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."

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