Mag-wowowin kaya? Willie Revillame running for QC mayor
Popular television show host Willie Revillame will run for mayor of Quezon City, Politiko learned.
A source confirmed Revillame’s mayoralty bid to Politiko before he files the necessary papers to formalize his political plan.
Revillame will replace one of the personalities who filed a certificate of candidacy for mayor since he did not submit a COC during the filing period last October.
The host will be running against Vice Mayor Joy Belmonte and Congressman Vincent “Bingbong” Crisologo.
He will not have a running mate but will instead adopt one of the candidates for vice mayor.
According to Politiko’s source, Revillame decided to run for mayor since the surveys he commissioned showed he has a big chance of winning.
Politiko’s source said Revillame has learned from the experience of the late actor Rudy Fernandez, who lost to Belmonte’s father, Sonny in the 2001 mayoralty race.
“‘Yung kay Rudy Fernandez, umasa lang siya sa kasikatan niya. Dito kay Willie, bawat kalye sisiguruhin niyang may tao o supporter siya,” the source said.
Revillame is set to resign as the host of “Wowowin” after formalizing his mayoralty bid.