Kris Aquino: ‘Game over’ for opposition in Tacloban mayoralty race

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Kris Aquino. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

TACLOBAN CITY, Philippines –Florencio “Bem” Noel’s mayoralty bid got a boost from President Benigno Aquino III’s youngest sister and popular TV host, Kris, who declared that the mayoralty contest here was already “game over.”

“Kabilin-bilinan ni PNoy, gawin ko raw ang lahat para masigurado na ikaw na ang magiging mayor ng Tacloban City. Kaya hiningi ko ang kanyang vest dahil nakaabot po sa akin na yung kalaban ni mayor Bem, kung anu-ano raw pong paninira ang ginagawa sa akin at kay Senator Chiz,”  Kris said over the weekend before a cheering crowd at the Leyte Sports Complex. (PNoy specifically requested me to do everything I can to make sure  that  you will become the mayor of Tacloban City. So I asked for his vest because I learned that Mayor Bem’s rival has been saying things against me and Senator Chiz)

Chiz is re-electionist Senator Francis “Chiz” Escudero, who was also on stage along with another senatorial bet, former MTRCB  chairperson  Grace Poe and other local candidates. PNoy on the other hand is the moniker of the President.

“Of course I don’t like that and I’m sure you don’t  also like that. That’s why I’m standing by this: Game over! Bem will be the next mayor of  Tacloban,” she said in Filipino.

Noel is running against incumbent mayor Alfred Romualdez.

Before going to  this city, Ms Aquino said the President texted and reminded her that Noel was  his friend and a loyal ally.

“Binilin po ni PNoy,sinabi nya: Uy Kristina kaibigan ko yan, loyal na ally kaya sabihin mo sa lahat sa kanila, pag nanalo si mayor Bem, isang tawag lang, kung ano ang kailangan ng Tacloban, ibibigay ,” Kris said.

(PNoy specifically requested and told me:  Hey, Kristina. He’s my friend, my loyal ally.  So tell everyone there that if mayor Bem  wins, I will give whatever Tacloban needs in just one call)

Kris also took the opportunity  to also endorse the senatorial bids of Escudero, Poe and her cousin, Bam (Benigno Aquino IV) Aquino, who are all running under Team PNoy.

In his speech, Escudero also endorsed the  candidacy of Bam Aquino despite his absence at the campaign rally and thanked the TV host for supporting them.

“Taos puso kaming nagpapasalamat sa kanyang tulong at paniniwala sa aking kandidatura gayundin sa kandidatura ng nag iisang mayor dito sa Tacloban,” said  Escudero.

Escudero and Poe were also joined by Kris Aquino when they campaigned in General Santos City and Davao City Thursday and  in Cebu Friday.

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  • vin reyes

    depende sa mga taga tacloban kung game over na nga..nanliligaw pa lang kayo o sila..sino nga pala tunay na mga opposition? e halos lahat ng mga kasama nyo mga galing din sa bakuran ni gma..hindi madadaig ng surveys o ng indorso ng kung sino man sa lakas at nagkakaisang pagpili ng mga mamamayan ng tacloban para sa mamumuno sa kanila.

  • Ruth Gomez

    Kung may dapat ibalik sa senado,si Jamby Madrigal na dahil matapat at marangal

    • Ulipur

      Sabi ni PNoy…Madrigal…Doberman.

  • Rachel Infanta

    Si Jamby Madrigal ang isa sa pinaka-qualified na kandidato para senador.Yung unqualified,alam niyo na kung sino

  • Nanci Binay

    si Jamby Madrigal ang isa sa pinakaqualified na kandidato sa pagka konsehal ng alanbang .

  • gmaisthebestpresident

    “pag nanalo si mayor Bem, isang tawag lang, kung ano ang kailangan ng Tacloban, ibibigay”

    pag hindi ba nanalo si Bem eh kahit ilang tawag ba gawin ng mga taga tacloban eh hindi pa din ibibigay ni Pnoy?

    • D3marketers

      Txtmate nalang sila ni Kris;)

  • $18209031

    Ito yung eksperto sa mga Oligarkas , to be elected into office. Thus they monopolize the power of this govt.

  • Juan_Sipag08

    Yan ang mali na kaisipan ng mga politician sa pilipinas pag sila ay nahalal. Iniisip nila na ang kanilang paglilingkuran ay ang mga iilan lang na bumoto sa kanila.

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

    MGA KABABAYANS KO HAG IBOBOTO ANG TEAM PINOY?DHIL SI PINOY ANG ATING PRESIDENTE WALANG NAGAWA?MARAMING PROBLEMA ANG ATING BASANG PILIPINAS ANG GINAGAWA NYA ANG PANGANGAMAPANAYA SA MGA ALIPORES NYA?ANG PROBLEMA SA SABAH MARAMING PINATAY NGA WALANG AWA?ANG SAUDI ARABDIA MARAMING NAGHIHIRAP NGA OFW DOON SI PINOY WALANG GINAWA?PANGANGAMPANAYA ANG GINAGAWA NYA SO HWAG NATING IBOBOTO ANG TEAM PINOY D SILA ANG MAASAHAN NATIN KONDI ANG MGA TAONG MAHAL NILA ANG MASANG PILIPINO?VOTE STR8 UNITED NATIOLLIST ALLIANCE OR UNA VOTE STR89 UNA.

    • lolo_Jose

      SA ikakaunlad ng bansa, Team PNOY lang tayo!!!
      NO TO BIGNAY!!!
      NO TO ENRILE!!!
      NO TO ESTRADA!!!
      NO TO UNA!!

      • FDV

        AMEN! Go, go, go TEAM PNOY!

    • FDV

      Team PNOY all the way!

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

    HWAG IBOBOTO ANG TEAM POINOY MGA OFW WALANG GINAGAWA ANG PRESIDENTE NATIN SA MGA KABABAYANS NATIN SA SAUDI AT SA SABAH AT SA IBA PANG BANSA HWAG IBOBOTO ANG TEAM PINOY

    • kumilos_tayo

      Sorry ka karamihan sa amin eh TEAM pnoy hindi kami tanga para sa UNA.. Beside hindi ka siguro OFW kaya wala kang alam.. NO to UNA… UNA sa CORRUPTION…

      • billy gunner

        Tama. Karamihan sa mga bayaran ay team pnoy!

  • disqusted0fu

    Kris and her big mouth! And Pnoy and his dumb requests! Does this mean that if Bem doesn’t win, then the President will not give Tacloban whatever they need??? This is politicking at its worst! Plus, since Bem is a friend of Pnoy then that only means one thing. He will also have the immunity from prosecution in case of any anomaly or corruption that he does.

  • jmsay

    As a Taclobanon, I can say that Mayor Alfred has done a lot of things for our HUC. With his proven track record, I can say that Tacloban would be better if his projects for the city would be continued. Si Bem, pinagmamalaki nya na marami daw siyang nagawa para sa Tacloban. It’s partially true. Why? Because his An Waray Partylist did those things, not him, so he has no right to brag about those things as if he was the one who did them. Honestly speaking, I do not like the attitude of the opposition (Bem’s Team) even way before the start of the campaign. They have been constantly blocking Mayor Alfred’s projects for the city and even resorting to black propaganda. They are the hindrance to the further progress of Tacloban. THE PEOPLE OF TACLOBAN KNOW BETTER. So, I will choose wisely and I will still vote Mayor Alfred Romualdez for Mayor of Highly Urbanized City of Tacloban!

    • concernedofw02

      he will have more hindrances if Alfred will win…adding insult to injury, he could not get anything or any support from Malacañang…read the column, clearly…PNOY will only support his candidate..in short walang support si Alfred pag nanalo…so mas maganda pa na matalo na lang si Alfred for the benefit of TACLOBAN CITY…lets be real..!!…

      • FDV

        Siguradong suportahan ni Pnoy mga kaalyado niya dahil mas may tiwala siya dito na mas matino at hindi kurakot kaysa duon sa mga kalaban ng mga pinili niya. At bakit pa sila mamimili ng mga tauhan kung wala silang tiwala dito, eh huwag nyo nang ilihis pa, sigurado namang mas susuporta siya sa tauhan niya kaysa hindi lalot andun ang tiwala nya rito at mas kilala pa niya ang mga ito

  • yesyesyo

    Bye bye romualdez!

  • regd

    We need to be constantly reminded that dumb, egoistic divas and rich bimbos who think they need to be worship attempts to walk amongst us. And kris played that role perfectly. Face it, they cannot live like the rest of us. We’re living on a different world which is so below them.

  • Mickey Hiss

    Pres Noy is virtually buying votes by making promises that “if mayor Bem wins, I will give whatever Tacloban needs in just one call.” Pres Noy has already bought votes when during a speech at Victoria, Tarlac, he ordered Secy of DPWH Singson to repair the roads and highways of the city/town. Pres Noy is no longer much different from his predecessor who did similar things in previous elections.

    • FDV

      Istoryahi!

  • Guest

    Dito po sa Tacloban, galing dito si Chiz yesterday ang talagang popular
    siya dito sa amin. Yung Alan Peter mo, di namin siya kilala dito.

  • hustlergalore

    grabweh!. kris is so powerful. she can make someone dreams come true. she can even make dingdong dantes won best actor in metro manila pekeng pestebal. she can make any products profitable. she can deface NAIA with all her pangit billboards. she can fire any abs-cbn stars, starlets, wannabee stars she doesnt like that’s why most of them are making sipsip to her. she can push filinvest to discriminate against any potential land owner she doesnt like. grabweh! but despite all that powers, she couldnt have men to love her as much as she wants. hahahahahahahaha

  • Je Magno

    Pag nanalo Si bem, isang Tawag lang…… Pero pag natalo pano? Ito ba ang pinagmamalaki nyong presidente?

  • Je Magno

    Ka pag pala Hindi mo kadikit si penoy e bale wala ka na….. Ano to? Tropahan at barkadahan goberment? Kagat mga taga tacloban, Baka sakaling umsenso ang bayan nyo ng husto!

    • mave

      Why maunlad ba Tacloban ngayon? kung maunlad still vote for your incumbent mayor Alfred…kung hindi naman siya pa din ba botohin mo?

      • FDV

        On the contrary, iboto ang matinong si Florencio “Bem” Noel, Pnoy’s anointed in Tacloban, kaya matino yan, siguradong suportado yan ni Pnoy, aasenso sigurado ang Tacloban

    • FDV

      Siguradong aasenso ang Tacloban dahil sa matinong bagong mayor sa katauhan ni Florencio “Bem” Noel at sa magandang incumbency ni Pnoy, sino bang ayaw tumulong sa matino na mayor katulad ni Mayor Bem?

  • patrickinca

    Kung magpapabola kayo dahil sa salita ng isang artista ay wala na talagang pag -asa ang pinas para umasenso.

  • Guest

    Kung nagtanim ka ng kasamaan, iyan din ang aanihin mo. take that Sen.
    Alan Peter Cayetano. Karma will come to you sooner or later.

  • Myth Buster

    Babala!!! Mag-ingat sa mga taong tumatahak sa tuwid na daan dahil bagamat tuwid na daan nga ang kanilang tinatahak madilim naman ito…At sa dilim na ito ay nakakagawa sila ng mga bagay na hindi nakakabuti sa nakararami…Mga bagay na nagpapabagsak sa mga taong naghihirap,nagsisikap at umaasa…Beware!!! Appearance deceives….People are not always what they seem…VOTE VERY WISELY!!!

    • kumilos_tayo

      YES vote WISELY kaya NO to UNA..

    • FDV

      If we have to follow your logic, kung ang tumatahak sa tuwid na daan ay nasasadlak sa dilim, eh ano na lang yong mga nasa UNA na tumatahak ng kabaligtaran sa tuwid na daan, eh di sa alkitran ang tuloy nila, sobrang dilim at itim nuon at baka ninanakawan na tayong mga Pilipino ng mga taga UNA ay hindi pa natin alam, ganun kasi sila katuso pagdating sa nakawan or corruption, nga swapang at kawatan, tuso ang taga UNA. Kaya sa darating na May 13, 2013, unahing iboto sa balota ang TEAM Pnoy, oks ba tayo mga kapamilya, kapuso at kapatid?

  • Vincent Puig

    Another sisterakas loud mouth! Shut up you dumb just do best resign stop the drama.

  • Vincent Puig

    Kris What do you thiunk of yourself god. Wow ang kapal mo sobrang hangin sa ulo mo.

    • OleSapra aka ARGUS

      Nakatutok sa ‘yo ang panggitnang daliri ko, gunggong.

      • boboposter

        Saksak ko sa ilong mo tong panggitnang daliri ko.

    • FDV

      Ikaw nagsabi nyan, hndi sii Kris? Eh sa totoo lang, maniwala kami kay Kris kaysa isang non-existent, pinagdedebatehan pa ba yan?

  • Guest

    Even here in Cebu, people loves Chiz Escudero. Big part of his pork barrel has been alloted for various projects here. We really love Chiz.

  • Guest

    Hindi kase kuntento si Alan Cayetano sa buhay,gusto niya #1 sa surveys
    kaya todo black propaganda sa mga kalaban.Maligo nga siya ng Holy Water.

  • Guest

    Bakit hindi nilalabas ng media na protektor si Alan Cayetano ng smuggler na si Boy Valenzuela.Para malaman ng madla kung gaano siya kaduming kandidato

    • hustlergalore

      nyak! e di magpapresscon kayo tapos ipakita nyo sa media ang ebidensiya katulad ng ginawa ni biraogo. put it out in the mainstream. hind lang dito sa comments section. LOL

  • kilabot

    leyte remains imelda country;
    likewise ilocos norte.
    if previous admins beginning with cory
    were not able to oust imelda’s family from politics,
    now pa.
    truth is, the aquino’s are scared of the marcoses;
    they had 2 family members who became presidents
    and yet ninoy’s assasination masterminds remain unknown and at large.

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