PRESIDENTIAL ASPIRANT Manuel Roxas II seems to be pulling out all the stops to win the presidential derby in 2010. He rides a pedicab, publicly displays his fondness for a broadcaster, shouted invectives during a rally, proposed marriage on a noontime show, and wore a necklace of garlic on the Senate floor.
As National Historical Institute chair Ambeth Ocampo wrote in his Philippine Daily Inquirer column, “… the original Roxas, or even Gerry Roxas must be rolling in their graves with laughter.” He added, “There is a time and place for everything.”
But will Roxas listen to critics now that his antics seem to have been paying off? I mean, with a five percent-gain in a recent survey, who could stop him from resorting to even the most inane forms of gimmickry?
So what’s next for this diastemaic presidential wannabe? Nobody knows. But here goes…
The Next 5 Most Surprising Publicity Stunts of Presidential Aspirant Manuel Roxas II
5: He will deliver a privilege speech on gender sensitivity and gender equality. This time, he’ll wear a necklace of black pepper (paminta).
4: On Wednesday, he will do a Lacson: “I quit.” On Saturday, he will do a Miriam,”I lied. Hahaha!”
3: He will admit to having a sex video. (Not a single Filipino will buy this gimmick and the issue will just die down.)
2: He shall confess to being gay for several years… until he met Korina Sanchez. Together, they’ll re-appear on Wowowee where he will tell her: “Ikaw ang nagpatigil sa aking pagkabinabae.”
And the No. 1 most surprising publicity stunt of Mar Roxas…
1: To prove his concern for the health and wellness of the youth, he will drive a pedicab to La Salle and while inside the campus, he’ll scream: “Put*ng-i*aaaaaaa! Kung talagang matapang kang virus ka, harapin mo ako! Ako na lang ang saktan mo, huwag na ang mga estudyante!
Q: What is green, hot, 5ft.6 inches vertically, and 4 inches horizontally?
A: A flu-infected La Sallista with a thermometer in his mouth
Q: What is blue & 5ft.7 vertically, and green & 6ft.5 horizontally?
A: Mar Roxas staring at a La Salle cager who’s asleep
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