UNA bet hits Team PNoy spokesman for ‘trash talking’-A A +A
Wednesday, February 27, 2013
STICK to the issues.
This was the response of United Nationalist Alliance (UNA) senatorial candidate Zambales Representative Mitos Magsaysay to a statement made by one of the spokespersons for the administration coalition that UNA is nothing but an "obstructionist opposition" out to derail the country's economic progress.
Magsaysay said Team PNoy spokesperson Eastern Samar Representative Ben Evardone does not understand the difference between fiscalizers and oppositionists.
"We want to become fiscalizers because we want to have a check and balance in the Senate, same as what we have been doing in Congress. By trying to negate our promise to the people, it only goes to show that their team does not understand the difference between the two," Magsaysay said in a press statement.
The Zambales lawmaker is a member of the minority bloc in the 15th Congress.
"We are going all over the country not only to get votes but to listen to the people, because we believe that our programs and legislative measures should respond to the needs of the people. We do not need to trash talk against our opponents. We stick to the issues, unlike their spokesman who needs to hit below the belt for lack of anything better to say," she added.
Earlier, Evardone said Magsaysay and fellow UNA candidate Nancy Binay are packaging themselves as fiscalizers in an "attempt to be cute."
"At least they are honest, unlike their campaign spokesman Toby Tiangco who likes to muddle their true colors by saying that they are a 'new kind of opposition,' which, actually, is a euphemism for opposition, plain and simple," Evardone said. (Kathrina Alvarez/Sunnex)