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Byline: Nikko Dizon
CABANATUAN CITYAS SINGER April Boy Regino belted out a ballad onstage, Humperdinck Fausto, a teenager who had found a foothold in the audience of 200,000, could not hold back his tears.
But it was not the heartbreaking song that made him weep. Rather, it was a sense of self-pity that overtook him amid the festivities of a concert-rally staged by a billionaire candidate in the May presidential election.
Fausto said he went to the open-air show hoping to receive financial help from Nacionalista Party (NP) standard-bearer Sen. Manuel Villar, who brought his cash-rich machinery here along with a bevy of entertainers on Sunday night.