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Is Dingdong preparing for politics?

/ 12:40 AM March 03, 2018

Dingdong Dantes

Dingdong Dantes is still keeping mum about persistent speculations that he will run for public office in 2019.

The 37-year-old GMA 7 star is currently taking up Public Management at the University of the Philippines Open University. “I love my family and my work as an actor. And I likewise value community work. So, I guess the right question is, ‘Kailangan ba?’” Dingdong told reporters at a recent press conference for the prepaid offering of the satellite television service provider Cignal TV, which he and wife Marian Rivera are endorsing.

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He stressed that entering politics is something that he “should absolutely … answer by myself alone.”

At her contract renewal with GMA 7 last month, Marian did say that she would give her full support to her husband should he decide to venture into politics.

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“Whatever he wants to do in life, I will support it 101 percent,” she said then. “I don’t see anything wrong if he chooses to run, because we all know how kindhearted my husband is … and I believe in his abilities.”

For now, the couple is just happy to be spending quality time together with their daughter, Zia.

“[Marian’s show] ‘Super Ma’am’ is finished… Our schedule isn’t as hectic at the moment, so we have more time to bond again,” said Dingdong. —ALLAN POLICARPIO

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