MANILA — Former screen couple Bobby Andrews and Angelu de Leon are seeking an elected post in their respective cities in the 2022 elections.
De Leon will run for councilor in Pasig City’s 2nd district, under the same slate as re-electionist Mayor Vico Sotto, she shared on social media.
De Leon's camp said the actress decided to join politics after she was "inspired" with the leadership of Sotto.
"She wanted to be a part of the good governance of Mayor Vico," De Leon's camp told ABS-CBN News.
De Leon will push for the establishment of a city-run day care center for the elderly, her team said.
"She also wants to have a 'Christian kariton values', a roving cart which will teach good values to children in streets since values education subjects are no longer included in the K-12 system," the team said.
In her campaign material, de Leon used “TGIS,” the title of her iconic TV show with Andrews, to state her slogan: “Tapat, Gawa, Ina, Serbisyo”.
Her political hashtag is a play on her name: #ANGELwithU.
Andrews, de Leon’s “love team” partner in the 1990s, is running in the 4th district of Quezon City, also as councilor.
His running mates include Marvin Rillo, who is seeking the congressional seat.
Andrews, like de Leon, is incorporating his popular name to his slogan, which goes, “Basta ikaw Aprub”.
Andrews and de Leon are the latest showbiz personalities to announce their intent to join the 2022 polls, following the likes of Claudine Barretto, Nash Aguas, Ejay Falcon, and Javi Benitez.
- with a report from Katrina Domingo, ABS-CBN News