MANILA, Philippines (The Adobo Chronicles® ) – The two declared Philippine presidential candidates seem to be thinking very much alike. Well, almost.
Media reports recently revealed that Mar Roxas, President Aquino’s Interior and Local Government secretary, has established plans A, B, C and D in as far as picking his vice presidential running mate in the 2016 elections is concerned.
Roxas’ first choice is Senator Grace Poe who remains in the top spot in national polls to as the people’s preference for president. Second is Batangas Governor and former film actress Vilma Santos . Third is Leni Robredo, widow of the late Local Government secretary Jesse Robredo. And fourth is presidential sister and television host Kris Aquino.
Today, The Adobo Chronicles® learned through very reliable sources that Vice President Jejomar Binay has the exact same plan for choosing his VP runningmate except for one potential candidate. Binay’s plan B consists of multi-awarded actress Nora Aunor lnstead of Vilma Santos.
Women’s groups are praising the candidates’ choices being that all are women.
However, it appears that after back and forth failed negotiations, both candidates are now left with no other option than to go with plan D.
MANILA, Philippines (The Adobo Chronicles® ) – It’s been a rivalry like no other, as far as Philippine cinema was concerned. Movie fans were either for actresses Nora Aunor or Vilma Santos.
Well, it looks like that show business rivalry continues into 2016 — in politics — when the presidential elections are held to determine the successors of President NoyNoy Aquino and Vice President Jejomar Binay.
From all indications, Department of Interior and Local Government Secretary Mar Roxas is the administration’s choice to succeed Aquino, and Roxas has chosen his vice presidential runningmate, Batangas Governor Vilam Santos. Roxas made his VP choice public today in an event in Batangas.
Not to be outdone, Vice President Binay, long considered to be the frontrunner in the 2016 presidential race (before Senator Grace Poe took over the lead in the most recent polls), announced his choice for vice president — none other than Nora Aunor.
A victory for Aunor would be a vindication for her after Aquino snubbed her in last year’s naming of the National Artists.
In the Philippines, politics and showbusiness are always a perfect match, and this tandem on both the Roxas and Binay camps is no exception.
But don’t discount Senator Grace Poe as yet. It is rumored that she is about to name actor Dingdong Dantes as her vice presidential runningmate.
MANILA, Philippines (The Adobo Chronicles) – The 2016 Philippine presidential elections just got more interesting.
Vice President Jejomar Binay and Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte were both hoping to enlist Senator Grace Poe as their vice presidential running mate, but the popular and well-loved senator has all but rejected both offers. She is contemplating on running for president herself.
In an effort to boost their quest for the presidency, Binay and Duterte have named their respective choice for a running mate. Duterte says that his choice for a VP running mate is Batangas Governor Vilma Santos while Binay has picked multi-awarded actress Nora Aunor. Filipinos, of course, know that in their younger years, Santos and Aunor were rivals for the title of movie superstar. Santos was a former movie star herself. It would be déjà vu for both actresses if they decide to face each other in the election.
So how about Grace Poe, herself the daughter of two famous actors, the late Fernando Poe, Jr. (who ran unsuccessfully for president five years ago) and movie queen Susan Roces?
Interior Secretary Mar Roxas, the presumptive heir to partymate President NoyNoy Aquino wanted Poe to be his VP running mate but the latter has refused. So Roxas is left with no potential strong running mate.
Poe, on the other hand, is leaning towards drafting actor Bong Revilla, Jr. as her running mate. Unfortunatelty, if Revilla would indeed be Poe’s VP choice, he has to campaign from inside his jail cell. Revilla is currently incarcerated for charges of corruption .
Forget about ‘Dancing with the Stars.’ How about ‘Elections with the Stars?’ It’s really more fun in the Philippines!