|Philip Salvador with friend senator Ramon "Bong" Revilla Jr.
MANILA, Philippines – Philip Salvador is following in the footsteps of Ramon “Bong” Revilla Jr., Jinggoy Estrada and other actor-politicians as he announced his plans to run for vice governor of Bulacan next year.
“Ito ay para malaman ng ating mga kababayan nating Bulakeño at Bulakeña na yes, ito ay tuloy na. Gusto kong malaman nila na gagawin ko ang gusto nila at nasa puso ko rin naman ito. So malalaman na ng Bulakeño at Bulakeña na si Ipe ay gustong magsilbi sa kanila,” Salvador said in a press conference on Thursday night.
He believes that his candidacy is a blessing from God.
“Ako kasi kapag gusto ng Diyos, thy will be done. Baka binibigyan ako ng another path na alam niyang kakayanin ko at alam niyang nasa puso ko na gusto kong gawin. So ito, naririto na ako,” he said.
The actor also thanked his friends, Revilla and Estrada, for being there to support his plan.
“There’s always what we call a survey, at kung magpa-survey ka, dapat alam ng tao na Bulakeño ka o taga-doon sa lugar at kung ano ang nasa puso mo. Para kapag nagpa-survey doon, malalaman kung gusto ka ng tao. Doon, nagpapasalmat ako kasi alam ko na mahal ako ng dalawang kaibigan ko,” he said, referring to Revilla and Estrada.
Salvador’s mother, Corazon Reyes, was born and raised in Baliuag, Bulacan.
The actor is poised to go against incumbent vice governor Daniel Fernando in the 2013 elections.