Mother Lily has a soft spot for Escudero, Trillanes

Among the senatorial candidates Mother Lily is endorsing are re-electionists Chiz Escudero and Antonio Trillanes. The Regal matriarch and "kingmaker" of sort, believes that both have proven their worth through their performance and dedication as public servants.

As to why she is again supporting Chiz, Mother Lily said "it's because sigurado ako na malapit sa puso niya ang industriya ng pelikulang Pilipino," and of course it's not only because his girlfriend, Heart Evangelista, is an actress.

During a recent press conference at Imperial Palace, Mother Lily described her friendship with Chiz as a "sentimental journey."

"I first came to know Chiz during Fernando Poe, Jr.'s campaign in the presidential elections in 2004. It was not an easy ride but I personally saw how this young man went out of his way to support FPJ. Walang iwanan. Hindi siya nang-iwan. I will never forget his selfless dedication for our 'king' during that most crucial time. And for this, I have come to idolize him since. He is a natural leader, an achiever many times over."

The son of university teachers, Chiz is a product of the public school system, a true "Iskolar ng Bayan." He studied at UP (where he completed his primary, secondary, tertiary and law degree) but is also an alumnus of Georgetown University Law Center in Washington where he took his Masters in International and Comparative Laws.

About Senator Trillanes, Mother Lily said she greatly admired his fearless crusade for good governance. "Like most of you, I first came to know Senator Trillanes as that dashing officer - good-looking enough to be a movie star - acting as his group's spokesperson in the failed mutiny of 2003 in Oakwood, Makati. That time, I didn't know that the brave gentleman, who risked life and limb for his principles, would eventually be a dear friend," she said.

Mother Lily continued by saying Senator Trillanes has a soft spot in her heart; "We are both August-born. We are Leos, and as Leos, we fight for what we think is right and we are very passionate about pursuits."

She recalled visiting him at his detention cell for his birthday. Mother Lily also remembered supporting his senatorial bid in 2007, giving out a press conference in his honor "kahit pa nakakulong pa siya noon. His mother, his wife and their children were the only ones who were there. I believe it is his destiny to be in public office. Saan ka naman nakakita ng nakakulong na, nanalo pa ng 11 million votes?"

Sen. Trillanes ranks among the top senatoriables in surveys based on his track record alone. To date, he is the fourth most production senator in terms of the number of bills and resolutions files - 734 of them, 30 of which have been passed into law. He also places second in the most number of national bills sponsored and committee hearings conducted.

"So you see, he is an action man. Hindi lang siya puro salita," Mother Lily concluded.

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Comelec Says Imelda Papin Can Run For Congress

In a recent Comelec Resolution, Ms. Imelda Papin, dubbed as "Asia's Sentimental Songstress," has been declared free to run for a congressional seat representing the Lone District of San Jose del Monte, Bulacan. The good news brought tears to the singer who was formerly vice governor of Camarines Sur.

Swarmed by media men and flanked by staunched supporter SJDM City Mayor Rey San Pedro and her legal counsel Atty. Romulo Macalintal, the elated Imelda Papin expressed gratitude to all San Josenos who believed in her saying that "It must be God's will if and when we'll be together in the next three years."

Earlier this year, her political adversary's Arangkada San Jose Party represented by its secretary general Zosimo Lorenzo filed a petition to prevent Ms. Papin from joining the San Jose del Monte City congressional race. In the end, the Comelec en banc reversed its earlier decision in her favor, thus granting the strong-willed Imelda Papin's request for Motion for Reconsideration.

The positive decision in favor of Ms. Papin was signed by Comelec Chairman Sixto S. Brillantes, Jr. and the three other commissioners.

Survey says Imelda Papin is leading in the congressional derby of San Jose del Monte.

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Tidbits: Happy b-day greetings today, May 7, go to Ms. Helen Gamboa-Sotto, Nena Jacinto of D'Swan Bakeshop, senatorial candidate Bam Aquino, Doring Quirino, Corazon Gonzales, Helen B. Martinez, Lily "Mae" Mendoza, Baby Valencia, Noli Yamsuan, Joey Salang of Tagum City, Maricar Agliam, Carlo Tadiar, Princess del Rosario Bata, MB's Alan Cambel and former SSS Chief Gilberto Teoorp... Happy wedding anniversary to Drs. Dodo and Nellie Acosta; and Louie and Mila Limjoco...

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