Escudero prefers wife Heart to not appear in his political ads
Senator Francis “Chiz” Escudero said his wife, actress Heart Evangelista, might not appear in any of his political advertisements to promote his vice presidential bid in 2016.
“Hindi siguro. Mas pipiliin ko hiwalay at magkahiwalay ‘yung buhay namin at maski na noong tumakbo akong senador, hindi naman siya nag-endorse sa isang TV ad sa akin; gayun din siguro dito,” Escudero said at a weekly forum in the Senate on Thursday.
(Maybe not. I prefer that our personal life would be separate and even when I ran for senator, she didn’t endorse me in any TV ad; this will still be the case now.)
“Wala kaming plano; sapat naman siguro na mag asawa kami…” he said.
(We have no plans; it’s enough that we’re already married.)
But Escudero, running mate of Senator Grace Poe, said his wife would still help in the campaign if she has no work, together with her best friend, actress Lovi Poe, who happens to be the sister of the lady senator.
“Baka magsama sila ng matalik niyang kaibigan na si Lovi na umikot din para sa akin at kay Senator Grace para ‘pag umikot silang dalawa, Poe at Escudero pa rin ‘yung dala nilang pangalan,” he said in jest.
(Maybe she and her best friend Lovi will come along with the campaign for me and Senator Grace so that when they make rounds, they still have the Poe and Escudero name with them.)
Unlike his other rivals, Escudero has no single political advertisement yet on television. He said he has no fund yet to spend for the TV ads.
And while he has been consistently leading the vice presidential surveys, the senator admitted that he might not be able to sustain this until election day.
“Hindi. Hindi naman talaga e (No. Not really),” he said. “Hindi tulad ng mga ibang katunggali ko; sila’y maraming pera, may makinarya, may partido. Ako, wala nung tatlong ‘yon…” he said.
(I’m not like my other rivals; they have money, the machinery, a party. I have none of those.)
Despite this, Escudero said he would continue to work hard to send his message to the public that can be used as guide when they choose their leaders next year.
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