A very reliable source told me that there is now an official love team, i mean, tandem, for the 2010 Philippine National Election. It is Manny Villar for President and Noli de Castro for Vice President … officially! This was made official when the two met in the US and there they made that agreement. Yes, we may all have heard at one point that VP Noli de Castro will not run for the 2nd biggest position in the government but this is really not a surprise, perhaps he realized that he still has to beat the richest and equally popular Senator Manny Villar for the highest position. If the two will have to go up against each other on the Presidency, de Castro will most probably lose because he doesn’t have enough money, and many politicians believed that he hasn’t kissed a lot of butts to support him for the 2010 election. Another thing is, Villar is a tough guy to beat. He has money, fame, the whole Camella Homes Homeowners (laughing out loud! ) and Boy Abunda to back him up hehehe. Who will say NO to Boy Abunda? Kris Aquino won’t even try.
Is this a good team? YES! Is this a strong team? YES! Are they going to get along? No, especially after the election. These two are so different from each other. Noli is a public servant and thank goodness that all this time that he has been in the government, he has not become a politician. On the other hand, Villar is a businessman. Many called him “a landgrabber” but with his popular tv campaign ads, people looked at him differently. With his “sipag and tiyaga” tag he carry every where he go, I wouldn’t be surprised that he will win because that is exactly what Filipinos want their leaders to be and inspire them to be.
For now, let us just wait for these two to announce their candidacy as partners. I hope I didn’t ruin the not so big surprise.
*** update: Manny Villar is now running with Vice President aspirant Loren Legarda while Noli de Castro decided not to run anymore … I got a feeling that de Castro got so pressured by the bad publicity and is now mum about the whole situation.