No more attacks against Team PNoy.
This is what the United Nationalist Alliance (UNA) promises to do, at least for the Holy Week.
UNA campaign manager and Navotas Rep. Tobias “Toby” Tiangco said the entire opposition coalition has agreed to a truce in the spirit of the Lenten season.
"Instead of using up the remaining days of the week to campaign, with sincere intentions, we adjusted our schedules for everyone in UNA to have a moment of reflection this Holy Week," Tiangco said.
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“The Coalition is asking every Filipino to unite in prayer in the midst of problems besetting the country,” he added in a statement.
The neophyte lawmaker also urged the coalition’s critics to stop personal attacks and instead join them in prayer in observance of the Season of Lent.
Tiangco refused to respond to the Twitter posts of former UNA member, Senator Aquilino “Koko” Pimentel III.
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Pimentel claimed that UNA is only grandstanding on the issue of the eight to 12-hour island-wide blackouts in Mindanao.
"Forgiveness is the message of Holy Week—and it is also our prayer that our detractors banish the anger in their hearts in observance of the passion of Jesus Christ," UNA said in its message.
"Although we are raising legitimate political issues, we will refrain from responding to the twits of the good senator. We pray that he finds time to reflect and banish the anger in his heart," Tiangco said.
Tiangco added that the Lenten season is built on the Christian virtue of forgiveness but stressed that those who find it hard to forgive must seek God first in their hearts.
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