MANILA, Philippines (The Adobo Chronicles® ) – It’s been a rivalry like no other, as far as Philippine cinema was concerned. Movie fans were either for actresses Nora Aunor or Vilma Santos.
Well, it looks like that show business rivalry continues into 2016 — in politics — when the presidential elections are held to determine the successors of President NoyNoy Aquino and Vice President Jejomar Binay.
From all indications, Department of Interior and Local Government Secretary Mar Roxas is the administration’s choice to succeed Aquino, and Roxas has chosen his vice presidential runningmate, Batangas Governor Vilam Santos. Roxas made his VP choice public today in an event in Batangas.
Not to be outdone, Vice President Binay, long considered to be the frontrunner in the 2016 presidential race (before Senator Grace Poe took over the lead in the most recent polls), announced his choice for vice president — none other than Nora Aunor.
A victory for Aunor would be a vindication for her after Aquino snubbed her in last year’s naming of the National Artists.
In the Philippines, politics and showbusiness are always a perfect match, and this tandem on both the Roxas and Binay camps is no exception.
But don’t discount Senator Grace Poe as yet. It is rumored that she is about to name actor Dingdong Dantes as her vice presidential runningmate.
Oh, what fun. In the Philippines.