UNA Candidates To Separate Sorties

DAVAO CITY-In the next few weeks leading up to the May polls, the United Nationalist Alliance (UNA) will be holding separate sorties to enable its senatorial candidates to maximize their campaign in different cities and municipalities across the country.

This was confirmed by former senator Juan Miguel Zubiri in an interview at the Waterfront Insular Hotel in Davao City before their motorcade in Compostela Valley.

This new strategy has been approved by the groups higher ups the Executive Committee of UNA particularly Vice President Jejomar Binay.

"Eventually in the campaign, mag so-solo kami. I told the team we have to split up so we could cover more ground," Zubiri said.

The group would be split into three teams and each would be headed by the children of the group's three kings.

"One would be headed by Cagayan Rep. Jack Enrile, the other by San Juan Rep. JV Ejercito-Estrada and the other team would be headed by Nancy Binay," he said.

But even if they split into three teams, each group will campaign for the whole slate before their potential voters.

According to Zubiri campaigning as a small group would be better to promote each senatorial candiddate individually.

"You see we need to campaign to at least eight towns in a day," he said.

Meanwhile, UNA Campaign Manager Representative Tobias Tiangco openly questioned PNoy Senatorial Candidate Bam Aquino's past.

"What's there to be proud of?" said United Nationalist Alliance campaign manager Rep. Tobias Tiangco in chiding Team PNoy senatorial candidate Paolo Benigno 'Bam' Aquino IV for saying he was proud to have worked under the administration of former President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo.

In a statement, Tiangco cited "the political harassment of youth groups, media and personalities like former President Corazon Aquino" during the time Bam Aquino served as chair of the National Youth Commission (NYC).

"I wonder what is there to be proud of about serving a former President whom his cousin President Aquino continues to lambast as a crook and an election cheat, and who placed the country under de facto martial law," Tiangco said.

Tiangco said Bam "faithfully served the Arroyo administration which the President bashes to be awash in high-level corruption and political repression."

"He continued serving a President who had cheated her way to power and abused her power. Bam Aquino's decision to remain and to continue serving such an administration meant that he was condoning these practices," he said.

The UNA official said the Arroyo administration "took desperate measures to quell protests in the wake of the 'Hello Garci' scandal in 2005, and in fact declared a state of emergency that was in reality a martial law declaration."

"Bam Aquino was part of this administration," he said.

Tiangco said Aquino now bashes Arroyo "because it's safe and fashionable."

Loading...

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.

  • ‘Get SAF 44 killers before BBL passage’
    ‘Get SAF 44 killers before BBL passage’

    Lawmakers are demanding the arrest of the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) fighters involved in the killing of 44 policemen in Mamasapano before the approval of the proposed Bangsamoro Basic Law (BBL) in Congress. Cagayan de Oro Rep. Rufus Rodriguez, chairman of the 75-member ad hoc committee in the House of Representatives deliberating on the BBL, prodded the Department of Justice (DOJ) to speed up its investigation and file charges against the MILF guerrillas as the Aquino administration …

  • Pinoys dance for Earth Hour
    Pinoys dance for Earth Hour

    The Philippines once again displayed its support Saturday night for the worldwide observance of Earth Hour by hosting a dance party after turning the lights off from 8:30 to 9:30 p.m. to save energy and make a statement on various environmental issues. The World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) said widespread participation proved anew that no individual action on climate change is too small and that no collective vision is too big with celebrations in over 7,000 hubs in 170 countries. The WWF said …

  • Phl offers Sabah to win Malaysia’s support for UN case vs China
    Phl offers Sabah to win Malaysia’s support for UN case vs China

    The Philippines has offered to downgrade its claim on Sabah in exchange for Malaysia’s support for its case against China before the United Nations. The quid pro quo was contained in a note verbale the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) handed to a representative of the Malaysian embassy last week, a week after the visit of Malaysian Defense Minister Dato  Seri Hishammuddin Tun Hussein. The note verbale, a copy of which was obtained by VERA Files, referred to the May 6, 2009 joint submission …

  • Maysak to enter Phl Wednesday
    Maysak to enter Phl Wednesday

    A typhoon with international name Maysak is expected to enter the Philippine area of responsibility (PAR) on Wednesday and bring rains over Northern Luzon by weekend, the state weather bureau said yesterday. Aldczar Aurelio, weather forecaster of the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA), said the typhoon was 2,810 kilometers east of Mindanao as of 10 a.m. yesterday. “This typhoon is still too far to affect any part of the country,” the weather …

  • Nonviolent disciplining of kids pushed

    Child rights advocates called on senators to pass and strongly endorse a law that will institutionalize positive and nonviolent methods of disciplining children.The Child Rights Network (CRN), Plan International Philippines (PIP), Philippine Legislators’ Committee on Population and Development (PLPCD), and Lihok Pilipinas Foundation led the call for the enactment of the Positive Discipline Bill.Several Quezon City Council members led by Majority Floor Leader Jesus Manuel Suntay, Victor Ferrer …

  • Method to their madness

    [caption id="attachment_256768" align="alignright" width="212"] Illustration by Rod Cañalita[/caption] EMMANUEL PORTUGAL Country Manager for the Philippines, VMware I look after the garden. I’d like to think that I have a green thumb—no plants have died so far! The ones I like now that I planted a few months ago is the Blue Iris. Like the town in the movie, my Blue Iris shows up in the morning and only appears for one day. …

  • JGFP Summer Tour on today

    The summer tour for local junior golfers kicks off with the holding of the ICTSI-JGFP Baguio Junior Open today and tomorrow at the treacherous Baguio Country Club course in Baguio.Sixty players aged 6 to 17 years old are entered in the 36-hole tourney serving as the opening leg of the summer circuit organized by the Junior Golf Foundation of the Philippines with the International Container Terminal Services, Inc. Foundation as main sponsor. ... …

  • PH now market ready to absorb infra bonds

    The Philippine market is now ready to absorb infrastructure bonds that will be issued by private companies amid a growing pipeline of infra-related projects under the government’s Public-Private Partnership (PPP) program. President Benigno Aquino III last week said the government is still committed to spend more on the country’s infrastructure, with 16 PPP projects currently on the pipeline and nine that have already been awarded. Over the years, some of the country’s biggest infrastructure …

POLL

Should Aquino be held accountable over the Mamasapano operations?

Loading...
Poll Choice Options