backlash: “Noranians of the world, Unite!”
big mistake, mr. president. you just lost a lot of votes for your annointed in 2016. already there is a poster going around sa facebook, exhorting noranians to unite. the punchline: You have nothing to lose but Noynoy.” #MayHimalaSaNational Artist! aray.
malaki-laking constituency po iyan, sir. di nga po ako makapaniwalang binale-wala ninyo sila, kami, as though your liberal party had the 2016 elections in the bag. or maybe you THINK you already have the 2016 election in the bag? but what makes you think so, mr. president? what makes you think that you won’t be needing the votes of nora’s fans, who are legion?
hmm, suddenly I’m remembering recent tsismis that there’s a shortlist based on some highly credible secret survey and it includes vilma santos-recto among the vice-presidentiables. yes, vilma herself, nora’s “archrival” in film. can vilma be the ace up your sleeve, sir? you don’t need nora because you have vilma, or you hope to have vilma, as mar roxas’s running mate in 2016?
but, if yes, vilma, then why should it mean no to nora as national artist? charlie manalo’s mole in the palace thinks it’s because you think that it might offend vilma. carmen pedrosa’s insider source thinks it’s because “if nora were given the national award, she might dilute the impact of the political strategy.” and then there is also sharon cuneta daw to contend with as liberal party campaigner.
hindi ko gets. bakit ma-o-offend si vilma at si sharon kung magagawaran ng national artist award si nora? mas deserving ba si vilma kaysa kay nora, or deserving rin si vilma pero bakit si nora ang inuuna? seriously? ganito rin kaya ang takbo ng isip nina vilma at sharon? that vilma is the equal of nora?
i beg to disagree. vilma may be a good actress – she was outstanding in burlesk queen – but it’s telling that she has no film that ever won her any nomination or award in international film festivals. she has also never acted on stage, and hardly ever on tv. what she did on tv was sing, in her own musical variety show that ran on and on, week after week, for more than a decade, even if she has no musical talent whatsoever, as in, she has a singing voice that only fanatic vilmanians could love; in effect she lowered the bar and paved the way for the likes of loveli-ness and now annekapal, na kulang na lang ang i-love-you-lucky to end the show, swak na.
nor can it be said that vilma was a paragon of virtue back in the good old days before she finally settled down with senator ralph recto a.k.a. VAT-man of the alta sociedad political clan. it was a brilliant career move, from showbiz to serious politics. in fairness vilma has excelled at playing that game, nakikinig kasi sa asawa, lol, at may panalo talaga siya as VP sa 2016.
pero kapag tinapatan siya ni grace poe (who is on the shortlist of presidentiables) as running mate of binay, then may tulog si ate vi, mr. president, and/but noranians could swing the vote. itsura ng iglesia.