MANILA, Philippines – Despite the Commission on Elections’ (Comelec) disqualification of Richard Gomez’s candidacy, his wife, television host Lucy Torres, still proudly campaigns for her husband barely 2 weeks before Election Day.
“I don’t have the luxury of time. The moment I am done with my commitments in Manila, I go home immediately to Ormoc and share the campaign with Richard,” Lucy said during the launch of her newest endorsement, an herbal weight loss powder, Wednesday afternoon.
She goes with Gomez, a disqualified congressional candidate, even in the remotest places to campaign for her husband. Gomez too has been staying practically in the province since the election period began.
Torres said Gomez would even dissuade her from joining the campaign rallies, but she would not yield.
“Sabi nga niya sa akin na huwag na akong sumama sa kampanya dahil kaya naman daw niya,” exclaimed Torres. “I will be 100% behind my man…. I don’t mind being pressured and my physical body exhausted just to see Richard win.”
Torres has been shuttling from Manila to Leyte and back to fulfill her show biz commitments.
Torres was also optimistic that Comelec will reverse its earlier ruling disqualifying her husband from the congressional race.
Gomez was disqualified from running after he reportedly failed to establish his residency in Ormoc City, Leyte.
“The disqualification is still on appeal,” said Torres. “But we have enough pieces of evidence to support his claim. I am very optimistic Richard will be off the hook sooner than we expect.”
“In the end, the truth will prevail,” Torres remarked. -Report by Boy Villasanta, abs-cbnNEWS.com