MANILA, Philippines - Nationalist People's Coalition vice-presidential candidate Loren Legarda believes she can win the May 10 election.
The candidate, who is accused of being a political butterfly, is now being castigated for partnering with Nacionalista Party standard-bearer Manny Villar despite voting for Villar's removal as Senate president due to the C-5 controversy.
Legarda says her partnership with Villar is a function of their similarities. She says Villar came "from the slums of Tondo. I come from the floods of Malabon.”
A Ten Outstanding Young Men and Women (TOYM) awardee, Legarda studied in the exclusive Assumption College from primary to high school. As a former news anchor, Legarda is known by insiders for demanding touch-ups of her face, neck and under her eyes in video post-production. She also once required a hand model in a political ad.
All these, however, are unimportant to her. What is important, she says, in what is perhaps one of Storyline’s coldest and most rigid interviews, is that the public sees her as a candidate that is sincere and genuine.