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Friday, May 07, 2010

Kris and Boy endorse Joey de Venecia III

Kris Aquino and Boy Abunda recently asked fans to vote for Joey de Venecia III of Pwersa ng Masang Pilipino.

The endorsement was done in front of nearly one million people at the Bangus Festival in Dagupan City.

Kris and Boy praised De Venecia for his “courageous battle against corruption and poverty.”

Former Speaker Jose de Venecia’s son and namesake thanked the pair, whom he said he admires not only for their showbiz savvy, but for their business acumen.

Kris’ glossy magazine called Kris makes her the local equivalent of Oprah Winfrey.

“Kris, Boy and I have the same goal of trying to uplift the lives of our countrymen, especially the poor,” De Venecia said.

He said wholesome entertainment
figures like Kris and Boy play a big role in national development. “They serve as role models for their millions of fans.”

The De Venecia family has solid connections to local show business, with the former Speaker’s wife Manay Gina being a member of the Vera Perez clan of Sampaguita Pictures fame. Joey’s younger brother Christopher was a child actor and is now a showbiz and lifestyle columnist of a major broadsheet.

Boy and Kris attended the Bangus Festival political rally to back the candidacy of Manay Gina for congressman of Pangasinan’s fourth district.

“Kris once said that she wanted to run for senator when she is older. I hope to repay the favor by endorsing her own senate bid when the time comes,” de Venecia said.

The young de Venecia admitted to being an avid cinephile. He said he would like to see the classic Filipino movies of the past converted and saved into digital files and copies distributed to all colleges and universities nationwide.

He also said that today’s young crop of writers and directors should get more government support as they create films Filipinos could be proud of, and which could be a major export commodity in the coming years.



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