ERAP, PACMAN, JINKEE, VI, AMONG OTHERS SHINE IN MID-TERM ELECTIONS
MANILA, MAY 20, 2013 (MALAYA) Entertainment - THIS much -awarded actor was in the thick of campaign when a network insisted on getting him for a show and asking him to attend the story conference. Such action did not sit well with the actor’s manager so after the election, the manager decided to go with the offer from another network, who waited patiently for the actor.
Here’s an update on the winning and losing celebrity candidates in Metro Manila. In Manila, former President Joseph Estrada and Isko Moreno are sure to secure the mayoral and vice mayoral seat. Lou Veloso lost to Isko. Robert Ortega is sixth in the councilor position (5th district), while Jograd dela Torre is twelfth. Yul Servo is number one in the third district.
In Quezon City, Mayor Herbert Bautista won his reelection bid, while Alfred Vargas won in the race for the congressional seat in the fifth district. For councilor, Precious Hipolito is leading and Roderick Paulate is in the third slot in the second district. Gian Sotto is in the second top spot, while Franz Pumaren in the third spot for the third district. Anjo Yllana is fourth in the fifth district.
In Caloocan, Rey Malonzo failed to win his vice-mayoral bid. In Taguig, director Lino Cayetano won as representative in the lone congressional seat, but Ervic Vijandre failed to make it as city councilor. In Makati, Jhong Hilario is first in the race for councilor in the first district. In Valenzuela, Charee Pineda is fourth in the council in the second district, while Shalani Soledad lost the congressional seat of the second district.
In Parañaque, Joey Marquez lost his bid for congressman in the second district. Jason Webb is number one councilor in the first district, Roselle Nava is second and Alma Moreno is fifth. In the second district, Ryan Yllana is second in the list.
In Pasay, TJ Trinidad failed to get a slot in the council in the first district. In Muntinlupa, Allan Paule placed twelfth in the councilor race for the first district.
Here are the winning and losing celebrity candidates in the provinces. In Saranggani, husband and wife Manny and Jinkee Pacquiao (photo left) won as representative and vice governor, respectively, but couple Richard Gomez and Lucy Torres (photo right) are not as lucky in Leyte. Richard lost in the mayoral race but his wife is sure to be back in congress.
In Camarines Sur, Aga Muhlach and his opponent are neck and neck in the fight for congressional seat of the fourth district of Cam Sur. Rez Cortez lost in the congressional seat for the fifth district. In Batangas, Governor Vilma Santos secures her third term via a landslide but Christopher De Leon lost the second district congressional seat in his first try. In Siquijor, Dingdong Avanzado won the vice-gubernatorial position.
In Bulacan, Daniel Fernando wins his second term as vice governor, Imelda Papin lost the congressional seat in San Jose del Monte. Rey Valera lost the vice mayoral race in Meycauayan.
Laguna Governor ER Ejercito has secured his third term. Dan Fernandez won the congressional seat in the first district and Angelica Jones is second in the councilor race for the third district of Laguna.
In Cebu, Annabelle Rama lost the first district congressional seat. In Rizal, Jestoni Alacaron wins again as board member. Teri Onor also wins as bokal in Bataan. In Angeles City, Maricel Morales win a councilor seat and in Puerto Princesa, Matt Mendoza secured his councilor seat as a first-time politician, getting the first slot in the lone district of Palawan.
In other news, stars continue to switch networks and management. Right on the heels of Marian Rivera’s moving out of Luminary Talents to join the All Access to Artist group, another Popoy Caritativo talent has bolted –Martin Escudero. Another ward of Popoy, Tom Rodriguez is moving out of ABS-CBN and will soon be part of GMA’s primetime soap, “My Husband’s Lover.”
Lovi Poe is staying with GMA, but Ogie Alcasid is sure to move to TV5 within the middle of the year. Siblings Megan and Lauren Young have left ABS; Lauren signs up with GMA, while Megan is now with TV5, where she finished “Never Say Goodbye.” Siblings Alex and Toni Gonzaga are reunited in ABS-CBN when the former recently signed up anew with the Kapamilya after a three-year stint with TV5.
Newbie talent Seth Isay introduced in the Sunday teen show of GMA “Teen Gen” moved out of the country and thus was taken off the show after his high school graduation in Colegio San Agustin. Another transferee is Albie Casino, who considers himself a freelancer after getting out of his ABS-CBN contract and getting a leading role in the TV5 soap “Cassandra” opposite Eula Caballero.
Chief News Editor: Sol Jose Vanzi
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