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POLL: ACTOR DINGDONG DANTES THE OVERWHELMING CHOICE FOR PHILIPPINE PRESIDENT IN 2022

Pacquiao, left, and Dantes
Pacquiao, left, and Dantes

MANILA, Philippines (The Adobo Chronicles) – Manny Pacquiao might be heavily favored by the Filipinos to win in this Saturday’s (Sunday, Philippine time) welterweight boxing championship against American Floyd Mayweather, but the Filipino boxer’s chances of becoming president is very slim.

Actor Dingdong Dantes is the overwhelming choice among likely voters in the 2022 Philippine presidential elections.

Last week, The Adobo Chronicles reported that Dantes is being groomed to be the Liberal Party’s standard bearer in 2022, while Pacquiao has been anointed the presidential candidate for the opposing Nacionalista Party.

In a scientific poll conducted by the Chronicles, Dantes, 34, leads Pacquiao, 36, by almost 3 to 1. An overwhelming 71.15% of respondents said that they will vote for the actor, compared to only 28.85% who said they will vote for the boxer. (Both are under-age to qualify for the 2016 elections.  The minimum age to run for Philippine president is 40.)

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When it comes to politics, Filipinos seem to look up to their screen heroes over their sports heroes. And we’re not even talking about qualifications here.

IN THE PHILIPPINES, A ROYAL BABY WATCH BEGINS

Princess KLONDON, England (The Adobo Chronicles) – The pregnant Duchess of Cambridge is now four days past her due date.

Kate Middleton, 33, and husband Prince William were scheduled to welcome the second royal baby on Thursday, April 23, but the day came and went with no sign of another little one. This would be their second child.  Prince George was born on July 22, 2013.

In the Philippines, another royal baby watch has begun.

Actors Dingdong Dantes and Marian Rivera have both confirmed that they are expecting a child.  Although not exactly royalty, the couple are looked upon as Prince and Princess after their wedding last December was billed as a “Royal Wedding.”

Aquino, Rivera, Dants (Photo: GMAnews)
Aquino, Rivera, Dantes (Photo: GMAnews)

The wedding was the most talked about, expensive and paparazzi-filled event, rivaling that of the British royalty in terms of the wedding gown, bridal car, church ceremony (officiated by eight bishops and seven priests), and life-sized wedding cake, among others.  The Best Man was none other than the president of the Philippines.

Filipino netizens have started to get involved in the baby naming process, suggesting names for the royal child.  An overzealous fan of the couple even created a website that has ‘pictures’ of what the baby boy or baby girl will look like.

Fairy tales do come true in the Philippines.

PHILIPPINE PRESIDENTIAL ELECTIONS: MANNY PACQUIAO VS. DINGDONG DANTES IN 2022

Pacquiao, left, and Dantes
Pacquiao, left, and Dantes

MANILA, Philippines (The Adobo Chronicles) – He has yet to formally announce his choice for his party’s candidate for the 2016 Philippine presidential elections, but already, President NoyNoy Aquino has ‘annointed’ his 2022 choice for president — Actor Dingdong Dantes.

Dantes, who recently married fellow actor Marian Rivera in what was billed a ‘Royal Wedding,’ is 34 years old and is ineligible to run for president in 2016. The miniimum age to run for president is 40. Aquino was the Best Man during the Dantes-Rivera wedding.

The actor is on the short list of the Liberal Party’s senatorial slate for 2016.

Champion boxer Manny Pacquiao, 36, had previously announced his intention to run for president. Like Dantes, Pacquiao is not qualified to run in 2016 because he is under-age. But the boxer is already an elected congressman, representing his province of Sarangani. He ran under the banner of the Nacionalista Party.

Fast forward to 2022. Dantes vs. Pacquiao for Philippine president.

Who would you vote for?  Participate in The Adobo Chronicles poll below: