A noisy bird told me that, yes indeed, Kris Aquino is going to run for a senatorial seat in 2010. Why?
1. Pres. Cory does not want two children in the Senate. But since Noynoy will be the Vice-Presidential candidate of Mar Roxas's Liberal Party, then the Senate seat for the Aquinos will be vacant.
2. Here comes Kris. She was quoted in 2003 as saying she was interested in running for the Senate. But then, she had to give way to eldest brother, Noynoy.
I campaigned for Noynoy in the last elections because of Cory, and because my party -- the PDP-Laban -- requested me to do so, since Ninoy Aquino and PDP-Laban go back a long, long way, even during the days of martial law. The Ziga family of Albay also requested me to help Noynoy.
When we were going around QC with the Noynoy posters and calendars, the ones with Noynoy and Kris were snapped up in an instant. 'Yung kay Noynoy lang, kamote. So that goes to show how strong little sister with the big mouth is.
3. Kris is a shrewd little girl. She knows that the ratings of her shows are going down and -- more important -- that less and less ads are coming her way. With the entry of KC Concepcion, the ad agencies are now lining up in front of her door. Showbiz people make more money from ads than from their daily TV shows. A top-rating star can make P500,000 a month from two TV shows. One ad 30 seconds long, and shot in less than two hours, can easily rake in P10 million.
So Kris --like our role model Madonna -- has to reinvent herself and run. The shows are going, along with the ads. She was Dad Ninoy's best campaign manager in 1978, when he ran as Assemblyman in the Batasang Pambansa. It was an election that the Marcoses rigged.
So welcome, Kris. I am sure she will top the elections, with Adel sliding to number 2. But if Bong Revilla does not run for VP and runs for senator instead, these will be the top three:
1. Kris Aquino
2. Bong Revilla
3. Adel Tamano
And if Chiz Escudero runs for Vice-President against Jinggoy Estrada, Chiz will win.
How do I know this? Just listen and talk to the masses -- to the people outside our middle-class and upper-class circle. They constitute 80 percent of our voters. And they vote in terms of personalities, not platforms.
So on with the show