Still the one: Alden Richards remains VP Binay’s choice to portray him in biopic

Photo Credit: Manila Bulletin/Philippine Daily Inquirer
  • Vice President says actor still his top choice for film portrayal
  • If Richards isn’t available, then there’s Coco Martin and Piolo Pascual
  • Binay also gets candid with opinion on rivals and other personalities

MANILA, Philippines – Alden Richards, you’re still Jejomar Binay’s No. 1 pick.

In a radio interview, the Vice President said he would still pick the actor to play him in case a movie about his life is made.

“Sana ‘yung lumalabas sa Yaya Aldub,” the Philippine Daily Inquirer quoted him as saying after being asked the question.

Binay also light-heartedly mentioned two other actors who could portray him if Richards is not available.

“Coco Martin is another choice,” he said. “But if he’s not available, Piolo Pascual is also one of my choices,” he pointed out.

Word Association

In the same interview, a game Binay was also asked to describe several personalities; both friends and foes.

For Sen. Aquilino “Koko” Pimentel III, Binay used the word “anak” (child), Sen. Alan Peter Cayetano got “fiction writer,” and “consultant” for Sen. Antonio Trillanes IV.

Binay associated the word “businessman” with Tony Tiu, the man who owned the controversial property linked to his family, “sinungaling” (liar) for ex-Makati Vice Mayor Ernesto Mercado, and “ex-justice” for Ombudsman Conchita Carpio-Morales.”

For his presidential rival Mar Roxas, Binay used “teka-teka” (indecisive) and “rich” and “patriotic” for his other opponent Sen. Grace Poe.

For his boss President Benigno Aquino III, Binay used “outgoing,” “kaibigan” (friend) for Manila Mayor Joseph Estrada, and “kumpare” for Sen. Francis “Chiz” Escudero.

The Vice President had the kindest words reserved for Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte.

“The only thing I can say about Mayor Duterte is that he is a model local official and a very qualified presidential candidate,” he said. “If the people want him to run, then we will just have to respect it.”