With the news of Willie Revillame being offered to run for Senator, it looks like the Philippines 2010 Election will just be another circus in the making.
In a press conference on Friday, Senator Manuel Villar, president of the NP, said that if Revillame is willing to run for the Senate, he will reserve a slot for him.
"Oo, naman, very qualified naman si Willie, wala naman akong nakikitang problema kay Willie," Villar said. "Yun ay isang bagay na dapat niyang pagisipan."
Villar visited Revillame in Tagaytay after he found out about the controversy involving Revillame's move to cut the live streaming of the late President Corazon Aquino's August 3 procession which was being shown simultaneously on Wowowee through an inset video.[Source]
While there is a great chance that Willie Revillame is indeed qualify for Senator under Section 3, Article VI of the 1987 Constitution, what makes him very qualified?
"No person shall be a Senator unless he is a natural-born citizen of the Philippines and, on the day of the election, is at least thirty-five years of age, able to read and write, a registered voter, and a resident of the Philippines for not less than two years immediately preceding the day of the election."
Apparently, Senator Manny Villar thinks that being popular makes one very qualified. Why not? We have Bong Revilla and Lito Lapid now in the senate. That makes Willie super qualified.
If you think we need more clowns in the Senate, go ahead and vote Willie Revillame for Senator.