Noynoy, Villar slug it out on the Internet, too

MANILA, Philippines – The heated exchanges between frontrunners Senators Benigno “Noynoy” Aquino III and Manuel “Manny” Villar over the debate and presidential surveys is spilling over on to the Internet especially on popular social networking site Facebook which counts 9 to 12 million Filipino users, more than 7 million of whom are of voting age.

As of midnight Wednesday, Aquino’s official Facebook page lists more than 304,000 supporters; Villar’s has 267,000. He’s fast catching up on his rival just like in the recent result of a Social Weather Station survey.

This has led to accusations from Aquino’s camp that Villar’s fans are mostly from fake accounts.

On Villar’s page, however, a reply was posted saying the charges are desperate.

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