Sarah Geronimo still supporting Loren, says Viva chief

ABS-CBN News

Posted at Apr 26 2010 08:05 PM | Updated as of Apr 27 2010 04:05 AM

MANILA, Philippines – The camp of Sarah Geronimo on Monday maintained that the pop star princess is still supporting Nacionalista Party (NP) standard-bearer Sen. Manny Villar and running mate Loren Legarda.

Viva Films head Vic del Rosario made this clarification after a photo of Geronimo flashing the “Laban” sign and wearing a yellow shirt began circulating in the internet.

Del Rosario said he suspects the picture was altered to show that the singer is supporting Villar’s opponent, Liberal Party standard bearer Sen. Benigno “Noynoy” Aquino III, who is ahead by 12 percentage points over Villar in the latest survey.

Geronimo is among the roster of celebrities endorsing Villar’s camp.

Villar's camp said it tapped Geronimo because it recognizes her patience and hardwork that resulted in her success.

The senator's camp, however, refused to confirm if Geronimo was paid P20 million in exchange for her endorsement.

Aside from Geronimo, Comedy King Dolphy and popular noontime host Willie Revillame are also endorsers of Villar.