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Noynoy wants Binay, reporter as coin, ring bearers at wedding

April 24, 2010 7:37am
TUGUEGARAO CITY, Cagayan – Senator Benigno Simeon “Noynoy" Aquino III’s wedding plans took another step forward Friday night after he secured a commitment from a newspaper reporter to be his ring-bearer.

Aquino, who tapped Abante Tonite reporter-columnist Renato “Rey" Marfil for the role, also told reporters here he wants Makati City Mayor Jejomar Binay to be his coin-bearer.

“Dalawa sila ni Jojo Binay ... Pero alam ninyo, ang ring bearer seryoso yan. Nasa edad na tayo. Di ba dapat ang ring bearer… ay may pinagdaanan kayo, may meaning. Pag maasahan mo talaga (Marfil will be the ring bearer and Binay the coin bearer. But this is a serious matter. We are not getting younger. I want my ring bearer to be someone who has been with me through thick and thin, someone I can trust)," he said.
Benigno Simeon "Noynoy" Aquino and newspaper columnist-reporter Renato "Rey" Marfil (seated next) at a campaign sortie in Tuguegarao City. GMANews.TV

But Aquino would not give a specific date on when he will wed girlfriend Shalani Soledad, a re-electionist for Valenzuela City councilor.

Marfil, 38, had been covering the Senate beat since 2001. He is one of the embedded reporters covering Aquino’s sorties. He also co-hosts a radio program on Quiboloy-run SonShine Radio dzAR.

Binay, on the other hand, is a close supporter of Aquino’s late mother former President Corazon Aquino. He is the Pwersa ng Masang Pilipino (PMP) vice-presidential aspirant for the May 10 polls.

On Friday night, Aquino got what he called an “open-ended but firm" commitment when Marfil agreed to be his ring-bearer.

“Kagalang-galang na Rey Marfil, kung sakali ako makasal pwede ka maging ring bearer (Honorable Rey Marfil, should I get married, will you be my ring-bearer)?" Aquino asked Marfil in front of reporters.

Marfil replied, “Tatanggap ako sir matuloy lang (I accept sir, so long as the wedding pushes through)." — LBG, GMANews.TV
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