Team Binay whines about vsBinay attack ads
we posted this yesterday:
we think the Binay team should be in serious meetings since last night strategizing and knocking their heads on how to respond to the attack ads. they have several choices :
- complain to media about the attack ads
- answer the ads though a press conference
- have the ads banned from the air
- launch their own attack ads against Roxas
we think for sure they will do #1. they will do that today. and probably do #2 too. the Binay team complains a lot and they do these things on a regular basis.
and #1 is exactly what happened yesterday with this news article at the PDI:
Binay camp cries foul over ‘negative’ TV ads
The camp of Vice President Jejomar Binay Monday cried foul over the spread of “spurious” commercials that were apparently aimed at reviving the web of corruption issues being hurled against the standard-bearer of the United Nationalist Alliance (UNA).
Rico Quicho, one of Binay’s spokespersons, claimed that the videos were the handiwork of the ruling Liberal Party (LP) and that these were part of the latest smear campaign of the allies of the administration’s presidential candidate, Mar Roxas.
Quicho said the coordinated efforts to vilify the UNA presidential contender “started in the Senate and continued up to this day through a deceptive advertisement.”
In a text message to the Inquirer, he said, “The elitist campaign to discredit the Vice President is nothing but lies and innuendos.”
“This is a manifestation of the vain attempt to compensate the gross inefficiency and lack of empathy of the LP’s presidential candidate through inappropriate mudslinging against another candidate,” he added.
Asked why he thought the LP was behind the political ads, Quicho said, “LP’s actions speak louder than words.”
“The participation of (LP) in the conspiracy to destroy the Vice President’s reputation is clear and obvious,” he added.
The three 15-second political ads came out in a major television network on Friday and have since been shared in social media by a group called “Supporters of Truth.”
the attack ads must be something for the Team Binay to take notice of them. from the article, it said the vsBinay attack ads were first aired last friday and there is apparently another attack ad against Grace Poe on her American citizenship. we have not seen the one from Poe. we watched a lot of local TV last night and we did not see the attack ads on air. we also still cannot find copies of the ads at the internet.
the attack ads are very useful, we wonder why they are not giving them good media weights behind them.
note: to the group called Supporters Of Truth can you get in touch with us because we want to post the attack ads here,
interesting for the 2016 election and for political advertising in the philippines, attack ads are new in philippine elections and philippine advertising.