Dalawang kandidato sa pagka-senador ang kailangang ikampanya ni Luis Manzano this May election. Not to say that he should also support his Mom, outgoing Batangas Governor Vilma Santos and now running for the lone district of Lipa City bilang Representative.
Kung sabagay, this early ay sinasabing sure winner na si Ate Vi sa posisyong kanyang pinupuntirya. Considering nga naman the numerous accomplishments she has done for the city, which she served for three terms bilang Mayor at three years bilang governor.
Well, the two senatoriables na tiyak ikakampanya ni Luis ay ang kanyang amang si Edu Manzano and stepdad na si Senator Ralph Recto.
It’s Edu’s first sabak sa said political position, although, he once served as vice Mayor of Makati City.
Third and last term naman ni Senator Ralph Recto.
By the way, it will sure interest Senator Recto and of course Ate Vi to know that when one entertainment press asked Secretary Petilla who among the sitting Senators is doing, kumbaga, his ‘homework,’ he quickly answered Senator Ralph Recto.
Who says na ‘di busy si Enchong Dee, considering nga naman na lately ay ‘di siya masyadong napapanood sa TV, lalo na sa pelikula?
Ni wala na ngang nakakaalala what his last project was, kahit man lang on TV. In fact, kung may napag-uusapan man tungkol sa kanya ngayon, ito’y ang kanyang recent break-up with his non-showbiz girlfriend.
Well, we learned na lately, Enchong has focused his attention, not to say, his heart in supporting the Green Thumb Coalition, na ang primary purpose is to preserve the environment.
The Green Thumb Coalition is actually an advocacy project, explained Enchong na kinabibilangan ng ABS-CBN Lingkod Kapamilya Foundation, Inc. (ALKFI), Alyansa Tigil Muna (ATM), Bantay Kalikasan Foundation (BK), Center for Energy, Ecology and Development (CEED), and Ecological Justice Interfaith Movement (ECOJIM), to name a few.
Where his showbiz career is concerned, Enchong will reportedly soon be busy hosting a yet untitled show sa Knowledge Channel, na ang theme ay tungkol sa agriculture at iba pang business.
He just wrapped up work, too, for Lila, isang entry sa 2016 Sinag Maynila.
Naging magkakaklase pala sa Ateneo de Manila Universty ang dating Secretary of Energy na si Jericho “Icot” Petilla, now a candidate for Senator in the coming May elections, at Senator Jinggoy Estrada.
He has yet to visit Senator Jinggoy at the PNP (Philippine National Police) Custodial Center.
Asked on the current legal issue both Senators Jinggoy and Bong Revilla na inaakusa sa kanila, he suggest that we all wait for the court’s decision.
Bago siya naging Energy Secretary, he was Governor of Leyte for three terms.
Most members of his family are in politics. Ang kanyang ama na si Leopoldo Petilla, was former Leyte Governor. Ang kapatid naman niyang si Dominic Petilla ang incumbent Leyte Governor.
Mayor naman ng Palo (in Leyte) ang kanyang inang si Remedios Petilla.
If elected bilang Senador, magiging priority daw niya ang problemang may kinalaman sa energy, education, and health.
Sa totoo lang, what impressed us when he met recently with members of the entertainment media is his mabait na personalidad.
Which he is talaga in real life. Napakabait, according to our colleague, Shirley Pizarro.
He sings, too according to Secretary Petilla. Just like Jericho Rosales, yes, the actor na ipinagmamalaki niyang kapangalan niya.