QUEZON CITY, Philippines (The Adobo Chronicles, Manila Bureau) – Last week, we reported that popular actor Dingdong Dantes quit his post as Commissioner of the Aquino administration’s National Youth Commission so that he could actively campaign for his chosen bets in the 2016 presidential elections. It was rumored that the actor was leaning towards campaigning for Senator Grace Poe, and not Aquino’s anointed presidential candidate Mar Roxas.
Today, Dantes made it official. He announced that he was endorsing, and campaigning for, Poe for president and Leni Robredo for vice president. Poe is running as an independent while Robredo is the VP bet for Aquino’s Liberal Party.
“I have the highest respect and admiration for these two women,” Dantes said, “and I think that it is about time our country is ruled by two strong women — president and vice president both. The Philippines has always been a matriarchal society and I believe that having women lead the nation will be the only way that we can solve our problems — from poverty to corruption.”
The Adobo Chronicles tried to reach Aquino for his reaction, but Malacañang said the president was still indisposed because of his flu.