By Gomer Diaz, ABS-CBN News | 01/21/2013 3:42 PM
MANILA – Expect a star-studded campaign season with the increasing number of celebrities endorsing political candidates.
|Senator Koko Pimentel. File photo|
Senator Koko Pimentel, for one, has disclosed that he will recruit Cristine Reyes for his campaign.
At his birthday celebration last Sunday in a children's charity house in Pasay City, Pimentel said Reyes can join him in his provincial sorties.
Last December, the senator chose the sexy actress as his No. 1 choice in response to media questions who he would prefer to date given his current status.
Pimentel is estranged from his wife, former beauty queen Jewel Lobaton.
In a subsequent interview at her launch as endorser of Dr. Manny Calayan, Reyes said she was flattered to be selected by the senator.
Reyes is currently unattached after confirming her break-up with actor Rayver Cruz just last week.
Other senatorial aspirants who hooked up with celebrities for casual and official endorsements include Francis “Chiz” Escudero and Heart Evangelista; Sonny Angara and Sarah Geronimo; and Miguel Zubiri and Rico Blanco as well as Chris Tiu.
Other candidates will announce their stellar support in the run up to the campaign season next month.