Why Dingdong Dantes won't run for public office

ABS-CBN News

Posted at May 07 2015 04:01 PM | Updated as of May 08 2015 07:03 AM

Dingdong Dantes. File Photo

MANILA – Although he is being considered to be part of the senatorial slate of the Liberal Party (LP) for the upcoming 2016 elections, Dingdong Dantes categorically said he has no plans of running for any elected post.

In an article published on Pep.ph on Thursday, the actor was quoted as saying he is honored to be part of LP’s list but he has other important things in his plate as of the moment.

“Well, it’s their right to make a draft and have their initial choices. Ako, kumbaga I’m honored to be part of that list. Sino ba naman ako para malagay dun, ‘di ba? Pero nakapagdesisyon naman po ako na wala talaga sa plano ko na tumakbo in any elected post,” he said.

Dantes said he wants to focus on his career while being a husband to actress Marian Rivera and a father to their coming baby.

“Kaya wala po sa plano ko ‘yan and there are lot of things to do. I’m categorically saying that I’m not running in any electoral post this 2016,” he reiterated.

Dantes said he also has his responsibilities as a commissioner-at-large of the National Youth Commission (NYC).

“Para sa akin, mahalaga na magampanan ko muna ang tungkulin ko sa NYC. It’s not an easy task that’s why we really need lots of attention, commitment. And hindi pupuwede siyang madagdagan pa as of this moment,” he said.