UNA open to Holy Week 'ceasefire'
MANILA - Candidates of the United Nationalist Alliance (UNA) welcome the idea of a political ceasefire during the Holy Week.
Senatorial candidate Ernesto Maceda said there is no disagreement to a ceasefire but he believes the proposal is more apt for the Liberal Party-led Team PNoy slate.
"Hindi ko alam kung ano sinasabi nila. Di naman kami tumitira sa mga kandidato nila. Dapat sila ang mag unilateral ceasefire," he said.
Another UNA candidate, Richard Gordon, said a word war is but natural in a political derby such as the election, but agreed that it's time for reflection.
"It's time for reflection din sa mga ginagawa ng administration," he said.
Gordon said the administration should reflect on their policies particularly on the Sabah issue and the power crisis in Mindanao.
Senatorial candidate Nancy Binay, daughter of Vice-President Jejomar Binay, believes it is LP, not UNA, who should stop talking.
"If you trace the history ng mga tirahan, never naman nagsimula sa amin," she said.
Another UNA candidate, Juan Miguel Zubiri, agrees with Binay.
"Sila naman nagsimula na kami ay great pretenders, pero mabuti na tigil putukan muna," he said.
He believes it high time for everybody to respect the holiness of the coming week.
Cagayan Rep. Jack Enrile, for his part, said while he believes that the political attacks were furious since the start of the campaign, the Holy Week is a good time for reflection.
"Bigyan naman natin ng pagkakataon na mag heal sa mga kaunting banatan. Let us all forgive one another," he said.