1. OUSTED CHIEF JUSTICE MARIA LOURDES SERENO AND FORMER PRESIDENT BENIGNO AQUINO III
Ousted Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno and Former president Noynoy Aquino III .
It's time for "redemption" in 2019 for Sereno and Aquino, both born in the year of the rat, after a trying 2018, said Tan.
Sereno was ousted as chief justice in May when her peers at the Supreme Court granted a quo warranto petition that nullified her appointment. Aquino meanwhile faced several legal challenges, including an interrogation by lawmakers, over his administration's rollout of the Dengvaxia program.
Mark Demayo, ABS-CBN News
2. CHINESE PRESIDENT XI JINPING
China's President Xi Jinping waves to the crowd upon his arrival at Ninoy Aquino International airport during a state visit in Manila, Philippines, November 20, 2018.
Xi was born in the year of the snake, the mortal enemy of the pig, so Tan expects China's industrialization to "slow down" this year, leaving its Belt and Road initiative "slightly affected."
Tan expects this to have an indirect effect on the Philippines' economy, which would otherwise be "good."
Erik De Castro, Reuters
3. SENATOR MANNY PACQUIAO
Manny Pacquiao celebrates after defeating Lucas Matthysse in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia on July 15, 2018.
Boxer-legislator Manny Pacquiao, born in the year of the horse, will have a "very good year" and will surely win his upcoming fight against American boxer Adrien Broner, according to Tan.
Lai Seng Sin, Reuters
4. PRESIDENT RODRIGO DUTERTE
President Duterte rings one of the 3 Balangiga bells during the turnover ceremony at the municipal covered court on December 15, 2018.
Duterte was born in the year of the earth rooster, which is compatible with the earth pig, said Tan.
Gigie Cruz, ABS-CBN News
5. SENATORIAL ASPIRANT MAR ROXAS AND FORMER SENATOR BONGBONG MARCOS
Former DILG Secretary Mar Roxas and Former Senator Bongbong Marcos.
Unlike Duterte, whose element was earth, Roxas and Marcos were born in the year of the fire rooster--meaning, they will not have as much good fortune this 2019.
Marcos, who has a pending electoral protest against Vice President Leni Robredo, may not get a favorable decision when the tribunal decides next year, said Tan.
Jonathan Cellona, ABS-CBN News/George Calvelo, ABS CBN News
6. UNITED STATES PRESIDENT DONALD TRUMP
US President Donald Trump at the Capella Hotel on Sentosa island in Singapore June 12, 2018.
Fiery Trump will get his comeuppance in 2019's year of the pig, which is incompatible with his fire dog sign.
"Lahat ng pinasukan nyang problema, this year malilintikan na sya," said Tan.
Kevin Lim/The Straits Times via Reuters
7. NORTH KOREAN LEADER KIM JONG UN
North Korea's leader Kim Jong Un looks at US President Donald Trump before their bilateral meeting at the Capella Hotel on Sentosa island in Singapore June 12, 2018.
The leader of the hermit state, born in the year of the water pig, will continue to bask in the limelight in 2019, said Tan. In 2018, Kim made history by meeting with both Trump and South Korean President Moon Jae-in.
Jonathan Ernst, Reuters