Liberal Party coalition campaign manager Sen. Franklin Drilon clarified Wednesday the pro-administration senatorial coalition team was named Team PNoy and not Team Pinoy as being reported in the media.
Team PNoy, a coalition that was formed among the Liberal Party-Nacionalista Party-Nationalist People's Coalition and Akbayan last year, is, aside from P-Noy, the most common and preferred reference to President Benigno Aquino III.
It is the real and only team of the President for the upcoming mid-term elections, stressed Drilon.
"These are the people who the President chose to be his team in order to push his reforms for the last three years of his administration. It is clear to him: this is my company in tuwid na daan (straight path)," he said.
"This is his team and he is asking his people to support his team because he has a number of reforms to push for the last three years of his administration. If they trust the President, they will vote (for) his company," Drilon added.
He also said the coalition's new-found name clearly draws the line between the people who chose to align with the President's reforms and to pursue straight path in carrying out their roles in the Senate and those who are only disguising as "matuwid."
While there are others who are trying to join the "Daang Matuwid", not everyone is sincere, not everyone can be trusted, said Drilon.