Ruffa, Raymond against mom’s Congress plan?

ABS-CBN News

Posted at Aug 24 2012 03:06 PM | Updated as of Aug 24 2012 11:06 PM

MANILA, Philippines – It seems that talent manager Annabelle Rama is determined to run for Congress next year, even if the idea does not sit well with two of her children.

In an interview on ABS-CBN morning talk show “Kris TV” on Friday, Rama said her children Ruffa and Raymond, both in showbiz, are worried that her political plans may take a toll on her health and her job as a talent manager.

“Kasi worried lang sila sa health ko. Kasi sabi ko sa kanila tatakbo o ‘di tatakbo, ganoon din naman, nandiyan ako sa bahay. So sabi ko, bakit ayaw nila akong mag-enjoy?” said Rama, who is eyeing a congressional seat in Cebu.

“Kasi ngayon, ‘yung pag-iikot ko sa Cebu, enjoy na enjoy ako. Wala akong stress, wala akong kasigawan, lahat ng klaseng smile natimkan ko sa pag-iikot ko.

“Sabi ko intindihin niyo ako baka destiny, bigay sa akin ng Sto. Niño, hindi ba? Hindi ko ito pinlano, dumating lang sa buhay ko.”

Rama also promised that she will not be a “corrupt” politician, adding that she will still take care of her talents.

“Wala namang problema sa pagma-manage, hindi naman ‘yan ‘yung nakabantay ka sa talent mo. Phone at saka text. Tulad ngayon, may meeting ako, nandito ako sa Maynila ngayon. Hindi ko naman papabayaan pareho, kasi income ko ‘yung talent management. Ngayon, ano ang gusto mo, mag-corrupt ako?

“I texted him (Raymond), ‘ano ang gusto niyo, nanay niyo mag-corrupt para kumita?’ Hindi ko ugali mag-corrupt. Kapag ako pumasok, Raymond, hindi ako mag-corrupt. ‘Yung perang kinikita ko sa Real Artist, ishi-share ko pa ‘yan sa kababayan ko kasi nakita ko kung gaano kahirap doon sa probinsiya. So tumahimik, hindi na nag-text back.”

It can be recalled that Ruffa used Twitter to express her feelings after she got the information that Rama was invited to run for Congress in Cebu.

"Mom @annabellerama2 excitedly tells me that she's being offered to run for Congresswoman in her hometown in Cebu. I'm like, whatttt?? Kaloka," she said.

Rama replied to Gutierrez’ tweet, saying that it wasn’t her fault that she was offered to run for the North District of Cebu.

“Bakit ka ba na shocked! Kasalanan ko ba kung ako ang napili para sa North District of Cebu?” she said.