Manny Villar was leading in the last polls taken by both SWS and Pulse Asia. In a SWS poll, a Villar-Escudero tandem scored 36 percent. So Villar offered Chiz the number two slot.
And Chiz replied,
“Impossible! It will never happen. I stand for good governance. Given what I have seen and read in the C-5 controversy which seems to be just the tip of the iceberg, I cannot in good conscience run with or under him.”
Nakakahiya di ba?
But Villar has no shame.
Here’s what his mouthpiece, Gilbert Remilla, said:
Sen.Chiz Escudero is a formidable vice presidential candidate, no matter whom he chooses to run with. The NP, however, finds it peculiar that he chooses to shut the door on possible coalitions. Perhaps his rash decision-making can be attributed to his inexperience. We join Sen. Escudero in his fight against graft and corruption; we believe, though, he should train his guns against the corrupt and grafters in the administration instead of propagating the false and political accusations against the rival of his presidential ambitions.”
So Chiz shot back,
“If the charges are false, then there is still time for Villar to present his side before his peers in the Senate.”
Manny the Rejected then focused on Noli De Castro. He made noises that Noli would be his running mate.
Today, Noli was somewhere in Laguna distributing housing certificates. He ran into a bunch of “ungrateful” recipients who were complaining about their houses.
Noli blew his top.
“SABIHIN NIYO SA KANILA MGA TAMAD SILA! KUNG HINDI SILA MAGBABAYAD PAALISIN KO SILA!”
Noli left in a huff. But before he left, a reporter caught up with him and asked if he was going to pair up with Villar.
The irate Noli replied,
Poor little rich boy Manny. Nobody wants to run with him…except Pia Cayetano, who probably thought he was asking her to go jogging with him.