Angelu de Leon files COC for councilor in Pasig

ABS-CBN News

Posted at Oct 06 2021 12:16 PM | Updated as of Oct 06 2021 05:30 PM

MANILA -- (UPDATED) Actress Angelu de Leon on Wednesday filed her certificate of candidacy (COC) for councilor in Pasig City's 2nd district in the May 2022 elections.

The 42-year-old actress will be running under the same slate as as re-electionist mayor Vico Sotto.

De Leon said Sotto was the main reason she decided to run for public office, admitting that she was the one who approached the young mayor. 

"I was inspired by the good governance of Mayor Vico. Bukod siya, pati iyong buong government niya. Nakita naman natin iyong pagbabago at makabagong panunungkulan niya," she said. 

"I was the one who approached him... I wanted to have his blessing. And I wanted to really be part of his team. Pero I also did part of my job to show him na, sabihin na natin, worthy to be part [of his team]." 

In a previous interview with ABS-CBN News, de Leon's camp said the actress "wanted to be a part of the good governance of Mayor Vico."

De Leon said her priority projects would center on the welfare of women, children, and senior citizens, aiming to be the "voice of women" in the city council.

De Leon is known for starring in the '90s youth-oriented show “TGIS,” where her successful love team with actor Bobby Andrews started.

The actress in her campaign material used "TGIS" to state her slogan: “Tapat, Gawa, Ina, Serbisyo”.

Facebook: Angelu De Leon District 2 Pasig City
Facebook: Angelu De Leon District 2 Pasig City

De Leon joined show business at the age of 12 when she became part of ABS-CBN's "Ang TV."

In the 1999 Metro Manila Film Festival, she won best supporting actress for her performance in “Bulaklak ng Maynila.” 

Just last year, she starred in the comedy film "Pakboys Takusa." -- with reports from Arra Perez, ABS-CBN News.