In the Philippines, we have a very peculiar system of picking out who our leaders will be. While in other countries, the world of politics and show business are totally separate institutions, here in the Philippines, we tend to blur the lines between them.
This is why it is no longer surprising to see celebrities running for office, and actually winning pretty high posts whether it be in local elections or on the national level. In the light of the recent filing of Certificates of Candidacy, we see, yet again, how many celebrities have filed for candidacy for the upcoming 2019 elections.
Here are a list of the celebrities who are trying their hand at politics:
ANDREA DEL ROSARIO
After winning the Vice-Mayor position in Calatagan during the 2016 elections, former alluring star Andrea Del Rosario is running for public office again.
Husband of dancer and comedian Sunshine Garcia will try his charm at politics as he filed to run for Board Member in the 4th district of Bulacan.
Alex Gonzaga’s boyfriend, businessman Mikee Morada wants to serve his hometown by running as one of its city councilor.
Famous during the 90s in her “bestfriend” roles in various movies, Jan is also running for councilor in the 4th district of Quezon City.
Sample King and It’s Showtime host Jhong Hilario, who is currently Makati’s top councilor has filed his COC for the same position.
Following his 2nd term as Vice-Governor and shadowing the footsteps of practically his whole family, Jolo is attempting at a 3rd and final term.
Sir Chief attempts to become chief of the north district of Cebu City as he filed for the Congressman position.
Being more involved in politics like his brother Robin, Rommel is attempting to snag a seat in congress as a representative of the first district of Nueva Ecija.
Showbiz royalty and son of Vic Sotto and Coney Reyes, Vico Sotto offers a refreshing name in the list of mayoral candidates in Pasig City.
Continuing her goals of serving her home province, Star For All Seasons Vilma Santos is eyeing a re-election to her position as Congresswoman of Lipa City, Batangas.
Some of these celebrities have already served in politics, and have done quite a good job. We can only hope that all of them will have the people’s interests if they win.