The nightmare begins
If he wins (and I think he has a good chance of winning given his popularity), he will be the fourth "actor" in the Senate -after Lito Lapid, Bong Revilla, and Jinggoy Estrada. In terms of connection to local showbiz, we should add to the list Francis Pangilinan (married to the mega star Sharon Cuneta), Ralph Recto (married to star for all seasons Vilma Santos), Loi Ejercito (married to former President and actor/producer/director Joseph Estrada), Pia Cayetano (daughter of former topnotch lawyer but more popularly known as television personality Rene Cayetano). And if fate decides to play a cruel joke on us, JV Ejercito and Alan Peter Cayetano(siblings of Jinggoy and Pia, respectively) and Robert Jaworski (brother-in-law of Bong Revilla and in his own right a celebrity who also dabbled in local films and television shows) might just end up at the Senate as well.
Add to the lot the possibility of Korina Sanchez (TV personality, girlfriend of current senator Mar Roxas) running and winning a seat in the new Senate as well.
That's easily half of the senate. Good grief.
I am not knocking the capabilities of celebrities and relatives of incumbent senators. But please, this transforms the Senate into one giant family affair cum showbiz studio.
(Picture filched from iGMA website)