Sunday, February 14, 2016

Are Actors like Edu Manzano Competent in the Senate?

Watch the video below after I quizzed Edu Manzano who runs for the 2016 Philippine Senate Race. But before you click the video, here were the texts of my posers to Manzano - an llonggo like me.

Q: I’m Mortz Ortigoza, political columnist of The intellectual class in the Philippines looked down on actors and actresses like Manny Pacquiao, Alma Moreno, Amay Bisaya running for the Senate. They looked at them as an aberration and a big joke that only undermines the integrity of the August Chamber. 
ACTOR. Actor Edu Manzano (blue shirt) with reporters after the press
conference in Dagupan City he and presidential front runner
Grace Poe attended.

My questions, our country faces high employment rate and the solution is to amend the economic provision of the constitution, are you amenable for it? Our country has the highest cost of electricity per kilowatt, are you in favour for the constructions of Nuclear Power Plants to lessen the prices of power? Filipinos breed like rabbits that cause for their penury or kahirapan, are you amenable for a strong population control like aggressive distribution of free contraceptives in the barangays?

(NOTE: Since national and local media men flooded the function room of Star Plaza Hotel in Dagupan City during the press conference of Independent Presidential bet Grace Poe and her ticket, I was allowed by the moderator to ask my first poser. After the Conference, Poe, Vice Presidential Bet Chiz Escudero, and Senatorial Candidates like Tito Sotto, Lorna Kapunan, Sam Pagdilao, Wins Gatchalian, Edu Manzano, others motored to San Carlos City (Grace’s father “hometown”) for the kick-off of their Northern Luzon rally.).

My posed last Tuesday at the Stadia in Dagupan City to Liberal Party’s vice presidential bet and Sorsogon Congresswoman Leni Robredo: 
“Bong Bong Marcos in the latest survey of Social Weather Station breathed behind the neck of Senator Chiz Escudero for the vice presidential race. Kayo No. 3. Weeks ago tinanong namin si Chiz Escudero na si Senator Alan Cayetano spent almost 400 million sa TV ads, Bong Bong P103,429,000 kayo P92 million. Si Chiz, P30 thousand pa lang. Sabi ni Chiz ‘di pa daw siya nag papa TV ads kaya hinde siya alarmed sa latest polls. Paano ngayon iyan pag gumastos na si Sen. Chiz sa ads at dadalhin niya si (wife and actress) Heart Evangelista sa sorties all over the country, ‘di ba kayo threatened diyan sa ka province mate ninyo?
One of the answers of Robredo, a widow and pretty faced lawyer, was she runs scared in this election.
After the press conference, I bumped into former 5-time Speaker Joe de Venecia.
“Did you like my question to Congresswoman Robredo
After he nodded, I told him in a serious demeanour:
"Wala iyong tanong na iyon Speaker, mas matinde ang tanong ko kay Congressman Manny Pacquiao sa Manila".
"What did you ask him?" he curiously posed
I told him when I asked Pacquiao about the status of the Peace and Order situation in Mindanao he told me: "Many Fish like tuna but No Order".
Old and gasgas na joke iyon, pero first time ata ni Speaker madinig, he had a good laugh.
Sabi ng mga media men around, first time nilang nakita si Speaker Joe na tuwang-tuwa sa joke na iyon.
Here the second jab to the boxing icon that I told the five times House of Representatives’ top man.
"I told Pacquiao that what I asked was not the Fish but the Violence in Mindanao".
"What did he tell you?"
"Grabe sir, he said he could not even play the piano and lyre what more of the violin," I said.
The Speaker had a guffaw.
Sammy Losala, broadcaster of DWPR, said we only saw Speaker Joe serious and preoccupied shepherding members of the rambunctious Congress when he was building the Rainbow Coalition to expedite the urgent bills of President Fidel V. Ramos on liberalization of the transportation and telecommunication industries so every Filipinos avail of cheap telephone and air and sea fares, and others.
'But not at this moment that I saw the Speaker heartily enjoying your antics, “ he said.

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