Maceda trips, falls but quickly rises

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OOPS! A senatorial candidate trips on a microphone wire as he walks toward the podium during a campaign rally in Datu Paglas town in Maguindanao. He is swiftly helped by Mayor Tucao Mastura of Sultan Kudarat, a gubernatorial candidate. KARLOS MANLUPIG/INQUIRER MINDANAO

DATU PAGLAS, Maguindanao—Like the beauty contestant who redeemed herself after tripping onstage, former Senate President Ernesto Maceda promptly stood up after stumbling on the platform during a campaign rally here Sunday afternoon.

Maceda, who is running under the opposition United Nationalist Alliance (UNA), tripped on a microphone wire as he was walking toward the podium.

Sultan Kudarat Mayor Tucao Mastura, the opposition coalition’s gubernatorial candidate, helped the former senator and ambassador get up, then raising the latter’s arms in front of thousands of supporters.

The 78-year-old Maceda was not hurt in the incident.

There was no mention of his fall during his speech. Immediately after regaining his composure, he joined the crowd in chanting “Mabuhay si (Long live) Maceda!”

It was Mastura who surprised the crowd when he publicly declared his support for President Aquino’s candidate for Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM) governor, Mujiv Hataman.

“I will support Mujiv Hataman in his quest to become the elected regional governor,” said Mastura of the acting ARMM governor.

“My support is anchored on the acting governor’s peace and development initiatives and I want this pursued until 2016 when the new Bangsamoro political entity shall have been established,” he said.

Mastura claimed to be “an organic Liberal Party man” before joining UNA as a result of the ruling party’s selection criteria based on the “equity of the incumbent.”—Charlie C. Señase and Jeofrey Maitem, Inquirer Mindanao

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  • UrHONOR

    >>>Maceda trips, falls but quickly rises<<<

    YAN ay dahil sa BIGAT ng CORRUPTION na pinapasan nya sa kanyang mga balikat! :)

    • John_Cruz

      Hindi nakatulong iyung stem-cell therapy sa kanya. Bumagsak din. LOL.

      • UrHONOR

        OO nga….pati yang TNL na stem cell na yan…..nakatulong na pangpabigat sa kanyang binubuhat.

        Dapt dyan, magsama sila ni Enrile at mag-retire sa Bontoc….manigarilyo ng tabako habang nagtatanim ng palay sa rice terraces.

    • http://joboni96.myopenid.com/ joboni96

      lolo ernie
      pwede po ba ipaubaya mo na

      sa mga mas bata at
      sa mga tuwid ang daan

      jun magsaysay 24
      jamby madrigal
      grace poe

    • regd

      Tsk, tsk, tsk. Pity the old man he is of no use. Somebody should have subsequently just drop a huge speaker on his head to permanently incapacitate him.

  • enchong

    nakaka-awa naman si ginoong Ernie, dapat sa kanya ay mamahinga na at ibigay na lang niya ang posisyon nya sa mga bata-bata pa. Kung nuong malakas siya ay wala naman siyang ginawa kundi mag-bintang lang ng magbibintang at akusa ng akusa sa kung sino pero wala naman siyang naipakulong man lang o nakasuhan. Mamang Ernie, please naman, maawa ka sa sarili mo na.

  • Pio Pusli

    tripping on stage used to be a comedian or clown’s act during the early years of comedy. this dude looks pathetic and he’s hoping that senate will be his caregiver and nursing home. if he’s a dog, mercy killing is the best option to spare him from more embarassment and save our country.

  • BoyBakal

    I will vote for this man.
    Though he is old, he is still determined to help and serve the people.
    Vote for Maceda…a never lasting servant.

    • darsmith

      satire?

    • pabloo6293

      Joke, joke, joke…..

  • Concur_Dissent

    Anti Dynasty people call on political families to give OTHER deserving candidates to serve the country. Ang dapat mag bigay ay etong si corrupt maceda… TUMANDA na yan sa senado, naging minority floor leader, pro tempore, senate president, more than 5 high level presidential appointments, etc etc…

    The “PETERS PRINCIPLE” has long caught up with him at the senate level years ago… at his advance age now, if he continues to insist to serve yet another term, we the people, will suffer the consequences of his “production performance” in congress that will be negatively impacted by the “LAW OF DIMINISHING RETURNS”….

    • sanjuan683

      hehehehe Benefits ang habol niya sa edad niya sigurado qualify siya sa hospitalization ng gobierno. Pero siguradong talo ka markado na sa isip ng tao ang pinaggagawa mo.

  • nes911

    Bad omen.

  • MangDolphy

    Sa ganyang edad, napapatid na yan sa guhit ng karsada. Kahit anong therapy pa gawin mo, lilitaw pa din ang salanta ng panahon.Alzheimer’s is his worst enemy.

  • Akoaykanoy

    Gurang na gurang na kasi nagpupumilit pang bumalik sa politika Ernie magkita na lang kayo ni Erap doon sa Pagsanjan, Laguna para mayroon kang kapit-bahay at kakuwentuhan

  • KarmaGMA

    yes, bad omen but i am sure he will not win, his records shows that he is one of the most corrupt politicians in the country. don’t vote for UNA’s candidates, pare pareho lang cla lahat.

    • TinimbangNgunitKulang

      Sana hindi na siya nakabangon.

  • Pio Pusli

    if he wins, nancy binay will be glad to be her “alalay” around the senate hall.

  • NAGMAMARUNONG

    GOD WORKS IN MYSTERIOUS WAYS. KARMA !!!

  • ddano

    Itong si maceda 1st time councilor pa lang sa Maynila nung panahon si Mayor Antonio Lacson binansagan na as ” So young and so corrupt”. Bakit tatakbo na naman? Kasi he outlived his savings from corruptions during his hey days . Kailangan na naman niyang mangurakot to maintain his lavish life style gaya ng halos lahat ng taong gobyerno.

  • kypros

    nasobrahan lang sa kembot kaya nadapa

  • ddano

    This guy is already SO OLD and still SO CORRUPT . Kaya ano pa kaya ang gagawin nito sa Senado kundi mangurakot ng pera na dapat eh gagastusin para sa kapakanan ng mga mamamayan.

  • ITT_Co_Makati

    Iyang si Maceda ang tunay na ama ng buwayang si Lolong. Earning Maceda kuing tawagin siya noong araw. Panahaon ni Marcos, nag distribute ng pera sa mga FRarmers para sa masagana 99, Si Maceda lang ang naging masagana. Noong hindi na siya nakikinabang kay Marcos, naging opposisiyon siya. Noong hindi na siya nakikinabang kay Cory, naging Mr. Expose laban sa mga kumuha ng kanyang mga kickbacks. Ngayon naman, balik sila sa parehong poder na matandang hukluban na sui Enrile. Pareho na lang silang hinihintay ni Sa Ta Nas.

    • sanjuan683

      hehehehe Pareho lang sila hindi tatanggapin ni Satanas dahil ayaw ni Satanas ma-expose yun gawain niya at makuha nuong isa ang puwesto bilang senate president in hell.

  • Joaquin Fernandez

    To associate himself with the “glory days of the Senate” is the biggest joke that this guy could crack. He talks of “glorious senate” and yet you have the likes of JV and Nancy Binay in their lineup.

  • BotoMoKinabukasanMo

    Napapanahon na, senyas nang PAGBAGSAK!!!..Its time to quit the Politics!!

  • wawa2172

    Nadapa na nga si Tandang Maceda di man lang kayo naawa. Asan na ang Filipino core values natin…respect the old ANIMAL please at maging magalang po tayo sa pinaka matandang CORRUPT na kandidato nang UNA. Tumindig ka Ka Ernie, taas noo, taas kilay at ibigwas ang kaliwang mga daliri sa mga ito. Mabuhay si Manay Ernie for Miss Senator.

    • D_BystandeR

      Hindi si Mang Ernie ang pinakamatanda. Sa palagay ko mas matanda pa sa kanya si JPE who is now 89! Maybe it’s time for Mang Ernie to stop campaigning because tripping himself with microphone wires on the stage is a bad omen for him. And looking back, I got the answer now from one of the nagging questions I encountered while reading a news item about the “fire-eating” brand Mayor Lacson when he commented to somebody, “You’re so young and yet so corrupt!” It appeared as a “blind item” and I just got the answer from one of the blogs posted earlier that it was this Mang Ernie, who has now become the “chopping block” of all kinds of “tsismis,” as the man referred to by the late “Mayor Arsenic!” As if Satan’s description of wickedness would pale in comparison to this old man, I pity him. He better stop campaigning now to save himself from being inflicted with more trouble!

  • lolo_Jose

    hahaha nakuha ni Masing ang atensiyon nio ha! Nung bata bata kasi siya sumasali sa gay contest at isa iyan sa kanyang taktika, ang magpadapa, para sa awa effect hahaha

  • speedstream2

    Easy does it. Like they say, safety first.

  • alville60

    So old amd yet still corrupt…

  • Jay Ramos

    Your time is up ex senator Maceda, don’t be greedy let the younger ones serve!

  • titolim

    kaya nga ng utak walang question dyan, pero hindi na kaya ng katawan pahinga na bigay na sa mga bata yan, di tulad ni ERAP may kakayahan ang katawan pero ang utak wala.

  • $8705409

    It’s a good sign. Rarely does a politician receives an omen like this one. Puwede na siya magpahinga. Iwanan na lang niya yung mga kasama niya sa sortie. May advantage siya sa lahat. Alam na niya hindi siya papasok sa magic 12.

  • Fulpol

    if he will confess that he is gay… i’m sure he got a chance…

    LOL
    LOL

  • http://www.facebook.com/noel.g.mayor Noel G. Mayor

    too old, too ambitious still..

  • Oscar Diaz

    Hindi dapat makontrol ng iilang pamilya ang Senado! Tama na yung mga puro recycled na politicians na wala namang nagawa noon, at lalong walang magawawa ngayong sila ay uugod-ugod na! Panahon na nang pagbabago!

    For senator, vote for #1 ATTY. SAMSON ALCANTARA! Ang tunay na lalaban kontra sa political dynasties! Ang senador ng mga mangagawa!

    – Founder of Social Justice Society, a political party advocating against political dynasties and for transparency in government spending and for lower oil prices; Bar topnotcher; Labor lawyer; Law professor; Non-traditional politician!

    • sanjuan683

      Iboboto ko yun mga independent senator candidates ayoko sa mga bumabalik pa sa senado.

  • Guest

    Ang mga sasakyan nga ni Chiz, mga old model ng Range Rover and BMW. Unlike ng mga cars ni Alan Cayetano talagang high end.

    • sanjuan683

      Mapapalitan na ng bago yun kapag nagkatuluyan sila ni Heart.

  • Nimrod Suaez

    Trips on a microphone wire? Time to say goodby….

  • sasama

    …naging DENR secretary ito dati…barbero ng kagubatan…

  • darsmith

    so old and incorrigibly corrupt

  • maysayako

    si maceda ang lola, si gringo ang tita, at si chiz ang ate ng senado! go figure hehe

    • Batang Altura

      isama mo na din ang nanay si Nancy

  • maysayako

    idol si miriam quiambao, feeling miss universe si manay ernie maceda!

    • Batang Altura

      kumita na yan mang Ernie, magbugaw ka na lang ulit , baka may anak na dalaga si Dovie Beams na ibinugaw mo kay Marcos , ibugaw mo naman yung anak kay P-noy..

  • kaddy

    Maceda should have retired, not run for elective position and merely joined think-tanks, giving expert views on wide-ranging issues affecting the nation. At 79, he is too old for the rigors of campaigning which require travels and hectic schedules. But the fact that he is running means he trust himself, and himself alone, and the much younger ones have no place yet in Philippine politics. This is also a form of dynasty, albeit, limited to his own selfish self..

  • Mohammad Uthman

    Oops damatan na si Manong Ernie. dapat retire na yan

  • coach

    hahahha! another paid advertisement by maceda.

  • DocNairobi

    kunwari lang natisod ng microphone cable yan, sa totoo umayake ang arthritis at rayuma at di pinahalata pagsakay niyan sa car lakad pilay na.

  • UrHONOR

    ANG kabayong pangarera pag matanda at laos na, ginagawang pang-kalesa. Ganun din naman sa pulitiko….ang laos at matanda ng pulitiko ay ginagawang taga-kamot ng likod ng mga bata-bata sa senado. Yong iba pa, ginagawang runner at bagmnan ng jueteng at “regalo” ng mga kabise. Anupa’t ganyan na din sana ang ginagawa ni Maceda at hindi na nagpupumilit pang nangangampanya dahil wala na ang sikat ng araw sa kanyang buhay….lumubog na.

  • pnoy0612

    it shows na hindi na talaga capable…

    di pa kasi magpahinga, malaki na rin naman ang kinita…

  • http://www.facebook.com/lamiyth.alim Lamiyth Alim

    Ang suporta sa manok ng administration sa ARMM ay malinaw na pag-a-undermined sa MILF-frame work agreement.pls

  • Oscar Diaz

    Gusto nyang gayahin si Mirriam Quimbao… kasi pinangarap nya ring sumali sa Ms. Universe…

  • pedronimo

    That Maceda tripped was not an accident but an inevitability with politicians who refuse to face the music of aging, Signs of his age.

  • klepto

    sana natuwad pa. mabuti kung habang nakadapa siya binuksan ni Hataman ang kanyang zipper para ilabas ang kanyang uten at ipa tsupa kay maceda.

  • Guest

    Jamby Madrigal won her first term in the Senate on a platform of anti-corruption. Walang takot niyang nilaban ang corrupt na Arroyo admin.

  • Guest

    Alam naman ng tao na malinis si Jamby, di nagnakaw sa gobyerno. Di bat nanguna siyang sa paglaban sa corruption noong Arroyo administration noon.

  • Guest

    Jamby Madrigal had maintained integrity and my principled stand against GMA and corruption. Bagay na hindi nagawa ng iba.

  • adamson11

    too old and yet still too corrupt!!!

  • richard ortega

    ano kaya ang massabi nya pag tinalo sya ng isang alalay sa senado.

  • crisostomo_ibarra_the3rd

    Manong Ernie needs to rest. Give the younger generation the chance to serve. You have already served your country. We are already grateful for your service kahit gaano pa ito kabaluktot at times.

    • MaySenseBa

      speak for yourself. I am not at all grateful for all the millions he stole posing as Mr. Expose then collect!

      • crisostomo_ibarra_the3rd

        Bro may sense ka ba talaga? My statements are what is called sarcasm. Obviously you are new in discus and dont know me.

  • $14971196

    like a pirate maceda trips and fall carrying too heavy loot.

  • Beguine

    It’s a horrendous mistake for Maceda to return to politics.

    Somebody up there is watching, and Maceda better watch out.

  • matalino matalino

    THE GUY IS SO OLD ALREADY YET STILL SO CORRUPT-LIKE JUAN PONCE ENRILE. These two fools can fool themselves and us but they can never fool their vengeful God.

  • Noel

    That’s what happens to very old still greedy in politics.

    • Batang Altura

      oo nga bakit naman ayaw pang tumigil laos na laos na, sana nung nasa senado sya gumawa na ng gumawa para pag ganyang matanda na pahinga na lang ..di naman malilimutan kung may legacy syang maiiwan, diperensya nagpasapasa din lang kaya hinahanap hanap ng katawan yung karangyaan ng buhay ng senador..

  • disqus_WIkXYUshrh

    Uyyy ginaya si June Magsaysay to get publicity. Yun kay June ay tunay na accident. Pero itong bugaw ni Dobie Bean para kay Marcos na si sister Ernie halatang gumigimmick.

    Hey ernie . hindi pa nalilimutan ng sambayanang pinoy ang kabulastugan mo sister.

    Pinatawad ka na ba ni Imelda dalahira ka?

    Sagot: Ay oo namaaan siguro.

  • Akoaykanoy

    Walang bakla sa Pagsanjan,Laguna maybe siya lang

  • NAGMAMARUNONG

    SIR, SINONG DOKTOR ANG NAG-STEM CELL SA ‘ YO? HINDI GALING SA TUPA, SHEEP O LAMB DAHIL NA-TUMBA KA. MALAMANG UNGGOY ANG GINAMIT. ANYWAY MAS MAHAL ANG SA UNGGOY KAYA LANG MAGING FAVORITE MO AY SAGING. SO SA SABAH KA NA LANG MAG-SENATOR SIR. hehehe

  • Richard Road

    Mabuti hindi napatili nung nadulas…magpahinga na kasi.

  • Anton_Agaton

    So old, yet gusto pa ring maging so corrupt.

  • archerfan

    dami tumatawag kay maceda ng kung ano ano, corrupt, bading etc. ngayun! pero nung nagsislbi sya kay cory at corrupt din wala ka marinig na pagbatikos. basta dilaw kulay go signal sa pandarambong.

  • Tambuli

    So young, so corrupt, daw, now so old. Kasi pagnasa senado ka na, kahit wala kang
    gagawin dahil tigulang na, dating pa rin ang “pork barrel”. Milyun ‘yan. Remember
    ‘yung pinamigay ni Enrile sa mga senador? Pera ng taxpayers ‘yun but since nasa
    budget na, walang magawa ang DBM kundi ibigay sa senado. Sobra daw ‘yung
    budget kaya ‘yung natira, pinaghatian daw nila. See? So, kayong boboto kay ‘tanda,
    natumba at hirap makatayo, dun na lang sa mga younger candidates. Baka may
    magawa pa sila para sa madlang hirap na pipol.

  • Sarkasmos

    Masamang damo, matagal mamatay. Natatalisod lang

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