Manila, Philippines (The Adobo Chronicles ) – In the Philippines, the Vice President is but a titular figure, especially if his name is Jejomar Binay.
As if Binay doesn’t already have enough headache facing multiple charges and investigations on unexplained wealth and alleged corruption while he was mayor of the City of Makati, he has just been totally snubbed by President NoyNoy Aquino.
Aquino, who is currently out of the country attending a summit meeting of the Association of South East Asian Nations (ASEAN) in Myanmar, appointed his sister, actress and TV host Kris, as acting president.
In her first official act as acting president, Kris welcomed the charismatic President of Mexico Enrique Peña Nieto to the Philippines at the Villamor Airbase on Thursday night. Nieto was on his way to Australia but had to make a two-hour layover in Manila for his plane’s refueling.
Kris posted on her Instagram account a photo of her short encounter with Nieto, whose movie star-like appeal made him a favorite politician in his home country. Along with Kris was her friend and TV co-host Boy Abunda.
Kris said they had an “informative conversation” with Nieto.
Kris wore a strapless, low-cut black cocktail dress, hoping to impress the 48-year-old good-looking Nieto. She was visibly disappointed when Nieto emerged from his plane with his wife, First Lady Angelica Rivera.
The openly-gay Boy Abunda’s reaction upon seeing Nieto was the exact opposite to that of Aquino. Think about eye candy!