'Walis Ting-ting' seeks to sweep Senate's 'garbage'

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A cleaning lady.

That’s what socialite Margarita “Tingting” Cojuangco has been telling thousands of United Nationalist Alliance (UNA) supporters about what she will do should she be elected as senator.

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Struggling to speak in Tagalog and Cebuano, Cojuangco introduced herself as ‘Walis Tingting’ which she said may help the country clean up the garbage that is in the Senate.

“Ako ang magwawalis ng mga basura sa Senado,” Cojuango said during her speech in Cebu City.

Cojuangco, wife of business tycoon Jose “Peping” Cojuangco, labored to connect with masses who tend to ignore her all throughout her speech in the towns that UNA sortie has visited so far. 

Except for the part when she mentioned that two of her five daughters include award-winning equestrian and actress Mikey as well as chef China, the former model was met with awkward silence.

“Pamangkin ko po si (President Benigno) Noynoy (Aquino) dahil si Peping at si Cory ay magkapatid. But I am UNA sapagkat naniniwala ako sa mga leadership ng mga kasama ko,” Cojuangco said.

The former Tarlac governor then joined Vice President Jejomar Binay in hitting the Liberal Party.

She said the chief executive’s father, martyred Senator Benigno “Ninoy” Aquino Jr., would not have been able to fight the late dictator Ferdinand Marcos without her husband’s help.

“Nung si Ninoy ay nasa Fort Bonifacio noong panahon ng Martial Law, wala syang party na pwedeng takbuhan sapagkat ang Liberal Party ay hindi po nagsuporta kay Ninoy,” she said.

She recounted how her husband helped President Aquino’s father to create political party Lakas ng Bayan (Laban) with Binay, and former Senators Neptali “Nep” Gonzales, Teofisto Guingona, and Aquilino “Nene”
Pimentel Jr. among others in 1978.

Cojuangco, who used to serve as chairman of defunct Kabalikat ng Mamamayang Pilipino (Kampi) of former President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo, said she also wants to follow her nephew’s tuwid na daan.

“Tulad ho ng ating President Noynoy, lahat po kami ay gusto na matuwid ang daan ngunit gagawin po naming  mas magaling sapagkat gagawin naming tahimik at malinis,” Cojuangco said.

Cojuangco, who is a colonel in the reserve force of the Philippine Army, promised to work for an enhanced peace and order in the country.

“Ipaglalaban ko ang safety nyo… What good is a cellphone and then mawawala, hindi ba? Kasi may snatcher. Yan ang problema sa atin,” she said.

She also promised to increase internal revenue allotment (IRA) that would enable barangays to provide more jobs, education, electricity and health services for people in far-flung areas.

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“Tingting Cojuangco naman can do this for you ngunit kailangan ko ang inyong tulong sapagkat ang isang walis tingting ay hindi kaya kapag isa lang,” she said.

“Ngunit pag marami ang mga tingting at lahat sama-sama ay uunlad at Pilipinas,” she concluded.

Through her husband, the Cojuangcos acquired many of the biggest companies in the Phillippines, including Hacienda Luisita and San Miguel Corporation, the largest beer brewer in the country.

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