MANILA, Philippines – Camarines Sur 4th district congressional aspirant Aga Muhlach denied reports that he asked his wife, television host Charlene Gonzales, to give up her weekend show to support him in the upcoming campaign period.
|Television host Charlene Gonzales
In an interview with ABS-CBN News on Monday, Muhlach said he does not want to take the showbiz life away from his wife.
“She only appears on TV every weekend. I don't want to take that away from her. Hindi naman parating nandoon siya sa akin because my family, mga anak ko nag-aaral din,” he said.
Muhlach said Gonzales can continue to host “The Buzz” since she is not the one running for a public post.
“Ako ang kandidato, siya hindi so puwede pa siya. Hindi niya lang ako puwede banggitin. She can continue with her job,” he said.
“Of course, they cannot campaign for anybody on air. Puwede rin siyang (Muhlach) sumama kapag nasa ‘The Buzz’ siya (Gonzales) or kung ano man ang kanyang commitment outside pero siyempre hindi siya puwedeng [magkampanya],” explained Howard Callejo, one of Muhlach’s lawyers.
Meanwhile, the actor thanked Gonzales for her continued support despite the problems that they are facing.
“Nasasaktan talaga siya, pareho kami. Nasasaktan kami kasi yung mga iniimbento nila tungkol sa amin, mali talaga. But then sinabi nga niya sa akin 'Love, kapag pinasok mo ito, ipikit mo ang mata mo. Walang atrasan, ituloy mo na. Once you accept this, ipikit mo na ang mata mo.' Ibig sabihin kahit sinong bumangga, kahit anong ibato, tuloy,” he said.
On Monday morning, Muhlach showed up at the Commission on Elections to personally receive a copy of the poll body's dismissal of the disqualification case over his alleged Spanish citizenship.
The resolution states that Muhlach remains a registered voter of the 4th district of Camarines Sur. - from reports by Mario Dumaual and RG Cruz, ABS-CBN News