang ang input nila sa pagpasa ng batas na pinaka-ubod ng trabaho ng mga Senador, courtesy of the ink of their fountainpens, mechanical not cerebral. Poor Filipinos, must have to put up with so many actors pretending to be legislators.

  • http://twitter.com/LakanDupil Lakan Dupil

    Ang Kaya Natin pa ang pinaghinlaan ni Toby eh walang pera yang mga yan. Mukhang inililihis lang ni Toby at Nancy ang COMELEC para ang kanilang kalukuhang ginagawa ay hindi masilip. Si Binay, Estrada at Enrile ang ipasilip sa COMELEC tiyak hindi lang 500 or 1000 ang ipinamimigay ng mga mandarambong na iyan.

  • Luthmar

    Well, look who’s talking. What about those candies, t-shirts, etc. that they throw to the people when they do their campaign rounds. They have to complain because it is only them who have the right to bribe. Kaya pala mukhang na electric shock si Toby naiisahan daw ng LP.

  • 33Sambuang2

    tiangco. nabuang ka na.

  • indiosbravos2002

    Imbistigahan muna UNA pano nila ginawang spokesperson yong drug addict. Di ba Tiangco.

  • indiosbravos2002

    Kaya daw kinuha ng UNA si Tiangco na campaign manager/spokesperson, para libre supply ng shabu. Ayan batak na batak kampanya nila, walang antukin. Lahat ng kandidato buhay na buhay. Pati si Erap perked up na perked up sa ads ni JV. Hahahaha.

  • disqusted0fu

    First of all, if it’s regarding team pnoy candidates, do not expect for the Comelec to do any investigations whatsoever. And even if they did investigate, nothing will still happen to the candidates. That’s just how things work in this Aquino administration.

  • http://tagalogshows.com/face-to-face/ ChristInMe

    binay at estrada pasok sa survey dahil sa SUHOL… yan ang totoo, mukhang mongoloid ka dyan tobby pa tanggal mo yan suhulan mo para tanggalin… campaign manager dami mong pera yakang yaka mo yan…

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