MANILA, Philippines (The Adobo Chronicles) – With his waning popularity exacerbated by recent allegations of unexplained wealth, Vice President Jejomar Binay is turning to the country’s superstar, Miss Nora Aunor, for a much-needed boost to his quest for the presidency.
Binay remains the frontrunner in national polls on who should succeed President NoyNoy Aquino after the latter’s term expires in 2016. However, in recent weeks, Senator Grace Poe has steadily climbed in the polls, inching closer to Binay. Too close for comfort.
Wanting to capitalize on the popularity of Aunor, Binay promised that if the multi-awarded acrtress endorsed his candidacy for president, he would name Aunor as a national artist during his first year as head of state. (Aquino had previously snubbed Aunor by refusing to name her as national artist despite strong recommendations by the national nominating committee.)
It is too late for Binay: Aunor has just endorsed Senator Poe as her choice for president in the 2016 elections.
Political analysts have said that with Aunor’s endorsement, Poe will likely overcome Binay’s lead in the polls as early as next week.
Some have even suggested that a Poe might consider choosing Aunor as her vice presidential running mate.