Arroyo party backs 6 UNA, 3 Team PNoy bets, 1 indie

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The party of former President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo has handpicked 10 senatorial candidates to endorse.

The Lakas-Christian Muslim Democrats (Lakas-CMD) on Wednesday came up with a mixed slate with six of the candidates coming from the United Nationalist Alliance (UNA), three from the administration’s Team PNoy and one independent.

The candidates that got Lakas’ support were Richard Gordon, Nancy Binay, Joseph Victor Ejercito, Gregorio Honasan, Jack Enrile and Milagros Magsaysay, all from UNA; Cynthia Villar, Juan Edgardo Angara and Grace Poe, from Team PNoy; and independent candidate Eddie Villanueva.

Lakas said its local candidates had a solid mass base that could prove important in the senatorial race.

In a press briefing, Lakas President Ferdinand Martin Romualdez said his party decided to endorse only 10 senatorial candidates to give its local officials the discretion to choose two more senatorial bets they may want to support.

‘Strongly recommending’

But Romualdez also said Lakas was “strongly recommending” to its local officials that they back Margarita Cojuangco, Loren Legarda, Ernesto Maceda and Juan Miguel Zubiri.

Though Arroyo remains as Lakas chairperson emeritus, party officials have sought to distance themselves from the erstwhile chief executive, saying the executive committee would make the decisions for the group now.

Romualdez said Lakas, the former ruling party, is still a player in Philippine politics and that most, if not all, senatorial candidates have approached party members to seek inclusion on its list of candidates to support.

No national candidates

 

“I think that’s a great reflection on the value of the endorsement of Lakas-CMD … Again, yes, we are a player. A major player,” he said.

Lakas is not fielding any national candidate but has about 1,000 local officials vying for elective posts this May.

Lakas vice chairman Danilo Suarez said many of them were shoo-ins for the posts because they are unopposed.

“You’ll be counting in the vicinity of 3 to 3.5 million votes in the respective districts where we consider the Lakas candidates to be [in] no contest [races],” Suarez said.

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  • gikiness

    NOTED, NOTED WAG IBOTO.

  • quirinomayer

    Siempre inuuna ang UNA dahil ang lider nila e UNAno.

    • isidro c. valencia

      He he he he he at marami pang he he he.
      Kasi, unano rin ako.
      Ang nag endorse ay unano (unana?) din.
      Bagay magkasama si Binay at GMA.

  • Hey_Dudes

    O sabi nitong nakakulong na magnanakhaw iboto daw ninyo ang mga taong magbibigay sa kanya ng pardon!

    • $20722540

      buti nga yan nakakulong na…pagkatapos pagtripan!!! weder weder lang!!! ano masasabi mo doon sa nakakagala na mga politiko at mga kawatan sa gobierno na magnanakaw din…nangmaraming-maraming taon na? eg. mga heneral ng afp? what say?

  • DoReMiFaSoliman

    I’m very happy that Sonny angara and others from Team Pnoy has support from Lakas.. that means they know who to vote for a good future Senate.

    • jejembe09

      Oo pero for me si sonny lang gusto ko.. maganda kc ang plataporma nya lalo na sa Edukasyon

  • brunogiordano

    “Arroyo party backs 6 UNA, 3 Team PNoy bets, 1 indie”

    Malas ng mga mga kandidatong susuportahan ng partido ng ex-fake president.

    Malamang masilat.

    • John_Cruz

      Kiss of Death. Donaire had a photo-shoot with Pandak, the evil queen. Donaire lost his fight with the Cuban Boxer!

      • turkak

        tanga kaya natalo si Donaire binigay niya ung short pant niya sa isang sira ulo sa Malacanang.

  • kapayapaan_1900

    Endorsing people who thrives on low moral grounds is a no-brainer, an anathema to good governance. This pseudo Lakas-CMD political party will be doing a great service to the nation if it keeps its mouth shut. It has already squandered the people’s trust by conspiring with the corrupt GMA and her cohorts.

  • bicar69

    maayos si cynthia villar kaya tama ung choice ni LAKAS. lapit na elections!

  • wawangpenoy

    KISS OF DEATH!

    • Nimrod Suaez

      WANNA BET?

  • farmerpo

    Yesssssss! Let us now see if the Kiss of Death of GMA is real in this election. Sana, sana, UNA ay huli….Binay, Estrada, Enrile, sana lips to lips and Kiss ni GMA, fatal sigurado.

    • Nimrod Suaez

      6-3 WANNA BET?

  • Simplify1

    Buti inindorse sila honasasan, binay, estrada at enrile! Siguradong talo na! Bukas si Ampatuan naman ang mag iindorse din…

  • Pio Pusli

    “….Lakas President Ferdinand Martin Romualdez said his party decided to endorse only 10….”
    Yeah, listen to a big time makawat family like Romualdez. i wonder what they have in common with Macapagal-Arroyo, Binay, Estrada and Enrile family?

  • Hulabaloo

    now i know whom not to vote

  • rauloreto

    well, know your candidate and the party endorsing, tagal ng ginagawang tanga ng mga iyan ang mga pinoy

  • poroawan

    Lakas + UNA = corruption, greed and stupidity!

    • boldyak

      LP + NP= malaysia

  • ikulong

    UNA NO!

  • marionics

    putanginamoka jack hayup kayong magamaaaa!!!

    • ibyok

      boss, wag mo naman murahin mamatay-taong mag-ama na yan. kahit sira ulo mga ogag na yan at matagal ng nagbibilang ng perang ninakaw nila mula pa nung panahon ng diktador na si marcos, may damdamin din mga halimaw na yan na nagdadamit na parang tao. ipagdasal na lang natin na sana ay hwag na mag-alala si satanas na maagaw pa ng impaktong mag-ama na yan ang impyerno sa kanya para sabay na silang kunin

      • marionics

        tama ka. ipagpaumanhin mo sana ang bugso ng damdamin ko. sukdulan ang kabanalan mo at pagkadalisay ng pagkatao mo.

  • isidro c. valencia

    KAPALMUKS (KApisanan ng Politikong ang Anak ay Lahing Magnanakaw, Ugali ay Kumurakot sa Sambayanan).
    Please help me improve this acronym appropriate to most of our politicians.

    • jat2x

      Eto suggestion ko:
      KAPALMUKS (KApisanan ng Politikong may ANGKAN at Lahing Magnanakaw, Ugali ay Kumurakot sa Sambayanan).

  • Mita

    Lakas CMD: Lapiang Arroyo Kaakibat Ang Swapang, Corrupt, Manloloko, at Demonyo

  • SG0609

    TAMA SI TRILLANES NOONG SINABI NIYA NA LACKEY NI GMA ITONG SI ENRILE…BWAHAHA…NO TO UNA CANDIDATES EXCEPT GORDON! YES TO TEAM PNOY EXCEPT MADRIGAL, ESCUDERO, AND YES TO HAGEDORN AND CASI~nO.

  • Nimrod Suaez

    Up to now I have only 3 in mind: Richard Gordon , Milagros Magsaysay and Jingoy Estrada…..

    • muddygoose

      Jinggoy is not even running. How strange.

  • UrHONOR

    KISS of DEATH, ‘ika nga.

    Si TZUBIRI ang dating niño bonito ni pands na-scratch na…mahirap nga naman kumampi sa may SABIT!

    Mahirap din ang sumabit na naman sa mga DICKHEADS, sa gumagamit ng apilyido ng matinong tao, sa Tsimimay, sa isang BUM, sa gay toreador ni Aurora, sa tirador na traydor, sa biik ng ex-convict, sa kamukha ni Mike T, sa mahilig sa tisks, sa sumasakay sa kasikatan ng erpat, sa nagmamata-pobre ng mga nars, sa mahilig mang ded-bol ng tao, sa sapul pa sa pagka-bata korrrrap na, sa walis, at sa mga dating nakasayang puti.

  • UrHONOR

    LAKAS….lakas ng loob!

  • honest man

    Still very much fresh. The Kiss of Death. Kawawa si Villanueva.

  • Putakte Naman

    Kapalan na ng mukha !! Pilipinas kong Mahal, another 3 long years of suffering ahead of you. Kawawang kawawa ka na. Mahal ko ang Pilipinas and I will never give up praying for you. Good luck Philippines!!!!

  • alex_diaz2014

    Now I’m sure of the BIG NO NOS for my senate list.

  • ohmypinas

    UNArroyo party coalition…….UNA-no

    1. mitos magsaysay…….. tiga-himod ng pwet ni queen gloria
    2. inday binay…………….. jobless daughter ni Haring Luga
    3. jv ejercito……………….. anak sa labas ni Haring BOBO
    4. jack enrile………………. d madman na anak ni Haring ENRILE

    • turkak

      siguradong panalo yan kasi kahit sa survey ng Liberal party panalo yang mga yan.

    • rodben

      Angara napaka-swerting tao dati prof. panahon ni Macoy ngayon billionaire na… I guess we need strong opposition like Mitos para balance…

  • jat2x

    Ok 10 Lakas endorsed senatoriables, pakuha kayo ng picture kasama si GMA na itinataas ang kamay nyo, tignan natin kung mananalo kayo.

  • UrHONOR

    PINOY nga naman…ang LAKAS ng HIYA! Nakakulong na dahil sa KATIWALIAN, e, BUMUBULUSOK pa ng kahihirit. At yon namang takaw-na-takaw na makakuha ng boto, kahit na nakatuwad na at naghihngalo na sa pangkalahatang pagkakamali yong ume-endorsong sa kanilang TNL, e, tanggap pa at SUGOD pa din! Tunay na nakaka-aliw!

  • jorgecapulejr

    “I think that’s a great reflection on the value of the endorsement of Lakas-CMD … Again, yes, we are a player. A major player,” he said.

    At anong malaking kahibangan itong statement na ito??

  • disqusted0fu

    This party for now is not a party of GMA because she is continuously being persecuted and remains in detention for accusations that cannot be proven by her prosecutors, which is probably the reason why the cases filed against her are getting delayed instead.

  • Fulpol

    100,000 votes is good enough for gratitude…

  • regd

    How’s the midgets neck? Still attach?

  • sasama

    ….Judas kiss of death….

  • sasama

    …ketongin itong Lakas at si pandak…wag tatabihan…

  • ztefertilizerscam10

    P101 billion lost during Fake President Arroyo rule – COA

    1. NBN ZTE Scandal

    2. Millions of bribe money to Congressmen and Governors

    (October 2007)

    3. Cheating in 2004 Elections (HELLO GARCI)

    4. Joc Joc Bolante Case (Fertilizer Scam, P728 Million)

    5. JOSE PIDAL Bank Account (Unexplained Wealth, P200

    Million)

    6. NANI PEREZ Power Plant Deal ($2 Million)

    7. Use of Road User’s Tax for Campaigning

    8. Billion Peso Macapagal Boulevard (Overprice of P532

    Million)

    9. Juetengate? (Illegal Numbers game kickbacks)

    10. Extra Judicial Killings

    11. Arroyo Moneys in Germany (Exposed by Senator Cayetano)

    12. General GARCIA and Other Military Men

    13. Billion Peso Poll Automation contract to(Mega Pacific)

    (P1.3 Billion)

    14. Northrail Project($503 Million)

    15. Maguindanao Results of 2007 Elections (ZUBIRI, BEDOL)

    16. NAIA-3

    17. Venable Contract (Norberto Gonzales)

    18. Swine Scam (Exposed by? Atty. Harry Roque

    19. GLORIA Arroyo son hidden assets in united states

    20. EURO GENERAL’S

    21. CALAMITY FUND SCANDAL.

    22. C-5 road controversy — Senator Manuel Villar

    23.P550-million worth of funds from the Overseas Workers’

    Welfare Administration (OWWA).

    24. P780-million LWUA funds-PROSPERO PICHAY

    25. BISHOPS’s SUV-Gloria Birthday gift

    26. Arroyo linked in P325M lotto intelligence fund

    27. Arroyo got P200M in kickbacks from govt projects-Zaldy

    Ampatuan

    28. P200.41 billion or $4.6 billion in Malampaya royalties

    from 2002 to May this year.

    29.LACSON ACCUSED FG MIKE ARROYO OF SELLING 3 REFURBISHED

    HELICOPTERS TO PNP AT P105 MILLION EACH

    30. 600,Thousand metric tons of Rotten rice imported from

    India.Kishore Hemlani, an Indian trader allegedly close to

    Arroyo, reportedly bagged the P9.5 billion contract for

    the rice importation.

    31. DATO ARROYO wife bought the condo unit for $570,000,

    70-square-meter one-bedroom, one-bathroom unit (Unit

    No. 533) at the luxury high-rise, full-service Gramercy

    Towers located at 1177 California St. in upscale downtown

    San

    Francisco.

    32.- P50-million bribe to FG for the president’s veto of

    two franchise bills

    33. The additional funding led to a 41-percent spike in

    advertising expenses, from P76.129 million in 2008 to

    P107.420 million in 2009, which went mostly to ads for

    Arroyo’s achievements.

    34. The report said the PIA received from the Department

    of Budget and Management a notice of cash allocations

    amounting to P344.789 million, even though only P222.488

    million was appropriated for it under the national budget.

    35.- Denial of pork barrel funds to Malacanang’s political

    enemies

    36.- Praises for Jovito Palparan, alleged mastermind of

    extra judicial killings of militants

    37.- Removal of govt bodyguards for former pres and Arroyo

    critic, Cory Aquino

    38.- Appointment of manicurist as a member of the board of

    Pag-Ibig

    39. Appointment of gardener as deputy of the Luneta Park

    Administration.

    40. MIDNIGHT APPOINTMENT of an Arroyo,RENATO CORONA, as SC

    Chief Justice

    200+ other illegal midnight appointments

    41.- MIKEY ARROYO’s undeclared properties in California

    42.- Pardon of controversial convicted criminals like

    Ninoy’s murderers

    43.- EO 464; requiring Cabinet members to seek

    presidential clearance before testifying in Congress

    hearings

    44.- Promise (on Rizal Day) to not run for the presidency

    in 2004

    45.- “Vote Buying” by giving away Philhealth cards

    46.- Taxpayers’ money for her giant billboards and and

    PCSO tv campaign ads

    47- Appointment of Ben Abalos, a staunch GMA ally, as

    COMELEC chair

    48.- Mikey Arroyo’s importation of 32 thoroughbred horses

    from Australia worth P384 million.

    49.Former First Gentleman Mike Arroyo used 2 choppers 16

    times, son Mikey 69

    50.PNoy: PAGCOR spent P1 BILLION on coffee

    51.Jose Miguel Arroyo owned helicopters’

    all Robinson R44 Raven Is with Series Nos. 1370 to 1374

    A total of $1,423,025 was paid to Lionair for the five

    helicopters.

    52.Pagcor ‘pabaon’ to Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo: P345M

    53.The godmother’s ties to the Pinedas(Jueteng lord)

    54. Glorietta 2 and Batasan bombings

    The Glorietta 2 bombing happened during the height of

    the bribery case which took place in Malacañang.

    55. Misuse of Balikatan funds Navy Lt. Nancy Gadian

    revealed an alleged malversation of funds in 2007

    56. Solon: Charge Gloria Arroyo for taking P98-M from

    PNoy’s social fund

    57. 50 MILLION PABAON GENERALS

    Former Armed Forces chiefs of staff Narciso Abaya,

    Dionisio Santiago, Generoso Senga, Hermogenes Esperon, and

    Alexander Yano,chiefs of staff – Angelo Reyes, Diomedio

    Villanueva, and Roy Cimatu and MANY MORE..

    58.Colmenares: GMA had P488 billion in ‘pork.

    59. P1 BILLION down the drain in Arroyo-era jatropha

    project—DOST chief

    60.Fishers push plunder rap vs Arroyo in purchase of ice machines( overpriced at P455 million in 2009.)

    61.$225-million overprice of Metro Rail Transit Corp. (MRTC),

    62.Successor sues Pichay over P2.3-B fund mess

    63.Noli De Castro P6.6 billion pesos Pag-ibig Fund scam.

    64.Arroyo execs pocket P15-B from bridge scam

    65.skybridge and dam project in Camarines Sur. P3-billion

  • 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.

  • ztefertilizerscam10

    Enrile’s only son Jackie Enrile was a notorious killer who killed several people including alfie anido.

    Liezl (daughter of amalia fuentes) left showbiz kasi ni-rape ni Jackie Enrile (son of Juan ponce Enrile

  • ztefertilizerscam10

    Senator Enrile gives out public money to senators

    Enrile gave a whopping bonus of 1.6 million pesos each to 18 senators last Christmas. It is interesting to note that rather than hand over unused funds back to the treasury, Enrile saw it fit to distribute the so-called “savings” to Senate employees as a personal gift. According to the same report, even drivers and security personnel in the senate got bonuses ranging from 50,000.00 to 120,000.00 pesos.

  • ztefertilizerscam10

    Kindly include the slightly used Hummer luxury vehicles coming from the port of LA loaded in vans and shipped to port irene. In 2012, there were over 20 Hummer units that were shipped by the gang headed by the son-in-law of Johnny Enrile.

  • ztefertilizerscam10

    PLUNDERER President Joseph E. Estrada violated the Constitution and stands guilty of graft and corruption when he directly requested or received for his personal benefit P130 million out of the P200 million released by Secretary Benjamin Diokno of the Department of Budget and Management allocated under R. A. 7171 in violation of Section 3(c) of R. A. 3019, as may be seen from the affidavit of Luis C. Singson, provincial governor of Ilocos Sur, dated September 25, 2000 (Annex “B” hereof).

    President Joseph E. Estrada violated the Constitution and stands guilty of graft and corruption when he participated directly in the real estate business thru family-controlled corporation which constructed 36 townhouses in Vermont Park, Executive Village, Antipolo City, as shown in the PCIJ in the article on President Joseph E. Estrada’s family and financial interest. He also violated the Anti-Graft Law he is sworn to uphold. He filed his Statement of Assets and Liabilities for the year 1999, stating therein that he and his wife and children have business interests in only three (3) corporations. The President by that sworn statement also committed perjury and the offense of unexplained wealth because records show that he and his wife and mistresses and their children have other interests in other companies outside of the firms listed in his Statement of Assets and Liabilities.

  • ztefertilizerscam10

    Binay and alleged mistress’ photos surface the internet

    http://pinoygossipboydotph/wp-content/uploads/Binay-mistress-2.jpg

    change the dot

    Binay wife linked to Php72.06-M graft

    A FORMER whistleblower in high-profile graft corruption controversies turned-head of government’s financial watchdog yesterday linked the wife of Vice President Jejomar Binay, an incumbent and several former Makati City officials to alleged deception in the public bidding for a Php72.06 million supply contract awarded by the city government in 2001.

  • ztefertilizerscam10

    Elenita Binay’s (and private businessmen Li Yee Shing, Jason Li and Vivian M. Edurise, and Ernesto Aspillaga’s) arraignment for graft charges was set by the Sandiganbayan’s 4th Division on January 18, 2008. Binay was charged of alleged anomalous purchase of office fixtures and furniture for the new Makati City Hall from private contractor Office Gallery International from December 1999 to February 2000, regarding the acquisitions worth P 13.25 million overpriced by P3.6 million.

  • ztefertilizerscam10

    GLORIA ARROYO aka UNA-NO (PANDAK)

    P101 billion lost during Fake President Arroyo rule – COA

    In its Audit Performance Summary Report, the COA highlighted anomalies that mostly occurred in the 2007-2009 period in its investigation of more than 61,000 government agencies in 2011.

    More than 4,000 cases of unauthorized expenses, unaccounted-for cash advances, uncollected duties, fictitious claims, missing assets, or abandoned projects cost the government P101.82 billion, it said.

  • w4d

    LOL…Palpak nanaman. Si Gordon lang ang medyo qualified. Nag-endorse si Arroyo ng mga kandidatong “Yes, Ma’am”

  • Steven Zahl

    The DO NOT VOTE list.

  • sk2tk

    Wala kami pakialam sa gusto ng PANGULO NYONG FAKE at MANDARAMBONG.

  • ting0508

    The three Team PNoy candidates endorsed by Gloria’s party should reject this endorsement. Its a disgrace!

  • Ako_Hiking

    Arroyo may be distancing herself from the forefront but Aquino is more than content to keep making her his main point even though she’s been detained in the hospital for many months now. It would be nice if Aquino find new topics to talk about in his speeches at the rallies.

  • lemon88

    romualdez na pala president ng Lakas-CMD. bakit nating binabalik ang kapanahunan ni Apo Ferdi marcos at imelda. kayong mga kasapi ng lakas mga bobo kau!!!!!!!

  • Noel

    Gordon was a former GMA boy. Nancy’s father was not that hostile against GMA. JV although was very critical of GMA in the beginning recently agreed that GMA should be allowed to leave the country for treatment. Honasan is Enrile’s boy and Enrile had close relationship with GMA. Of course son Jack is supported by GMA. Need not explain about Mitos. As for Villanueva, no one and no party would want to displease a religious leader who commands a significant number of followers.

  • X44

    Except for one or two, same old names representing all that is bad. Tuloy pa rin ang ligaya nila.

  • Anton_Agaton

    Sana manalo si Nancy Binay. Nakakahiya kasi sa Tatay nya. Siya na
    lang sa pamilya nila ang hindi pa nakikinabang at nakakakurakot sa
    kabang-yaman ng Pilipinas.

  • pedro Bato

    This should not be a problem. We all know that this political party is already a spent force, . . wala ng pwersa,. . . wala ng lakas . . lakas ng loob meron. . pabayaan nyo na sila sa mga kilos nila. . minus pa nga ang resulta nyan sa mga Team Pnoy. . kiss of death yan. . .

  • pedro Bato

    This should not be a problem. . . that Arroyo party is already a spent force. . . wala na pong lakas. . lakas loob na lang ang natitira. . pabayaan nyo na sila sa gusto nila. . .magiging negative pa nga ang dating nyan sa mga botante eh. . minus boto sa kandidato. . kiss of death . . .

  • pedro Bato

    This should not be a problem anymore. That political party of Arroyo is already a spent force. Wala na pong lakas. . . lakas loob na lang ang natitira. . .Pabayaan nyo na sila sa gusto nila. . .anyway, that party is heading towards imminent defeat. . .

  • virgoyap

    They are a political party without candidates so they only have to pick candidates for future contingency.

  • disqus_WIkXYUshrh

    Lakas-cmd what? Unano Pandak Who? Kiss of death endorsement for Villar, Angara and Poe of LP.

  • Ric Atencia

    Why even bother reading Arroyo’s party’s endorsement of candidates? They have lost their credibility and now even has the courage to endorse candidate. Ignore….

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