PEP (Philippine Entertainment Portal) closely watches the most-awaited national event of the year—the 2007 elections. And with the help of www.gmanews.tv, PEP is going to bring you updates about stars who are currently trying their hand at politics.
The long wait will soon be over for celebrities who are vying for local and national posts. Until 3:00 p.m. of today, May 14, people can flock their respective voting precincts to submit their votes—from senatorial down to city councilor positions.
For the senatorial race, Richard Gomez and Cesar Montano are the celebrity contenders. The former initially announced his bid for gubernatorial post in Bulacan, while the latter filed his Certificate of Candidacy at the last minute—the administration's TEAM Unity asked him to replace Governor Jericho Petilla.
Vicente "Tito" Sotto III—a known supporter of the opposition—has also made a comeback in the senatorial race, but this time, under the administration's party. Meanwhile, Victor Wood was once part of former President Ferdinand Marcos's Kilusang Bagong Lipunan.
Other celebrity candidates who have eyed local positions include Vilma Santos (governor, Batangas), Christopher de Leon (vice governor, Batangas), Isko Moreno (vice mayor, Manila), Robert Ortega (vice mayor, Manila), Cita Astals (vice mayor, Manila), Herbert Bautista (reelectionist vice mayor, Quezon City), and Anjo Yllana (reelectionist vice mayor, Parañaque).
Also included in the list are: Aiko Melendez (reelectionist councilor, Quezon City), Marjorie Barretto (councilor, Caloocan), Nadia Montenegro (congresswoman, Caloocan), and Jolina Magdangal's boyfriend Bebong Muñoz (congressman, Caloocan).
Click STAR WARS BULLETIN for the latest election news and PRECINCT BREAK, which will be activated at 5:00 p.m. today, for the latest unofficial count. Lastly, don't miss the post-election photos and videos, all here in PEP.