LP tired of UNA’s ‘black propaganda’-A A +A
Monday, February 18, 2013
INSTEAD of focusing on personalities, the United Nationalist Alliance (UNA) should present its alternative platform of "magandaang daan" to the electorate, the campaign spokesperson of Liberal Party-led coalition Team PNoy said Monday.
Marikina Representative Miro Quimbo, one of the spokespersons of the administration slate, said it was "disappointing and deplorable" that UNA is targeting individuals who are not even part of the ticket.
"When a party has no agenda and program to present, they will focus on propaganda, and unfortunately, it's all based on personalities because there's really nothing to talk about," Quimbo said in a press conference held at the Balay headquarters of the LP in Cubao, Quezon City.
Quimbo himself was the target of UNA last week when Navotas Representative Tobias Tiangco, the secretary general and spokesperson of UNA, accused him of being a "pretender" and for enjoying "yellow immunity" under the Aquino administration.
Tiangco said Quimbo must stop portraying himself as "self-righteous and an anti-corruption advocate" because he is yet to answer his alleged role in the Globe Asiatique loan scam of businessman Delfin Lee, which was committed during his watch as president and CEO of Pag-Ibig Fund.
Quimbo said that if Tiangco would have been "more responsible enough," he would have known that the said fraudulent housing loans happened after he was replaced as Pag-Ibig chief in 2009.
The Team PNoy spokesperson challenged UNA to reveal its platform based on the "magandang daan" promised by the party.
"So far, what we're hearing from Cong. Toby are all false allegations. Where is the magandang daaan that they have been talking about? What is their alternative to the tuwid na daan? That is what they should discuss," he said.
"The electorate deserves a principled campaign, a campaign that is based on platform, that is based on programs," he added.
Quimbo said the LP expects to see a pattern as to the target of UNA's smear campaign as the May midterm elections near. (Kathrina Alvarez/Sunnex)