Team PNoy: No pressure in matching UNA crowd in Baguio-A A +A
Friday, March 15, 2013
DAGUPAN CITY -- Team PNoy doesn't feel the pressure to match the crowd attendance of the United Nationalist Alliance (UNA) when both political coalitions hold their rallies in Baguio City this coming Sunday.
"We have no problems with the crowd, we will present our platform," Team PNoy campaign manager Senator Franklin Drilon told reporters in an ambush interview on Friday.
UNA secretary general and spokesperson Navotas Representative Tobias Tiangco earlier blasted Team PNoy for the poor turnout in its political rallies.
"I will not dignify Tiangco by issuing a comment. What is important is that we are able to push our candidates who are not yet in the winning column," Drilon said.
In a recent Pulse Asia survey, the administration coalition got eight of the 12 senatorial spots. Those left out of the winning circle are Sonny Angara, Risa Hontiveros, Ramon Magsaysay Jr. and Jamby Madrigal.
Drilon said the coalition has asked three of their bets who have been consistent frontrunners in pre-election surveys to help the four candidates enter the Magic 12.
Re-electionist Senators Loren Legarda, Francis Escudero, and Alan Peter Cayetano occupied the first three spots in the recent Pulse Asia survey.
In the campaign rally held here Friday, however, none of the three frontrunners were present. Only Angara, Hontiveros and Madrigal were present in the rally.
Team PNoy will spend two days in vote-rich Pangasinan before they proceed to La Union and Baguio over the weekend. Pangasinan is the third province with the highest number of voters at 1.651 million, next to Cavite's 1.789 million voters and Cebu's 2.509 million voters.
Drilon said Team PNoy will stick to the discussion of its platform of governance when they reach Baguio City on Sunday.
"We will discuss the reforms of PNoy which has resulted in the creation of jobs, economic growth, 4Ps, distribution of PhilHealth cards; those are the things that we will present to the people of Baguio," Drilon said. (Kathrina Alvarez/Sunnex)