Friday, November 13, 2009

Manzano is Gibo's running mate

Edu Manzano, showbiz top actor and former Makati vice mayor, is now the running mate of Defense secretary Gilbert "Gibo" Teodoro under the Lakas-KAMPI CMD.

Manzano, who was rumoured previously as a senatorial candidate, was chosen by the administration party. Sources say, Manzano agreed after lengthy negotiations with party stalwarts.

With Manzano as the administration party candidate, this indicates that negotiations with Senator Loren Legarda to be the administration bet are now closed. It also confirms that the purported merger of the Nationalist People's Coalition (NPC) and Palaka (Partido Lakas-Kampi) is doomed to fail.

Legarda, it seems, has no choice now but to accept the offer of Nacionalista Party presidential nominee Manny  Villar as running mate. A Villar-Legarda tandem has been being brandied as the possible formidable team to beat in the 2010 elections.