MANILA, Philippines — Move over United Nationalist Alliance (UNA). Step aside Liberal Party (LP). Nacionalista Party (NP) who? There’s a new hot political party in town.
In a press statement earlier today, the Commission on Elections (COMELEC) announced that after an intensive deliberation and debate, they have decided to allow the formation of a new political party for the 2013 National Elections. The decision was unanimous and was thoroughly reviewed by a 5-man committee headed by COMELEC chairman Sixto Brillantes.
“I am proud to announce the formation of Partidong Uliran – That’s Entertainment Coalition (PU-TEC), a star-studded political party that will humbly serve the Filipino people,” said Chairman Emeritus German Moreno.
Moreno, more popularly known as Kuya Germs looked very proud standing behind a podium while delivering his speech outside the COMELEC office in Intramuros. Beside him was PU-TEC President Jackie Lou Blanco, Vice President Shirley Fuentes and PU-TEC Secretary John Nite.
According to the party’s spokesperson Mariz Rickets, they are still finalizing their senatorial slate for next year’s national elections. She admitted looking at other possible artists from other parties to complete their magic twelve. “Whether you are a kapuso, kapamilya, kapatid, kabarkada, kanews-tv or kaaktv, PU-TEC is the party for you,” she said.
Rickets refused to confirm nor deny reports that they are courting Parañaque City Councilor Alma Moreno, who is running for senator next year under Lakas-CMD (Christian Muslim Democrats).
PU-TEC Vice President Shirley Fuentes revealed that their party is not limited to senatorial candidates only, as the coalition also aims to have congressional, mayoral, and gubernatorial bets for key locations across the country. All from showbiz of course.
“Chairman Emeritus Kuya Germs has a political strategy where he will pair famous “love teams” from the past as a city’s Mayoral tandem,” revealed Fuentes. She described it as a win-win plan due to the fact that voters doesn’t want to see only half of a love team, hence they’ll be forced to vote for both.”
PU-TEC Secretary John Nite gave us a few examples of such tandem. Names listed below are for Mayor and Vice Mayor respectively:
- Caselyn Francisco and Manolet Ripol – Malaybalay City, Bukidnon
- Aljon Jimenez and Manilyn Reynes – Tacloban City, Leyte
- Sheryl Cruz and Romnick Sarmienta – Makati
- Cris Villanueva and Kristina Paner – TBA (to be announced)
Special shout-out to casa_fuego, tetalimcangco, anubaday, rizadf & drclinton for their inputs on the subject matter while this article is being written. And also to Jumbledcoffeethoughts for sharing her 15 minutes when I was having a mental block. Thank you 🙂