Pulse Asia released a study about our dear “senatoriables”. Some of the names are really well-known, while others are not. Some just gained fame because they are purely epals.

Joel Villanueava: When you go to any Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA) office, you will see his epal face. By the way, he is the TESDA director.

Risa Hontiveros: She is a very tough woman who is the number one defendant of the Reproductive Health bill. She has commissioned “motherly” advertisements, ads that started airing months before the election.


Grace Poe: As a daughter of the late Fernando Poe Jr., Grace is really famous. She is the current Movie Television Regulatory Classification Board head. MTRCB has ads, but her face cannot be seen on them.

Cynthia Villar: She plays a commercial regularly about the Villar Foundation,which appears to have been an answer to prayers of millions of poor Filipinos. Oh, where is Manny? Is Cynthia the new Manny?

Chiz Escudero: He concentrated courting actress Heart Evangelista. He has his own publicity stint. He is charming- everyone loves his cheesy smile. And he is a good orator. But we never heard any review on how he works. We only hear Kris Aquino welcoming him to her show.

Who is going to win in the 2013 elections? Let no epal king and queen enter the list please.