Aquino: Beware of two-faced candidates

  • Filipino killed, five wounded in Libya attack: security source

    Filipino killed, five wounded in Libya attack: security source

    AFP News
    Filipino killed, five wounded in Libya attack: security source

    A Filipino oil worker has been killed and five others wounded in a rocket attack on a coastal town west of the Libya capital, a Libyan security source said on Monday. "Our embassy in Tripoli confirmed that one Filipino died in (a) bombing in Zawiya," spokesman Charles Jose said in a text message to AFP. Libya has been wracked by conflict since the 2011 uprising that toppled and killed veteran dictator Moamer Kadhafi, with rival militias and governments battling for its oil wealth. The …

  • Philippine troops end offensive they say killed 139 rebels

    Philippine troops end offensive they say killed 139 rebels

    Associated Press
    Philippine troops end offensive they say killed 139 rebels

    MANILA, Philippines (AP) — A monthlong Philippine offensive against hard-line Muslim rebels ended Monday after 139 insurgents were killed, 12 others were captured and bomb-making strongholds were seized by troops, the military chief said. …

  • Philippines hits back at Beijing over South China Sea

    Philippines hits back at Beijing over South China Sea

    AFP News
    Philippines hits back at Beijing over South China Sea

    The Philippines on Saturday shot back at Beijing's criticism of its activities in the South China Sea, saying they were "in no way comparable to China's massive reclamation activities" in the waters. It also said accusations that Manila was being "hypocritical" would not distract people from Beijing's own actions which were raising regional tensions. "The Philippines' possible undertaking of necessary maintenance and repairs on its existing facilities in the West Philippine Sea... is in no …

  • Cliven Bundy, supporters gather before Nevada Legislature

    Associated Press

    CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — Nevada rancher Cliven Bundy, who garnered national attention a year ago when he and armed supporters engaged in a showdown with federal authorities, has arrived in Carson City with scores of allies to rally behind a bill seeking to reclaim land from the federal government. …

  • Capello experiments in goalless Russia draw with Kazakhstan

    Capello experiments in goalless Russia draw with Kazakhstan

    Associated Press
    Capello experiments in goalless Russia draw with Kazakhstan

    MOSCOW (AP) — Fabio Capello's experimental Russia side, with seven uncapped players making their debuts, drew 0-0 with Kazakhstan in a friendly on Tuesday. …

Two-faced was how President Benigno Aquino III seemed to describe the opposition as he called on Pinoys to vote for his allies straight-ticket in the 2013 polls.

While underscoring his administration's accomplishments in his speech during Team PNoy's proclamation rally Tuesday, Aquino slammed his critics while noting their links with former President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo.

Related story: Binay to LP: We're not pretenders

"Sasabihin nilang bahagi sila ng tuwid na daan, pero kapag tumalikod ka, hayun at nakatawid na sa kabilang bakuran, tinitibag ang mga repormang iyong nasimulan (They say they tread the righteous path yet, as soon as you turn your back, cross the fence and demolish the reforms you have launched)," Aquino said.

His critics also claim to be his "friends and allies," Aquino said, but belittle the forward strides made under his watch.

"Ayaw nilang manaig ang tuwid na daan; ayaw nilang pumanig sa taumbayan (They don't want to tread the rightous path; they don't want to stand for the people)," the President noted. "Ang balak nila: imaniobra ang pamahalaan pabalik sa lumang sistema (Their plan: maneuver this government back to the old system)," he added.

This, as Aquino alluded to apparent pacts the opposition has made with the administration of President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo.

"May ilan sa kanilang magsasabing, 'nilalabanan namin ang katiwalian,'(They say they fight corruption)" Aquino said.

He added: "[K]ung ganoon, bakit ninyo kakampi ngayon ang mga tagapagtanggol at nakinabang sa nakaraang administrasyon (If so, why do you ally yourselves with the those who defended or benefited from the past administration)?"

Other bets also joined Aquino in a chorus against the opposition, particularly Senators Allan Peter Cayetano, who has recently figured in a word war with UNA stalwart and Senate President Juan Ponce Enrile.

Senator Loren Legarda and for Senator Jamby Madrigal, among others, also referred to Senator Koko Pimentel as a fighter for clean elections while hitting 'dagdag-bawas."

Related story: Riot of colors mark Team PNoy rally

Pimentel joined the Senate only after the resignation of former Senator Juan Miguel "Migz" Zubiri whom he has accused of having benefited from election fraud. Zubiri is now running under the UNA slate.

As he rallied the crowd behind Team PNoy, Aquino cited the impeachment of Supreme Court Chief Justice Renato Corona to stressed the importance of each Senate seat.

"[M]apalad tayong may dalawampung senador na nanindigan para matapos na ang pang-aabuso sa ating hudikatura," Aquino said.

Editor’s note:Yahoo Philippines encourages responsible comments that add dimension to the discussion. No bashing or hate speech, please. You can express your opinion without slamming others or making derogatory remarks.

  • Philips Gold finally shines

    Philips Gold made 11 service aces on its way to beating Mane ‘N Tail, 25-19, 27-25, 25-16, for its first victory in the Philippine Super Liga (PSL) All-Filipino Coinference Monday night at The Arena in San Juan.Former College of St. Benilde standout Rossan Fajardo had six aces as part of her 10-point output as the Lady Slammers finally barged into the win column after losing their first two matches.Ex-National University star Myla Pablo led Philips Gold with 14 points highlighted by 12 kills, …

  • Turkish Airlines starts direct Manila-Istanbul flights 3 times a week

    Turkish Airlines, Turkey’s flag carrier, launched on March 30 its thrice weekly direct, non-stop flights between Istanbul and Manila at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) Terminal 1 and plans to operate a daily service between the two cities, eventually, announced Chief Marketing Officer Ahmet Olmustur. Last November 2014, the Philippines and Turkey signed an expanded air services agreement granting Turkish carriers three frequencies per week to Manila and Clark. In accordance with …

  • Azkals bow to Bahrain

    The Philippine Azkals fell short in their bid to salvage a draw and fell 2-1 to Bahrain Monday night in an international friendly match at the Bahrain National Stadium in Manama. Faouzi Mubarak struck the opening goal for the home side in the 29th minute before Abdulla Yaser doubled the lead two minutes later with a booming shot from 25 yards out. Fil-German midfielder Manny Ott gave the Azkals a ray of hope when he scored from just outside the box in the 61st. National team Coach Thomas …

Poll Choice Options