Aquino sisters: We’re in it to win
Posted by akosistella on March 7, 2010
MANILA, Philippines—He may not have a wife to campaign for him, but he has four formidable sisters barnstorming in his behalf.
And the sisters of Liberal Party presidential candidate Senator Benigno “Noynoy” Aquino III, 50 and unmarried, are aiming for nothing less than victory.
“When we get into something, we’re in it to win,” Maria Elena “Ballsy” Aquino-Cruz said during a visit with two of her sisters to the Inquirer office last week.
Old Tondo house an intriguing weapon in Villar’s campaign
MANILA, Philippines—Perhaps the least government workers could have done was paint the house on Moriones street in the campaign colors of the man who once lived there.
That they daubed the house in green—the battle color of one of Manuel Villar’s rivals for the presidency—may have been too much for Villar’s followers to take.
Old and decaying, its windows boarded up with plywood, the three-story structure in Tondo had apparently become an eyesore. In March 2009, workers of the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority gave it a new coat of paint as part of the MMDA’s cleanup campaign. In a further show of zeal, they also scrawled the words “Metro Guapo” on one of its walls.