We’re running scared–Team PNoy

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MANILA, Philippines—The ruling Liberal Party is not taking any chances despite the strong showing of its Team PNoy candidates in the voter preference surveys.

“We are running scared, which is important,” said presidential spokesman Edwin Lacierda.

Lacierda explained that the administration “cannot campaign on a perspective that we’re winning already” despite the latest Pulse Asia survey showing the administration Team PNoy’s dominance of the race—11 candidates from Team PNoy and five from the rival United Nationalist Alliance have a statistical chance of winning a Senate seat.

“We should be running scared, when you’re campaigning, until Election Day. We should campaign even harder,” said Lacierda.

“Better to be campaigning hard rather than patting ourselves before the day of the election,” he said.

At the same time, Lacierda said he found laughable Navotas Rep. Toby Tiangco’s description of Team PNoy as “panicking” less than two weeks before the elections and conducting a loyalty check of its local allies. “That’s not true,” he said.

“We are panicking because (we are) 9-3?” he said, pointing out that UNA should be the one that should be worried.

“There is no loyalty check that is happening now. I think they’re just deflecting the issues right now on the performance of the UNA candidates vis-à-vis the Team PNoy candidates based on the surveys that have just been released,” he said.

Tiangco, the UNA campaign manager, said “loyalty checks are a sign of desperation and panic. They cannot control their leaders who are supporting UNA,” citing the case of Albay Gov. Joey Salceda.

Salceda, the LP chairman for Bicol, was reported to have thrown his support behind some UNA candidates, particularly Nancy Binay and Jack Enrile, when UNA campaigned in Albay last Sunday.

Lacierda said President Aquino had already made it clear that he remained confident of the “full backing” of Salceda for his handpicked senatorial candidates.

An LP official on Wednesday said that even if Aquino has accepted his explanation for hosting the rival UNA in his turf, Salceda may still have to face a party investigation of his actions that some have interpreted as an endorsement of the opposition senatorial candidates.

Western Samar Rep. Mel Senen Sarmiento, the LP secretary-general, said that the outcome of the election in the Bicol region, particularly in Albay, will show whether Salceda has indeed turned his back on the party and its ideals.

“At this point, it is unfair to judge Governor Salceda on the basis of reports that he was with UNA during their sortie in Albay. We don’t know the circumstances that led to this situation, assuming the reports are true,” Sarmiento said in a statement.

“As you well know, there are a lot of political intrigues during the election period,” he said.

Sarmiento said the LP leadership will certainly take up the matter of Salceda’s actuations around UNA leaders and candidates in Albay “to determine if there is even a basis to conduct an investigation of the incident.”

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  • joeybg

    SUSUPORTAHAN KO ANG TINATAWAG NILANG TEAM ABNOY NA HINDI KAWATAN, KAYSA SA MGA TEAM UNA NA PURO MGA KAWATAN.

    • piskay

      hinde kawatan pero maraming smuggling..ano naman ang ninakaw ng taga UNA?

      • http://twitter.com/bigg_dawg big dawg

        saan ka naroon the past 13 years? sa Mars?

      • piskay

        pangalanan mo kung ano,hinde yung sweeping statement..uso na ba talaga ngayon ang mag bintang na walang basehan?

      • epros

        Irene ha ha ha

    • maypakialamtayo

      lahat yan magnanakaw, kailan ba kayo ipinanganak?, gagastos ng milyon para maglingkod?, sabihin mong sinungaling ako, sige okey lang pero yan ang pananaw ko. ang maniwalang hindi magnanakaw nyan ay bobo.

      • http://www.facebook.com/garcia.johnny Johnny Garcia

        siguro mas malakas lang magnakaw yung tiga UNA.

  • BotoMoKinabukasanMo

    Ang pag hubog natin sa ating bayan ay dito mag-uumpisa. Kaban ng bayan ay puno at busog na naman, interes ng mga UNAng opposisyon ay parang hayok na buwitre, lobo, at buwayang naglalaway. Huwag nating hahayaang na ang susunod na Punong Administrador ay traydor, pakitang tao na mapag-kumbaba at tapat sa ating bayan ngunit kaluluwa ay ITIM at nagpapakayaman lamang. Suportahan natin ang Tuwid Na Daan at ang mga senador ng LP, Partidong Taga-Bantay!!!…NO TO UNA!!!… No to Nancy Binay protektor ng P72M kaso ng kanyang Nanay!!

  • catmanjohn

    Lacierda is a poor publicist. “UNA may be the one who is really running scared, but ‘LP will never take any vote for granted’ is a better message to get across at this point. Never give the opposition any room to breathe, until the job is done!

  • Peter Lim

    Dapat lang! ang UNA ay sa daang ng Balutod, ayaw sa matuwid dahil hindi sila kikita ng malaking pera para mabawi yun gastos! E puro big time na magnanakaw ang member ng UNA!!!

  • Beguine

    Lacierda is the main reason why people will not vote for the LP senatorial
    lineup if only because Lacierda is acting as campaign manager.

    In other words, Lacierda should just shut his mouth. When he opens
    his mouth and says anything, people get turned off.

  • FORTHE GOOD

    The right attitude.

    Do not be complacent until the last vote is tallied.

  • kilabot

    in fairness to noykapon,
    his campaigning to death
    for team pnoy,
    is not so much for the senatoriables;
    it is for the perpetuation of aquino family’s hold on power;
    noykapon hopes to get very sick by campaigning hard,
    and possibly expire right at the end of his term;
    hoping his demise will result in a repeat
    flood of sympathies that will translate to
    votes for another sibling elected as president.
    either that, or jejomar the next prexy choice.

  • Guest

    Alan Cayetano to lose in elections. Too conceited, lazy and corrupt. Just ask his wife

    • rowena anewor

      For all we know, Sen. Alan Peter Cayetano is not a good man, and
      unhonest one. Kayo ano pagkakakilala niya sa kanya?

    • http://www.facebook.com/garcia.johnny Johnny Garcia

      i like peter.

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

    TOTOO NAMAN YAN LACERDA NAG PANIC NA KAYO DHIL MGA MANOK NYO D NA MANANALO???NOON MARAMING MAKA TEAM PINOY PERO NGAYON NAGICING NA KAMI PANANALONIN NAMIN ANG UNA SENATORYAL CANDEDTES ANG UNA ANG MANANALO HINDI ANG TEAM PINOY???MARAMING PROBLEMA NG ATING BANSA?ANONG GINAGAWA NG PRESIDENTE PURO CAMPANYA’CAMPANYA TAPOS PERA NG BAYAN ANG GINAGAMIT?????D NA MALOLOKO ANG TAONG BAYAN LACERDA””YONG MGA SINASABI NYO KABALIKTARAN ANG UNA SENATORYAL LAHAT SILA PASOK SA 12 SLATE??????PERO KONG MAY HELLO BRILLIANTES WALA NA ANG BANSANG PILIPINAS???Ma hello brilliantes na????

    • http://www.facebook.com/garcia.johnny Johnny Garcia

      puede ba ayusayusin mo ang post mo. hindi magiging sulit ang bayad sa iyo.

    • tagaDumantay

      Huwag mo nang idamay ang iba sa opinion mo at baka itangging kasamahan mo sila.

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

    MALAKING PAGKAKAMALI ANG ATING PRESIDENTE LACERDA SANA HINAYAAN NAòLANG NYA ANG CAMPIGN MANAGER ANG MAGMANAGE SA CAMPANYA?KUMUHA NMGA KAYO NG CAMPAIGN MANAGER PARA SA CAMPANYA NYO SUMALI DIN ANG PRESIDENTE SAMANTALANG MARAMING PROBLEMA ANG BANSA.D NA KAYO MANANALO?ANG PANANALONIN NAMIN ANG UNA SENATORYAL CANDEDATES TOTOO LAHAT ANG MGA SINASABI NG UNA CAMPAIGN MANAGER????HWAG KAYONG MANINIWALA MGA KABABAYANS KAY LACERDA SENERAAN NYA ANG UNA????

  • Guest

    I believe na makakatulong ang gagawing pag-endorso ni Kris Aquino kay Chiz para muling umangat ang rating niya sa SWS survey.

  • brando alejandro

    Ang mga LP na yan, pag ang naging Presidente ay si Binay, sigurado 95% sa kanila maging UNA party members. Over da bakod agad! Why? Takot mawala sa kanila ang pork barrel.

    • maypakialamtayo

      tandaan nalang natin sila sa 2016 saka natin banatan.

  • Guest

    Maraming nag-eendorse kay Chiz, isa na si Susan Roces, asawa ni Da King. Di ba mga bigatin.

  • hashmoni

    Paanong matutulungan ni Alan Peter Cayetano na magkaroon ng dagdag na
    kita ang mga katulad namin poor, e wala naman siyang alam kundi dumada lang

  • mar judson

    Mahilig mag-ikot si Alan Peter Cayetano, kinakausap ang iba’t ibang tao. Pero di para alamin ang problema nila, kundi para bolahin lang sila.

    • john lapiz

      I’m not proud being a Cayetano volunteer. Di ko na siya susuportahan dahil ang pondo ginagamit niya smin e galing sa smuggler. Di ko mati-take yan.

      • tagaDumantay

        Kaylan ka pa nag volunteer kay Cayetano? Kung sa mayor, so 3 years ago. Ngayon mo lang ba siya nakilala ng lubusan kaya bumaligtag ka na?

  • Guest

    Hindi iniwasan ni President Benigno Aquino III ang Labor rallies, gusto niya lang
    magpahinga dahil sa cough and cold niya.

  • http://twitter.com/dandavice danny

    Pasok naman si Alan Cayetano sa magic 12..bakit niya sinisiraan sina Loren at ibang Team PNoy candidates?

  • http://twitter.com/dandavice danny

    Yep.. we’re scared all right.. scared of Alan Cayetano if he wins

  • http://twitter.com/Barbs_Olivia Olivia Barbosa

    Kilala si Alan Cayetano na mahilig maglabas ng mga expose sa mga kalaban pero puro palpak naman #boykuryente

  • http://twitter.com/BreakingUsIn2 Olive Bert

    Nagsanib pwersa pa ang tsinuging PR ni Loren at si Alan Cayetano para siraan lang si Loren.Bagay mag-bff si Alan at ang PR dahil parehong extortionist

  • Guest

    9-3 na naman sa Pulse Asia survey, pabor sa Team PNoy. Pero huwag magopaksiguro si Drilon and Mar Roxas, baka baligtad ang resulta niyan after ng May elections.

  • EOJ

    The attitude of winners, not taking the guard down even if ahead in the game.

  • Guest

    Wala mang wage increase na regalo si PNoy, he asked naman to seriously study the proposed additional exemption of minimum wage earners from income tax. Good, good.

  • Ako_Hiking

    The poor and poverty stricken Filipinos are also running scared or to be more specific they are probably to weak from hunger to run since this current Administration has not done a good job in helping the poor in the country. The President seemed to work his hardest during the election season. It would be nice however if he translated that work ethic in feeding and housing and clothing the poor. Oh and creating jobs would be great too and not just relying on job fairs.

    • boldyak

      they have helped a lot…that is helping Malaysia but not Philippines…

  • Guest

    Ayoko maniwala sa surveys dahil ilang percent lang ang respondents niyan.Kaya I’m sure pasok si Jamby sa senado.

  • Guest

    Hindi ako maloloko ng surveys. Si Jamby pa rin ang iboboto ko dahil mas
    deserving siyang makabalik sa senado

    • marienkind

      Nice. I thought I was the only one who thinks senators should be miserable piles of ill-gotten wealth and emotional issues. But no, it looks like we’re similar in thinking Jamby’s the best fit for a senator!

      • boldyak

        is she the best for her family?…hmmm?…

  • Guest

    What if 9-3 ang resulta ng election, 9 sa UNA and 3 sa team Pnoy, sasabihin ng LP, dinaya sila sa halalan. Hahaha!

  • Guest

    No wage increase but President Aquino had announced nonwage benefits for the workers. Maganda na rin yan, kesa sa wala.

  • disqusted0fu

    Team pnoy should be the least to run scared because they have Pnoy on their side. They have controlled the surveys, they have unlimited funds, and push comes to shove, they still have the magic of the PCOS machines to work in their favor in the elections.

  • disqusted0fu

    This campaign season has been the hardest that we’ve seen Pnoy work. Actually, it is the only time that we’ve seen Pnoy work. If only he can put forth this kind of effort for his country and his countrymen, and not just for his candidates, Lacierda’s press releases might be more believable.

    • boldyak

      this is for UNCLE’s sake and for hacienda luisita…oppssss…sorry i forgot “also for Malaysia’…

    • tagaDumantay

      Are you a Filipino? If yes, then write as “our country and …

  • edmanuel

    Politicians’ work is no longer for the people but for their party-mates. A president is supposed to spend his time doing his job as a president and not on election matters.

  • Voice Combo

    hoy toby hindi nag papanic ang L P..nag PIPICNIC NA SILA..walang tirang shabo para sa iyo ay mali buto pala….

  • jeff

    pimentel being an anti-RH is not supportive of most filipinos’ and Pnoy’s pro-RH stand. He is supportive of UNArroyo’s anti-RH stand.

    Kung manalo si pimentel ng team pnoy, para na ring nanalo ang UNA-pdp-laban party ni binay. Kaya kayong mga pro-RH at mga ayaw kay Binay, iboboto nyo pa ba si anti-RH pimentel?

  • lex

    Mukhang wala ng masabing may SENSE itong campaign manager ng UNA. TOBY sabog ka ba?

  • etomacq

    Alanganin pa rin si Lacierda sa binayaran nilang surveys… malay mo Lacierda napaniwala nyo ang mg tao.. lam mo naman na madali mauto ang ibang mga Pinoy.

  • Fancy Tan

    Ingatan nyo “Hokus Pcos” ng lalaban. Kayang imanipula yan!!!

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