The 23-year-old Migz Villafuerte seems to eclipse his grandfather Luis, 77, in the hotly contested gubernatorial race in Camarines Sur—making him the youngest governor in the province's history.
According to the latest partial, unofficial count as of 01:26PM, the 54-year-gap between the young and the elder Villafuerte didn't matter to the Camarines Sur electorate as the political neophyte's 191,583 votes propel him to lead by over 40,000 votes compared to his grandfather's 148,487.
This shows that another Villafuerte family member will continue dominating the capitol – holding a strong grip of the province they have lorded over the past 100 years.
Another gubernatorial contender, Liberal Party bet and former Solicitor General Joel Cadiz, trails in the third place with 103,487.
Continue dad's legacy but lolo disagrees
In his public statements, the political newbie said that he wanted to continue the legacy of his father, incumbent Gov. Lray Villafuerte. Now on his last term, Lray has fielded his son to take his place. He then eyed the 2nd district congressional seat, but was seen defeated by incumbent Rep. Dato Arroyo.
But the patriarch of Villafuerte, who has been estranged with his son Lray since 2007, said his grandson is too young and inexperienced to run for public office.
The young Villafuerte, however, boasted of a Political Science degree from California's University of San Diego. He's also acting as chief executive officer of a clothing business (JungleFace) and a wakeboard park in Nuvali (Repub1ic).
A former Cosmopolitan online hunk, Migz has reportedly courted Kapamilya singer-actress Sarah Geronimo in 2011.
Jolo Revilla, 25, is Cavite's vice-gov
Another young blood from the family of celebrities-turned-politicians, 25-year-old Jolo Revilla has won over Ronald Jay Lacson. The former pilot and chief of staff of his father, Sen. Panfilo Lacson, has already conceded after Jolo led the race with 394,147 votes—more than 160,000 more than Ronald Jay's 231,105.
The young actor followed in his parents Sen. Bong Revilla and Cong. Lani Mercado footsteps when he ran for barangay captain in Bacoor, Cavite in 2010. He was later elected president of the Association of Barangay Captains in his hometown, which automatically landed him a seat in the provincial council.
The Philippines is to upgrade a navy base facing disputed South China Sea waters to serve the extra ships being acquired to protect its territory, the military said Thursday. Navy spokesman Lieutenant-Commander Gregory Fabic said the military would build a 500-million-peso ($11.2 million) port at Ulugan Bay, the Philippine military base nearest to the Spratly Islands. President Benigno Aquino is set to visit the base on May 20 to launch the upgrading, Fabic added. In recent years, the …