‘If I win, that proves there’s a Catholic vote.’—Milagros Magsaysay

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Rep. Milagros “Mitos” Magsaysay. RYAN LEAGOGO/INQUIRER.net FILE PHOTO

PANGASINAN, Philippines—The true test of a Catholic vote during the midterm elections will be the victory of a lawmaker who sees herself as some relatively unknown senatorial candidate.

“Nobody knows me. If I win, that proves that there is a Catholic vote,” Zambales Representative Milagros “Mitos” Magsaysay told reporters on Thursday.

A candidate of the United Nationalist Alliance (UNA), she said that she has observed how crowds at the opposition’s campaign rallies went silent as she approached the stage.

“When I start talking, they don’t know me but by the end of my speech I get cheers from the crowd. (You cannot tell me) that there is no conversion there,” she said.

Known for her feisty attitude representing Zambales in the House of Representatives, Magsaysay has brought her fiery speeches even as the opposition toured the country to court for votes.

She remained unfazed by taunts made by pro-Reproductive Health netizens, telling reporters that the so-called “purple vote” or the vote of supporters of the contentious RH Law made up very little of the voting population.

Magsaysay saw the Catholic vote as having bigger potential and maintained she was not worried about pro-RH supporters criticisms.

“If it is Senator Sotto (who is most criticized) in the Senate, I’m the most bashed at the House of Representatives,” she said.

The Zambales legislator has been endorsed by the White Vote Movement, led by El Shaddai leader Mike Velarde.

But this endorsement would be Velarde’s biggest challenge yet, said Magsaysay.

The White Vote Movement endorsed UNA candidates Magsaysay, San Juan Representative JV Ejercito Estrada, Senator Gregorio Honasan, and Team PNoy’s former Las Pinas Representative Cynthia Villar, and Senators Antonio Trillanes IV, and Aquilino Pimentel III.

Five of them were part of the Magic 12, leaving Magsaysay as the lone bet being endorsed by the said movement who was outside the top 12 list.

“I’m the only one from outside that list. I’m sure this will be a challenge to Brother Mike,” she said.

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  • quirinomayer

    Mitos, not Catholic vote. Katok-lik vote. Mga sira-ulo lang naman ang boboto sa mga walang hiyang nagpasasa noong kapanahunan ng peke at ganid na presidente.

  • nes911

    Kahit na may catholic vote kuno, you will not win this coming election.

  • Marc

    Does it mean that you don’t need endorsement from INC? Because if you asked endorsement from them and they subsequently granted, you can not tell then that you won because of catholic vote. MAybe you are implying that you do not need their endorsement.

  • rlo

    Are there still Catholics in the country? I thought it was just lip service.

    • dann0409

      bible hypocrites dami na nga eh

  • Iamtommy

    that settles it then. no catholic vote cus she will never win for senator

  • sk2tk

    You will always be remembered as someone who “OPENS HER MOUTH EVEN BEFORE HER TINY BRAIN STARTS WORKING”…

    • SMEjhong

      this is funnier ..lol!

    • jhonny

      I hope Mitos has a brain…

  • Marc

    That is only a challenge among catholic out there. Patunayan nyo raw. Pag hindi siya nanalo, kasalanan ninyo…

  • mad_as_Hamlet

    * * * * *
    One more time . . .

    “Mitos, may knees,
    May shoulders, no head.
    Mitos, may knees,
    May shoulders, no head.
    Mitos, may knees,
    May shoulders, no head.
    Let’s all clap hands together.”

    • sk2tk

      hahaha. TRUE and very FUNNY.

    • magiting78

      Heheheh nice one….

    • Simplify1

      One can never truly know how low a TRAPO can get people’s attention….

    • ibyok

      palakpakan!!!

    • punto_lang

      Hehehe!

    • joboni96

      aprobado na ni mitos

      na wala ngang botong katoliko

  • Noel

    But the problem is you will not win, Mitos.

  • http://www.pulisnapogi.blogspot.com/ Pulis Na Pogi

    there is none. so you will lose…

  • juanpedro de jose

    Inshallah! lol…

  • magsasakasanayon

    if mitos magsaysay wins, that proves that there is no god.

  • sasama

    …yabangis…

  • MULEN

    Fortunately, majority of catholics ain’t that stupid and I’m absolutely certain that they’re going to prove that on May 13th.

  • Jane Tan

    I will never believe in God if she wins.

  • Be Nice

    If Mitos wins, that proves there’s a Velarde vote.
    If all of the White-Vote-Movement-endorsed senators win, that’s the El Shaddai vote.
    If Mitos loses, that’s the Catholic vote

  • http://www.yellowmythbusters.gov.ph/ Weder-Weder Lang

    If Mitos wins, does that prove there’s such a thing as the catholic vote?
    If Mitos loses, does that prove there’s no such thing as catholic vote?
    Both inconclusive.

    If Mitos wins or loses, does it prove the strength or weakness of the catholic vote?

  • fernan107

    at umasa pa sa catholic …. susmaryosep naman ka indo…. umuwi ka na lang zambales para bolahin mo na lang ang mga kabayan mo..

  • Placido_Penitente

    Kapag natalo si Mitos, talagang may Diyos!

    • pj2003

      naalala ko tuloy iyong na-impeached na Chief Justice.. lagi na lang sinsabi na bahala na ang Diyos sa kanya, pagkatapos ng misa at novena sa loob ng Supreme Court… at naniwala akong talagang may Diyos dahil guilty ang naging hatol sa kanya.

    • Benedicto Nathan

      Ganun!???? LMFAO!!!

  • pabloo6293

    Sinuswerte naman itong si Mitos- tumatakbo na nga, gusto pang manalo.

    • sk2tk

      HAHAHA. simple but full of humor. hahaha

    • magiting78

      Pasalamat ka tumakbo sya…kung hnd di wala tayong pinag kakatuwaan at nilalait d2 hahaha

      • martin

        ayos tama! haha

    • punto_lang

      kakaawa ba? hahaha!

  • ernievictory

    if you win that means the end of the world is near. REPENT !!!

  • Jake Lopez

    If Mitos wins, that proves that Catholics are dumb.

  • Mel

    ang boto sa babaeng ito ay boto para kay gloria…..NAKAKAHIYA KA MILAGROS MAGSAYSAY.MAGSAYSAYANG LANG KAMI NG ORAS KUNG IKAW AY IBOBOTO NAMIN

  • $46804224

    “Nobody knows me.” — hahaha patawa ka Mitos kilalang kilala ka ng boung bayan lalo na ang pagiging alila at alalay ng pekeng presidente GMA..

    …your statement is actually assumed that you are the epitome of roman catholicism… don’t count on the priest and bishop that GMA bought…. magagalit si Pope ~Francis….

  • JV Velarde

    what a loser!

  • magiting78

    Asa ka pa hahaha….there is catholic vote pero hnd k kasama dun lol…

  • http://www.facebook.com/joel.marantan Joel Marantan

    Mitos Magsaysay ang babaw mo!!! And you think Filipinos are so shallow that you can dare them the way you do to vote for you. Pathetic…

  • Concur_Dissent

    uuuyy, meron pa siyang nalalaman na reverse psychology and appealing to religious disobedience! Sabihin mo na lang ika na basta hindi nyo ako bobotohin ay hindi kayo katoliko!! TRAPOS!!

  • vaporub123

    nanaginip ka ata.gumising ka na at baka bangungutin ka

  • Be Nice

    The process that separates Catholic votes from El Shaddai votes is called “MITOSIS”

  • Jojo Griffin

    The Philippines is a Catholic country..Ngayon, Pag natalo ka that means ayaw sa iyo ng Filipino voters.Dont blame the catholic votes pag natalo ka..

  • http://twitter.com/Negastarr NegaStarr

    Like if you think Mitos is kinda hot!

    • askal2u

      you are sick, she got a lot of bilbil that belo needs to liposuck

  • Chrisnadal19

    ew

  • manks

    Umasa kapa na manalo??? ewp!!!

  • jgl414567

    Catholics who vote with their conscience will not vote for you because you are a sycophant of a great plunderer, the evil woman dwarf who became president thanks to Garci!

  • pubringjuandelacruz

    taking it on a face value… she is saying that if she looses this coming election, there are no catholics in this country??? pathetic!

  • jgl414567

    ANG MGA PAJERO BISHOPS LANG NI GMA ANG BOBOTO SAYO TANGA!

  • richard ortega

    i’ll change my religion if you win….

  • jgl414567

    Itong si Mike Velarde yumaman sa pagbebenta ng boto ng El Shaddai kapal din ng mukha pati dila nito kaya ang tigas ng pananalita sana tamaan ito ng kidlat sa kagagamit ng pangalan ng Diyos para sa sariling kapakanan niya!

  • El_Gran_Capitan

    If you win? what a dream or should i say, what a wishful thinking.

  • pedro

    Pag natalo ang babaeng eto talagang may diyos dahil wala siyanga ginawa kundi ipinagtanggol si Gloria.. masangsang pa ang mga sagot niya noon..walang delicadesa…

  • latino_boom

    Whatever

  • Pio Pusli

    IF you win, the biggest miracle orchestrated by the Catholic Church of Phils and i’ll recommend you for sainthood, oramismo. Allelujah!!!!~

  • Twister12

    She’s relying on the stupidity of the Filipinos. If the pro RH are in majority she would be backing them up. This woman is a disease, just looking at her face makes me vomit at her stupendous hypocrisy.

  • batmanlaijai

    T A E !

  • batmanlaijai

    dami na nga obispo nagdasal sa RH Bill hindi pa umobra… paano kaya? Hindi nakinig ang Diyos?

  • Hey_Dudes

    quote: “If I win” that statement alone proves the horse is not about to move therefore the cart stays or simply – since this candidate is not displaying confidence in her candidacy one wonder what she will be doing as a senator. To allude to the catholic vote being her main trajectory into the upper house of congress says a lot about her ability. If she loses, will she be blaming the catholic for not voting for her?

  • kapayapaan_1900

    Mitos, who luckily got the name of Magsaysay through marriage, erroneously equates endorsements by White Vote Movement to Catholic votes. How can you trust this movement led by a preacher disguised as genuine, peddling his make-believe influence on his faithful to morally bankrupt individuals running for office? How disgusting this preacher is, shamelessly violating the public trust by abdicating his moral duty to restore Christian morality in public service! A CATHOLIC VOTE IS A CONSCIENSE VOTE! If you lose, that’s Catholic vote for you.

  • adriel0104

    I’ll assure you mitos,their is a catholic vote but they will not vote for you..

  • Pinaslover

    there is no such thing as catholic vote..binoboto nila ang gusto nila regardless kung anong sabihin ng parokya nila. Sana yung manalo ay yung mga taong nasa puso ang paglilingkod at walang personal agenda. We filipinos deserve more.

  • SMEjhong

    lol!…this article and your comments made my day – (most, if not all the comments were hilarious)

  • Steven Zahl

    I am catholic and I am NOT voting for mitos magsaysay.

  • lolo_Jose

    MITOS iha, there is NO CATHOLIC VOTE so prepare yourself for a humilating defeat!

    And IF IN CASE there is one, still the Catholics will NOT VOTE for you dahil matatalino sila at HINDI IKAW ANG IBOBOTO…Sad but its true iha…

  • 33Sambuang2

    in your dreams mitos. laglag ka na. di mo na kayang bumangon pa. talo ka na kahit anong gawin mo. tuta ka kasi ni GMA. Ilang katol nasinghot mo Mitos? Kahiyahiya ka.

  • tonyoks

    gusto mo ng Katolik votes???

    ihanda mo mga suvs at birthday list mo para mabasbasan ka ng mga demonyong bisyap.

    baka ikaw na nga ang ipapalit nila sa patrona mong Glorya Makapal Arooyko…

  • http://twitter.com/erncastillo ern

    pweeehhhhh!!!!!!

  • hustlergalore

    catholics? uto-uto ba kayo?

  • punto_lang

    What a desperate political strategy. Poor big mouth candidate.

  • Chrisnadal19

    ‘If I win, that proves there’s still a lot of dumb voters around’—Milagros Magsaysay

  • AllinLawisFair

    But you are certain to lose, so if you lose, there is no Catholic vote, following your argument.

  • Albert Einstien

    even if you lose mam there’s still a catholic vote…that only means they can defy their church…lol

  • UrHONOR

    >>>‘If I win, that proves there’s a Catholic vote.’—Milagros Magsaysay<<<

    WIN or LOSE, Catholic/kaTOLik votes or none, you have successfully sullied the venerable MAGSAYSAY name.

  • askal2u

    already counting the chicks before they hatch. what a loser.

  • askal2u

    she is not even a pure blood magsaysay, just a kabit

    • don alto

      Ouch!!

  • brunogiordano

    ‘If I win, that proves there’s a Catholic vote.’—Milagros Magsaysay

    May catholic votes.

    Subalit ang mga tinuturing na mga katoliko ng mga obispo ay ang mga maka-DAMASO lang at ito ay kakarampot lang.

    Kaya IYAK ka na dahil, for SURE TALO ka!!!!!!!

  • http://twitter.com/ZALZANZIBAR ALBERTO ZALAZAR

    Alleluyeah…!ha ha ha !

  • marcos_hitler_diktador_tuta

    But because there’s none, you will NOT win.

    Loser.

  • marcos_hitler_diktador_tuta

    Ngee, pagka-santo yata ang puntirya nito hindi pagka-senador.

  • farmerpo

    Catholic vote? Game over…foot in mouth disease.

  • $14334231

    if you are a true catholic, at your age, you should have had 8 children, at least….hinuhugot, ano?…..anti-RH my foot!!!!…..

  • Polding

    Mitos, you must be dreaming.Please stop dreaming you’ll end up a Senator after May 13th elections. Your type of breeding does not have any place in Congress. You are not qualified as a Lawmaker, to make laws for the entire Filipino nation. And Mitos, like Senator Miriam Santiago said, the CATHOLIC VOTE is a Myth. Majority of the Filipinos are Catholics only in name but they don’t practice anymore their faith. They believe in God but not on the Catholic way. Stop dreaming Mitos, great defender of GMA.

  • Brix Villapando

    bwa ha ha talagang umaasa pa ang dakila at pusakal na sipsip ni GMA….Si Velarde? ..for sale si Velarde…ang mga aral nya puro anecdotes lang na inembento..pero dami nabobola habang sako sakong kwarta ang kinikita nya……

  • superpilipinas

    She defended GMA….and that’s a contradiction to the Catholic Vote.

    She opposed the Catholic Vote when it sided with Cory criticism of GMA for cheating the elections and for the ZTE NBN deal.

    Although she is anti-RH, she is not consistently pro-Catholic.

  • Hulabaloo

    thank God there is no such thing as a catholic vote

  • isidro c. valencia

    You mean if you win, there is no Iglesia ni Kristo vote?

    If you win, there is no Born Again Christian vote?

    If you win, there is no Muslim vote?

    Your statement is soliciting Catholic votes, a very misleading statement. It is like owning a name, which you don’t own, a sort of intellectual dishonesty. Para bang sampid lang, nakikisakay lang sa pangalan.

    If a politician win by virtue of honesty, integrity, intelligence, and extreme patriotism, that means religion is not the answer to good governance. Let the Church takes care of our soul, and let the Government takes care of our material needs.

    If Mitos, (rhymes with halitosis) lost, there is a Catholic vote, there is an Iglesia ni Kristo vote, there is a Born Again Christian vote, there is a Muslim vote.

    There is no vote for Mitos.

    • penoy2012

      INC and the born-again under quiboloy, as well as muslim tausugs are pro-Mitos. just for your info.

      • isidro c. valencia

        Siguro, mga 100 voters lang kayo. OK na yan.

  • penoy2012

    If Mitos has really no chance of winning, how come the LP fielded Ramon Magsaysay Jr, when the slot was intended for either Biazon, the young Villanueva, or Tanada III?

  • Andrea Santiago

    HERESY.

  • kilabot

    between mitos and noykapon
    facing each other in any type of competition,
    mental, debate, beauty, psycho, iq, sports, etc..
    mitos will win hands down.

  • Jones

    eto ung umiiyak kasi di daw binibigay sa kanya ang pork barrel nya.. hahah

  • Mang_Ando

    I am a Catholic. While I am against the RH bill, there are other factors I will consider when I cast my vote next month. I will vote for Magsaysay but the one with the first name Ramon (Jr)
    However I do believe na mas di hamak na dapat ka iboto kaysa sa kahit pinagsamang NanCynthia Bi-llar

  • Eric

    The crowd know that you are GMA’s puppet, so it will indeed be a milagro(s) if you win.

  • JMbilisyos

    WTF MITOS! if u will win its the end of catholics in this country!! bcos only the dumbest of the dumb will vote for a corrupt and thick skinned politician like u! u should be ashamed of urself!! u r a disgrace to the magsaysay name! u and the likes of u should be vanished!

  • virgoyap

    “Nobody knows me. If I win, that proves that there is a Catholic vote,” And these so called catholic votes are votes of simpleton voters like Mike Velarde.

  • prince_janus

    Hoy Mitos, huwag kang maniwala, Walang catholic vote! Kahit ako di kita iboboto. Bahala ka sa buhay mo. Di ko gusto ugali mo at accomplishment mo. Pahinga ka na kase.

  • joeybg

    I was born and baptise as a catholic……. pero hindi ako tanga at bobo na susuporta sa mga kandidato ng mga tatlong haring kawatan , UNA.

    Walang gamot sa katangahan at kabobohan.

  • rolando mendoza

    you will not win madame mitos because there is no catholic vote.

  • John Smith

    Nice try Mitos! If there is really a catholic vote you should not win.

  • walangutak

    Kung mananalo si Mitos, isa lang ang ibig sabihin nuon, maraming makitid ang utak na kasapi ng katoliko. Vote for fake Magsay like fake priest.

  • raymond espedido

    this woman already proves she does not have the grasp of political principles. the
    separation church and state is probably the most basic. how can somebody expect her to be in the senate. i cannot imagine her reviewing and debating on bills that takes much more political know-how. she also needs to realize she has to represent citizens whose religious beliefs are not necessarily catholics. definitely, not in my list.

  • ayupayupan77

    “If I win, that proves majority of Filipinos are stupid and that this country will go to nowhere…………..that it is better we give our society to the dogs…………that its better the earth should go directly towards the sun…………….” Mitos Mayknees

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