Photo by Arnold Almacen/Poe-Escudero Media Bureau
Ten weeks into the campaign period, vice presidential candidate Francis Escudero was able to campaign with wife actress Heart Evangelista for the first time on Tuesday, April 19.
Not that the celebrity wife wasn’t keen on her senator husband’s bid for the second highest post. She has been campaigning for him separately to cover more ground and as her showbiz commitments permitted.
So when they came together here in the morning and met up again after doing their separate sorties, the couple told Rappler in General Santos City they were practically bonding.
“First time namin magkasama ngayon. Matatapos na ang kampanya, ngayon lang kami nagkasama,” said Escudero, citing his wife’s busyness with tapings. "Pero masaya kapag magkasama kami. Di na kami nagkikita masyado kaya ito na ang aming bonding.”
(This is the first time we’re together. The campaign is almost through and we’re campaigning together only now. But we’re happy when we do this together. We rarely see each other now, so this like our bonding.)
Since the official campaign period started on February 9, Escudero said, "Madalas magkasama kami kapag gabi. Ngayon lang kami nagkasama na may araw.” (We usually just see each other at night. This is the first time we’re together during the day.)
The Escudero couple landed in General Santos City at 6:45 am from Manila.
They had breakfast at Sarangani Representative Manny Paquiao's residence and proceeded to visit to Escudero's friend, South Cotabato Governor Daisy Avance Fuentes at the provincial capitol. (Pacquiao on Tuesday afternoon hosted a rally for his standard-bearer Vice President Jejomar Binay.)
The couple split up to meet with various groups that are supporting the senator’s candidacy for vice president.