Watch: Chiz Escudero ‘Endorses’ Leni Robredo for Vice President in New Political Ad (Video)
In an unexpected twist, Senator Francis ‘Chiz’ Escudero endorsed Camarines Sur Rep. Leni Robredo for vice president. As we all know, Escudero is the running mate of Sen. Grace Poe while Robredo is for LP presidentiable, Mar Roxas. What makes it more interesting is that he did it in his own new political ad video, which you can watch below.
“Sino ang Bise Presidente Mo? Ang bise presidente ko, ‘di ipinanganak na mayaman, ‘di rin ilustrado, kulay Pilipino.” (Who is your vice president? My vice president was not born rich, not an ‘ilustrado’, and has a Filipino skin color.)” Escudero said on the 29-second video, adding that his VP is courageous and has a proven track record.
“Ang bise presidente ko may ‘B’.” (My vice president has ‘B’.) The vice presidential candidate said on the latter part. But on the entire video, photos of Congresswoman Robredo are shown instead of his own photos. And later, the name ‘Leni Robredo’ appears with the letter B on ‘Robredo’ is being highlighted with a different color.
But if you have been following political ads in the past elections, you will immediately noticed that it is Chiz Escudero’s campaign ad back in 2010, and is for then-Makati Mayor Jejomar Binay who ran for vice president and beat Mar Roxas. Binay and Roxas are now running for president, but Escudero is under a different political party.
Apparently, the edited version of the Escudero campaign ad is a product of the genuis creation of Samahang Tsinelas, a group supporting Robredo’s vice presidential bid. And in case you didn’t notice, the message ‘Happy April Fools’ Day!!!‘ appeared before the video ends. Unfortunately, some Filipinos still don’t know what the day (Yesterday, Friday, April 1, 2016) is for.
Meanwhile, the Pulse Asia ABS-CBN survey revealed that Sen. Chiz Escudero and Sen. Ferdinand ‘Bongbong’ Marcos Jr. landed on the first place, with 25 percent each. Camarines Sur Rep. Leni Robredo landed on second with 21 percent, followed by Sen. Alan Peter Cayetano, Sen. Gregorio Honasan and Sen. Antonio Trillanes IV.
For the presidentiables, Sen. Grace Poe leads with 28 percent followed by Davao City Mayor Rody Duterte with 24 percent. Landing on third is VP Jejomar Binay with 23 percent, while former DILG Secretary Mar Roxas is fourth with 19 percent. Senator Miriam Defensor Santiago, who rarely campaigns these days, had only 2 percent.
And yes, the survey result is NOT a joke but can dramatically change in the actual election come May 9, 2016.