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.
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We are publishing ‘An Open Letter to President NoyNoy Aquino: Do the Right Thing,’ in connection with the growing controversy over the exclusion of actress Nora Aunor from this year’s list of National Artists. It was written by our publisher.
Manila, Philippines (The Adobo Chronicles) – In Philippine cinema, there are only two recognized factions of fans: Noranians and Vilmanians. The former are fans of multi-awarded actress Nora Aunor and the latter are followers of rival actress and now governor of Batangas province Vilma Santos.
There is a raging controversy right now surrounding President NoyNoy Aquino’s exclusion of Miss Aunor from this year’s nomination for National Artists. Aquino said that the snub was due to Aunor’s “drug past” and that National Artists should be role models.
Well, the president’s sister, TV host Kris Aquino, a certified Vilmanian, just spoiled Santos’ chances of ever being named National Artist.
Kris posted a photo on her Instagram account – that of some pastries given her by Santos. With the gift came a handwritten note in which Santos misspelled ‘blessed’ (bless) and ‘truly’ (truely). The post immediately went viral and Noranians were one in saying that National Artists, at the very least, should know how to spell correctly. “They have to be role models,” they said.
A potential great honor that went pooooof, thanks to Kris Aquino!