Manila, Philippines – RUN, AGA, RUN – Didn’t realize that 2012 – that’s next year, month of May – is an election year until the dailies came out with a Pulse Asia survey naming the frontrunners in the senatorial race.
Also read that Aga Muhlach is making his presence felt – nagpaparamdam – in Camarines Sur, where he might run for congressman. The Muhlach trace their roots in Bicol. Aga’s a good friend of Camarines Sur Gov. LRay Villafuerte.
FOLLOW ATE VI’S EXAMPLE – Here’s a piece of advice to all actor eyeing elective posts: Take a crash course in public administration at UP. Like what Vilma Santos did when she ran for mayor of Lipa City years back.
The late wife of colleague Mario Bautista, Prof. Vicky Bautista, devised a special course for Ate Vi at UP. It worked well, judging from the exemplary record of Ate Vi as Lipa mayor and later Batangas governor.
Yes, Ate Vi will run next year for governor, her third and last term. She is said to be unbeatable. Baka raw walang kalaban.
Aside from senatorial and gubernatorial posts, up for grabs in 2013 are congressional, mayoral, and of other local positions.
GOOD PUBLIC SERVANTS – Ate Vi (or gobernadora) is not the only actor doing well in public service. The list of good public servants from showbiz includes:
Laguna Gov. ER Ejercito and wife Maita Sanchez, Pagsanjan mayor.
Cavite Rep. Lani Mercado, getting pointers from her husband, Sen. Bong Revilla.
Ormoc Rep. Lucy Torres, assisted by husband Richard Gomez, said to be running for mayor of Ormoc.
Pagsanjan Rep. Gina VP de Venecia, who’s giving way next year to her husband Manong Joe.
Quezon City Mayor Herbert Bautista, who has a master’s in public ad from UP.
San Juan Mayor Guia Gomez, whose son JV Ejercito is congressman and said to be “future senator.”
Quezon board member Gary Estrada, running for congressman next year.
Batangas board member Christopher de Leon, said to be also running for congressman.
Taal Vice Mayor Pong Mercado, very active in promoting the town as tourist destination.
Valenzuela councilor Shalani Soledad, wife of Pasig Rep. Roman Romulo.
Manila Vice Mayor Isko Moreno, the pride and joy of Master Showman German Moreno. Isko started as member of “That’s Entertainment.”
Rizal Gov. Jun-Jun Ynares, not really showbiz, but then his wife is the well-loved Andeng Bautista.
Did Highspeed miss any names?
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