From their back stories to their OOTDs during the president’s State of the Nation address, the world of Filipino politics is indeed a colorful place – especially in the senate.
Electing the most qualified senators for the job is a serious matter; but for now let’s take a short break and look at the lighter, and a rather good-looking side of things.
The country’s current senate line-up has quite a number of good looking and crushable politicians that could pass off as heartthrobs. And we’ve listed down some for your “reference”
Admit it. His love story with Heart Evangelista may have raised your standards in finding “The One” when you watched Heart’s vlog featuring the Senator. Chiz’s charming vibe and straightforward personality have found its way in the world of politics as he has been a government official since 2008. Apart from that, he is also a father to fraternal twins Chesi and Quino
Any list of senate heartthrobs will sure include Senator Sonny Angara. Known to have a soft spot for both millennials and senior citizens, he has focused his work mainly on these two groups. While Angara looks like the type of guy who was born to be in the world of politics, he is also known to be a basketball junkie; he is the current team captain of the Senate Defenders Basketball team. We could also call him a Twitter savvy senator; just look at how active and witty he is online.
More commonly known as “TESDAMAN”, Joel Villanueva made his way from being the Director General of the Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA) to being elected as a senator back in 2016. This charming chinito has always been about employment for Filipinos. Along with his senate work, he is also quite a basketball charmer. Back in his college days, he used to play for the University of Santo Tomas Growling Tigers, where they won the championship in UAAP Season 56 and 57. He is also part of the Senate Defenders basketball team along with Senator Angara.
Of course, let us not forget Senator Villanueva’s “twin brother” in the Senate. The two went viral when they both won the elections in 2016 for “passing off as brothers”. Sherwin Gatchalian and his cat-whisker smile came a long way from being the Mayor of Valenzuela City to becoming the Chair of the Senate Committee on Energy. Indeed, Senator Win is quite a charmer for a lot of Filipinos.
Juan Miguel Zubiri
Let us not forget the awfully familiar face of Senator Juan Miguel “Migz” Zubiri in this list. The senator has been serving laws and good looks in both the Senate and the Lower House for 15 years, without missing a single work day. His work is mainly focused on environmental and agricultural laws, and he was dubbed as “Trabahador ng Senado” and “Mr. Clean Energy”.
While the mentioned senators are indeed good looking and charming, let us not forget the true qualifications of becoming a senator; and that is to craft laws that make the life of every Filipino better. Remember, it’s not always about the good looks — a sound mind and a righteous heart should also be there.