UNA pols say they campaign harder and have the tan to prove it

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Vice President Jejomar Binay. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

AGOO, La Union, Philippines—Vice President Jejomar Binay showed up Friday before a capacity crowd at the Eriguel compound here to endorse senatorial candidates of the United Nationalist Alliance, most especially his eldest daughter Nancy.

But not finding the younger Binay on stage, the Vice President quipped: “Di na kita makita. Nangitim ka na talaga (I can’t see you. You must have really become darker).”

For the Binays and the rest of the UNA candidates, the self-deprecating humor is a badge of honor, the mark of hard work. It’s unlike administration candidates, they say, who have supposedly remained fresh and kept their complexion fair on the campaign trail.

“We accept that in terms of facilities, in terms of advantages, the other side has the upper hand,” he said in Filipino in a speech before some 5,000 people during the UNA rally here. “Our only weapon is our dedication, the sincerity in our campaigns.”

For Binay, Team PNoy candidates may have been ruling the airwaves lately, but their UNA counterparts have been getting all the big crowds in the campaign trail.

Binay cited one administration sortie when President Aquino no less showed up to campaign for his senatorial candidates. But of the 12 members of the ticket, only ex-Sen. Jamby Madrigal turned up.

“Can you imagine that the President attends a rally, a provincial rally, and who is with him? Only one candidate. What kind of group is that? Where’s the unity? Where’s the oneness?” he said.

UNA’s Richard Gordon, a former senator, said administration candidates were relying on TV advertisements.

“That’s why were all getting dark. We’re now as black as Vice President Binay because we’re always out in the field,” he told reporters.

Gordon challenged Team PNoy candidates to more debates to allow the public to better scrutinize all of them and how they intend to addresses issues.

“Every time we clash in debates, it seems the other side is at a disadvantage. They cannot answer well. That’s the observation of many,” he said.

Binay joined UNA candidates in the second half of a grueling, five-day campaign in vote-rich Northern Luzon.

The leg seemed so important that he skipped the 76th birthday celebration of former President Joseph Estrada, a senior UNA leader.

After campaigning for two days in Pangasinan, UNA candidates held a motorcade in La Union then a grand rally at the San Fernando plaza in the evening. Next stop would be Ilocos Sur then Ilocos Norte Sunday.

Binay noted that he and two other UNA leaders, Senate President Juan Ponce Enrile and ex-Sen. Ernesto Maceda, all hail from provinces in Northern Luzon.

“Perhaps, this would be the basis of our confidence that we would get a lot of votes here,” he said.

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  • Neo Bourne

    Gordon, masyado kang maangas…tingnan lang natin kung manalo ka…isa kang kurakot at until now sour graping ka pa rin dahil kunti lang naniniwala sa kaangasan mo…ikw naman binay, style mo bulok…ginagawa mong mga bobo ang mga pinoy…sa diskarte mong halatang halata na kampon ka ng kadiliman..

    • http://www.facebook.com/erick.labandia Erick Labandia

      BAKA IKAW CAMPON NI SATANAS ANG UNA AY MAKA DIOS YAN ANG TOTOO

    • jcsantos

      Paanong maging “kampon ng kadiliman” ang isang taong marami nang ginawa para sa bayan? Malamang di ka man nag research at binase lang ang akusasyon mo sa mga sinasabi ng kasama mo.

      • Andrew Dela Cruz

        ano mabuti ginawa nya? magpayaman ng sarili nya at the expense of the people and businesmen of makati? come on WAKE UP!!!

      • jcsantos

        Anong kinalaman ni Gordon sa Makati? Baka sinasabi mo si Binay?

    • Neo Bourne

      Magsama kayo ng binay mo!!! Tingnan lang natin kung tatalab ba ang itim na kapangyarihan ngayong botohan..

  • krzpy

    Gordon challenged Team PNoy candidates to more debates to allow the public to better scrutinize all of them and how they intend to addresses issues

    So bakit tumanggi si Nancy sa debate with Risa?

    • jcsantos

      Debates and interviews would truly show us who has more initiative and better platform as compared to other candidates. Sometimes they even show their true character to the people such as what happened to Cynthia Villar. Unfortunately, he can’t criticize his party mates for obvious reasons, but if he could, he’d be badmouthing Nancy now (maybe he already is).

  • berong es

    ayaw nilang makipag-debate kay Gordon kasi baka daw umatungal ng iyak….

    • http://www.facebook.com/erick.labandia Erick Labandia

      HOY BERONG BAKA IKAW ILALAMPASO KA NI GORDON

  • marcos_hitler_diktador_tuta

    Maiitim talaga ang mga budhi ng mga ito at makapal din ang mga mukha.

    Saan dakayo nga ibotos ta agtatakaw kayo.

  • http://www.facebook.com/erick.labandia Erick Labandia

    AYAN NAMAN WALANG MAGAWA KONDI PANENERA LANG TINGNAN NALANG NATIN SA LECTION LANDSLIDE VICTORY ANG UNA?????ANG TEAM PINOY KULILAT HAHAHA DHIL HINDI SILA MAHAL NG MASANG PILIPINO,ANG UNA SENATORYAL AT IBA PANG CANDEDATO MAHAL NG MASANG PILIPINO YAN ANG TOTOO……GO UNA GO MALAPIT NA TYONG MANANALO SA DARATING NA MAY 13,2013 MABUHAY ANG UNA MABUHAY ANG MASANG PILIPINO GOD BLESS U ALL.

    • Luthmar

      Which province do you come? I hope you are not from the Tagalog speaking region. Your Tagalog spelling is a complete disaster.

      Kung ang masang Pilipino ay corrupt ang pag-iisip na tulad mo, talagang UNA lang ang mananalo. Lahat ng crooks, cheats at kurakot ay andyan sa UNA. God Bless the Philippines.

  • http://www.facebook.com/erick.labandia Erick Labandia

    NILALANGAW NAMAN ANG RALLY NG TEAM PINOY NAKAKAHIYA NA KAYO SANA D NALANG KAYO ANG RARALLY TANGAPIN NYO NALANG KASE NGA TALO NA KAYO TEAM PINOY WALA NA KASING MANINIWALA PA SA INYO??NOON OO NANINIWALA KAMI DAHIL KAY CORY NGAYON WALA NA???SI CORY NAG SOSORY PA KAY PRESIDENT ERAP DHIL NAGKAKAMALI SIYA SAPAG PILI NI GLORIA YAN ANG KATIBAYAN ALAM NI CORY TAMA SI ERAP ESTRADA.

    • Andrew Dela Cruz

      bakit lahat naka CAPITAL LETTERS talaga?

      • berong es

        baka galit?hehehehehe.saka bakit parang pelepet ang dela…ginagawang e yung e este I pala.

      • Luthmar

        OO nga, nahalata ko din yan. Ang sakit sa mata basahin. Lalo na seguro kung marinig natin sya magsalita.

    • Luthmar

      Ang dahilan kung bakit mas maraming audience ang UNA ay dahil sa mga dala nilang pok pok dancers. Hindi dahil gusto nilang makita ang mga kandidato ng UNA. Subukan lang nilang magpunta sa isang lugar na walang dalang dancers, tingnan natin kung mayroon pang manonood at makikinig sa kanila.

  • http://www.facebook.com/erick.labandia Erick Labandia

    DHIL SI RIZA MALAKING BALIMBING D RIN YAN MANANALO?NOON TUM,AKBO TALO ANO PA KAYA NGAYON ANG AKALA NYA MANANALO NA SIYA DHIL NASA ADMINISTRASYON PERO MALAKING PAGKAKAMALI NYA AY NAKO DIOS KO MGA TAO.

  • UrHONOR

    >>>UNA pols say they campaign harder and have the tan to prove it<<<

    So, what's the message…..the hardest campaigner should get elected? PSHAW!

    Si BNay naman kahit na bago mangampanya TAN-na-TAN na…..in fact, sobra pa nga ang pagka TAN na nangitim na siya ng husto! Pero ang tunay na TAN talaga ay si Andrew Tan ng Megaworld! :)

  • catmanjohn

    The evil clowns of Estrada and gang will use their last trump card left, their Humor, to fool the voters, while all they think about is laughing all the way to the bank with the money they will abscond from those suckers who will vote for them.

  • boybakal

    UNA pols say they campaign harder and have the TAN to prove it…

    At least, nagbibilad sa araw tong mga UNA candidates.
    True mark of hardworking Filipinos.
    Vote UNA…UNA sa attendance, Bilad pa sa araw.

    • Luthmar

      Hindi po sila “tan”. Sadya po silang maiitim.

  • Simplify1

    Even the proof of their tan is not evident! Another useless topic for a campaign… wala na ba silang masabi para makahikayat ng botante? TAN?? WHO CARES!!

  • Andrew Dela Cruz

    hala sige BINAY pa POGI lang kayo riyan samantala ang ating mga kababayan sa saudi pati na mga bata pinababayaan mo!!!!!

  • Andrew Dela Cruz

    sige binay magkampanya ka pa para lalo ka umitim nang hindi ka na makita sa sobrang itim mo sa 2016

  • pcosmachine

    VOTE TEAM PNOY FOR GOOD GOVERNANCE!

    VOTE STRAIGHT LP (12-0) FOR GOOD GOVERNANCE!

  • ernievictory

    UNA has the tan to prove it ??? really ??? ang mga binays (the VP and her daughter, nancy) ay talagang maitim ! hindi tan ang tawag dun. iyon ay permanenteng natuyong libag sa balat ….

  • mavtan

    Hahaha hindi “tan” yan talagang madilim na kulay nyan si UNAno, NO to UNA!

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