Team PNoy links to Arroyo cited


MANILA, Philippines—It’s not as if Team PNoy is free of any links with former President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo.

Toby Tiangco, United Nationalist Alliance (UNA) campaign manager, on Sunday said he could easily come up with the names of many people in the administration camp who enjoyed close ties and worked with the former President before jumping over to the new ruling coalition.

This is why allies of the Liberal Party coalition should think twice before hurling such tags as “UNArroyo.”

Harvey Keh of Kaya Natin, an administration ally, had earlier said UNA could be in an alliance with Arroyo’s camp.

Keh made the statement as he denied allegations by UNA the administration was involved in vote buying with the distribution of Kaya Natin gift certificates in Quezon City’s third district.

Keh said UNA’s connivance with the Arroyo camp could be the reason it was allowing itself to be used by former Quezon City Rep. Matias Defensor, hence the vote-buying allegations.

Defensor, an Arroyo ally, is the UNA candidate for representative in Quezon City’s third district against administration reelectionist Jorge Banal Jr.

Tiangco again noted that Team PNoy senatorial candidate Paolo Benigno Aquino IV served under Arroyo and alleged that he had been silent on the allegations against the former President when many youth groups he represented were protesting against her.

Tiangco also said the law creating the Aurora Pacific Economic Zone in the hometown of administration senatorial candidate Rep. Juan Edgardo Angara was approved during Arroyo’s term.

Other administration personalities with ties to Arroyo are Liberal Party campaign manager Franklin Drilon and spokesmen Ben Evardone and Miro Quimbo.

“Maybe Keh should look in the mirror so that he could see who are in the Liberal Party now,” Tiangco said in a statement.

“GMA’s big man, point man, hatchetman, bagman, running man are all now with LP. So who is under GMA’s shadow now?” he said.—Leila Salaverria

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    • doncleo



        Di Ko sila iboboto pati si Bamarroyo, Angaroyyo, Villarroyo, Roxasrroyo, apostolrroyo , Sanluisarroyo,

  • DarkM

    If they severed the links then people will call them balimbing

    • doncleo

      abolish multi-party system para mawala na ang mga balimbing…

  • CPCook

    It is true that some in the Team PNoy were once associated with Pres Arroyo. Bam Aquino was appointed to a youth commission. Rep Miro Quimbo headed SSS. Sen Drilon’s LP supported Pres Arroyo in 2004. Actually, even PNoy was part of the LP that once supported Pres Arroyo in 2004. But Rep Tiangco forgot a couple of things, and foremost among these is the fact that LP disassociated from Pres Arroyo when it was neither popular nor convenient to do so. Then, Rep Noynoy Aquino gave up his post as deputy speaker in Congress. It also worth bearing into mind that not all who were in Lakas or were appointed by Pres Arroyo are in the same category. Sec de Lima was appointed by Pres Arroyo to head the human rights commission.

    Just to put names into categories…. Bam Aquino, Speaker Belmonte, Gov Salceda, Rep Miro Quimbo, Sen Frank Drilon, PNoy, Sec Roxas, Rep Erin Tanada, Leni Robredo, the late Sec Jesse Robredo, Sen Koko Pimentel, etc are with Team PNoy.

    Ernesto Maceda, Mitos Magsaysay, Rep Migz Zubiri, Sen Enrile, Rep Danilo Suarez, Raul Gonzalez, Gwen Garcia, Matias Defensor, Augusto Syjuco (formerly of TESDA), Chavit Singson, etc are with Team UNA.

    See the difference?

    • jga94

      Well put….

      • wawa2172

        No difference at all. It just leaving the Pandak to save their political future. That means after raping the government of its resources it would be easy for politician to fly over the other fence to be able to continue their never ending business with the government. So the fairy tale story that once upon a time, politicians now with Team PNoy and UNA are close to the pockets of the Pandak. I will never vote for Bam, he is like a makapili na namana niya sa mga ninuno nuong panahon nang hapon and I am sure he will have the best of both world, marami siyang namana kay the Pandak then, at kay PNoy if he wins the election. So it can he exposed, we will be voting for the candidates of Team PNoyroyyo and UNArroyo, many of both party candidates are former lovers of the Pandak.

    • repapips

      walang kwenta naman talaga yan si toby. walang laman pinagsasasabi.

    • jack_bagbaga2011

      so, itong team pnoy at partidong una ay pinaglololoko lang ang taongbayan. moro-moro lang pala na kalaban nilang mortal si gma, eh yon pala siya pa rin ang “the woman running the show”

  • patukar

    Huwag istorbohin si Goria naka brace na nga ung leeg mamya magalaw delicado pero ang hindi alam ng karamihan may nakasilong sa palda ni Gloria. Kapg gumalaw siya makikita ang nasa ilalamin panot ang ulo niya at hiyang na hiyang siya sa ilalim ng palda ni Gloria. Di siya makakilos ng maayos kapag wala sa palda ni Gloria, Kapag may aberya sa administrasyon niya sisilong lang siya sa palda ni Gloria tapos ang kwento lusot na naman siya. Pati yata simoy ng ilalim hiyang na rin siya ahahahah! Di nya kayang kumawala sa ilalim ni Gloria!



  • mad_as_Hamlet

    * * * * * *
    The bottomline is the ideal equation, UNA = 0.

    But it does not mean, LP = 12.

    Do not vote for the sure-winners! Your vote would be useless as they can take care of themselves, and win without your vote!

    Make your vote matter!

    Vote for no more than Six Deserving Senatoriables.

  • padrefaura

    the fact remains that in 2004, when GMA supposed cheated her way to defeating FPJ, Liberal Party was an ally of GMA and because of it, they won a lot of positions in the government. it was only after the convenient alliance with GMA that LP turned its back on her. even Pnoy was an ally of GMA in 2004 when she “cheated” FPJ. kaya lang naman bumaliktad ang LP kay GMA kasi alam nilang hindi na sya pwedeng tumakbo sa 2010, kaya siya na ang siniraan nila.

    • penoy2012

      FPJ wasn’t cheated. FPJ lost because Ping lacson ran and divided the opposition.

  • Joaquin Fernandez

    Why is Tobby Tiangco is getting media attention when what comes out of his mouth is plain garbage, no substance, no basis. His designation as “campaign manager” of UNA only reveals the kind of people that runs UNA. Surely there are far more sensible persons in UNA than this ‘addict looking’ guy.



  • penoy2012

    Si GMA na naman ang topic ng kampanya?

  • Kilabot ng mga Balahibo

    Si BAM ba tinitira ninyo?

  • skylord

    and here we are making sides as if the other one is with the evil and the other one is pure. Tsk tsk, bkit d na lng kayo mgtalakayan ng mga plano nyo, kapag kayo ay naupo sa senado. Pambihera

  • DonkeyKong1

    Basta para sakin, bakit ako boboto sa grupo na pinamumunuan ni BINAY, ENRILE, at ESTRADA?! Kung sino pa man ang boboto sa UNA medyo mangmang na talaga ang taong yun!

    • BonnieBailey9

      exactly… i don’t really understand why any of the members of una are in the magic 12… three kings of corruption? come on. gising naman diyan mga pinoy!

  • AriannaDraws

    Basically anyone that’s NOT UNA is definitely more worth voting than any of the members of UNA.

  • poltergeist_fuhrer

    i will only vote for 3 senatoriables to make sure they will be winners

    • prince_janus

      don’t forget the ang kapatiran candidates.

  • Guest

    Tagumpay si Alan Cayetano na ilaglag si Chiz sa No. 2 spots. ang next target niya si Loren Legarda. Abangan ang susunod na kabanata!

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