Stories from Sunday’s Phil. Star
Posted by akosistella on April 11, 2010
Noli supports Mar’s vice presidential bid
MANILA, Philippines – Vice President Noli de Castro will not endorse a presidential candidate but is supporting the Liberal Party’s Manuel “Mar” Roxas.
De Castro said it was his decision not to publicly support a presidential candidate because he does not want to be tainted with “political color” when he returns to broadcasting at the end of his term.
The Vice President kept mum when asked if he is supporting Nacionalista Party standard-bearer Manuel Villar Jr. Both of them belong to the Senate’s Wednesday Club.
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Mar the technocrat has funny side, too
During the forum, he started to hum along with a Carlos Santana song playing in a videoke joint beside The STAR office.
The music grew louder as he was explaining a serious issue, and when he could no longer be heard, he decided to join in and sing along.
Roxas describes himself as “kenkoy” (playful) and down-to-earth, but admits he can be rigid and detailed.
Villar: I’m mentally healthy
MANILA, Philippines – Nacionalista Party (NP) standard-bearer Sen. Manuel Villar Jr. yesterday said he is mentally healthy as he challenged his rival Sen. Benigno Aquino III to address the issues contained in an alleged psychiatric report, which claimed among other things that the Liberal Party (LP) bet suffered from depression and smoked marijuana.
Interviewed over dzMM yesterday, Villar boasted that he has never smoked cigarettes, more so marijuana, and that he keeps himself in good shape.
Noynoy admits talking to a psychologist, but only about other politicians
MANILA, Philippines – Liberal Party (LP) presidential candidate Sen. Benigno “Noynoy” Aquino III admitted yesterday he had indeed talked with a psychologist – but about other politicians, not himself.
He recalled that in The STAR’s series of interviews with presidential candidates, he was asked if he had consulted a psychiatrist.
His reply that he spoke with a psychologist friend about the personalities of some politicians drew laughter from The STAR editors, columnists, and reporters, he said.