PROFILE: Manuel B. Villar, Jr.

PROFILE: Manuel B. Villar, Jr.

By Peter Angelo Blaza and Katherine Elona For someone who has relied on numbers to make his mark in life, Manuel “Manny” B. Villar, Jr., is once again making sure the numbers are on his side as he may possibly return to the post he resigned from two years ago. He...
PROFILE: Francis G. Escudero

PROFILE: Francis G. Escudero

By Peter Angelo Blaza and Katherine Elona The political influence of Francis “Chiz” Escudero on this year’s elections is certainly undeniable. After endorsing the mixed “Noy-Bi” presidential ticket of Aquino and Makati City Mayor Jejomar Binay, Escudero, 40, may just...
PROFILE: Franklin M. Drilon

PROFILE: Franklin M. Drilon

By Peter Angelo Blaza and Katherine Elona He was dubbed “The Big Man” in this year’s senatorial elections, running under the slogan: Big Justice – Mahirap Man o Mayaman. Five days after the polls, Franklin Drilon of the Liberal Party (LP) was returned to the Senate,...
The Senate President

The Senate President

The Senate was once dubbed as a training ground for the Presidency; thus, the significance of the esteemed position of Senate President is not lost on the 24-member Senate, who distinctly eye the post that is third in line in the presidential succession. Senators...