MANILA, Philippines -- Aga Muhlach is now officially a politician.
|Aga Muhlach (center) poses with LP President Mar Roxas (left)
and wife TV host Charlene Gonzales. Photo courtesy of Pia
Gutierrez, ABS-CBN News
The actor-host has taken oath as a member of the President Benigno Aquino III-led Liberal Party (LP) on Friday.
Along with 63 other top local government officials and leaders, Muhlach was sworn in by the LP president and Transportation Secretary Manuel "Mar" Roxas II to the party in an oath-taking ceremony at Balay, the home of the LP national headquarters in Cubao.
On Wednesday, Muhlach confirmed to ABS-CBN News that he will be seeking a congressional seat in his family's native Camarines Sur in the 2013 elections.
"Masayang masaya ako na makasama ko sila," Muhlach said of the people of Camarines Sur. "My family's from there, my lola, my dad."
The former matinee idol also said that in seeking the political post, he will endeavor not to tarnish the name he has built as an acclaimed actor and a public figure.
"Sabi ko nga may pangalan naman akong inayos, na hindi ko naman sisirain talaga. All I want to do is to prove to them also na mayroon talagang pwedeng gawin doon," he said.