Drilon to UNA: Stop complaining, instead present platform of governance

February 15, 2013 11:30 pm 

By Jelly Musico

CARMONA, Cavite, Feb. 15 — Team PNoy campaign manager Franklin Drilon Friday told the United Nationalist Alliance (UNA) to stop “whining and complaining” about the failure of its three adopted candidates from Team PNoy to show up in UNA campaign sorties.

“They should instead present their platform of governance and what they have done to deserve the people’s mandate,” Drilon said.

Drilon was reacting to the threat of the rival coalition to no longer allow reelectionist senators Francis Escudero and Loren Legarda and former Movie Review Board chair Grace Poe to send proxies to their rallies.

Escudero, Legarda, and Poe joined President Aquino last Tuesday in launching the Team PNoy campaign at Plaza Miranda for the midterm senatorial elections.

Team PNoy spokesman Rep. Miro Quimbo challenged UNA to shut up and instead go to the Commission on Elections if they have legitimate complaints.

Quimbo said the Team PNoy would not resort to mudslinging as what UNA is doing, and instead it would focus on conducting a campaign anchored on performance and principles.

“Team PNoy will stand or fall on the basis of its anti-corruption and anti-poverty platform,” Quimbo said.

“Fighting corruption will make more funds available for basic services and vital infrastructure projects that will in turn raise the living standards and reduce the number of poor Filipinos,” Quimbo said.

During the Team PNoy campaign sortie in Cavite, senatorial bet Sonny Angara said enough of common candidates issue and instead focus on platform of governance that would uplift the lives of the more than 90 million Filipinos.

Angara said Escudero, Legarda and Poe can still win even if the UNA decides to drop them.

”They can still win even without UNA endorsement,” Angara said.

Angara was joined by fellow Team PNoy candidates Bam Aquino, Jun Magsaysay, Riza Hontiveros and Jamby Madrigal in the Carmona campaign sortie. (PNA)

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Comments

7 Responses to “Drilon to UNA: Stop complaining, instead present platform of governance”

  1. Rsika on February 16th, 2013 1:19 am

    “They should instead present their platform of governance and what they have done to deserve the people’s mandate,” – BOOM well said

  2. Hevenly on February 16th, 2013 1:20 am

    i really like this article! UNA seriously needs to grow up

  3. James on February 16th, 2013 1:22 am

    i think its about the right time to stop attacking each other and to prove to us why we should vote for them

  4. 96021 on February 16th, 2013 1:23 am

    alam nyo naman kung ano uunahin ng UNA? ndi tayo eh! kitang kita na sa ginagawa nila eh

  5. Hard on February 16th, 2013 1:24 am

    haaay nako! tama to! kasi dami arte arte kasi yung UNA

  6. Marco Uno on February 16th, 2013 2:49 am

    tama na ang issue kung san man partido ang tatlong kandidato, ang mahalaga ay pagtuunan natin ng pansin kung pano natin sila pagkakatiwalaan at kung maganda ang adhikain nila sa ating bayan.

  7. purepinoy982 on February 16th, 2013 2:52 am

    Angara was right, let us focus on the platform of governance that would uplift the lives of the more than 90 million Filipinos.