Genuine Opposition : The ASO Jingle

Don’t let your emotions run high, if you did the right thing.

Genuine Opposition (GO) spokesman Adel Tamano gave this message Saturday to candidates of Team Unity incensed by the release of the so-called “ASO" jingle.

“This is politics, this is the campaign season, and so we ask the people who believe they are being alluded to in this jingle to take a more realistic perspective instead of letting their emotions overcome them," he said.

TU senatorial bets Edgardo Angara, Vicente Sotto III and Tessie Aquino Oreta cried foul after the ASO jingle was officially released and played by GO during its proclamation rally last February 24 in Palaza Miranda in Quiapo, Manila.

The jingle, adapted the tune of the 1950s hit song “How Much is that Doggie in the Window".

At the forefront of calls to keep the campaign issues-oriented, Tamano nevertheless conceded that it would be difficult to keep others from expressing their views for or against candidates based on their personalities and not on their platforms.

“This is why I am asking the candidates who have reacted to keep things in perspective, especially if they believe that they haven’t done or said anything that can be taken against them," Tamano said.

Tamano said he was perplexed that the jingle had elicited such strong reactions from the three candidates.

“Why give it any thought if you feel you have done the right thing by leaving the opposition and joining Team GMA?" Tamano said.

Angara and Sotto earlier tapped the services of election lawyer Romulo Macalintal in asking the Commission on Election to stop the airing of the jingle.

Macalintal said Angara and Sotto will not prevent the airing of that jingle provided that this complies with the requirements of the law.

"This CD, which is clearly against certain candidates, is considered political advertisement, and our law requires that after every airing of a political advertisement there should be tag line where it is disclosed who has placed the ad and for whose benefit it is," said Macalintal.

Elections chairman Benjamin Abalos Sr said that without a complaint, they cannot even investigate the jingle composed by supporters of the late Fernando Poe Jr.
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Tuesday, March 06, 2007 7:44:00 AM ×

Can anybody give me a copy of that jingle? I am welling to spread that record to let the people know the truth and nothing but the truth...

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