Sleepless UNA ladies endure heat, hectic sked, cat bite

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OZAMIZ CITY—One of the loudest voices in the United Nationalist Alliance’s (UNA) senatorial ticket fell silent shortly after the plane’s cabin door closed.

Rep. Mitos Magsaysay and her entourage were on a 5:25 a.m. flight to Misamis Occidental on Thursday in yet another backbreaking schedule that would take them to at least five more provinces up north this week.

Magsaysay, her voice occasionally failing in the morning, was catching up on sleep, a rarity for most senatorial candidates in this stretch of the campaign for next month’s elections.

Seated across the aisle on the third row was a fellow UNA candidate, ex-Tarlac Gov. Margarita “Tingting” Cojuangco. She had a concern of her own. A cat bit her left foot during a recent sortie in Laguna. It required eight antirabies and antitetanus injections. She’ll get the last shot when she gets back to Manila.

Little sleep, infernal heat, occasional sickness or, in the case of Cojuangco, a terrible cat bite are all part of the game to win a seat in the Senate.

Unfazed by poll surveys

But both Magsaysay and Cojuangco insisted that they were undaunted, especially with just a month to go before Election Day.

They remain unfazed, or so they claim, even if the two major survey firms have consistently put them at the bottom rung of prospective winners in the senatorial race.

“I don’t believe that 1,200 people (the usual number of respondents) can actually disrupt my wanting to serve the country,” Cojuangco told reporters before going on a campaign motorcade here yesterday morning.

“How can 1,200 (respondents) speak for 52 million voters?” she said.

Magsaysay was similarly dismissive of the Pulse Asia and Social Weather Stations surveys, questioning why her ratings had basically not been moving since the surveys began.

“From the start, someone told me that they would nail me to that number,” she told the Inquirer.

Without naming names, she added: “They don’t want me to win and they don’t want me to get campaign funds.”

Survey results notwithstanding, Magsaysay and Cojuangco have been diligently campaigning. They were on the road and at public markets here in the morning and in the afternoon. They were joined by Audrey Zubiri, who represented her husband, former Sen. Juan Miguel Zubiri, also an UNA senatorial candidate.

Hectic homestretch

Cojuangco said she had not missed a group sortie while Magsaysay said she had skipped only the last one in Leyte. But she said that was because she campaigned in nearby Cebu.

The coming weeks are expected to become even more hectic for the two women and others in the UNA slate.

They returned to Manila on Friday morning but flew to Kalibo later that day at 2:30 p.m. They courted voters in Aklan, Antique and Iloilo. They were scheduled to return to Manila on Monday.

They will barnstorm Nueva Ecija the following day and, barring last-minute changes in schedule, will motor to Pangasinan, La Union and Ilocos the rest of the week.

Capiz was initially included in the Iloilo leg but the Inquirer learned it was postponed because Vice President Jejomar Binay, one of the senior UNA leaders, could not join them.

The province is the political bailiwick of Interior Secretary Mar Roxas, Binay’s likely rival in the presidential election three years from now.

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  • indiosbravos2002

    These two ladies just dont get it. People dont like them because they embody corruption and trad politicians. A vote for Tingting is a vote for Peping. A vote for Mitos is a votd for GMA.

    • diamond_digger

      You are correct, Indiosbravos! In fact, they also have demonstrated their lack of competence to the post of crafting laws for the land when they gave similar statements regarding the results of the SWS survey that didn’t favor them or UNA. Imagine commenting: “How can 1,200 (respondents) speak for 52 million voters?” Where in the world can they find a survey of similar purpose that would make the whole population as survey respondents? They clearly couldn’t distinguish between survey and census. My goodness, and they want to become senators! Only in the Philippines.

    • Noel

      Very well said. I don’t understand why UNA even considered taking in these two women who are liabilities to the team.

  • Keith_P

    “How can 1,200 (respondents) speak for 52 million voters?” she said.

    They can because science and math are involved, you dümb bìtch.

    If we ever change the constitution to require college education among candidates for elective office, we better include a prerequisite that they must also have a basic understanding of math and science.

    • jiovi

      UU NGA, NOONG TUMAKBO SI PINOY. KALA NATIN SI VILLAR ANG MANANALO…

      NGAYON MAS MALAMANG NA MAS MADAMI ANG MAKAKAPASOK NA TEAM

      PINOY SA MAGIC 12 DAHIL BULOK ANG KANDIDATO MO ( ANG UNA PARTY)…
      HAHAHA

  • NAGMAMARUNONG

    mahirap talaga ang mambola! matagal ng bilog ang ulo ng tao.

    • Guest

      hindi nila magagawa iyan sa’yo. masisira ang botox. LOL

      • hustlergalore

        nyak, hindi nadelete ang message ko. kung hindi naging guest. LOL

  • klepto

    Bigay ko sa inyo boto ko pero tsupain niyo muna etong uten ko.

    • hustlergalore

      hindi nila magagawa iyan sa’yo. masisira ang botox. LOL

  • regd

    Mitos & ting who?
    Never heard of them. YOU?

  • Agat Sumi

    hoy christian esguerra dont you have any other news…sayang space sa news write up mo na to

  • Andrew Dela Cruz

    question lang po! sino ang boboto kay JACK ENRILE DITO? AKO HINDI!

    • marionics

      puki ng ina nilang hinayupak na magama!!

    • Noel

      Lalo na itong huli na sinabi ni Fr. Reyes na ang pinatay ni Jack na si Lucas ay pamangkin niya.

  • Hey_Dudes

    Your party’s had long been over Mitos and Tingting. Better spend your time home doing better things than trying to fool a weary people.

  • hustlergalore

    Magsaysay was similarly dismissive of the Pulse Asia and Social Weather Stations surveys, questioning why her ratings had basically not been moving since the surveys began.

    – yung mga ibang kasama mo nga sa UNA tulad ni inay ng bayan, nasa taas ng sarbey. magic din ba iyon? LOL

  • Gloria Wheelchairroyo

    UNArroyo party, talo na kayo kase samahan kayo ng kurakot, mandaraya, sinungaling at ang iba ay murderer.
    Lumabas na tunay na kulay ng UNA dadalaw daw sina Binay at JV kay GMA at pabor pa sila na patakasin ito. Tapos kinuha pa nila si Migs at Mitos na bata ni GMA.

    • Kirat

      Laging nasa balita yung tatlong hari, pero meron ding maliit na reyna na may benda sa leeg. Baka lang di siya gaanong napapansin kasi yung mga manok niya (Zubiri, Gordon, Mitos) ay kung di bitin-bitin, tuluyang labas sa survey.

  • jeff

    Huwag kang magalala anti-RH mitos, mayroon namang anti-RH voters katulad mo ang boboto sa iyo. Kaya lang kukunti lang sila.

    • catherine sien

      yan ang akala mo lang…maghintay ka.

      • prince_janus

        hahaha marami seguro talagang tanga sa pilipinas pagnanalo pa yang bruha na amo mo!

      • JMbilisyos

        ITO PA ANG ISANG TANGA AT BOBO NA BOBOTO SA MGA HINAHAYUPAK NA TAGA UNA!!!

  • ingbilat

    if they are looking for sympathy, they should look it up in the dictionary, it’s right next to s***!

  • Kirat

    The cat disappeared while walking home from a videoke bar last night. Worried relatives have contacted the NBI.

  • marionics

    A cat bit UNA candidate, ex-Tarlac Gov. Margarita “Tingting” Cojuangco’s left foot during a recent sortie in Laguna.

    bawhahahaha

    maski pusa galit sa kanya hahaha

    • lennonpaul

      na salvage na daw ung pusa.

    • JMbilisyos

      HAHAHAAH!

  • redsnow

    UNA Un-Notice Anomaly …… Full of anomaly when one of this candidate become senator

  • Nelson Baguya II

    ano ba ang GINAWA NIYA SA PUSA AT SOBRANG GALIT at paghihinagpis NITO kay tingting. ayan, sa sobrang galit, walang nagawa yung mga body guards, kagat s left foot. saket…..

  • virgoyap

    It’s better for them to back out asap. They are only wasting their time and their restless days.

  • JosephNess

    why was mitos husband not mentioned if he’s with her in her campaign sortie? maybe, he was with the other Magsaysay, the one true senatorial candidate with the true blood of a Magsaysay in him…just curious..

  • Horst Manure

    What about the cat survive or not?????

    • Mamang Pulis

      buhay pa kya yun iring?

      nantatapak kasi ng buntot ayan tuloy!

      :D

  • ztefertilizerscam10

    Mitos Magsaysay – She is in office to protect her husband, JV Magsaysay, who was the smuggling king of Subic during the reign of Gloria Macapagal Arroyo. He is the counterpart of Elena Bautista Horn, spokesperson of GMA. She is “monkey see-monkey do” as far as her loyalty to GMA is concerned. I cannot trust her.

    • penoy2012

      Maybe. But smuggling doubled in the time of PNoy.

  • Mamang Pulis

    nun isang araw, nakasakay ng tauhan ko itong si mitos magsaysay sa weesam fastcraft papuntang Isabela, Basilan–ang report sa akin :

    sir, walang ka amor amor yun ‘bae’ [babae] na magsaysay..ang sungit ng mukha hindi man lang maka strike ng friendly chat sa loob…

    sabi ko : ah wala–mga kapuya na yan, saka malamang kumukulo mga sikmura nyan at alam nila hotspot pupuntahan nila, kahit isang kumpanya pa ng pulis at marines kasama nya….praning praning pa rin mga utok nyan.

  • tohellwithhypocrites

    Botox ladies…

  • cris lozada

    all i can say to both of you is HAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!!!!

  • speedstream2

    Political figures can’t be dismissive of surveys. Such a stance could bite them. Isn’t perception everything? But, then again, that’s their problem.

  • Noel

    I don’t know about Mitos and Nancy but this Tingting is a socialite who never experienced hardship. She has to endure all these campaign sorties to be a Senator.

  • User Guest

    kawawa naman yung mga milyonaryo … tinatamaan sila ng sikat ng araw … e bawal pa naman silang pawisan … hahahaha

  • penoy2012

    For those who do not want P-Noy, they should vote for Mitos. If they support P-Noy, then vote for Magsaysay Jr.

  • klepto

    Mas mabuti pa siguro pag nasa stage na etong mga putang pulitiko, magsabay-sabay sila hubad at mag dukit. Mas makikinabangan pa sila ng mga tao dahil nagbibigay ng tuwa kaysa nasa puwesto sila at nangungurakot ng pera.

  • jasrey ramos

    at leastthey have the brains for it….only a dumb person would question the intellectual capability of a human specie just like the monkey in the palace….

  • MaySenseBa

    “How can 1,200 (respondents) speak for 52 million voters?” she said.

    Firstly, how can an idiot like you give birth to daughters as pretty as Mikey and Chynna? Galing ah, THAT I can’t understand.

    Let me explain through simple psychometric terms why 1,200 can represent 52M. In very simple terms it is scientific randomization. Without that, even if you survey 1M but do it without randomization or a cross cutting of the social classes, the 1,200 of the SWS will be infinitely more accurate than a 1M survey. It is not about the actual number, but the ability to use a set of survey respondents to represent the many.

    If you can’t understand that, I’m not so sure why you are running for an office that needs a lot more cerebral abilities than normal jobs.

    I think the Cat that bit you smelled your fishy intentions for running for office, Ting. Dapat kahit sa paa nilagyan mo ng botox lekat na..

  • eltee2012

    >>>sabi rito ni Ms Cojuangco…..“How can 1,200 (respondents) speak for 52 million voters?”

    >>>tama hindi 1200 respondents. PERO MAS HIGIT MAKA-INFLUENCE ANG MGA PINAGGAGAWA AT INILALATHALA NG MGA BAYAD NA SURVEY AGENCIES…SWS, PULSE ASIA AT IBON, AT ISAMA PA ANG ILAN MEDIA NETWORKS SURVEYS.

    >>>simula nagkaroon at nauso ang mga agency na iyan, naging instrumento at bahagi na ng mga politician at political parties sa kanilang election campaign. DAHIL SA MGA SURVEYS NA ILALABAS NAHIHIMOK, NABUBUO AT MADALING PUMANIG ANG KAISIPAN NG MGA TAONG BUTANTE AT HINDI BUTANTE, NA PARA BANG SOCIALIZING TSISMIS AT INTRIGUES. DIYAN NATUTO ANG MGA PILITIKONG LUMA AT BAGO.

    >>>KUNG WALANG GANIYAN SURVEYS, MANINIWALA BA ANG TAONG BAYAN AGAD SA MGA PULITIKO?

    >>>AT SA MGA GANIYAN SURVEYS, ISA PA RIN NAGIGING BASEHAN O GINAGAMIT NG MGA ILAN PULITIKO NA DAHILAN SA PAGKATALO NILA KAHIT TALAGA NAMAN TALO SILA SA RESULTA NG ELEKSYON.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Charles-Lynel-F-Joven/685946584 Charles Lynel F. Joven

    UNA sucks (although i’d vote for Zubiri)..and some of LP’s slate is bad too…our country is going to the dogs..

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