MANILA, Philippines –- Talent manager Annabelle Rama said she is “soooo depressed” that sons Richard and Elvis Gutierrez are not in favor of her plan to run for Congress in 2013.
On Monday, Rama vented on the microblogging site Twitter her disappointment that her two sons disapprove of her plan to venture into politics.
Last week, Rama announced that she was offered to run for a Congressional seat, representing the North District of Cebu.
“I can't sleep last night. Thinking about my bid in Congress. Yesterday, I'm so busy. Had lots of meetings, phone calls, convincing people, specially my family, dahil ayaw nila ako pumasok sa politics,” she started.
Rama said she thought she had Richard’s support because he earlier announced that he will be behind her.
“I called Chard na mgdinner sa bahay at manood ng 'Pinoy Adventures,' at the same time, to talk to Elvis re: sa bagong mundong papasukin ko. Alam ko kasi na OK na kay Chard as of Saturday morning. He said he will support me all the way,” she said.
Rama said she was surprised when, over dinner, both her sons said they don’t want her to enter politics.
“While having dinner, I opened up the issue re; my political plans. When Elvis started talking kung bakit ayaw nya akong mag-join sa politics.. I was sooo shocked! Akala ko Chard will convince Elvis to support my decisions, nagulat ako pati si Chard ayaw na rin,” she said.
“I have six children, inuna ko muna i-convince si Chard at si Elvis. I thought silang dalawa ang tutulong sa akin para kausapin 'yung mga kapatid nila. Mahirap pala maraming anak. Matatalo ka 'pag sila na ang nagsalita. May kanya-kanya silang reasons why ayaw nila akong matuloy sa politics,” Rama added.
Aside from her children, Rama also admitted that not all her relatives in Cebu are in favor of her political bid.
The talent manager said this saddened her because she has already convinced herself that she will run for Congress.
“Handang-handa na akong harapin ang kahit anong pagsubok. May slogan na sana ako para sa aming dalawa ni (Cebu City) Mayor Mike (Rama, her cousin). Kumuha na rin ako ng pinakamagaling na political analysts, na wala pang talo na politiko sa mga hinawakan nya. May team Gutierrez na akong binubuo,” she said.
Rama added that she has also thought of hiring a private tutor so she won’t be tagged as the “loudspeaker” at the House of Representatives.
Despite this, Rama said she is hoping that her children and relatives will eventually understand her decision.
“Sana hanggang Sunday ma-convince ko na silang lahat. Ipagdasal ko na lang sana maintindihan nila ako... I will just continue praying kung dapat bang matuloy o hindi ang pagpasok ko sa politics. At sana lahat ng Gutierrez and Rama family magkaisa to support me kung matuloy man ako,” she said.