Why Coco Martin isn't on stage with Angara

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Insecurity.
 
This is the reason why Kapamilya heartthrob Coco Martin supposedly refuses to campaign for a candidate running under the administration’s Team PNoy in their out of town rallies.
 
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Team PNoy spokesperson Federico Romero “Miro” Quimbo admits they are having a hard time getting Martin to personally campaign for Aurora Rep. Juan Edgardo “Sonny” Angara.
 
“We can’t get Coco Martin anymore. His manager says he gets insecure in the presence of Sonny Angara,” Quimbo quipped.
 
“Because the crowd can’t tell which of them is Juan de la Cruz,” he said in jest.
 
Martin, who stars in primetime TV series Juan de la Cruz in ABS-CBN, has earlier endorsed the candidacy of Angara, the son of Senator Edgardo Angara who is running under the administration’s slate.
 
Denying he was paid to endorse the three-term congressman, Martin himself said he believes the candidate’s advocacies for education, health, employment and senior citizens.
 
Angara, who has been placing last in the winning circle in recent senatorial surveys like Pulse Asia and Social Weather Stations, admitted getting Martin to join him on stage may give his candidacy a boost.
 
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“It’s not a must-do, but we may consider it, if he’s available.  But it’s really very hard to schedule with these celebrities,” Angara said.
 
Aside from Martin, ABS-CBN talents Sarah Geronimo and Julia Montes are also helping out Angara in his bid for the Senate.
 
The three Kapamilya talents have already appeared in Angara's television ads.

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  • Philippines urges Southeast Asia to rally to halt China reclamation in disputed waters
    Philippines urges Southeast Asia to rally to halt China reclamation in disputed waters

    The Philippines on Sunday called on neighbouring Southeast Asian nations to push for an immediate halt to China's reclamation in the disputed South China Sea ahead of a regional summit. China claims 90 percent of the South China Sea, which is believed to be rich in oil and gas, with overlapping claims from Brunei, Malaysia, the Philippines, Vietnam and Taiwan. Recent satellite images suggest China has made rapid progress in building an airstrip suitable for military use in contested …

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  • Beijing poised for 'de facto control' of S.China Sea: Philippines
    Beijing poised for 'de facto control' of S.China Sea: Philippines

    Beijing is poised to take "de facto control" of the South China Sea, the Philippines warned on Sunday as it called on fellow Southeast Asian countries to "finally stand up" to their massive neighbour. Vietnam, the Philippines, Malaysia and Brunei claim parts of the strategic South China Sea, but Beijing claims nearly all of it and its increasingly strident assertions of its territorial ambitions have caused concern in the region and beyond. "(China) is poised to consolidate de facto control …

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