THE VILMANIANS' "BOYCOTT TITO SOTTO" PLAN
Manila, April 15, 1998 - Right after Star for All Seasons, Vilma Santos announced her candidacy for mayor of Lipa City under the LAKAS party, it was reported that Senator Tito Sotto aversely reacted to it right away by bismirching Vilma's decision saying the movie star does not have a hope to win against Ralph "King" Umali, the son of the incumbent mayor Ruben Umali who is from the LAMMP opposition party.
The Vilmanians immediately reacted to it by planning a national convention to organize the "Boycott Tito Sotto" plan. Thousands of Vilmanians will just not vote for Tito Sotto who is currently not only hurting from crime-related scandal but had to abandon his vice-presidential aspirations and retreated for re-election as senator in the May elections.
Tito Sotto was expected to deny the accusation. His wife came to her husband's rescue. Former singer-actress Helen Gamboa said to the press, "I know my husband won't say anything against anybody, not especially against Vilma who has been our friend from way, way back." She added, "ang sinabi ng asawa ko nang tanungin ng reporter tungkol sa kandidatura ni Vilma ay, 'ganoon ba? eh, di mapapalaban siya katulad ng ibang artistang kumakandidato.' He never said na walang laban si Vilma (Vilma will not win against opponent Umali). I know Vilma did not believe the intrigues, she knows better."
Ironically, the parents of Vilma's opponent Ralph Umali, is a close friend of her husband Ralph Recto. Umali's parents are Vilma and Ralph Recto's wedding sponsors.
Meanwhile, Vilma is expected to win by a landslide. The Mayor For All Seasons of the future!
Reported by: Sol Jose Vanzi
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