Jun Magsaysay cites ‘Ser Chief,’ Dantes; Hontiveros credits shawl snap

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Senatorial candidate Risa Hontiveros credited her purple shawl for her best showing so far in preelection surveys that saw her joining the winning circle for the first time.

She was tied with former Sen. Ramon “Jun” Magsaysay Jr. in the 12th to 17th places in Pulse Asia’s survey in April.

Told to sharpen her message which was standing up for the common folk and against corruption, Hontiveros, who long hovered around 18th place, shot a TV ad that showed her using her otherwise limp piece of clothing to hit forms of abuse and graft.

“As I said it’s called the alampay (shawl) magic. I used my shawl to tighten the message as a woman who’s ready to fight. It’s like a woman’s weapon against corruption,” Hontiveros told the Inquirer.

Throughout her stay in the House, the former representative of the party-list group Akbayan used the color of her shawl to indicate her advocacies. A staunch advocate of the reproductive health law, Hontiveros uses purple shawls in the election campaign.

“I’m really happy but at the same time we have to work harder. We have a guarded optimism,” Hontiveros said.

People power

 

“We have to sustain the campaign and continue to ask our countrymen for people power in the ballots … so that someone from among them, the ordinary folk, who carries their aspirations could finally sit in the Senate,” she added.

For his part, Magsaysay said, “While I am affected by new survey ratings, I remain optimistic.”

He called actors Richard Yap, more popularly known nowadays as “Ser Chief”—the master who fell in love with a member of his household in  the country’s leading daytime soap—and Dingdong Dantes, another actor, “valuable additions” to his campaign.

“Surveys may not reflect their importance. But the sincerity of these two young gentlemen who volunteered their endorsements freely and the countless kababayan (countrymen) who are all volunteering in my campaign reflects a sense of goodness pervasive in Filipinos. A positive sign always,” Magsaysay said.

He expressed hopes “the people see the sincerity of how we treat our fellow men and our good leadership. That is the most important.”

Escudero elated

 

Sen. Francis Escudero, who is statistically tied with Loren Legarda in first place, said he was elated with the latest results of the Pulse Asia survey. He attributed his rating to hard work that he and his team had exerted.

Escudero, nevertheless, said the elections on May 13 would be the ultimate gauge of the people’s will, with the survey results just serving as a guide on the direction of his campaign strategy.

“Let us wait for the final election tally. Until then survey results merely provide previews of the people’s will,” Escudero said.

Kris campaigns for Chiz

 

Escudero is scheduled to campaign in the Visayas and in Mindanao with President Aquino’s celebrity sister on Thursday and Friday.

The reelectionist senator’s campaign team expects the presence of TV personality Kris Aquino to add color to Escudero’s regional tour in the final leg of the campaign period.

“For Team Chiz, the philosophy is never to let our guard down and to run scared with the survey results guiding our steps along the way. We treat all surveys as credible regardless if these show a rise or fall in my rating,” Escudero said.

“It is always my stand that being at the top of the survey is not a reason to be complacent, and for those in the bottom half not to lose heart. In the end, the one elected on top or at the bottom will have the same responsibilities in a six-year term at the Senate,” he added.

Grace Poe, former chair of the Movie and Television Review and Classification Board, who was in third place all by herself, said she was grateful for the trust given to her.

“However, I am also aware that nothing is certain until the actual elections. So, we can’t be complacent,” Poe said in a text message.

Biggest challenge

In a statement, Hontiveros also expressed thanks to her supporters and all ordinary Filipinos who believe that the Senate should not be an exclusive club for the very few.

“An ordinary Filipino with the right principles and the right track record should have a fighting chance to get into the Senate,” Hontiveros said.

She said her biggest challenge was her unfamiliar name. “Compared with all the other candidates, my awareness level remains low. Unlike them, I don’t have a traditional, familiar surname, and I cannot match the resources that they have for their TV ads,” Hontiveros said.

“I am relying on my track record and the support of marginalized sectors whose aspirations I carry in my heart,” she added.

Hontiveros said Team PNoy could still make a 12-0 sweep of the senatorial elections.

“The most important ‘survey’ is on Election Day. It isn’t over until every country-loving Filipino has cast his or her vote. I think that Team PNoy still has a strong chance to make former Senators Jun Magsaysay and Jamby Madrigal, and myself win this crucial Senate race,” Hontiveros said.

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  • cato_the_younger

    Go Risa Go! Civic minded Filipinos should to their part. Tell your friends and relatives to vote for her.

    • txtman

      AHAHAHAHAHA
      IN YOUR DREAMS
      PITIFUL
      AHAHAHAHA

      • Jane Tan

        Nancy Binay. . .

      • txtman

        HONTIVEROZ aka BAKEKANG
        IN SHORT
        BALIW
        PITIFUL
        AHAHAHAHA

      • Paking

        Ano bang ginawa ni Hontiveros sa ‘yo at galit na galit ka sa kanya?

      • hopeless_na

        hinamon ng debate.

      • Jane Tan

        Hi Nancy Binay.

    • acaldejr

      I wil vote for her.

  • txtman

    MANGARAP NA LANG SIYA NG DILAT MGA MATA
    LALO YAN MABABALIW PAGNATALO YAN
    BALIK KALYE
    HINDI BA SI BAKEKANG YAN
    AHAHAHAHA
    PITIFUL

    • Jane Tan

      Nancy Binay

      • txtman

        HI! MS. BAKEKANG aka HONTIVEROZ
        AHAHAHA
        PITIFUL

      • Jane Tan

        Nancy Binay . .

      • txtman

        BAKEKANG aka HONTIVEROZ

      • Jane Tan

        Ms. Nancy, binilin po ng tatay ninyo sa akin na umuwi na po kayo kasi walang gagawa ng kape niya.

      • txtman

        BAKEKANG aka HONTIVEROZ
        BALIW NG PARANG PROSTITUTE
        PITIFUL

  • mabyrik

    ???

  • Elnore

    Let’s vote for Risa Hontiveros, Magsaysay. NEVER TO BINAY, Kakasawa na ang name nila. Sobrang gahaman na sa power ang pamilyang yan!

    • jayemdee_412

      Agree!

      • honest man

        Me too.Agree.

  • yesyesyo

    I really hope Ramon Magsaysay Jr. and Risa Hontiveros make it. They deserve to be in the senate. They are principled and have the integrity and capabilities.

    • jayemdee_412

      Right! Jun Magsaysay and Risa Hontiveros are in my top 3 list for senators.

  • Hey_Dudes

    Just who do you think cry bucket of tears if more candidates from TEAM PATAY dominates the winning circle? Papano yung mga naka-abito at ruby red robes? Ibigi sabihin talo na naman sila dahil sa kanilang kbhohbohan pa rin?

  • Mr Moonlight

    THERES NO ONE MOST DESERVING TO BE ELECTED AS SENATOR IS RAMON MAGSAYSAY JR

  • simondj

    Jun Magsaysay and Risa Hontiveros deserve to win, kesa naman iyong iba, tatay nanay kapatid nasa pilitica na. do not vote for political dynasty for the sake of our country and for conscience sake.

  • joeybg

    IS THERE ANYONE FROM UNA CANDIDATE TALK ABOUT “AGAINST CORRUPTION”.??

    NONE, PROBABLY….. LAHAT KASI KAWATAN.

  • GatasNgCow

    Chiz Escudero doesnt deserve to be in the senate..

  • GeorginaBilson

    Kupal yan si escudero,ang daming kinurakot niyan dito sa Bicol…

    • Floridahhh

      ur right,sangkot din cia sa rice smuggling

  • Erarara

    walang nagawang batas si chiz.nagbubutas lang ng upuan sa senate

  • Carmoney

    HOY KESO! ANG KAPAL NG MUKHA MO,NAKABALANDRA SA MGA TAXI YUNG PAGMUMUKHA MO,DI BA BAWAL YUN.DI KA MARUNONG SUMUNOD SA BATAS.

  • virgoyap

    Riza doesn’t know how to play politics. She doesn’t know how to play safe. For her a spade is a spade. And that’s what I like on her. Go, go, Riza!! But of course I’ll also vote for the true Magsaysay and Casino.

  • leodegardompruna

    How cheap Riza thinks of the Filipinos. For a shawl to give her the boost in her candidacy is beyond reason. But who knows? So, God bless the PHilippines

    • Jane Tan

      ? And when she wears a scarf, people will call her an elitist? Just take the message as is and stop making random connections. I don’t even know how you get “cheap” and “shawl”. Famous movie stars also, on occasion, wear shawls.

      • Kirat

        Famous movie stars don’t give their shawls credit for good box office sales. Maybe some credit is due for hiding kili kili wrinkles, though. :-P

      • Jane Tan

        Ain’t that the truth :l

  • lolo_Jose

    Landslide victory for TEAM PNOY!!!
    Dito n kayo sa panalo..Huwag iboto ang mga alam ninyong
    maiitim na maligno, mandarambong at murderer!!!
    Sama sama sa tuwid na daan ni Pnoy!!!

    • D’ Equalizer

      TALAGA LOLO….HAH! TUWID NA DAAN…SLOGAN LANG YUN NI NOYNOYING!

  • PlundERAP

    Hontiveros is head and shoulders above Nancy “Alalay” Binay in terms of Beauty, Brains and qualifications.
    Magsaysay also is way above JV PlundErap in terms of morality and work performance.
    Jamby fights corruption while Migs “Daya” is an election cheater and defender of his criminal ninang GMA.
    Only stupid and evil people will vote for the UNArroyo party which is an alliance of criminals, corrupt, adulterer and immoral officials.
    I wonder why CBCP and Velarde supports UNArroyo criminal party.
    Birds of the same feather really flocks and go to hell together.

    • Ulipur

      “Only stupid and evil people will vote for the UNArroyo party”…..This kind of statement is coming from what kind of individual????

    • brunogiordano

      “I wonder why CBCP and Velarde supports UNArroyo criminal party.”

      simple answer.

      magkapanalig at magkakutsaba ang mga ito sa panglilinlang ng mga GULLIBLE na tao.

  • $16638896

    napakababa naman ng tingin nitong mga to sa pilipinong botante, applicable lang sa mga bobong botante yang artista factor, mga bwiset kayo!

  • releiver

    Sino kaya ang maniniwala sa balitang ganito….gumagana talaga ang propaganda machine ng Team PNoy(aka Team Patay) nina Osmena. Drilon at Lacson para ma condition ang isipan ng mga tao na sila ang lumalamang……

    • kumilos_tayo

      MALI ka dun hindi mo lang matanggap.. NO to UNA, NO to 3 kings (ERAP, BINAY, and ENRILE)

    • brunogiordano

      “…gumagana talaga ang propaganda machine ng Team PNoy”

      problema ng UNA kung dispalinghado ang kanilang propaganda machine.

      pag hindi nila naayos ang kanilang PROPAGANDA MACHINE,

      12 – 0 in favor of team PNOY ang magiging resulta ng election.

  • Hellomr

    Jun , I am very positive that you will make it I can sense that. A lot of Pilipino including me are praying hard for you … We know you very well…

  • releiver

    Nakakasawa na ang mga tao dyan sa Team PANOT saka UNA …mga paulit ulit lang ang mga iyan…

    Heto ang tunay na survey pasok karamihan ng independent senatorial candidates walang commission totoo survey ito. Hindi lokohan ito tulad ng False asia survey at Sorry ws survey. Pumasok sa magic 12.

    1. Samson Alcantara 2. Bobby Smith 3. Greco Belgica 4. Rizalito David 5. Baldomero Falcone 6. Edward Hagedorn &. Richard Gordon 9. Ramon Montano 10. Eddie Villanueva 11. Juan Miguel Subiri 12. Mitos Magsaysay. Patok na patok yan lalabas iyan sa May 13.

    • kumilos_tayo

      HAHAHA in your dreams…

      • maypakialamtayo

        ikaw ang taong ayaw sa pagbabago!

      • kumilos_tayo

        Sinong bang gusto mo si MITOS fake na magsaysay follower ni GMA at si ZUBIRI na may record na pandaraya.. tapos tatanungin mo akong ayaw ng pagbabago.. LALO naman ang UNA nagunguna sa corruption..

    • maysayako

      ito yung survey result ng 12 na kulelat lol

    • brunogiordano

      sorry bok karamihan sa listahan mo ay mga SALING PUSA lang.

  • Guest

    Hindi naman ako hibang para bumoto ng tamad at bobong senador.Kaya si Jamby una sa listahan ko,masipag na matalino pa.

  • Guest

    Dati pa kakampi na natin si Jamby Madrigal dahil tunay na may malasakit sa bayan.Karamihan ng kandidato puro pansariling interest

    • kumilos_tayo

      LAHAT ng UNA pansariling interest lang…

  • Guest

    Huwag sayangin ang boto sa mga walang kwentang kandidato.Si Jamby Madrigal isa sa mga deserving maupo ulit sa senado dahil mahusay

  • Guest

    Suporatado ko sina Jamby,Loren at Grace Poe dahil ramdam ko na sila ang mapagkakatiwalaan at maaasahan ng mga pinoy sa senado

  • Guest

    Suporatado ko sina Jamby,Loren at Grace Poe dahil ramdam ko na sila ang mapagkakatiwalaan at maaasahan ng mga pinoy sa senado

  • Guest

    Si Jamby ang isa sa mga kandidatong tumutupad sa mga pangako niya.Yung iba hanggang salita lang

  • Guest

    Si Jamby palaban at masipag walang duda dahil yan ang track record niya sa senado noon

  • kumilos_tayo

    Nagkaroon ng earthquake sa Bicol ibig sabihin wag iboto ang UNA candidate kasi galing sila dun eh pangitain yun na masamang tao sila..

  • Hellomr

    Ating lahat ipagdasal na si nancy binay ay bumaksak sa survey saganon ay papasok si Jun Magsaysay….

  • symonwho

    Many trapo candidates promise the moon just to win. What is missing in their platforms is how will they fund the many free programs in their agenda. Kaya maraming programa mga trapo which are not implemented because of the lack of funds. Will they give up their pork barrel? Will they stop protecting smugglers and tax evaders so government will have the money to pay the “free” programs? How about their functions to oversee how public funds are spent inappropriately in extravagant expenditures by the Supreme Court, Senate , Lower House, bad roads, low quality medicines many wasted monies in the bureacracy.

  • concernedofw02

    credit it to Serge Osmeña….he knows how to turns things around…Serge is an intelligent hands-on during campaigning….Serge help to Pia is really crafty…

  • Kirat

    I may be missing something in what JunMag said. Giving credit to a celebrity endorser is strange when he can credit his own sterling record, a good platform, hard campaigning, and unlimited support from the incumbent party.

  • Maila Espi

    Ano ba ibubuga ni Nancy Binay kay Jamby Madrigal?Wala. Kaya kay Jamby na tayo, subok na sa public service

    • Mercy Flores

      Kay Jamby Madrigal ako, walang bahid ng kurapsyon sa katawan dahil galit nga sa mga tiwaling pulitiko

      • kuya.kuya

        naiboto ko na si Jamby Madrigal.. absentee voter

  • pgsalt

    So sad to know that it takes a celebrity for a good candidate’s rating to shore up in surveys.

    Shows how shallow the voters are.

    • kumilos_tayo

      Tanongin kita sinong pipiliiit mo between MITOS fake Magsaysay na follower ni GMA and RAMON “Jun” MAGSAYSAY following the footstep of his father HONEST no history of Corruption. Shallow ba?

      • pgsalt

        I’m voting for Jun Magsaysay. He’s number one on my ballot.

        It seems you don’t get my point. Read my whole statement again. Please.

      • Kirat

        JunMag is a good guy. I don’t even watch Serchief, but JunMag is in my list.

      • kuya.kuya

        i’m an OFW, I already voted for Jun Magsaysay

  • http://twitter.com/jojoislanding jojo isla

    Jamby Madrigal, kontra katiwalian, kahirapan. Ibalik siya sa Senado!

    • kuya.kuya

      isama nyo si Risa Hontiveros..

  • http://twitter.com/alejandroaston alejandro aston

    11 ako for team pnoy and one for una

  • http://twitter.com/alejandroaston alejandro aston

    eleven votes for teal pnoy and one vote for una zubiri lang

  • brunogiordano

    sa atin pagboto sa MAY 13 election,

    DAPAT TAMA!!!!!!

    huwag iboto ang

    UNQUALIFIED

    ANAK at AMA na CONVICTED MANDARAMBONG

    maka-DAMASO

  • brunogiordano

    BAGSAK ang rating noong UNQUALIFIED.

    sa May 13 election banderang kapos ang dating niya.

  • http://twitter.com/drivedennis dennis

    Alan Cayetano nasa Magic 12? ewww

  • http://twitter.com/drivedennis dennis

    Alan Cayetano da BEST pagdating sa katiwalian! Congrats sa pagpasok sa survey

  • speaksoftlylove

    Akala ko sabi ng mga yellowvultures di umaasa sa shobiz personalities ang Team Malisya? Volunteered their services? Really, what a hogwash.

    Mabuti pa patakbuhin ninyo si Sir Chef at Dantes na senador at baka iboboto ko pa.

    • kumilos_tayo

      Humirit naman si TOBY..

    • Nelson Baguya II

      Sir, puwedeng sabihin m sa boss m kong tumatanggap p siya ng TAGA POST. paki sabi apply ako. Ano p ba requirement. My nbi clearance na po ako at internet connected p ung bahay nmin, wlang plya s pag bayad ng bill.

      • speaksoftlylove

        Ungas, yong idol mong si Legarda nabisto na yong 700K dollar niyang condo sa Manhattan, New York. Marami pang susunod.

      • JuanTamadachi

        Herculubut strikes again

      • Nelson Baguya II

        Kailan Job orientation ko sir? ano nga ulit Job title q? 24/7 Nega-PangSira-TagaPost p ba? Txt nio nlang q sir kung kailan aqo mag rereport.

      • crisostomo_ibarra_the3rd

        Ha ha. Wala ng masabi si spitfire sa yo.

      • Jane Tan

        Jejomar Binay giving out land titles in Butuan and declaring himself… “The Father of Nancy Binay”.

  • Guest

    Si Kris at si Chiz bagay, si James at si Heart bagay din.

    • txtman

      LABOR DAY
      ITO ANG NEWS?
      NOW YOU KNOW THAT PDI
      IS OVER RUN BY LEFTIST BIASED & LAPDOG REPORTERS
      WHAT A SHAME
      PITIFUL

      • Jane Tan

        Ms. Nancy, sabi ng tatay ninyo na tama na daw ang pag-comment ninyo sa forums ng Inquirer at umuwi na po kayo. Wala daw gagawa ng kape niya. Sige na po. Ayaw niya po yung timpla ng ibang tao.

      • txtman

        TRUTH HURTS BA, BAKEKANG aka HONTIVEROZ?
        TOTOO NAMAN
        MADAMI DYAN SA MEDIA
        AY MGA LEFTIST/COMMUNISTA
        PROOFS?
        MAGBASA KA
        PITIFUL

      • Jane Tan

        Naku po Ms. Nancy nagagalit na tatay ninyo. Tingnan ninyo po naging desperado na po siya at namimigay na ng lupa sa Butuan para lang manalo kayo.

        Hinde po ba vote-buying iyon? Mag-ingat po kayo at baka ma-disqualify kayo sa elections niyan.

      • raptor_d_lonewolf

        naku ms jane…nde si nancy yan…………..
        yan si mitos!!!
        ahihihihhihihihihhi

      • Jane Tan

        I have to disagree Sir Raptor, even Mitos shows more intelligence, eloquence and restraint (schemer kasi siya). But, you do pose a good argument =)

  • Guest

    Mas may integridad ang mga kandidato sa Team Pnoy, walang binatbat ang UNA.

  • medipobladoor

    Walang pag-asa yang si Nancy Binay na manalo dahil walang alam sa buhay kundi maging PA ng mga magulang

  • speaksoftlylove

    The standings will defintely hanged.

    Legarda is exposed with her ownership of a 700K condo purchased in 2006 but declared only in 2011 that is, only after Corona’s impeachment.

    Good riddance.

    • Guest

      Scales tipped.

      Jejomar Binay giving out land titles in Butuan and “reminding” the people that he is “Nancy Binay’s father”

      So this is what the Vice President does with all the time in the world… using taxpayer money to buy votes…

  • hustlergalore

    Magkapit bisig po tayo para kay jun magsaysay! – maya

  • http://twitter.com/Adjire1 Adjire

    Vote for the righteous leaders, vote for Eddie V, isang boto lang yan para miba naman ang composition sa senado at guided ng WORD of GOD ang bawat batas na ipinapasa.. ISang boto lang kesa sa mga obvious na power hunger na pami-pamilya..

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