Celebs’ advice to colleagues in politicsBy Dolly Anne Carvajal
Philippine Daily Inquirer
Yesterday was D-Day for show biz colleagues who had decided to join the political arena. Since they are usually the object of envy of other politicos due to their popularity, they have to try harder to prove that their credentials go beyond box-office success and award-winning performances. They already have money to begin with, so we can be sure that politics is no “bread trip” for them. It’s their way of paying it forward to the legions of fans to whom they owe their fame. They should make a conscious effort to draw the line between showbiz and politics so they won’t be too much of an “actor” to be a good politician. Aren’t there enough frustrated “actors” in government already?
Derek Ramsay: Prioritize the new career they have ventured into and to keep the promises they gave to the people.
Lorna Tolentino: Do the best they can so that those who voted and trusted them would be proud of them.
Ogie Alcasid: Public service is a real sacrifice. It is six years of denying oneself in order for someone’s life to get better. God’s purpose is for us to deny ourselves not as masters but as real servants.
Tintin Bersola-Babao: Use your popularity well and do not put to waste the public’s trust. Serve well and serve from the heart—willingly and unselfishly.
Wency Cornejo: Stop being “actors” and start really “acting.” Pun intended!
Niño Muhlach: All their decisions should always come from the heart. Then they won’t go wrong.
Arnell Ignacio: Ask themselves why they are running for a position. Their answer should be the same whether alone or in front of the constituency.
Regine Tolentino: Take advantage of the position you are blessed with and prove to the people that you are more than just an artist. You are a public servant who will show results. Elevate the status of actors-turned-politicians and retain the respect and trust the masses have given you.
Bayani Agbayani: Show to those politicians who say “no to entertainment, yes to development” that without actors giving happiness to the people, there will be no progress in their mind and in their spirit. In other words, actors could be good and effective public servants, at the same time make people happy and progressive in their lives.
I’ve never had the privilege yet of meeting Vice Ganda, but I have a soft spot for him because he is such a wonderful mentor to my dalaGAY IC Mendoza. When IC tells me stories about their “bading bonding” moments, I can see how proud he is to call Vice his friend. The “Unkabogable” comedian will do what he does best at his concert, “I-Vice Ganda mo Ako sa Araneta” on May 17, Friday, 8 p.m. at the Big Dome (for tickets, call 9115555).
We all need a good laugh after all the election mayhem. Kudos, Vice, for showing us that the best men are indeed gay.
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