For his candidates, Dingdong would work for free


08:30 PM January 20th, 2013

By: Marinel R. Cruz, January 20th, 2013 08:30 PM

Dingdong Dantes

Dingdong Dantes, who campaigned for President Aquino in the 2010 national elections, is keeping his choice 2013 election candidates a “secret” for now.

“I support candidates I believe in; they don’t even have to ask,” he told the Inquirer at a press con for his GMA 7 teleserye, “Pahiram ng Sandali.” In fact, he said, he was working on “something” for a candidate.

Dantes is chairman of YesPinoy Foundation, established in 2009 to give full college scholarships to children of fallen Philippine Marine soldiers.

At the height of Typhoon “Ondoy” that year, YPF conducted relief drives. It has since launched Oplan Restore Paaralan for public schools destroyed by natural calamities.

“I promote causes that benefit not just a person or an administration, but the country. I see things long term, to benefit generations,” Dantes said.

As for the situation tackled in “Pahiram”—his character falling in love with an older woman—the Best Actor winner of the last Metro Manila Film Festival (for a role in another romantic heavy drama) said:

“That happens for a deeper reason than lust. A woman is not a thing you can borrow and then give back to the owner. It’s better to commit to one person. I am the loyal sort; I don’t waste my time playing games.”

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