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Luis Manzano for public office? What the—

Posted on: April 3, 2012

Why would Luis Manzano run for office? Did his Dad, Edu Manzano, pour all his political frustrations onto his eldest son and told him that he has to be the flag-bearer of the family? Oh, I almost forgot—our governor in Batangas is his mom!

Luis denies running for public office–for now

By Walden Martinez Belen | Yahoo! Southeast Asia Newsroom – 22 hours ago

Is Luis Manzano throwing his hat in the political ring the way his parents, Batangas governor Vilma Santos and former Makati vice-mayor Edu Manzano have?

“Hindi pa ngayon, hindi pa napapanahon. Kailangan paghandaan ko ito ng mabuti. Besides, ang dami ko pa trabaho at projects na dapat asikasuhin,” Luis said at the press conference for his latest movie, “Moron 5 and the Crying Lady.”

Luis added that he will be well-prepared, if he finally decides to run for public office.

“Talagang handang-handa na ako,” he said referring to what he will do first before heeding the clamor of public service.

Luis recalled what his mother did before she became chief executive of Lipa City.

“She studied Public Administration at the University of the Philippines and that prepared her for the job she was about to do,” Luis says.

Luis leads five dim-witted male lead characters composed of Marvin Agustin, Billy Crawford, DJ Durano, and Martin Escudero in the film “Moron 5 and the Crying Lady.” The “Crying Lady” is portrayed by comedian-TV host John “Sweet” Lapus.

“Lima kami na magkakaibigan na hindi matalino, at si John Lapus (bilang Becky) ang matalino kaya kami napakulong niya. We want to clear our name. Magdi-disguise kami para mainfiltrate ang mansion niya so we can so our own investigation.” They want to find out why Becky has accused them of killing her father.

Luis said he will disguise himself as an elderly driver. “Magaaply ako na driver, si Billy naman ay magkukunwang manghuhula, si Marvin ay isang Bombay, na nagpa-five/six, at si DJ naman ay isang magtataho.”

Luis has done comedy in the past so doing “Moron 5 and the Crying Lady” was a breeze. “This movie may belong to the comedy genre but there are also family aspects in it plus drama, kaya maganda and worth watching,” Luis concluded.

“Moron 5 and the Crying Lady,” a collaboration between Viva Films and MVP Productions, is helmed by box-office director Wenn V. Deramas. It is written by  Meldel Rosario in collaboration with Deramas and opens on Black Saturday (April 7) in theaters nationwide.


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