MANILA, Philippines (The Adobo Chronicles, Manila Bureau) – Philippine President NoyNoy Aquino: always the Best Man, never the Groom.
Aquino, a bachelor, seems to be a favorite Best Man for celebrity weddings, including those of actors Dingdong Dantes and Marian Rivera, as well as Senator Chiz Escudero and actress Heart Evangelista.
But how the world turns.
Aquino officially announced today that he is withdrawing his “Best Man” status for the weddings of both Dantes and Escudero, and it’s all because of politics.
Escudero is an independent candidate for vice president, challenging Aquino’s (and his Liberal Party’s) anointed candidate, Leni Robredo.
Dantes, on the other hand, just 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. The actor is reportedly leaning towards campaigning for Senator Grace Poe, and not Aquino’s anointed presidential candidate Mar Roxas. Of course, the president is not at all happy.
Blood is thicker than water, so they say. In this case, politics takes precedence over weddings.
MANILA, Philippines (The Adobo Chronicles® ) – Like we said in a previous report, photos don’t lie, which we have the goods to show for.
Not only did we confirm through these exclusive photos that TESDA Director General Joel Villanueva and presidential sister Kris Aquino seem to be an item, we also can now confirm that Senator Chiz Escudero (newly-married to actress Heart Evangelista) and Representative Leni Robredo, widow of the late Interior and Local Governments Secretary Jesse Robredo, may as well be.
Among Filipino men, when they clasp their hands in the tradition of a prayer, it had better something serious. Like romance.
And it all happened during President NoyNoy Aquino’s State of the Nation Address (SONA) on Monday.
MANILA, Philippines (The Adobo Chronicles® ) – After weeks of speculation in the media and in political circles, Senator Chiz Escudero today officially declared that he was running for president of the Philippines in 2016.
Much of the speculation centered on Escudero and Senator Grace Poe. Poe currently leads in national polls on the people’s choice to succeed NoyNoy Aquino.
Many expected Escudero and Poe to run in tandem, although there was deep division among political analysts on who would run for president or vice president. Escudero also put that speculation to rest by announcing his vice presidential runningmate, and it is not Poe.
It is current Vice President Jejomar Binay!
Watch Escudero’s announcement in this campaign video titled, ‘Ang Bise Presidente Ko’ (My Vice President).