Annabelle on congressional bid: 'Cebu loves me'


Posted at Jun 30 2012 03:19 PM | Updated as of Jul 01 2012 06:17 PM

MANILA, Philippines – Talent manager Annabelle Rama is confident that her piling court battles won't affect a possible bid for a congressional seat next year.

Talent manager Annabelle Rama. File photo

Despite her legal tiffs with different personalities, Rama said she is confident the people of the North District of Cebu "love" her nonetheless.

"Hindi ['to makakaapekto]," Rama confidently said, when asked if she thinks her on-going feud with former actresses Nadia Montenegro and Amalia Fuentes will affect her plans to run for Congress.

"Masyado niyang dinurog ang pangalan ko, masyado niyang sinira ang pangalan ko ... [Pero] mga taga-North District, Cebu City, mahal na mahal nila ako. Hindi makakasira sakin 'to," Rama said.

Rama said her aggressive stance in her personal battles will help boost her chances to win a sit in Congress.

"Kung tatakbo man ako, makakatulong din sakin 'to," Rama said.


In her latest legal move against her opponents, Rama filed 10 counts of libel against Montenegro, eight counts against Fuentes and seven counts against journalist Chito Alcid.

She also recently filed a perjury case against Montenegro's daughter Ynna Asistio.

Rama has also been slapped with various charges by Montenegro and Fuentes, ranging from libel, unjust vexation, to falsification.

However, Rama seems unfazed. At the height of her heated exchange on Twitter with Montenegro, Rama in May announced on the micro-blogging site that she is eyeing a congressional seat in Cebu.

Since then, however, Rama has refused to confirm any developments on a possible political career. Instead, she said she is set to make an official announcement on her plans: "Abangan niyo sa October nalang."