Dingdong Dantes chooses growing family with Marian Rivera over politics

/ 04:12 PM September 26, 2018
dingdong dantes, marian rivera

Image: Instagram/@dongdantes

Dingdong Dantes has denied anew that he would run in the 2019 elections.

The actor released a statement yesterday, Sept. 25, following his wife Marian Rivera’s announcement that the couple is expecting their second child.


Dantes said he crafted the formal statement after receiving many queries on his political aspirations. He mentioned that he had given thought to do further public service after working with the National Youth Commission and his organizations YesPinoy Foundation and YesPH Community Development Inc.

He said it was after discerning through prayer that he received his answer in the form of Rivera’s pregnancy.

“And in the process of my discernment, I received His response in the most surprising and beautiful way. With overflowing joy, Marian and I are happy to share with everyone that we have been blessed with another child,” he wrote.

“My discernment revealed what is truly important in my life—Panahon ito para suportahan ang pagdadalang-tao ng aking asawa (This is the time to support my wife’s pregnancy),” he said. 


He made the assurance that he would find other ways to serve: “My humble service to the public will continue and it could take a different form or level in the future; but first, I have to ensure that my home is protected and secured before I can take care of others.”

The Liberal Party released Dantes’ name as a possible 2019 senatorial candidate in early September. However, the “Alyas Robin Hood” actor said days after that he wouldn’t run. 

READ: Dingdong Dantes breaks silence, tells Ogie Diaz he’s not running for senator

Last April, the actor’s name was included in the Pulse Asia survey of senatorial preferences with 95 percent awareness and 16.8 percent of votes. His name has since been left out of subsequent surveys.  /ra


Marian Rivera, Dingdong Dantes expecting 2nd child

Dantes family invades Marian Rivera’s birthplace in Madrid, Spain

WATCH: Dingdong Dantes, Marian Rivera and baby Zia share awesome Europe travel video

Read Next
Follow @NGunoINQ on Twitter
Don't miss out on the latest news and information.
View comments

Subscribe to INQUIRER PLUS to get access to The Philippine Daily Inquirer & other 70+ titles, share up to 5 gadgets, listen to the news, download as early as 4am & share articles on social media. Call 896 6000.

TAGS: Celebrity Couples, Dingdong Dantes, Marian Rivera, politics, Pregnancy, Senator
For feedback, complaints, or inquiries, contact us.

© Copyright 1997-2019 | All Rights Reserved

We use cookies to ensure you get the best experience on our website. By continuing, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. To find out more, please click this link.